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HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 18: (L-R) Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx, Mick Mars and Tommy Lee of Motley Crue arrive at the premiere of Netflix's "The Dirt" at ArcLight Hollywood on March 18, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Just like Queen with Bohemian Rhapsody, Motley Crue is experiencing a big bump in streams and downloads thanks to the release of The Dirt on Netflix.

Per Deadline, the Crue’s music has seen their Spotify streams go up 570%, while their streams on Apple Music have gone up 900%. Apple iTunes downloads have also gone up a whopping 2,027%. Deezer users have also provided for a streaming increase of 669%. On top of that, copies of ‘The Dirt’ book have led to the memoir topping Amazon’s music book chart.

All of this is happening while the film has been panned by a majority of critics while being well received by fans. Currently on Rotten Tomatoes, The Dirt has a 42% rating from critics compared to its 85% “audience score” rating.

Regardless of what the critics think, The Dirt has been a welcome success for the band and making it blatantly clear that there are two ways to increase catalog numbers: Either release a popular biopic or die. Hopefully, more of the former happens and not the latter. I doubt anyone has the strength to deal with another 2016.


Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.

Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.