The cast of The Dirt features Machine Gun Kelly as Tommy Lee, Daniel Webber (from Netflix’s The Punisher) as Vince Neil, Game of Thrones actor Iwan Rheon as Mick Mars, and Douglas Booth as Nikki Sixx. Booth previously played Culture Club’s Boy George in the BBC film Worries About a Boy. The film will also feature Breaking Bad‘s David Costabile as band manager Doc McGhee and SNL’s Pete Davidson as Elektra Records executive Tom Zutat.
Mötley Crüe exploded onto the Sunset Strip in the early 80’s with their raw-as-hell debut album, Too Fast For Love, in 1981. The band achieved their greatest commercial success in the late ’80’s with 1987’s Girls, Girls, Girls, which hit #2 on the Billboard Top 200. The follow-up, 1989’s Dr. Feelgood, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 and spawned five huge huge hit singles. Both albums are now certified over 7x platinum.
Throughout their legendary career, The Crüe have garnered three Grammy Award nominations and four American Music Award nominations. They won the American Music Award for Favorite Hard Rock/Metal Album in 1990 for Dr. Feelgood. In 2006, the band received their Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Mötley Crüe are one of the best-selling artists of all time, with over 80 million records sold worldwide. The band’s last album, 2008’s Saints of Los Angeles, debuted at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 and sold approximately 100,000 copies in it’s first week of sales.
For 33 years, Mötley Crüe embodied all that is excess in rock ‘n’ roll. The band wrapped up their Final World Tour in 2015, closing the curtain on one of the most raunchy, reckless, and successful careers in rock ‘n’ roll history.