FEATURING 14 CLASSICS AND 4 NEW SONGS TO ACCOMPANY THE BAND’S BIOPIC MANY YEARS IN THE MAKING, THE DIRT, NOW STREAMING ON NETFLIX
RELEASE WEEK KICKED OFF WITH THE BAND NAMED NASCAR GRAND MARSHALS, MURAL REVEAL AT THE WHISKY AND ARCLIGHT WORLDWIDE PREMIERE
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, March 22, 2019 — The world’s most notorious rock band Mötley Crüe release The Dirt Soundtrackout today on Mötley Records and E7M (Eleven Seven Music) to coincide with the band’s biopic, The Dirt, now streaming on NETFLIX based on their New York Times bestselling autobiography with Neil Strauss. The soundtrack is available digitally, on CD and vinyl HERE.
Mötley Crüe kicked off release week as NASCAR Grand Marshals giving the famous command, “Drivers, Start Your Engines,” followed by the song, “Kickstart My Heart” to begin the first race at NASCAR Auto Club 400 on March 17.
In anticipation of the soundtrack and film release, the band revealed an exclusive painted mural by Los Angeles based artist, Robert Vargas at The Whisky a Go Go on the iconic Sunset Strip.
The world premiere of The Dirt was held on Monday, March 18 at The ArcLight in Hollywood with the band and cast in attendance.
The 18-song soundtrack features a collection of Mötley Crüe classics mastered by GRAMMY winner, Dave Donnelly that underscore significant moments that shape the film. The album includes 14 chart topping fan-favorites including “Dr. Feelgood,” (#6 on Billboard’s Hot 100), and the anthemic “Girls, Girls, Girls,” (#2 on Billboard’s Top 200)amongst others. Additional hits featured are “Kickstart My Heart,” “Same ‘Ol Situation (S.O.S.),” “Shout At The Devil” and the iconic ballad, “Home Sweet Home” that landed the band mainstream recognition.
Exclusive to the film and soundtrack, Mötley Crüe recorded four new songs with iconic Producer, Bob Rock featuring the single, “The Dirt (Est. 1981) (feat. Machine Gun Kelly),” that reached #14 on the US and Canadian radio charts this week. Additional tracks include, “Ride With The Devil,” “Crash And Burn” and the band’s own spin on Madonna’s “Like A Virgin.”
“During the filming of our movie we got excited and inspired to write new music. Getting back in the studio with Bob Rock just fueled the creative fires for us. To me, the music sounds like classic Mötley. The lyrics were written for the movie and are a reflection of our life.” – Nikki Sixx
In celebration of the launch of the film, the band has created a YouTube playlist featuring the official music videos to follow the soundtrack song list:
- The Dirt (Est. 1981) (feat. Machine Gun Kelly)
- Red Hot
- On With The Show
- Live Wire
- Take Me To The Top
- Piece Of Your Action
- Shout At The Devil
- Looks That Kill
- Too Young To Fall In Love
- Home Sweet Home
- Girls, Girls, Girls
- Same Ol’ Situation (S.O.S.)
- Kickstart My Heart
- Dr. Feelgood
- Ride With The Devil
- Crash And Burn
- Like A Virgin
Known for their iconic live performances, they’ve sold-out countless tours across the globe in front of millions of fans with groundbreaking production highlights such as Tommy Lee’s, Crüecifly-Drum-Rollercoaster and Nikki Sixx’s Flame-Throwing-Bass. The band concluded their extensive two-year final tour in 2015 after 165 shows across 5 continents, grossing over $100m. The band’s music is frequently licensed by major household brands such as KIA Motors, Dodge, Coldwell Banker, NASCAR, Carl’s Jr. and many more. In 2019’s Super Bowl, “Kickstart My Heart”was featured on Planter’s Nuts’ commercial and “Home Sweet Home” in Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl commercial where the band donated their fee to support animal rescue.