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Album: Dr. FeelgoodReleased: 1989Charted:
This song is about Nikki Sixx' revival. One day Sixx literally died and when paramedics arrived they shot him with Adrenaline as a last ditch effort to save him, so the Adrenaline "kickstarted" his heart!
This also deals with the band's newfound sobriety during the songwriting process and on stage. The rush they used to get from drugs they were now getting in other, more natural ways.
Bassist Nikki Sixx told Rolling Stone: "That was a song I had written very quickly and had brought into rehearsal. I thought it was a throwaway, something that would belong on Too Fast For Love. It just really took on a life of its own and fit on the album a lot better than it should."
Mötley Crüe appeared in a commercial for the Kia Optima
that ran during the 2012 Super Bowl. In the ad, they are performing this song in a really awesome dream; Ariana Lima and Chuck Liddell also appear. The concept is that the vehicle is the only thing you can dream of that is attainable in your waking hours.
The song soundtracked a 2014 commercial for the Dodge Charger
. Dodge also acted as the presenting sponsor of Mötley Crüe's The Final Tour
, which kicked off in Grand Rapids at Van Andel Arena on July 2, 2014.