The Dirt: Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band

The Dirt: Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band

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Celebrate thirty years of the world's most notorious rock band with the deluxe collectors' edition of The Dirt—the outrageous, legendary, no-holds-barred autobiography of Mötley Crüe. Fans have gotten glimpses into the band's crazy world of backstage scandals, celebrity love affairs, rollercoaster drug addictions, and immortal music in Mötley Crüe books like Tommyland and The Heroin Diaries, but now the full spectrum of sin and success by Tommy Lee, Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil, and Mick Mars is an open book in The Dirt. Even fans already familiar with earlier editions of the bestselling exposé will treasure this gorgeous deluxe edition. Joe Levy at Rolling Stone calls The Dirt "without a doubt . . . the most detailed account of the awesome pleasures and perils of rock & roll stardom I have ever read. It is completely compelling and utterly revolting."

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ISBN-13: 9781094017488
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 06/25/2019
Sales rank: 430,227
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 5.80(h) x 1.10(d)

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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.

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.

Born Frank Feranna, Nikki Sixx grew up in Seattle and moved to Los Angeles at the age of seventeen. There, in 1981, he became the bassist for Mötley Crüe, the legendary rock band he started with Vince Neil, Mick Mars, and Tommy Lee. Today he is the New York Times bestselling author of The Heroin Diaries and This Is Gonna Hurt, and a coauthor of the Mötley Crüe book, The Dirt. Nikki Sixx is also a nationally syndicated radio host of Sixx Sense, writer, artist, photographer, and still loyal member of the Crüe.

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.

