If I Die Tomorrow

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"If I Die Tomorrow"
Single by Mötley Crüe
from the album Red, White & Crüe
Released 2005
Format CD
Genre Heavy metal
Length 3:46
Label Universal Records
Writer(s) Simple Plan, Nikki Sixx
Producer(s) Bob Rock
Mötley Crüe singles chronology
" New Tattoo"
(2001)
"If I Die Tomorrow"
(2005)
"Sick Love Song"
(2005)

"If I Die Tomorrow" is a song by the American heavy metal band Mötley Crüe released on their 2005 compilation album Red, White & Crüe. The song was one of the new songs recorded by Mötley Crüe for the album and the single charted at number 4 on the Mainstream rock charts.[1]

Composition[edit]

Originally written by the Canadian pop punk band Simple Plan, "If I Die Tomorrow" was left off their 2004 album Still Not Getting Any... as the band did not feel that it fit in with the rest of the album.[2] After finishing work with Simple Plan, producer Bob Rock brought the song to Mötley Crüe knowing that they were looking to record new material to include on their new compilation album. After hearing the song, Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx made several lyrical and music changes to it before the band recorded it.[2]

Music video[edit]

A video was made to promote the single, which featured each one of the band members, which includes Sixx, vocalist Vince Neil, drummer Tommy Lee and guitarist Mick Mars each individually in a nightmarish scene from their past. Sixx's scene shows him overdosing on heroin; Neil killing his friend, Razzle from Hanoi Rocks; Mars in a hospital bed, battling Ankylosing spondylitis; and Lee, in prison. Also starred actress April Scott.[3]

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Billboard singles chart history- Motley Crue". 
  2. ^ a b Bliss, Karen. Dec 15, 2004. Simple Plan Pen Crue Tune. Rolling Stone. Retrieved on January 2, 2007.
  3. ^ Odell, Michael. Mar 2005. "Twilight of the Gods". Blender. Retrieved on January 2, 2007.