Nikki Sixx Wants to ‘Stretch Motley Crue’s Audience’ With New Soundtrack Song
The upcoming horror-thriller that stars members of Motley Crue, Five Finger Death Punch and Papa Roach — The Retaliators — now has an official theme, "The Retaliators Theme (21 Bullets)." Crue bassist Nikki Sixx said he hopes it will "stretch Motley Crue's audience to new fans." It emerged in a video on Friday (Aug. 5).
The song is performed by Motley Crue with Asking Alexandria, Ice Nine Kills and From Ashes to New. The Retaliators, the movie overseen by the artists' label and management company now venturing into film, Better Noise Music, was first teased in 2019.
Watch the music video near the bottom of this post.
Sixx explained, "Writing a new theme song for a horror flick was inspiring. This was my first time writing for a horror-thriller film, and it took me in a different direction. … I worked with some great new artists to create a new sound that will stretch Motley Crue's audience to new fans. I had a great time writing it, and I think our fans will love it too!"
The Retaliators trailer emerged last month. In the film, a pastor uncovers a dark underworld searching for clues about his daughter's murder. The soundtrack features more music by Crue, Papa Roach, Bad Wolves and others. The album comes out on Sept. 16.
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