Based on Mötley Crüe’s 2001 best-selling autobiography, The Dirt is an unflinching and uncensored story about sex, drugs, rock ‘n roll, fame, and the high price of excess. Director Jeff Tremaine (JACKASS co-creator, BAD GRANDPA) shows us just how Nikki Sixx (Douglas Booth), Mick Mars (Iwan Rheon), Tommy Lee (Colson Baker), and Vince Neil (Daniel Webber) took Mötley Crüe from the Sunset Strip to the world stage, and what it meant to become the world’s most notorious rock band.
It stars Daniel Webber as frontman Vince Neil, Douglas Booth as bassist Nikki Sixx, Iwan Rheon as guitarist Mick Mars and rapper Machine Gun Kelly as drummer Tommy Lee.
The trailer shows us live clips, the band meeting Doc McGhee (played by David Constable), the Crue’s infamous partying and some of the key moments from the band’s career.
Gorillaz have announced their latest album, The Now Now. It comes a year after the stellar Humanz, which was the animated band’s first release since 2011.
The cartoon outfit have shared two new tracks from the upcoming release: “Humility” and “Lake Zurich”. The video for “Humility”, directed by co-founder Jamie Hewlett, sees the band all over Venice Beach: Noodle plays chess and 2D skates the walk. It also features new bassist Ace, as the usual bass player Murdoc is supposedly in jail.
The band’s original fourth member, Murdoc, is in jail in the band’s fiction, so the role of hijinks instigator and bassist now falls to Ace, a member of the Gangreen Gang.
Ace isn’t an original creation of Hewlett’s – he first appeared in Craig McCracken’s short film Whoopass Stew – A Sticky Situation, as part of the Gangreen Gang. This later became the Powerpuff Girls, where the gang played minor villains.
There no word just yet on how Ace made the jump from The Powerpuff Girls to becoming the replacement bassist for the Gorillaz. There is also no telling just how long Ace will occupy Murdoc’s spot. For the time being, the band is trying to start a new social media movement based around a #FreeMurdoc campaign.
The film is based on the death of Brian Deneke, the homicide that revealed the cultural clash between the local jocks and the punk community in Amarillo, Texas, and the result from the subsequent court case sparked debate over injustice in the American judicial system. The title of the film is a reference to one of the nicknames of the town of Amarillo for their nuclear weapon facilities.
Brian is a teenager from Amarillo, Texas, who is into punk music and the subculture. In this conservative town, there are many teenagers who actively follow punk and they routinely clashed with the jocks from the local high school footballteam. The two groups end up fighting in a parking lot one night, ending with Brian’s death.
Swedish death metallers AMON AMARTH have partnered with Swedish video game developer and publisher Ride & Crash Games AB to unleash a new mobile video game.
The Game. You are Thor and your mission is simple: cleanse Midgard from all of the vile creatures that are threatening the (*ahem*) peaceful Viking way of life. There are three keys to ensure your success: (1) your hammer, Mjölnir; (2) your control of the freakin’ thunder and lightning!; and (3) your fighting spirit is always high thanks to Amon Amarth’s epic music in retro style blasting from over the horizons and into your ears. The unique game features four worlds, four epic battles, 12 unique levels and 13 different Amon Amarth tracks with retro video game sounds!