The Mötley Crüe biopic The Dirt premiered on Netflix one week ago, and I’ve been busy doing multiple instances of coverage for it. First up is a review of the film I did. Is it worth checking out? How is the acting? Is it a possible Oscar dark horse (spoiler: it’s not)? How much was left out? All those questions are answered in the Vanyaland piece.
Speaking of what was left out, there’s quite a bit – including the last 20 years or so of the band’s existence. Literally a dozen spouses, a pair of sex tapes, official bandmembers and much, much more are missing. Over at Ultimate Classic Rock, I look at 10 people and events left out of the flick.
Finally, it’s nothing new for a film to be panned by critics but beloved by mainstream audiences. One week since The Dirt hit Netflix, there’s quite the disparity between the two groups if you look at Rotten Tomatoes. I explored the split for The Daily Times, looking at the criticisms and praise from each side.
Here’s the official trailer for The Dirt:
The new documentaries focusing on the accusations levied against both Michael Jackson and R. Kelly over the years have raised questions once again about how the music of an artist who has allegedly committed sexual abuse against children should be handled. Some radio stations have stopped playing songs by both, but streams and music sales are telling something very different about the public’s perception. When one hit wonder Gary Glitter was facing similar charges several years ago, the reaction on both sides was much different – is that because he didn’t have a catalog of material as beloved as Jackson and Kelly?
I did a piece for The Daily Times which touched on the subject.
Following the unexpected cancellation of his fall 2018 North American tour, James Bay is back at it with a bunch of rescheduled dates. Last night was Boston, and my review is up over at Vanyaland.
Check it out here.
Also, it’s worth revisiting what drew me to Bay in the first place, back when he killed it on SNL in 2018 with “Pink Lemonade”:
One month from today, the Motley Crue biopic The Dirt lands on Netflix. Over at Ultimate Classic Rock, I broke down some of the stories we hope to see from the 2001 book and ones that we would rather not.
Check it out here.
Also, it’s a good a time as any to revisit a cautionary tale by the Crue on falling in love at too early an age:
Summer is over, school is in session and that means back-to-campus guides, album anniversaries and a whole lot of prepping for the fall. Read more of what September had in store after the jump.
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The summer slow down is just about over. I’ve been hard at work on my first book, so it’s been a perfect time for it to be happening. Only a few pieces of note for August, a pair of galleries and a rumored reunion of a legendary rock and roll band.
Check it out after the jump.
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Whew…it’s HOT. That’s why we gotta keep this thing going. No slowing down. Move forward to the coolness, beat the heat.
The so called dog days of summer keep everyone on alert to find something new, even when there isn’t much. Just as guilty on this end. What went down is after this jump…
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