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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 Product Description
I've read a lot of rock bios and hands down this is the best one. The multiple points of view portrayed by interviewing all the members of the band makes the story so much wholer. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Ian Milne
I've just finished the book. I bought it a few years ago, couldn't find the motivation to read it until this summer. As soon as I started it I couldn't put it down. Read morePublished 1 month ago by JSC
Excellent read, you really do get all the dirt !!! Can't wait for documentary to come out, one very satisfied Crue fan !!!Published 2 months ago by Rockstar
Arguably the most entertaining rock biography in the known universe.Published 4 months ago by patrak
Awesome! Definitely going to read it at least once a year! Crazy bastards!Published 4 months ago by Jason Regnier
WOW! WOW! Is all I can say. If you want to live vicariously through a hard rock and roll band without suffering the consequences of some foolish and stupid behavior…this is the... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Joker-scar
The best book ever! I'm not a super huge fan of motley crue, but reading about their rock band shannigans makes for an awesome read! Read morePublished 6 months ago by Karen Braybrook