Dr. Feelgood turns 30
30th Anniversary Edition
Featuring New CD And Vinyl Packaging
And Deluxe Edition Including Colored Vinyl, Three 7” Picture Discs and much more
(Los Angeles, CA, September 3, 2019) The world’s most notorious rock band, Mötley Crüe, is celebrating the 30th anniversary of their landmark album Dr. Feelgood – watch a teaser here. With charting hit singles including “Dr. Feelgood,” “Kickstart My Heart,” “Without You,” “Don’t Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)” and “Same Ol’ Situation (S.O.S.),” Dr. Feelgood has been the band’s biggest album to date. The record has sold more than six million copies in the U.S. alone going 6x platinum, is certified 3x platinum in Canada, Gold in the UK and in Switzerland and spent 109 weeks on the Billboard 200 chart, peaking at #1. The band also earned Grammy nominations for “Dr. Feelgood” (1990) and “Kickstart My Heart”(1991) in the Best Rock Performance category and won Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal album for the record at the American Music Awards (1991).
In addition to being the biggest album of the band’s career, Dr. Feelgood has had a tremendous effect on pop culture. Inspired by Nikki Sixx’ near-death overdose, the autobiographical “Kickstart My Heart” dives into the band’s sobriety. Over the last 30 years, Sixx has used his platform to be a part of the drug awareness and recovery conversation, an issue which continues to be relevant today more than ever.
Says Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx: “After feeling robbed of a #1 album with Girls Girls Girls, the band was hell bent on topping ourselves on every level. Bringing in Bob Rock to produce and push us musically and lyrically was just what the doctor ordered…..The band was clean, lean and sober and this album has some of our proudest work.”
Mötley Crüe has not only influenced musical trends, but have also played a key role in the fashion culture of the 80’s. Their iconic imagery continues to be a staple with rock apparel and fashion brands. In honor of its 30th anniversary, and in response to the frequent call from fans for more classic Mötley Crüe, an anniversary line of Dr. Feelgood apparel featuring the album’s iconic artwork will be available. Furthermore, a 30th Anniversary edition is being released featuring new CD and vinyl packaging as well as a deluxe edition including colored vinyl, three 7” picture discs, Dr. bag, deck of cards, prescription notepad and drumstick pens, pins, guitar picks, band aids, and more. For all offerings, please visit www.motley.com.
The big Dr. Feelgood anniversary comes on the heels of the band’s hugely successful Netflix biopic “The Dirt” which tells the cautionary tale of the world’s most notorious rock band. The biopic they thought would never get made is confounding all of the critics, as Mötley Crüe finds a new audience, who have given “The Dirt” a 95% audience rating on Rotten Tomatoes. “It’s great seeing another new generation discovering this classic album since our hit movie “The Dirt” on Netflix…” adds Sixx. The film is based on the band’s 2001 biography by the same name. After the movie launched earlier this year the book re-entered the New York Times Top 10 bestseller lists 18 years after its original release.
Viewers of the movie took to Shazam, Apple Music, and Spotify to discover/re-discover Mötley Crüe’s catalog. The momentum of the film caused rapid growth with Google Searches increasing by 4300% and sales going up by 2000%, with albums including The Dirt Soundtrack, Dr. Feelgood, Too Fast For Love, and Greatest Hits charting on iTunes since the release of the film.
Fans can also listen to The Dirt as an audiobook now for the first time. Like the movie, the book/audiobook gives fans glimpses into the band’s crazy world of backstage scandals, celebrity love affairs, roller-coaster drug addictions, and immortal music. The autobiography of Tommy Lee, Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil, and Mick Mars features the full spectrum of sin and success, as well as a cautionary tale about the rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle.
Dr. Feelgood 30th Anniversary Deluxe Bundle
About Mötley Crüe:
Hailing from Los Angeles, CA, Mötley Crüe—Vince Neil (vocals), Mick Mars (guitars), Nikki Sixx (bass), and Tommy Lee (drums)— has commandeered the rock pantheon for 38 years. They’ve accumulated worldwide album sales exceeding 100 million, seven platinum and multi-platinum albums, 22 Top 40 mainstream rock hits, six Top 20 pop singles, three GRAMMY nominations, four New York Times best-sellers and have also landed a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Known for their larger than life, extravagant stage performances, they’ve sold-out countless tours across the globe in front of millions of fans, with groundbreaking production highlights such as Tommy Lee’s, Crüecifly-Drum-Rollercoaster and Nikki Sixx’s Flame-Throwing-Bass. The band concluded their extensive two-year final tour in 2015 after 165 shows across five continents, grossing over $100m. Mötley Crüe’s music is frequently licensed by major brands such as KIA Motors, Dodge, Coldwell Banker, NASCAR, Carl’s Jr. and many more. During the 2019 Super Bowl, “Kickstart My Heart” was featured on Planter’s Nuts’ commercial and “Home Sweet Home” in Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl commercial where the band members donated their fee to support animal rescue. Most recently, Netflix released “The Dirt,” the Mötley Crüe biopic, based on the band’s career and their 2001 New York Times bestselling biography by the same name. The movie reached a 95% audience rating on Rotten Tomatoes and features a catalogue of their classic hits, as well as some new recordings. Mötley Crüe‘s streaming profile consequently skyrocketed, landing them another #1 album on iTunes and Top 10 worldwide with 22 chart-topping singles and seven albums back on the charts, as an entire new generation of young movie fans have discovered the quartet’s music, fashion style and legacy. 2019 also marks the 30th anniversary of the band’s iconic fifth studio album, Dr. Feelgood which features some of their biggest hits including the album’s title track, “Kickstart My Heart”, “Don’t Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)“ and “Same Ol’ Situation”. Released in 1989, the album sold more than six million copies domestically, reached Triple Platinum status in Canada, and was certified Gold in the UK and Switzerland – making it Mötley Crüe’s best-selling album of all time. To commemorate the anniversary, the band is releasing a special Dr. Feelgood box set, limited edition vinyl and a line of classic Dr. Feelgood-era merchandise. For more info, visit www.motley.com.
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