Next month, Netflix will premiere The Dirt, a no-holds-barred biopic of Mötley Crüe. The band worked on new songs for its soundtrack, including the Machine Gun Kelly-assisted cut, “The Dirt (Est 1981).”
With its unabashed lines about strippers, drugs and general hedonism, the track is an unapologetic throwback to the ’80s and the glam metallers’ devil-may-care ethos at the time. “Give me the dirt, let’s take it to the top and watch it burn,” goes the chorus. MGK—who plays drummer Tommy Lee in the film—contributes a verse, more chanted than rapped, that lays out typical ’80s rock star demands: “More sex, more tats, more blood, more pain / More threats, more theft, torn jeans, cocaine.”
“The Dirt (Est 1981)” is one of three new songs on The Dirt’s soundtrack, which lands March 22, the same day as the biopic. Mötley Crüe had originally only intended to work on a title track, but ended up with multiple songs, Nikki Sixx told Billboard.
Watch the music video for “The Dirt (Est 1981)” below, which combines footage of real-life Mötley Crüe and their silver screen equivalents:
Check out the trailer for The Dirt below: