In the beginning there was the Motley House, crawling with cockroaches and rats, beer cans piled on the porch so high they threatened to spill into the house every time you opened the door. "That place gave birth to Motley Crue," the band recalls in The Dirt: The Autobiography of Motley Crue. After the record contract, they write, "like a pack of mad dogs we abandoned the bitch, leaving with enough reckless, aggravated testosterone to spawn a million bastard embryo metal bands." Crue members Tommy Lee, Mick Mars, Vince Neil and Nikki Sixx also team up with New York Times music writer Neil Strauss to tell the story of their band's rise to phenomenal success: their tours, friendships, alcohol and drug problems, music, influence and, above all, girls. No heavy metal fan will want to be without this crude, honest chronicle.
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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.
Mötley Crüe was the voice of a barely pubescent Generation X, the anointed high priests of backward-masking pentagram rock, pioneers of Hollywood glam, and the creators of MTV's first "power ballad." Their sex lives claimed celebrities from Heather Locklear to Pamela Anderson to Donna D'Errico. Their scuffles involved everyone from Axl Rose to 2LiveCrew. Their hobbies have included collecting automatic weapons, cultivating long arrest records, pushing the envelope of conceivable drug abuse, and dreaming up backstage antics that would make Ozzy Osbourne blanch with modesty.
Provocatively written and brilliantly designed, this book includes over 100 photos, many never before published, for the most exciting and insightful look ever into the Crüe.See all Editorial Reviews
Made me love Motley Crue even more!!! I recommend reading to all if you are a Crue fan!!! Could not put it down!!!!Published 2 days ago by Tara Mobley
Gritty, hard ,well written enjoyed it enough to read it again. I had the Hardback when it first came out. Thought since this is the RIP tour Would revisit, glad I didPublished 2 days ago by cabinetman
While reading this book, I just couldn't believe that all these guys are still alive & kicking AND touring right now. Read morePublished 3 days ago by TRKRGAL
First band memoir I've read cover to cover but won't be the last. I love the format where every player tells a first person account of what is happening at a given time. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Financial Guru
I have a new perspective of what Motley had to go through in their young lives, and how they dealt with it as young men and adults. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Heidi
Great read for anyone who is into music. Especially if you are a fan of the Crüe. Hard to believe this band is still together after all these years, and all the troubles.Published 7 days ago by Jaime
Fun, quick read about one of the most hedonistic metal bands of all time. I liked the story told from multiple perspectives.Published 17 days ago by C. Harrison