After nearly two decades since its release in 2001, Mötley Crüe’s, New York Times bestselling autobiography, The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Bandwritten by Neil Strauss and published by HarperCollins returns as a New York Times Best Seller for the week ending April 14.  It landed at #6 in Nonfiction Print Paperback Best Seller and #8 in Nonfiction Combined Print and E-Book Best Sellers list.

The Dirt film is an unflinching and uncensored story about sex, drugs, rock ‘n roll, fame, and the high price of excess, check out the trailer HERE. The film takes Mötley Crüe from the Sunset Strip to the world stage, and what it meant to become the world’s most notorious rock band.  Early returns show the movie at 85% audience score at Rotten Tomatoes, on par with Bohemian Rhapsody’s 87% and ahead of Black Panther’s 79%.

The Dirt Soundtrack currently stands at #10 on Billboard’s Top 200, a first in over a decade. Mötley Crüe’s Greatest Hits album also returned to the Top 200 and the soundtrack landed at #3 on Billboard’s Top Album and Digital Albums chartIt’s also at #1 on Current Hard Music Albums and Rock Albums charts and, #1 on the Soundtrack Albums chart.

Upon its release, the 18-track soundtrack immediately went to #1 on the iTunes All Genres chart, ahead of the Bohemian Rhapsody and A Star Is Born Soundtracks. The soundtrack is available digitally, on CD and vinyl HERE at E7M (Eleven Seven Music). The cascade of success continues with 22 chart-topping singles and 7 albums on iTunes 200 across the globe and the title track, “The Dirt (Est. 1981) (feat. Machine Gun Kelly)” currently at #11 on Billboard. In addition, there’s been a tremendous surge in daily streams with an increase of 8 times in average.

About Mötley Crüe:
Hailing from Los Angeles, CA, the quartet—Vince Neil (vocals), Mick Mars (guitars), Nikki Sixx (bass), and Tommy Lee (drums)— has commandeered the rock pantheon for 38 years. They’ve accumulated worldwide album sales exceeding 100m7 platinum and multi-platinum albums22 Top 40 mainstream rock hits6 Top 20 pop singles, 3 GRAMMY nominations, 4 New York Times best-sellers and even landed a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. With utmost success from their biopic, The Dirt on Netflix and its soundtrack, the band landed another #1 album on iTunes and Top 10 worldwide with 22 chart-topping singles and 7 albums on the charts. Known for their iconic live performances, they’ve sold-out countless tours across the globe in front of millions of fans with groundbreaking production highlights such as Tommy Lee’s, Crüecifly-Drum-Rollercoasterand Nikki Sixx’s Flame-Throwing-Bass. The band concluded their extensive two-year final tour in 2015 after 165 shows across 5 continents, grossing over $100m. The band’s music is frequently licensed by major household brands such as KIA Motors, Dodge, Coldwell Banker, NASCAR, Carl’s Jr. and many more. In 2019’s Super Bowl, “Kickstart My Heart” was featured on Planter’s Nuts’ commercial and “Home Sweet Home” in Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl commercial where the band donated their fee to support animal rescue.

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John Guilfoil is the editor-in-chief of Blast: Boston's Online Magazine and the Blast Magazine Network. He can be reached at [email protected]. Tweet @johnguilfoil.

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