Producer HOWARD BENSON On Music For MÖTLEY CRÜE’s ‘The Dirt’ Movie
Are you excited for Mötley Crüe’s “The Dirt – Confessions Of The World’s Most Notorious Rock Band” movie? Billboard recently interviewed producer Howard Benson about his work on the music: “I had the greatest time ever doing that” he said.
“Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa” director Jeff Tremaine is making the movie (which will be released via Netflix).
Benson said, “I haven’t done that many films but I loved the process. You had to be on your A-game the whole time. You’re constantly going back and forth between the music supervisors, the director, the producers; you have to make changes on the fly. I would do it again in a second. The secret weapon we found was this kid named Timmy [Craven]; he was the lead singer of a band called Mötley Crüe Inc., which is a Mötley Crüe cover band. I think the supervisors found him. He’s an LAPD underwater rescue guy. He’s like six-four; he could break you into pieces. And then he opens his mouth and he’s Vince Neil.”
There’s four new Crüe songs for “The Dirt” movie!
Do you think the new music will live up to expectations?