Mötley Crüe’s long-awaited biopic The Dirt has entered pre-production, according to drummer Tommy Lee. The film, based on Crüe’s 2001 book of the same name, was originally slated for release in the summer of 2016. Now Lee has given fans an updated on Twitter, where he says: “Hey kids! Good news! The Mötley Crüe movie The Dirt has begun pre-production! Starts shooting in February. Here we go!” In casting news, English actor Douglas Booth and rapper Machine Gun Kelly have both signed on. Booth will play Nikki Sixx in the Jeff Tremaine-directed film, and 27 year old Kelly revealed on his Twitter that he’ll be playing drummer Tommy Lee in the film. No other cast members have been announced.
Lenny Kravitz has announced an upcoming 2018 European summer tour, called the “Raise Vibration” tour. In addition to the tour, Kravitz is also gearing up to release new music: his new studio album Raise Vibration, will be his first record since 2014’s Strut. Kravitz has announced he’ll play shows in the UK, Czech Republic, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Spain. The UK dates will be Kravitz’s first performance in the UK since 2015. Tickets go on sale on Friday January 26 at 9am.
Def Leppard and Journey are teaming up for a huge North American tour to kick off the summer. The 58-city tour will hit stadiums and arenas all over North America beginning with the XL Center in Hartford, Connecticut. The tour runs from May to September. According to a press release, Def Leppard will close half the shows and Journey will close the other half. Members of the two acts are beyond excited to hit the stage together again after their joint tour in the early 2000s. Tickets go on sale online at LiveNation.com beginning Saturday, Feb. 3.
Thousands of Cranberries fans lined up outside of a Limerick, Ireland church this weekend, where Dolores O’Riordan was lying in repose ahead of her funeral Tuesday – to pay tribute to the singer who died last Monday at the age of 46. Fans congregated outside of St Joseph’s Church Sunday, the first public viewing since O’Riordan’s death on January 15th; earlier in the week, a London’s coroner announced they had released the singer’s body back to her family after conducting an autopsy, the results of which will be revealed no earlier than April. The public viewing concluded Sunday afternoon, before she is laid to rest Tuesday at St Ailbes’ Church in Ballybricken.
Legendary rock band U2 has released a video for their single “Get Out Of Your Own Way.” The video is an animated clip created by the Broken Fingaz Crew, an Israeli graffiti collective, who worked with U2 on the “American Soul” video. This new video has a strong political message with references to the Ku Klux Klan and President Donald Trump. As a rainbow appears across the screen, a marching line of Klansmen are shown holding torches. Trump is then shown pulling the curtains open in the Oval Office, revealing the line of Klansmen marching past his window – a scene that is later repeated as Trump is shown signing documents at his desk.