MOTLEY CRUE bassist Nikki Sixx released a statement distancing himself and his bandmates from the recently announced play about the iconic rock group.
Last week it was announced that “The Crue: Underneath The Dirt Lies The Truth” would debut on Saturday, June 4 in the Hollywood Fringe festival at The Flight Theater at The Complex in Los Angeles. Award-winning writer/director’s play David Lucarelli was described in a press release as “a dark humorous drama” starring Ryan Ruffing if sixx and Phillip-Charlie Daniell if MOTLEY CRUE manager Doc McGhee† It was said to be “neither an ax track nor a snow track”, but rather “an intimate look at” Nikki Sixx And the band he built into a cultural phenomenon.”
Earlier today (Monday 9 May),sixx issued the following statement through his Instagram: “Fans of MOTLEY CRUE have asked for a new play by David Zucarelli‘s [sic] called The Crue: Underneath The Dirt Lies The Truth†
“I was disappointed to see an ad that used my image and our band’s trademark.” THE CRÜE to promote this play.
“The advertising is misleading because it suggests that I and the other band members are involved in the piece in some way.
“We were never approached about this piece. And MOTLEY CRUE has no affiliation or affiliation with this game whatsoever.”
“The Crue” was written and directed by The weather in Lucarellicaward-winning writer/producer of “Doctor Zomba’s Ghost Show”author of “Tinselstad” †Alternative Comics) and “The Children’s Vampire Hunting Brigade” graphic novels.
“The Crue” form: Ryan Ruffing† Phillip-Charlie Daniell† Jeff Skomsky† Roman Guastafro† Ed Gage† Madison Hansen† David Guenaga and Tamara Torres†
When “The Crue” was first announced, The weather in Lucarellic said in a statement: “I debuted my first play, ‘Doctor Zomba’s Ghost Show’on the 2018 Hollywood Fringe fest to a sold-out run. I am so excited to return to the Zoom fest for my directorial debut with ‘The Crue’† Considering that MÖTLEY arose from the same streets of Hollywood that are now the… Hollywood Fringe fest, it feels like the perfect place to do it.
“If All People Remember” MOTLEY CRUE because it’s the typical party band that used a lot of drugs and had a lot of sex, that would be a shame, because there was so much more going on,” he continued. “I’ve been a fan of this band all my life since I met them before first saw live in 1984. This piece is my attempt to show them as more than just one-dimensional caricatures and show the world why they mean so much to so many.”
He added: “The casting of Ryan Ruffing if Nikki Sixx was a real coup. Nikki was the brains behind the band, and Ryan perfectly captures the determined intensity it took to create MOTLEY CRUE so wildly successful, the brilliance of his creative vision and the dark side of his self-destructive nature.”
Nikki Sixx photo credit: Jason Shaltz by SiriusXM