The most influential, enduring, and iconic metal band of the 1980's reveals everything a tell–all of epic proportions.
This unbelievable autobiography explores the rebellious lives of four of the most influential icons in American rock history.
Motley Crue was the voice of a barely pubescent Generation X, the anointed high priests of backward–masking pentagram rock, pio...more
4pm. Neck started hurting. Took huge amounts of cocaine, bottle of Alleve, 5th of Jack, decided reading in bed wasn't the best thing for my posture.
4:15pm. Went crazy, destroyed hotel room, terrified groupies in varying stages of dress, played rock show.
6pm. Was woken up, informed previous rock show was in head by manager, told had to go to real rock show later. Read more book.
8pm. Arrived @ show. Drank 2 more bottles of Jack, took huge amounts o ...more
this book is like that, only now i'm 25, and this book is friggin DIRTY. i kind of feel like i'm writing a review for soft porn right ...more
I loved this book. We read books to escape, and this book had me leave my world and be a cliche rock star in the hair metal 80s. It's not about liking hair metal, and it's not about liking rock, and it's not even about Motley Crue (who I knew nothing about at the start of this adventure). It's about what drives people, how lives intersect, and about page-turnin ...more
If it was written in the 80s, it would probably have bee ...more
I will admit to never having been a huge fan of Motley Crue, or hair metal in general. I could take or leave Warrant, Poison, Ratt, et cetera. I originally picked this book up because I had heard that its storytelling was both disgusting and delig ...more
Told through chapters by the five band members (Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee, Mick Mars, classic vocalist Vince Neil, and his temporary replacement John Corabi), plus a handful of interviews with producers, ex-managers, and the head of the band's former label, the book careens from the bandmates' dysfu ...more
Tommy Lee, Mick Mars, Vince Neil and Nikki Sixx, notoriously known as Motley Crue, tell all in this wild ride through the band's history. Replete with drugs, sex, alcohol, addiction, ratted hair, playmates, hookers, incarceration, death, and plenty of Jack Daniels, no topic is sacred. Decadence at its finest.
Appeals: getting the gossip from ...more
So I was quite surprised to learn (in 2000) they were writing a book with New York Times music critic Neil Strauss. I was a big fan of Strauss and his writing. And the unlikely venture piqued my interest.
When I discovered the format of the book involved each member of the band individually telling his version of what happened -- and that each of the four versions would then ...more
This was most certainly an interesting read, but I probably shouldn't have read this--anyone who thinks they like these guys shouldn't read it IMO. No, not because they aren't role models or any such thing as that, but just because they're not that bright (on ANY level). Personal philosophies such as "curly haired people aren't cool" or "Ebola killed the dinosaurs" and "the Titanic was under secret orders to crash." Really? I mean really? This is the level you guys think on? Give me a fre ...more
The results aren't pretty, but they are entertaining and appalling at the same time. Like a horrific traffic accident, you will not be able to look away.
However, at the heart of these cautionary tales, there is the element of struggle at every level. Struggle with poverty and irrelevance as youths, struggle with personal demons of insecurity, abuse as a result of ...more
This is their biography. Each chapter is written by a different bandmember or manager. Takes us from the beginning to the latest and they don't pull any punches. This is the band ...more
A really good read on the more lighter side for me, I enjoyed it immensely, this book had me in tears from both sadness and hilarity (The tour with Ozzy Osbourne...that chapter had me laughing so hard that my stomach hurt). Then jump to the chapter that Vince wrote about dealing with the loss of his daughter was incredibly well written and truly de ...more
No. I = gullible.
They do nothing but go into extreme detail about how many women they've screwed, how much money they've blown, and how many ounces of whatever a day they snorted, injected, drank, smoked...
The only funny thing is watching every single member of that band blame every bad marriage they've had entirely on their wives. Now THAT ...more
For anyone who's interested in ...more
That quote says it all. I am an unapologetic 80's hard rock fan. But not the worlds biggest Crüe fanatic, having always preferred Van Halen. However this is easily one of the best rock bios out there. The tales are so outlandish and the culprits, not nearly smart enough to have made them up, ring completely true. A must read for anyone interested in what is probably in 2014 an outdated lifestyle of groupies, drugs an ...more