A new MTLEY CRE song, entitled "Saints of Los Angeles", is being streamed exclusively at Spinner.com. The song is expected to be the first single off and title track off the band's ninth album (the previous album title "The Dirt" has now apparently been scrapped), which is tentatively due on July 8. The single will arrive at radio stations in early May.
Several registered members of MTLEY CRE's official message board previously commented on a 28-second leak of "Saints of Los Angeles", with one fan describing the track as "definitely that elusive cross between 'Shout at the Devil' and 'Dr. Feelgood' we always heard about." Another board user writes, "[it] reminds be a bit of the 'Sick Love Song' [a track that was included on MTLEY CRE's two-CD 'greatest hits' collection, 'Red, White & Cre' in 2005] style of material, but has a 'Wildside' vibe. I'm glad to see the CRE go back to a classic/heavy sound while not sounding like 'New Tattoo' . This is the style they should stay in."
"Saints of Los Angeles" will be the band's first all-new studio effort since 2000's "New Tattoo". 1997's "Generation Swine" was the last to feature the group's original lineup, which reunited for a successful world tour in 2005.
Although it was reported last fall that drummer Tommy Lee had again quit the CRE over legal issues, he and the group have reconciled.
Bassist Nikki Sixx wrote in a recent online update, "10 songs done for the new CRE album so far, I'm very proud of the songs. I think we're onto some of the better songs we've had in years...Time will tell, of course. A couple of song titles on the CRE album are called 'A Scar On Hollywood Boulevard' and 'The Saints Of Los Angeles'... The chemistry in the studio as we're writing is unbelievable."
The CRE recently denied a post at Robin Leach's Las Vegas gossip blog which suggested that the band had signed a three-album, three-tour deal with Live Nation for $100 million. Although the source of the rumor was reportedly singer Vince Neil, bassist Nikki Sixx said in a statement, "MTLEY CRE has not signed any deals to tour or record whatsoever. Any information to the contrary is 100 percent incorrect."
The management company that represents MTLEY CRE told BLABBERMOUTH.NET that rumors about the band headlining a festival-type tour called "Cruefest" are "blatantly false and completely unfounded," although the company, 10th Street Entertainment, did admit that the band's press conference scheduled for April 15 in Los Angeles will involve at least "a few" of more than two dozen acts. Rumors began circulating about a so-called "Cruefest" after the CRE revealed that it will make a "colossal announcement" on April 15, with other 10th Street bands like BUCKCHERRY, DROWNING POOL and PAPA ROACH reportedly on board.
A "video teaser" for the press conference and contest which appears to contain images of MTLEY CRE, BUCKCHERRY, PAPA ROACH and SIXX: A.M. can be viewed at this location (Quicktime required).