Motley Crue is apparently experiencing a surge in sales of downloads, streams and books following last month's premiere on Netflix of the band biopic The Dirt.

Songs by the Crue were streamed 73.8 million times on Spotify and played nearly 30 million times at Apple Music, a spike of 599% on Spotify and 1,081% on Apple Music, according to the band's management. Song sales also surged, with iTunes reporting 176,008 purchases, or a 1,330% rise when compared to the average 27-day period in the previous 12 months.

Drummer Tommy Lee remarked, "We knew the Motley Crue fans, who had made The Dirt book a New York Times bestseller, would be keen to see the movie after hearing it was coming for the past 15 years, but we weren't expecting the new younger audience reaction to the movie and the music."

Guitarist Mick Mars told us a while back that personality has a lot to do with the Crue's appeal: "I think it's something to do with the music, but I think it's just the charisma, like what the (Rolling) Stones have or like Aerosmith has or like Kiss has or like the Beatles had. It's the charisma of the four people together and, like, the music's OK and it comes in and it's a vital part of everything, but it's just like seeing that together, you know what I mean?"

Motley Crue, who officially retired as a full-time touring act in 2015, did record four new tracks for the soundtrack of The Dirt, including the title track and a cover of Madonna's "Like A Virgin." The band has no plans at the moment to break its word that it would never tour again.