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The Dirt: Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 190 reviews.
AdamGis More than 1 year ago
I was a Crue fan growing up as a kid, and fell out of them in later years. Later on, I always got the feeling that these guys were scumbags. After reading "The Dirt", my suspicions were confirmed. These guys ARE scumbags...just really interesting scumbags.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is narley. From the bands wild parties. To all the drugs, girls, and rock. This book tells all Motley Crues deepest secrets. Nikki Sixx had a drug over dose. It includes Tommy Lee's crazy ways. I have read this a couple times. this book reveals everything. This is one of the best bands and best story. I recommend this book to anyone who likes a incredible journey. I love the book. I Recommoend this to any one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this was a fun book with a lot of insite to songs and the band. I really liked the way they covered the same situation from each members point of view. I would highly recommend this book!
M-VanPort More than 1 year ago
Written as a collection of stories spanning the career of one of the most out of control bands ever, The Dirt, was amazingly enjoyable to read, covering everything from band member's humble beginnings, to outrageous tour stories, to Nikki Sixx dying (twice). This book was a no holds barred glimpse into the rock 'n' roll of days since passed. One notable aspect of the book is that while it is written as different stories, rather than one flowing story line, almost every one of these tales is told from multiple perspectives. This is something that I personally enjoyed, because more often than not, a different view on that story served to draw me as a reader deeper in. However this is at times also the book's downfall, as it can feel like the same thing is being rehashed over and over. In the end though, this small flaw can be forgiven simply because of the outrageousness of the narrative. I also feel as though The Dirt benefited from the fact that Neil Strauss co-wrote the book. To me this allowed for a well written piece, which because of Strauss' status as only a co-writer also let the story come from the mouths of those who lived it. Looking back on the book I find that there was never a time where I felt as though it wasn't worth reading, and as such would recommend this to all fans of rock 'n' roll.
jlp More than 1 year ago
This book is great as it is written by the band members themselves. By the end of the book you really get a good idea of what these people are really like. It's funny, gross, honest and sad. I enjoyed it.
NEAAAAA More than 1 year ago
This book takes you on a trip with Motely Crue from when they were just children practicing in garages to making it big. From the dirtiest parts to the most heart breaking parts of each member of the band. The story of this great band is told in detail from each band member; Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx, Mick Mars, and Tommy Lee. They started out playing at little clubs in L.A. and became one of the most notorious bands from that scene. The Crue lead a crazy lifestyle. It also talked about all the crude things the Crue did to groupies. Nikki shot up daily, Vince was an alcoholic, Mick nobody really knew what he did, and Tommy was like the little kid of the group. Tommy and Nikki together were like the terror twins. They wreaked havoc on everything in their path. The bands life was a constant party, which began digging them in a deep hole of hard drug addiction and alcohol addiction. After a horrible accident Vince was sent to rehab and practically alienated from the group. The band began acting hypocritical to Vince after rehab about his drinking and partying. It angered Vince until he left the band. And while separated from the band Vince went through many hard times with his wife they divorced and shortly after he lost his daughter to cancer. After the band lost Vince, horrible mud slinging occurred between the band and Vince. The Crue gets another lead singer and tries to continue on, but they hit rock bottom. Their music was no longer on the top of the charts, their record label tries to make them quit, and rehab. Tommy ended up going to jail because of problems between him and Pamela. People were no longer interested in the band; the band wasn't the real Motley Crue without Vince. And nobody wanted to see the new Crue. After awhile Vince joins back up with the band and they go on a sober tour, one thing the band never thought would happen. Tommy and Nikki continued argue and play dirty tricks on Vince. And Vince continued the same. Eventually the band went their separate ways and settled with their families. Overall I liked this book it was a big page-turner. And I can't stand reading. This book gave me a whole new view on one of my favorite 80's bands and the hard and dark times they experienced as a band. It gave me an insight on some of their songs. I think some of the things they did to people were very very crude, but I didn't expect much more from a band this big. They could get away with practically anything they wanted to. It's just wild from all the partying, concerts, drugs and overdoses I just wonder how these four men are still alive. I do suggest that if you are a rock lover or a Motley Crue fan, that you read this book. You'll love it, seriously.
Job-For-A-Rimboy More than 1 year ago
Motley Crue's The Dirt is a detailed autobiography of one the worlds most notorious rock bands. This book looks into the lives of all the band members at their best and worst times. See inside Tommy Lee and Pamela Anderson's marriage, Nikki Sixx struggling with the heroine addiction that killed him, Vince Neil dealing with his daughters' death from cancer, and Mick Mars discovering the disease that will haunt him for the rest of his life. Sex, Drugs and Rock N' Roll are definitely themes that are present in the book and is no better defined than that of Motley Crue.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Brutally honest book! Love it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Saw the movie first and it was really good. The book is even better :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A real page turner. As raunchy as they were bitd they were also human. This book highlights both. A must read for any Crue fan.
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Very good read. Obviously they have a persona that they still need to maintain, but reading this and watching the biopic has reignited my love for the Crue!
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Great read
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This book is a great read for a Crue fan.
sbenne3 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Who doesn't enjoy an autobiography ?? To say gritty would be a huge understatement. This book is a look into the life of a rock band that will forever alter my view on rock stars. Believe it or not, there are actually some very touching parts to the story. I felt connected to each of the band members for different reasons. I also enjoyed how they described the music industry based on the success of your most current project - inetersting. One of those books that I will list as a guilty pleasure and would not recommend to my mom !!!
KatherineGregg on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I was not a fan of Motley Crue before I read the book and I like them even less now. But read the book cover to cover I did. I read Nikki Sixx's Heroin Diaries earlier and thought it was interesting (I like reading about recovery). Sixx came off as intelligent and sympathetic. I take that all back now. The Dirt exposed the band members, with the exception of Mick Mars, as hedonistic, irresponsible, womanizing addicts. The thought of Vince Neil getting a little jail time for killing a passenger while driving drunk is beyond me. Sure, he seems sorry that he killed his buddy, but he continues to go on with life drinking alcoholically as though the jail sentence meant nothing. The degree of drinking, drugging, womanizing and just plain bad behavior was so out of control that it was difficult to read. But read I did. I used to work for Frederick's of Hollywood on Hollywood Boulevard back in the early 90s. Motley Crue girlfriends and wives (Pamela Anderson, Brandi Brandt) used to model for us and so the band would make their way into the corporate office for the photo shoots. I didn't pay much attention to them because I didn't like their music, image or reputation. I still don't but have some kind of weird fascination with them.
jennyl.keen on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book chronicles the members of Motley Crue before, during and after their hayday. Sex, drugs and rock and roll, with all the dirty details.I could not put it down. Prepare to be disgusted and enthralled.
she_climber on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I graduated High School in 1989 as a lover of metal and I grew up on Motley Crue and vaguely remember seeing them in concert at least once for Girls, Girls, Girls. This book was really interesting to find out all that was going on with the band while I was simply listening to the music. I enjoyed the format of the book in which band members each took on a chapter telling stories from their own point of view which was often in direct contradiction with the previous chapter shifting blame to another band member. This was a great way to be a voyeur into the world of Rock n¿ Roll and a fun departure from the types of books I normally read. It¿s made me enjoy some of the classic Cure songs that I have on my ipod so much more.
RockStarNinja on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
EXCELLENT!! I am a huge fan of Motley Crue so naturally I had to read the book and it is one of my all time favorites (I love it so much I my mom found my a 1st ed. hardcover for my b-day one year). Some of the best parts aren't what the band members said, but the outsiders who were looking in. That being said Mick Mars surprisingly had some of the funniest things to say. If you've got some spare time and want some light reading with a little insanity thrown in, grab yourself a copy.
drmarymccormack on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Wow! Pretty explicit and that makes it very interesting! The taco story was outrageous and so is the rest of this book. I grew up in the seventies and eighties and I remember their music but thet weren't really my thing. This book was still hard to put down.
DanaJean on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I'm totally traumatized.How do people live like this and continue to actually be alive? The Dirt is an autobiographical memoir of the rise, fall, rise, fall, fall, fall, fall of one of the biggest rock hair bands ever. Fascinating look into the world of entertainment, I was so disgusted and yet, I couldn't keep from reading it. Honest, brutal and downright pornographic, the level of depravity is beyond depravity. Even depravity is mortified! The fact that we get to see how a situation was viewed through different eyes is interesting--it makes one wonder how eyewitness accounts convict anybody when people perceive things so different. Of course, they view these situations through a thick layer of drugs and alcohol, so, their brains might not be functioning at top speed. Just sayin'. The look back at their childhoods was raw, poignant, emotional and again, honest.There was never a shortage of drugs, booze, sex, ass-kissing, yes-men and groupies--I was disappointed in the girls who gave of themselves and their dignity so willingly. How these women allowed these gnarly brats to humiliate them like trash is beyond my comprehension; their reminisces were the most horrifying and gross tales I have ever heard about what females will do to be with a man.If you would like to read an in-your-face account of what it's like to be a spoiled, catered to, rock star with egos beyond huge, this is your book. You might want to wear full body protection--just reading the book could transmit some goopy disease!Good book. Good luck. God speed. Yikes!
bookworm08 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I LOVED this book! It sucked me in from the very first page. I couldn't put it down.
worm on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Just as I had imagined this book is chock full of sex drugs and rock n roll -- and not without its reprocussions. A very entertaining read, even for non fans.