30th Anniversary of DR. Feelgood 9/5/19

Motley Crue will celebrate the 30th anniversary of its 1989 album Dr. Feelgood by reissuing the disc on November 29th. The anniversary edition will feature the original album along with studio demos. The deluxe edition will include the LP on “coke bottle green” vinyl, CD, three seven-inch picture discs, a doctor’s bag, a prescription notepad, a deck of playing cards, a pair of drumstick pens, pin badges and guitar picks.

Originally released on September 1st, 1989, Dr. Feelgood reached Number One on the Billboard 200 chart and sold more than seven million copies worldwide. The title track was one of five hit singles take from the album, earning the band its first Grammy nomination for Best Hard Rock Performance. A later single, “Kickstart My Heart,” was nominated in the same category in 1990.

Bassist Nikki Sixx said, “After feeling robbed of a Number One album with (1987’s) 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.”

Drummer Tommy Lee told us that making the album was one of the best experiences of the band’s career: [“It’s a great record. The vibe was cool. Aerosmith was recording next door, I think they were working on Pump, and it was just like that the energy was incredible. And we just like all went and focused, nobody was distracted, you know how that goes, and it was just one of those good times.”] SOUNDCUE (:13 OC: . . . those good times.)

Motley Crue has been largely inactive since 2015, when the band embarked on what was billed as its final world tour. However, the film adaptation of the band’s biography, The Dirt, premiered earlier this year on Netflix and featured four newly recorded songs by the group.

Story source: press release


  • Motley Crue is releasing a 30th anniversary edition of its 1989 album Dr. Feelgood on November 29th.
  • The set will come with the complete LP, studio demos and other assorted goodies and memorabilia.
  • The album debuted at Number One and has sold more than seven million copies worldwide.