As fans get ready for the new Mötley Crüe trailer for The Dirt (Check back here to watch the official trailer later today) we’ve already had a glimpse of what to expect from the film. Once known as the most dangerous band in the world, Mötley Crüe have lived it all, drugs, sex, partying, and even death. Bass player Nikki Sixx overdosed twice due to his heroin addiction and was declared dead before being revived by LA paramedics.

The Dirt will also show a darker side to the bands history, a side that landed Vince Neil in jail for manslaughter.

In 1984 during one, Finnish hard rock band Hanoi Rocks were set to join Mötley Crüe for two intimate concerts in Los Angeles. Both gigs sold out in less than 20 minutes as crazed fans tried desperately to get a glimpse of their new rock and roll heroes.

Members of Hanoi Rocks, including drummer, Nicholas "Razzle" Dingley, went to Vince’s house on Redondo Beach to party and live the rock star lifestyle. Amongst others, the group indulged in copious amounts of alcohol and drugs.

After running out of alcohol, Neil decided to drive to a local liquor store with Razzle where he lost control of his vehicle in a head on collision with another automobile. Razzle was killed instantly and two other people suffered brain damage.

Neil was charged with vehicular manslaughter and driving under the influence of alcohol. In July 1986, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Edward Hinz, Jr. sentenced Neil to 30 days in jail, five years probation, $2.6 million in restitution to the victims of the crash and 200 hours of community service. Neil got out of jail in 15 days for good behavior; Mötley Crüe dedicated their third studio album.

This appears to be documented in The Dirt as seen in the new Netflix teaser trailer. The Dirt is set to be released March 22nd 2019 on streaming service Netflix.

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