Motley Crüe’s theme song for the horror-thriller film The Retaliators has just arrived. Nikki Sixx, the bassist for the band, stated in a press release that the soundtrack would increase the band’s fan base due to their new direction. In addition to the albums they produce, bands also demonstrate their creative abilities through literature, film, and television. In 2001, Motley Crüe released ‘The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band,’ detailing the band’s formation, early days, career peak, and highs and lows. The 2019 release of the biopic ‘The Dirt’ based on the book followed. The band recorded a number of new songs for the film’s soundtrack. “The Retaliators Theme (21 Bullets)” was composed by Nikki Sixx and Sixx:James A.M.’s Michael and performed by Motley Crüe for the film “The Retaliators.” The song also features Asking Alexandria, Ice Nine Kills, and From Ashes to New, in addition to Motley Crüe.
While the movie will be released in theaters on September 14, 2022, the theme song has just been uploaded to YouTube. Nikki Sixx stated in a press release that working on the theme song for a horror film was an exciting experience. The bassist explained that it was his first time writing for a film of this genre, so the process was distinct from writing for ‘The Dirt.’ Sixx is excited to collaborate with talented musicians he has never worked with before. The bassist believes that it will broaden their audience, while he also anticipates that their longtime fans will enjoy the song.
Here is what Nikki Sixx had to say about composing the score: “It was inspiring to compose a new theme song for a horror film. This was my first time writing for a horror-thriller film, and it led me in a different direction than my first theme song, Motley Crue’s “The Dirt (1981).” I collaborated with some outstanding new artists to develop a new sound that would attract new fans to Motley Crüe. I had a lot of fun writing it, and I believe our fans will enjoy it as well!” The theme song featuring Motley Crüe can be heard below.
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