NOW A NETFLIX ORIGINAL MOVIE STARRING MACHINE GUN KELLY, DANIEL WEBBER, DOUGLAS BOOTH, AND IWAN RHEON, DIRECTED BY JEFF TREMAINE.
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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Brutally honest doesn’t even begin to describe this straight-from-the-horse’s-mouth account of Mötley Crüe’s journey from their rough-and-tumble days on L.A.’s Sunset Strip through their ’80s MTV superstardom to the inevitable flameout. Sometimes shocking, often hysterical, and always gripping, this oral history lets the band members tell their own salacious story in all its hedonistic glory. Sex, drugs, and rock ’n’ roll are portrayed in graphic detail, and the notorious hair-metal antiheroes come off just as raw, riotous, and unfiltered as their music. If the 2019 movie is half as wild as this book, look out!
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)
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I couldn’t recommend a biography any grated than this one. I love how the same experience is depicted in different people’s eyes.
Such a great book, I have read it many times. It's so well written and it grabs you from get go - you just can't put it down. True rock stars! Have been searching for this on iBooks forever and it's finally here! Can't wait to read it again!
Still a classic
The definitive rock memoir