MÖTLEY CRÜE To Re-Release Catalog, Pen More Books

January 31, 2003

MÖTLEY CRÜE have signed a deal with Universal Music Enterprises to re-release all of their albums with bonus tracks on April 1, according to Rolling Stone. They will also issue a new greatest hits album on March 4, DVD releases of "Lewd, Crued & Tattoed" and "VH1 Behind the Music: Mötley Crüe" in April and another video collection later in the year, and a career-spanning box set for the holiday season.

"A lot of times as an artist you'll say, 'These ten songs are what we think is the best pop for this record. It will get the message across the best,'" bassist Nikki Sixx told the magazine. "But later you go back and say, 'That was really a great song, but it was a ballad and we didn't need two ballads on a record.' So now it's cool because the record is it's own and then there's the bonus material, so you don't lump them all together."

In other CRÜE news, Sixx is entertaining offers for a new book deal in the wake of the tremendous success of the band's best-selling autobiography, "The Dirt: Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band". "It's called 'The Heroin Diaries'," Sixx said of the proposed book. "It's basically 1986 to 1987, Christmas morning to Christmas morning, my story through the making of the 'Girls, Girls, Girls' record, the jets, the tours, the Rolling Stone cover, the overdoses and arrests, and a year later sitting there in front of the Christmas tree going, 'Fuck, nothing has changed. I'm still sitting here alone.' It's kind of like a peek into that very dark era."

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