The world’s most notorious rock band, Mötley Crüe, is celebrating the 30th anniversary of their landmark album Dr. Feelgood.
The 30 year old album features chart-topping singles including Kickstart My Heart, Without You, Don’t Go Away Mad (Just Go Away) and Same Ol’ Situation (S.O.S.), making it the band’s biggest album to date. The record has sold more than six million copies in the U.S. alone going 6x platinum, is certified 3x platinum in Canada, Gold in the UK and in Switzerland and spent 109 weeks on the Billboard 200 chart, peaking at #1.
The band also earned Grammy nominations for Dr. Feelgood (1990) and Kickstart My Heart (1991) in the Best Rock Performance category and won Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal album for the record at the American Music Awards (1991).
In addition to being the biggest album of the band’s career, Dr. Feelgood has had a tremendous effect on pop culture. Inspired by near-death overdose of Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx, the autobiographical Kickstart My Heart dives into the band’s sobriety.
Nikki Sixx: “After feeling robbed of a #1 album with Girls Girls Girls, the band was hell-bent on topping ourselves on every level. Bringing in Bob Rock to produce and push us musically and lyrically was just what the doctor ordered…..The band was clean, lean and sober and this album has some of our proudest work.”
On 20 December, a 30th Anniversary edition is being released featuring new vinyl packaging as well as a deluxe edition including coloured vinyl, three 7” picture discs, a bag, and more.