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The Dirt - Motley Crue : Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band - Neil Strauss

The Dirt - Motley Crue

Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band

By: Neil Strauss, Tommy Lee (As told to), Mick Mars (As told to), Vince Neil (As told to), Nikki Sixx (As told to)

Paperback Published: 26th February 2003
ISBN: 9780060989156
Number Of Pages: 448

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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.

Motley Crue 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 Crue.

About the Author

Mötley Crüe is Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil, Mick Mars, and Tommy Lee. Multiplatinum recording artists, international rock stars, and legendary raconteurs, Mötley Crüe defined a generation.


Fun read


Basically what I thought it would be. Adventures through the world of rock'n'roll excess and the rise and fall of The Crue.

Newcastle, Australia




Easy to read, Hard to put down. I finished it so quickly that I had to read it again. It's so interesting and entertaining. I couldn't stop laughing at the outrageous debautchery of Crüe.

Perth, WA


Fantastically shocking & revealing


How are these guys still alive? A must read for all fans.

Melbourne, AU


The Dirt - Motley Crue

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
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 Cr e," the band recalls in The Dirt: The Autobiography of Motley Cr e. 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." Cr e 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. ( May 22) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

ISBN: 9780060989156
ISBN-10: 0060989157
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: 26th February 2003
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.6  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.69
Edition Type: New edition