With the movie adaptation of Mötley Crüe’s biography The Dirt released on Netflix this year and corresponding album, memories of famous Hair Metal band have flooded back to old fans. The bands’ best-selling, best-sounding album found them at the top of their game musically and at the possible height of their popularity was Dr. Feelgood (Elektra) released thirty years ago today. It certainly is the best selling album of their career and has the most music on one release that holds up the best outside of Shout At The Devil (also Elektra). Continue reading
Perry Farrell scarcely needs an introduction to readers of this website. Somewhat surprisingly for an artist that seems to be working on at least something every day of the week, a very long time has passed since his 2001 opus Song Yet to Be Sung. Farrell’s legacy will undoubtedly be dominated by his peerless work on Jane’s Addiction as well as his vision for Lollapalooza but his solo work and the fever dream qualities of Porno for Pyros seem strangely undervalued. And now he’s back. Continue reading
We have heard the hype about The Dirt, the biopic about Mötley Crüe for a long time. They have tried to make this film for ages, while it languished in development hell, finally getting made and out now streaming on Netflix. By the bands’ own admission, much like the book, the film is full of exaggerated lurid rock star clichés and partially real stories about the band. It’s just so out there and real. Too real for most people, like the band was at times. Continue reading
Mötley Crüe’s highly-anticipated Netflix biopic The Dirt, based on the best-selling book about their career is out today. While we wait for the film to hit Netflix, we can jam the soundtrack in the meantime! Packed with 18 songs, including ‘The Dirt’ featuring Machine Gun Kelly (portraying Tommy Lee in the film), their Madonna cover of ‘Like A Virgin’, and two other songs ‘Ride With The Devil’ and ‘Crash and Burn’. On a first listen, these songs are better than the previous two new songs, being much heavier and in line with classic Crue albums, such as Dr. Feelgood. Pre-orders are also live at the link below. Continue reading
Mötley Crüe’s highly-anticipated Netflix biopic The Dirt, based on the best-selling book about their career has shared their first new music in years. The band has released their new video with footage from the film from their classic track “Home Sweet Home”. The film releases this week, on 3/22 from Netflix. Pre-orders are also live at the link below. Continue reading
As we previously reported, Mötley Crüe has recorded four new songs for the soundtrack to their upcoming biopic The Dirt, premiering on March 22 via Netflix. They will unveil a new song on the February 21 edition of Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones’s radio show, Jonesy’s Jukebox, on the 95.5 KLOS station in Los Angeles. Bassist Nikki Sixx will sit down for an interview with Jones on the KLOS Subaru Live Stage. The track is a collaboration with Machine Gun Kelly, one of four new songs recorded with longtime producer Bob Rock. Kelly plays Crue drummer Tommy Lee in the film. The Dirt also stars Daniel Webber (The Punisher) as singer Vince Neil, Douglas Booth as bassist Nikki Sixx and Iwan Rheon (Game Of Thrones) as guitarist Mick Mars. The film was directed by Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa director Jeff Tremaine. It was picked up by Netflix after being previously developed at Focus Features and before that at Paramount. Continue reading
Do you know how to tell a story with your band, in order to help engage fans and be more interesting? Check out Episode 66 of the Dumb and Dumbest Podcast- Interview for the scoop on how the hell to do this correctly, and who some of the experts are (hints: Henry Rollins, Dave Grohl, Ghost, Skrillex). The new episode is streaming right now, hosted as always by music executive Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions) and Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR), and hosted here at Ghost Cult. Continue reading
Thirty-five years ago, 1980s glam rock and heavy metal leaders Mötley Crüe released their excellent second album Shout At The Devil (Elektra). Following up from their solid debut Too Fast For Love, this album has gone on to legend status over the years for breaking the band through to bigger audiences. It was definitely a commercial breakthrough and fan-favorite, although it was critically drubbed by some at the time. The next step in band mastermind Nikki Sixx’s plan for world domination (and to be the next KISS), it’s full of classic Crüe songs, memorable choruses, and some killer musical performances from the band. Continue reading
Although “retired” for a few years now, bassist Nikki Sixx has confirmed that Mötley Crüe is recording four new songs for the film adaptation of the group’s biography, The Dirt – Confessions Of The World’s Most Notorious Rock Band. The movie was picked up by Netflix after being previously developed at Focus Features and before that at Paramount. Directed by Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa director Jeff Tremaine, the film is expected to debut in 2019. Other Crüe members Vince Neil and Tommy Lee have been dropping hints to fans on social media about the new music. The band claims they will never tour again, but had not ruled out new music. As the band are executive producers of the movie, original music from the band in the form of their hits are expected to be in the film. Nikki termed the track, being recorded and produced in Hollywood by Bob Rock, as “ball busters’. Continue reading
The Smashing Pumpkins’s new album Monuments To An Elegy will be out on December 9, 2014 via Martha’s Music/BMG, but participating stores will have a special three song EP (part of Black Friday) to give away upon pre-ordering the CD and 180g vinyl versions of the record.
The track listing is as follows:
01) Being Beige
02) One and All
Band vocalist and guitarist Billy Corgan, Howard Willing and guitarist Jeff Schroeder all co-produced the album, and Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee reportedly play drums on the album.