MOTLEY CRUE ENJOYS A BOOST IN MUSIC AND BOOK SALES
Since March 22nd, when Motely Crue’s The Dirt, started streaming on Netflix, the band has seen a rise in sales of their music, and the book, on which the money is based.
A reported 570% stream increase on Spotify, a 900% stream increase on Apple Music and 669% on Deezer, while downloads on iTunes have grown by a whopping 2027%.
In addition, the 2001 book the film is based on, The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band, has also been selling well on Amazon.
The Dirt is currently enjoying an 85% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes from fans, although critics have been more harsh, with the film sitting at 42%…
…Bassist Nikki Sixx said, …“We couldn’t possibly have crammed everything from a 430-page book into an hour and 50-minute movie, but we felt we achieved our objective of showing the downside of sex drugs and rock and roll.”
Finally took the time to watch “The Dirt.” Not bad, although I thought the actor who portrayed Mick Mars looked more like Chris Farley with a bad wig…Parts of it were almost like the first “Wayne’s World.”
It also reminded me that while I loved “Too Fast for Love” and “Shout at the Devil,” I never bought any Motley Crue albums/CDs after “Theater of Pain,” which I hated. I guess by the mid 1980s, too many bands were starting to sound alike and especially look alike. After Deep Purple released “Perfect Strangers” in 1984 and I also got into the Dio-led Black Sabbath when “Heaven and Hell” came out, I started going back and discovering the “roots” of hard rock/metal and started buying the entire back catalogue of Sabbath, Purple, Rainbow, and Led Zep. I also got into Priest, Rush and Iron Maiden at this point, mostly because they offered something different.
But, can’t take anything away from “Too Fast for Love” and “Shout at the Devil.” They both have stood the test of time and I still enjoy them today. Still have the vinyl of both!
Doesn’t Mick live in a van down by the river?
I absolutely refuse to watch this movie. As soon as I heard they casted a rapper, I lost all and any interest. Sometimes you have to Stick To Your Guns…
I’ll Stick with the book.
Nice play with that song title, Bro Doug! It’s one of my faves off Crue’s Leathur release.
So far in 2019, Motley is getting alot more headlines than KISS’ End Of The Road tour, Gene must be flipping his wig! 😉
I felt the same way, but the rapper was the best of the 4 imo…