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Motley Crue biopic gets a ‘Jackass’ director

by on Nov.05, 2013, under LINKS, ROCK NEWS

Motley Crue biopic gets a ‘Jackass’ director

After his success with capturing the top box office spot last weekend with 'Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa,' a film that grossed around twice its budget with a $32 million opening weekend, www.deadline.com announced that director Jeff Tremaine will next helm 'Dirt,' a feature film that tells the story of 1980's rock band Motley Crue. The film is based on the band’s bestselling autobiography 'The Dirt: Confessions Of The World’s Most Notorious Rock Band,' written by band members Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee and Mick Mars with Neil Strauss.

Tremaine originally learned how to direct working with the ‘Jackass’ crew back in the ’90s. He was the running the skateboard magazine ‘Big Brother’ when ‘Jackass’ leader Johnny Knoxville approached him about filming a stunt in which he was tasered. Tremaine gave Knoxville a camera, and ‘Jackass’ took off from there, with Tremaine shooting many of the stunts that made it to the hit TV show.

“I’ve been careful to make this a natural progression,” Tremain said. “I’ve been offered a lot of scripts but Dirt is something I pursued with everything I had. I’ve wanted to make this going back to 2001, when we were just planning the first Jackass movie and I found out that David Gale at MTV Films had just optioned the book. First of all, I had no idea how to make Jackass into a movie, but I said to him, let me direct that movie, too. He said, yeah, of course! He was being sarcastic, because he had the same level of confidence in me as a director as I did at that time. Luckily for me, the movie never got made, and when this project became available, I put everything I had into chasing it and convincing everyone that I am the right guy for it. I really feel I am.”

The film's script is currently being "polished" by 'Californication' writer Tom Kapinos, with casting getting underway, for a shooting start in early 2014.

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Crue News: ‘The Dirt’ deluxe collectors’ edition out November 22nd, Vince Neil pleads guilty to disorderly conduct charges, Nikki Sixx/Blackie Lawless early demo

by on Nov.15, 2011, under ROCK NEWS, VIDEO

Crue News: ‘The Dirt’ deluxe collectors’ edition out November 22nd, Vince Neil pleads guilty to disorderly conduct charges, Nikki Sixx/Blackie Lawless early demo

Celebrate thirty years of the world’s most notorious rock band with the deluxe collectors’ edition of The Dirt - the outrageous, legendary, no-holds-barred autobiography of Mötley Crüe that was originally released ten years ago. Fans have gotten glimpses into the band’s crazy world of backstage scandals, celebrity love affairs, rollercoaster drug addictions, and immortal music in Mötley Crüe books like Tommyland and The Heroin Diaries, but now the full spectrum of sin and success by Tommy Lee, Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil, and Mick Mars is an open book in The Dirt. Even fans already familiar with earlier editions of the bestselling exposé will treasure this gorgeous deluxe edition.

Ten years ago, Motley Crue's biography, "The Dirt: Confessions Of The World's Most Notorious Rock Band," written with author Neil Strauss, set a new bar for rock 'n' roll memoirs. A runaway bestseller and genuine cultural phenomenon, this turbocharged blockbuster is still flying off shelves a decade after its initial publication.

The book takes readers along for the whole wild ride of Motley Crue — the voice of a barely pubescent Generation X, the anointed high priests of backward-masking pentagram rock, pioneers of Hollywood glam, and the creators of MTV's first "power ballad." Their sex lives claimed celebrities from Heather Locklear to Pamela Anderson to Donna D'Errico. Their scuffles involved everyone from Axl Rose to 2LiveCrew. Their hobbies include collecting automatic weapons, cultivating long arrest records, pushing the envelope of conceivable drug abuse, and dreaming up backstage antics that would make Ozzy Osbourne blanch with modesty.

Now, in time for Motley's 30th anniversary, get the deluxe collector's hardcover edition of the book, complete with a dazzling new effects-laden cover and all-new extra material from the band inside. The collector's edition will be out November 22nd on It Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

There was initial plans in 2006 to make the book into a movie, but back in 2008 the Crue was trying to extricate itself from a deal with MTV Films, a division of Paramount Pictures. Bassist Nikki Sixx told Reuters that MTV was "a channel that used to be hip and has now actually become unhip...They are not the right partner." Hopefully we will see a movie version at some point, but no confirmed plans have been reported as of yet. Possibly with the books re-issue, plans will be rekindled.

