When Mötley Crüe's The Dirt was first published in 2001 the book spread like wildfire throughout our crew. Everyone had a copy and devoured it within days regardless of reading comprehension level. The assorted sordid stories from Nikki, Tommy, Vince, and Mick were the stuff of debauched rock 'n' roll legend and put a bit of perspective on our own true tales from crazed life on the road in the face of newfound fame. Little did we know then, however, that one day our very own ringmaster, Jeff Tremaine, would have the honor bestowed upon him to direct the film adaptation of The Dirt. But who better, really? Below is an excerpt from the Crüe's recent official press release—the other remains of which detailed their upcoming "Final Tour", a/k/a "All Bad Things Must Come To An End"—pertaining to Tremaine's involvement:
"The Final Tour will coincide with the film made from MÖTLEY CRÜE’s NY Times Best-Selling book The Dirt. Jeff Tremaine (Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa) has signed on to direct the opus that is set to debut in theaters globally in 2015, coinciding with The Final Tour. The Dirt is not only one of the best selling rock books of all time but also one of the greatest rock books of all time because of its brutal honesty, its unique voice, its multiple perspectives on the same events and its first-person inclusion of all members of the same band. Most rock memoirs are salacious mud-slinging accounts of a single person and MÖTLEY CRÜE was adamant to include the perspectives of all four of its members. Tremaine’s intention is to make, not just a great movie about a band, but a great movie about four misfits who, despite themselves and everyone else, band together to overcome the odds and change the history of Rock & Roll. “The Dirt is a movie I’ve wanted to make ever since I read the book in 2002,” says Tremaine. “I relate to the story on so many levels; my whole professional career has been about boys behaving badly, so I have a real connection to the material. It’s awesome to be working with the band at such an exciting time in Mötley Crüe’s history.” The film will be produced by the members of MÖTLEY CRÜE, Rick Yorn, Julie Yorn, Erik Olsen and 10th Street Entertainment."
The press conference in full can be viewed here: http://youtu.be/P1abuux_mtA