MOTLEY CRUE SET TO STORM THE SILVER SCREEN:
Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx says the band has just signed a deal to turn its autobiography, “The Dirt,” into a film. “You don’t want it to be too watered-down,” Sixx says, “but at the same time, I think it’s kind of a survival story of four guys that came from these four completely different places, went through the fire together and coming up the other side and still surviving.”
“We’re all still alive, you know, somewhat,” he adds with a laugh.
Sixx (real name: Frank Carlton Serafino Ferrana) says the appeal of the book is that the stories don’t always mesh. “We didn’t want to do one of these books that was like, a tell-all book that was just combed through so perfectly so that everybody was comfortable with each other’s statements,” he says. “Guys in the band say stuff about each other and that’s what happens in real bands, so why not put it in print?”
As previously reported, an arrest warrant was recently issued for Motley Crue lead singer Vince Neil for allegedly punching a record producer outside a West Hollywood nightclub last April. Sixx says he was not surprised to hear the news.
“Is that the first one to ever happen for Motley Crue?” he asks. “To be honest with you, I don’t really know. I blew a phone call to him because I’ve been out of town for three weeks and just really found out about it and was gonna find out what’s up.”
As for the film, Sixx says he would like Brad Pitt to play him, but his wife, actress Donna D’Errico, just laughed.
Jonathan Cohen courtesy of Billboard