Motley Crue’s Vince Neil pled guilty yesterday to misdemeanor disorderly conduct in Las Vegas. He’ll also pay a $1,000 fine in relation to the confrontation with his ex-girlfriend last March. As part of the plea agreement, the more serious charge of battery constituting domestic violence was dropped.

Neil avoided trial on allegations that he poked his ex-girlfriend Alicia Jacobs in a confrontation last March at a Las Vegas resort lounge.

Before Nikki Sixx founded Motley Crue he was in a couple other bands and one of them was a band called Sister. They recorded some demos and after they were done, Blackie Lawless, who was the founder of Sister, kicked Nikki out of the band because he was disappointed with the way the demos turned out. Lizzie Grey who was also in the band left soon after realizing it wasnt Nikki's fault. Thats when him and Nikki formed the band London. This is one of the demos they did called Sweet Dreams.


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New Crue News: Tommy Lee Reality Show on SyFy, Nikki Sixx expands book signing tour, Author of “The Dirt’ talks about who he would like to see play the rockers in movie version

by on Mar.27, 2011, under ROCK NEWS, TV ROCK NEWS

New Crue News: Tommy Lee Reality Show on SyFy, Nikki Sixx expands book signing tour, Author of “The Dirt’ talks about who he would like to see play the rockers in movie version

Motley Crue's Tommy Lee is developing a new reality show "Culture Shock with Tommy Lee", an investigative travel show for the SyFy network. Tommy will attempting to uncover various rituals, symbols, and other mysteries of secret societies.

He will immerse himself in the history of each society, meet with former members and participate in their ceremonies. “This is the first show that I’ve been a part of that will blow our minds and reveal things that will explain almost all our questions,” Lee says. “I’m very excited to be partnering with Syfy on this show. It’s going to be an amazing experience for all involved.” The series, which will feature one-hour episodes, is produced by ITV Studios America. Lee previously starred in NBC's six-episode run of "Tommy Lee Goes to College" in 2004, in which he attended the University of Nebraska and tried out for the school's marching band.

-Nikki Sixx has extended the signing tour for his second book, "This Is Gonna Hurt: Music, Photography And Life Through The Distorted Lens Of Nikki Sixx" - due in stores April 12th. Here's the confirmed dates:

                                          
Apr.12 Barnes & Noble The Grove
189 The Grove Drive
Los Angeles, CA

April 13th
7pm
University Book Store
4326 University Way NE
Seattle, WA

April 14th
6pm
Book Passage
One Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA

April 15th
7pm
Barnes and Noble
21001 N. Tatum Blvd.
Phoenix, AZ

April 16th
2pm
Barnes & Noble - Lincoln Park Shopping Center
7700 West Northwest Highway
Dallas, TX

May 2nd
7pm
Bookends
211 E. Ridgewood Ave
Ridgewood, NJ

May 3rd
7pm
Borders
10 Columbus Circle
New York, NY

May 4th
6pm
Barnes & Noble
555 12th Street NW
Washington, DC

May 5th
6pm
Barnes & Noble
1805 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA

May 6th
7pm
Boston University Bookstore
660 Beacon Street
Boston, MA

Speaking of books, New York Times pop music writer Neil Strauss, who, along with the members of Motley Crue wrote the biography of the band called "The Dirt - Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band" back in 2002, was asked in an interview with MTV.com what the latest is on the film adaptation of "The Dirt". "I know they're looking at a few different directors for it," he replied. "I gotta say, the screenplay is amazing. I really hope they make it. I think it will be great. I think they're just scared because it's obviously going to be a hard R-[rated] movie. I think they're worried they won't make enough money off it." When asked if he had any thoughts or preferences on whom they might cast, Strauss replied, "No, but I got a text from the screenwriter, Rich Wilkes, and he told me who he'd love to see in the film. Here's who he sees: Brad Pitt as David Lee Roth, Jared Leto as Vince Neil, Jack Black or Phillip Seymour Hoffman as Ozzy Osbourne, Robert Patrick or Justin Timberlake as their first manager (a guy called Alan Kaufman), Sam Rockwell as Mick Mars, Ashton Kutcher or Russell Brand as Tommy Lee. He's got it all thought out. That would be amazing."

There was a rumour apparently started by Tommy lee that Rob Zombie would be directing the file version of "The Dirt", but he has come out and denied that, expressing not even knowing where that information could have been coming from since he is already working on other movie projects as well as touring extensively with White Zombie in 2011.



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