They may have wrapped "The Final Tour" back in 2015, but California glam-metal miscreants Mötley Crüe are getting back in the studio to record four new songs for the upcoming Netflix adaptation of the band's biography, The Dirt: Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band. Bassist Nikki Sixx confirmed the news when he responded to a fan via Twitter this morning (September 14th).
You can trust us these are ball busters. Everybody can relax.Were soon gonna smack you upside the head with some killer new tracks. Bob Rock is producing.Its our movie. We know what were doing. https://t.co/QKaDCYKPwG— xxıS ıʞʞıN (@NikkiSixx) September 14, 2018
Singer Vince Neil also took to Twitter to announce the forthcoming collaboration yesterday, announcing, "Exciting news! I'll be going back in recording studio in a few weeks with the boys to record 4 brand new Mötley Crüe tracks!" He clarified in a follow-up post shortly after, "For those of you who don't understand, yes 'the boys' means Motley and we signed a contract not to tour anymore. We never broke up or said we would never make music again. Hope this clears it up."
While the band signed a cessation agreement promising not to perform together under the Crüe name, their work for the upcoming movie is perfectly above-board — at least according to the band members. Directing duties for the film will be taken on by Jeff Tremaine, most famous for his extensive work with the MTV franchise Jackass, including producing credits on Jackass 3D, Bad Grandpa, and The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia. While the movie was initially picked up by Focus Films in January 2015, then passed onto Paramount, the biopic finally found a home at Netflix. The Dirt is currently in post-production with no official release date as yet announced.