The first trailer for the film adaptation of MÖTLEY CRÜE's biography, "The Dirt - Confessions Of The World's Most Notorious Rock Band", is available below.
Due on March 22, the movie, which was helmed by "Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa" director Jeff Tremaine, was picked up by Netflix after being previously developed at Focus Features and before that at Paramount.
MÖTLEY CRÜE recently recorded four new songs for "The Dirt" movie. Bassist Nikki Sixx described the recordings as "real and raw. Everybody is playing like mad and the songs crush," he wrote on Twitter. "[Producer] Bob Rock brought the sounds."
One of the new songs — a collaboration with rapper Machine Gun Kelly — will receive its premiere 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. The program will also see Sixx sitting down for an interview with Jones on the KLOS Subaru Live Stage.
Machine Gun Kelly — whose real name is Colson Baker — plays MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee in the movie. "The Dirt" also stars Daniel Webber ("The Punisher") as singer Vince Neil, Douglas Booth as Sixx and Iwan Rheon ("Game Of Thrones") as guitarist Mick Mars.
Machine Gun Kelly told Billboard that he got his part in the movie after "a six-audition process. The first two, I was auditioning for Nikki Sixx, and then the last four for Tommy Lee, over the course of two and a half years," he said.
"Breaking Bad"'s David Costabile plays MÖTLEY CRÜE manager Doc McGhee in the film. "I had managed the SCORPIONS, BON JOVI, SKID ROW, KISS," Costabile's McGee says in the trailer, "but I had never been through what MÖTLEY CRÜE put me through."
Elsewhere in the two-and-a-half-minute clip, we see how MÖTLEY CRÜE was determined to achieve success in the band's early days, with Booth's Sixx declaring: "If we want to knock people on their asses, we've got to give people a show. I'm talking a stadium show in a club. The fans are dying for some anarchy, so let's give it to them."
In 2015, MÖTLEY CRÜE completed "The Final Tour", closing the book on the band's iconic career after performing a total of 164 shows in 72 markets, grossing over $100 million.
To cement the sense of finality, the four members of MÖTLEY CRÜE in 2014 publicly signed a "cessation of touring" contract that prevents any of them from performing under the CRÜE name in the future.
A tour film about MÖTLEY CRÜE's final shows, "The End", came out in 2016.