MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx says that he fully supports the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment of women.
Although MÖTLEY CRÜE was one of the biggest bands of the 1980s, shifting millions of records with its unique brand of glam metal, the band will be remembered more for its exploits off stage, including jaw-dropping groupie stories, many of which are covered in MÖTLEY CRÜE's 2001 memoir "The Dirt".
Asked by Rolling Stone what he has learned about women in the past 35 years, Sixx said: "I stand 100 percent behind the #MeToo movement. I think we're in a very great time for equality and we've got room to grow. Even though we were fucking animals and the shit that we did was fucking crazy and the shit the girls did to us was crazy, there was never a moment ever that anybody in the band took that as an opportunity to wield power. I'm not saying we were angels, but it was all consensual."
The film adaptation of "The Dirt" will premiere on Netflix on March 22. The soundtrack will arrive the same day and features a string of CRÜE classics, as well as three new songs and a cover of Madonna's "Like A Virgin". The first of the new tunes, "The Dirt (Est. 1981)", a collaboration with rapper Machine Gun Kelly, was released last month.
Machine Gun Kelly — whose real name is Colson Baker — plays MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee in the movie. "The Dirt" also stars Daniel Webber ("The Punisher") as singer Vince Neil, Douglas Booth as Sixx and Iwan Rheon ("Game Of Thrones") as guitarist Mick Mars.
"The Dirt" was picked up by Netflix after being previously developed at Focus Features and before that at Paramount.