Machine Gun Kelly Uses Backing Tracks In Motley Crue Video?


Popular rapper Machine Gun Kelly, whose real name is Colson Baker recently joined Motley Crue on stage on June 16 at Hellfest in Clisson, France to perform the single “The Dirt (Est. 1981) (feat. Machine Gun Kelly).” Fan-filmed video can be seen below. Some fans are speculating that backing tracks were used.

“The Dirt (Est. 1981)” was one of four songs Motley Crue recorded for the soundtrack to the film adaptation of its biography, “The Dirt – Confessions Of The World’s Most Notorious Rock Band”.

During an appearance on Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones’s radio show, “Jonesy’s Jukebox”, on the 95.5 KLOS radio station, Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx said about how “The Dirt (Est. 1981)” came about:

“We were in New Orleans. That’s where we filmed most of the movie. And we were flying back, and I was flying with Tommy [Lee, drums]… And I said, ‘Let’s write some music.’ And I didn’t think we would ever do anything again together besides this movie — we kind of called it a day.

And I had about seven, eight songs I had been working on — not for Motley Crue. I was working with John 5 [then-Rob Zombie guitarist]. We were just writing music. So I had these ideas. And Tommy said he had a bunch of ideas. And Mick Mars [guitar] had some ideas. And we just started kind of putting them together. And we ended up with nine songs all called ‘The Dirt’. And by the time we figured out which ones we loved, we were down to three songs, and this song ended up being the one we chose for the first single.”