Saturday, June 1, 2019

Motley Crue mix footage from The Dirt into new Take Me To The Top video

Motley Crue have released a new video for their 1981 track, “Take Me To The Top”, that mixes classic footage with material from their Netflix biopic “The Dirt.”

The song was included on the Los Angeles band’s debut album, “Too Fast For Love”; originally issued on the group’s own label, the project was picked up by Elektra Records and eventually went on to sell more than a million copies in the US.

Edited by Ryan Ewing, the 2019 clip includes Motley Crue alongside the actors who played them in the film, including Machine Gun Kelly as drummer Tommy Lee, Daniel Webber as singer Vince Neil, Douglas Booth as bassist Nikki Sixx and Iwan Rheon as guitarist Mick Mars.

“The original footage for this video was shot before we even had a record deal in 1981,” says Sixx, “and seeing it juxtaposed with the footage from the movie in 2019 is something I don't think any of us ever saw coming.

“It's been so exciting for the band to watch everyone celebrate the movie, music, and the band's legacy.”

The March debut of the Netflix biopic “The Dirt” and its companion soundtrack album helped earn the band their first appearance in the US Top 10 in a decade when the new compilation debuted at No. 10 on the Billboard 200.

The buzz created by the film has helped introduce Motley Crue to a new generation of fans since their retirement from touring in 2015.

Last month, the group topped the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame’s “Voice Your Choice” fan vote after taking over top spot from Blink-182, as fans cast their ballot in person at the Rock Hall museum in Cleveland, OH.

See also:

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Motley Crue biopic The Dirt introduces band to new generation of fans
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