- Hardcover: 320 pages
- Publisher: Grand Central Publishing; 1 edition (September 23, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0446548049
- ISBN-13: 978-0446548045
- Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 1.2 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 143 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #434,316 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Tattoos & Tequila: To Hell and Back with One of Rock's Most Notorious Frontmen Hardcover – September 23, 2010
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From Publishers Weekly
Like so many rock stars who survive into their 40s, Mötley Crüe front man Neil has produced an autobiography. Raised in Compton, Calif., just as gangs were starting to take over, Neil turned multiracial good looks and a bad attitude into a career singing for the leading hair band of the 1980s. Mötley Crüe embraced the values of rock star excess and garnered fame as much for their drunken exploits as for their music. In one grim episode, an inebriated Neil crashed his Ford Pantera into a Volkswagen, killing his passenger and critically injuring two others. Later, Neil was ejected from the band but eventually returned. Today, he lives in Vegas, making music and running several businesses, including a chain of tattoo parlors. Neil makes no pretense of being thoughtful or reflective, but with Sager's help he's done a more than adequate job of representing himself. Much is said about all the women he's had, all the drugs he's done, all the nice cars he's owned, and all the celebrities he's met. Yet within the rock-star braggadocio lies an entertaining story of a handsome, insecure guy with a lot of energy who got really lucky. Interviews with friends, business associates, and ex-wives bring much-needed depth to the narrative. To his credit, Neil deals honestly with the suffering he's caused.
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About the Author
Vince Neil has been the frontman of Mötley Crüe for the past thirty years. He lives in Las Vegas and San Francisco with his wife.
Top customer reviews
I only gave it 3 stars because there is not one damn picture in the kindle version. Had I known that before, or knew how to confirm that before I would have purchased the actual book instead.
Otherwise a good book
I was wrong.
The book starts out interesting with information about his childhood, and the rise of Motley Crue. Nothing I haven't heard before, but it still managed to grab my interest. But after that it goes downhill fast.
Halfway through the book the tone changes. Where the first half was filled with a story, the 2nd half of the book is nothing but what girls he slept with, what cars he owned, and to mix things up what girls were in which cars. Nothing but meaningless fluff.
This book is mainly an ego trip where he can boast and brag about which playboy/strippers/models he shared the bed with. You will end up with a book that is 1/3 of the pages if you take all this stuff out.
Towards the end I didn't even bother reading anymore what fling he had during which event/tour, I just let my eye scan the page fast until I found something worth reading.