Sunday, March 17, 2019

VIDEO: Motley Crue kickstart NASCAR Cup Series Auto Club 400 Race

Motley Crue kickstarted the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Auto Club 400 race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA on Sunday.

The band were on hand to act as Grand Marshals for the event, where they were joined by a pair of actors from the group’s upcoming Netflix biopic, “The Dirt” - Douglas Booth (who plays Nikki Sixx) and Colson Baker a.k.a. Machine Gun Kelly (who plays Tommy Lee).

Motley Crue streamed video of their entrance to the event via social media, which was followed by a tweet from NASCAR with footage of the band delivering the traditional race introduction: “Drivers, start your engines!”

“THANK YOU for having us,” posted Sixx. “What a kick ass way to start the race.”

“Growing up, we were race car fans and dreamed of fast cars,” said Lee before their appearance, “so to be included in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series event is wild!”

Based on Motley Crue’s 2001 memoir of the same name and set to premiere March 22 on the video channel, “The Dirt” is directed by Jeff Tremaine and follows the group’s rise from the Los Angeles club scene to headline-making international stardom.

Motley Crue will also issue a companion soundtrack – released the same day – that features 14 classic tracks and four new recordings from sessions last fall with producer Bob Rock, including the lead single “The Dirt (Est. 1981)”, “Ride With The Devil”, “Crash And Burn” and a newly-released cover of Madonna’s 1984 hit “Like A Virgin.”

See also:

Motley Crue stream cover of Madonna hit Like A Virgin
SixxAM record new material for greatest hits collection
Motley Crue named Grand Marshals of NASCAR Cup Series Auto Club 400 Race
Motley Crue release video for title track to the Netflix biopic The Dirt
Search Motley Crue at hennemusic