The Dirt: Confessions Of The World's Most Notorious Rock Band
Whiskey and porn stars, hot reds and car crashes, black leather and high heels, overdoses and death. This is the life of Mötley Crüe, the heaviest drinking, hardest fighting, most oversexed and arrogant band in the world. Their unbelievable exploits are the stuff of rock 'n' roll legend. They nailed the hottest chicks, started the bloodiest fights, partied with the biggest...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
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
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
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
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
All glam bands were known for deviance and excess, but Motley Crue real...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
This book was terrific. I enjoyed it so much, I've read it three times, and each time, I've caught something I didn't really "get" the first few times around.
The four members of Motley Crue, along with others who worked with/for them through the years, write this book together. Each person gets their own chapters, which works wonderfully. We get to hear their stories in their own voices - and it really gets amusing when they're telling t...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
Motley Crue is an American hard rock band that formed in 1982. In Motley Crue: The Dirt - Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band, each of the four band members tells his story beginning from thier childhood through thier time with the band. It was about sex, drugs and rock 'n roll, but you also get to see another side to these guys.
When Nikki S...more
Written by all the membe...more
There aren't any bands in the world that compare to the hard-core nature of Motley Crue. An autobiography of the band with the ups and downs of the band, encounters with the law, and many other events that occurred off stage.
Finally, an autobiography of a band. Recently I've been listening to bass solos, and I happened to come across the name, Nikki Six, Motley Crue's bassist, and founder. When I wa...more
There are so many women in this book, but none of them really has a voice. The only exception is a short interview with record company big shot Sylvia Rhone, a woman who, according to Nikki Sixx, "did not necessarily comprehend the deep...more
Mötley Crüe is without a doubt one of the definitive bands of the 80s hair metal craze, and although their music career has had its ups and downs, they, for better or for worse, completely embodied the sex, drugs and rock n roll philosophy of their genre.
"For better or for worse" might be the keyword for their notorious autobiography, "The Dirt," which gets up-close-and-personal with Vince, Nikki, Tommy and Mick in their highest highs and lowest lows.
Co-authored and edited by Neil Strauss, th...more
The thing that I really lik...more
While it's not difficult to guess what you're getting into before you even open this book, there's a serious part to it that took me by surprise. Long after the drug-addled days of booze and babes, the four Crue kids hit hard times in their adulthood, taking on personal battles including struggling wi...more