The world’s most notorious rock band Mötley Crüe release “The Dirt Soundtrack” out 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.
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.
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 (and as mostly recently heard on the “Stranger Things 3“).
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.
Hailing from Los Angeles, CA, the quartet – Vince Neil (vocals), Mick Mars (guitars), Nikki Sixx (bass), and Tommy Lee (drums) – has commandeered the rock pantheon for 38 years as the leaders in rock history. They’ve accumulated worldwide album sales exceeding $100m, 7 platinum and multi-platinum albums, 22 Top 40 mainstream rock hits, 6 Top 20 pop singles, 3 GRAMMY nominations, 4 New York Times best-sellers and even landed a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Known for their iconic live performances, they’ve sold-out countless tours across the globe in front of millions with never-before-seen production elements 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 with 165 shows across 5 continents, grossing over $100m. The band’s music is frequently licensed for commercials by major household brands such as KIA Motors, Dodge, Coldwell Banker, NASCAR, Carl’s Jr. and many more. Most recently “Kickstart My Heart” was featured on a 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. Both commercials aired during the 2019 Super Bowl.