Motley Crue’s ‘The Dirt’ Film Gets March Release Date
The film adaptation of one of the most salacious rock and roll biographies has gotten a release date as Motley Crue's The Dirt is scheduled to hit theaters March 22 via Netflix studios. According to a tweet from frontman Vince Neil's official Twitter account, the flick is due to drop March 22, 2019.
"Wow!!! Just left Netflix offices," the singer posted. "Just saw “The Dirt” movie!! Fuckin' awesome!! Can’t wait for everyone to see it! Released March 22!! Yea!!!"
To go along with the film, the band has recorded some new music, which came as a surprise to some fans. Bassist and Crue co-founder Nikki Sixx set to alleviate worries a few months back when he tweeted, "You can trust us these are ball-busters. Everybody can relax. We're soon gonna smack you upside the head with some killer new tracks. Bob Rock is producing. It's our movie. We know what we're doing."
"Fück can I just say it? I’m listening to the roughs of the new @MotleyCrue and it feels real and raw," Sixx added in a separate post. "Everybody is playing like mad and the songs crush. Bob Rock brought the sounds. Plus we have a surprise that will confirm that we’re outta our minds."
Drummer Tommy Lee also uploaded a short clip of him playing drums regarding the new music, saying, "Boomz!!!!!!" then exclaiming "It’s that new shit!!!!"
Jeff Tremaine, who directed Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa, helmed the biopic. The film stars Daniel Webber (Vince Neil), Machine Gun Kelly (Tommy Lee), Douglas Booth (Nikki Sixx) and Iwan Rheon (Mick Mars) as the four members of the band, with Tony Cavalero, Rebekah Graf, Levin Ramblin and David Constabile also cast as members of the Motley Crue universe.
Despite all the hoopla surrounding The Dirt, Sixx shot down the idea that the band would be making a full LP in the future. "No chance of another record," he told Classic Rock in 2016, continuing, "I want to just leave it intact. I see no reason. We couldn't be creative as a band, so how the hell can we continue? But I'm glad the way it finished — we did it all, we did what we said we were going to do, and now I'm excited about the future."
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