Saints Of Los Angeles

Album: Saints of Los Angeles (2008)

Songfacts®:

  • Motley Crue released this through the video game Rock Band simultaneously with its single release. They were the first band to release a brand new single through a music video game.
  • The track features backing vocals from Josh Todd (Buckcherry), Jacoby Shaddix (Papa Roach), James Michael (Sixx:A.M) and Chris Brown (Trapt).
  • Saints of Los Angeles was Motley Crue's first studio album since 2000's New Tattoo. The band's last studio effort with all of its original members was 1997's Generation Swine.
  • The album follows the story of the band's best-selling 2001 autobiography The Dirt. Bassist Nikki Sixx told the Rolling Stone in April 2008: "Mick Mars and I started writing about four months ago. I had done a record with James Michael and DJ Ash for my side project, and we had such an amazing chemistry together that me and Mick and James and DJ were just on a songwriting mission from hell. It was amazing. We brought in another friend called Marty Frederickson. Doing the whole Heroin Diaries project (2007 Sixx:A.M album) really helped me to focus on a specific issue. Like, instead of writing a love song, make it about a moment. Make it about the kiss. So for this, what we really wanted to do is tke the concept of the autobiography, The Dirt, and make it into songs. I was really trying lyrically to do that, and to work so closely with Mick and really develop the phenomenal songs working with James and Marty and DJ Ash."
  • According to data provided by the band's management, the track was downloaded more than 47,000 times via the X Box game Rock Band in its first week of release. Meanwhile the digital only single received slightly more than 10,000 downloads in its debut week. This was a large discrepancy between the two formats and commentators made the point that this could be a sign of things to come.

Comments: 2

  • Anna from Myrtle Beach, ScThis is on rock band??
  • Caleb from Nashville, Tni played this song on rock band and i've listened to it what a great freaking song!! the crue is back!! and here to stay!
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