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The Dirt: Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band Kindle Edition
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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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Whiskey and porn stars, hot reds and car crashes, black leather and high heels, overdoses and death. This is the life of Mötley Crüe, the heaviest drinking, hardest fighting, most oversexed and arrogant band in the world. Their unbelievable exploits are the stuff of rock 'n' roll legend. They nailed the hottest chicks, started the bloodiest fights, partied with the biggest drug dealers, and got to know the inside of every jail cell from California to Japan. They have dedicated an entire career to living life to its extreme, from the greatest fantasies to the darkest tragedies. Tommy married two international sex symbols; Vince killed a man and lost a daughter to cancer; Nikki overdosed, rose from the dead, and then OD'd again the next day; and Wick shot a woman and tried to hang his own brother. But that's just the beginning. Fueled by every drug they could get their hands on and obscene amounts of alcohol, driven by fury and headed straight for hell, Mötley Crüe raged through two decades, leaving behind a trail of debauched women, trashed hotel rooms, crashed cars, psychotic managers, and broken bones that has left the music industry cringing to this day. All these unspeakable acts, not to mention their dire consequences, are laid bare in The Dirt.
Here -- directly from Nikki, Vince, Tommy, and Mick -- is the unexpurgated version of the whole glorious, gut-wrenching story. In these pages, published for the first time anywhere, are Tommy Lee's letters to Pamela Anderson from prison: Mick's confession to having an incurable disease that is slowly killing him; Vince's experience burying his own daughter -- and the train wreck that his life became afterward; and Nikki's anguished struggle to deal with an entire life fueled by anger over his childhood abandonment, his discovery of the family he never knew he had -- and his subsequent loss of them. And all of it accompanied by scores of rare, never-before-published photographs, mug shots, and handwritten lyrics. No one is spared. Not David Lee Roth, Ozzy Osbourne, Vanity, Aerosmith, Heather Locklear, AC/DC, Lita Ford, Iron Maiden, Pamela Anderson, Guns N' Roses, Donna D'Errico, RATT, or those two girls from Dallas, Texas.
Make no mistake about it: these guys are geniuses. They invented glam metal and then left it in the dust; sold more than forty million albums from Shout at the Devil to Dr. Feelgood; toured the world dozen times and have the scars to prove it it; and maintained a rabid following in an era of throwaway pop stars. Mötley Crüe has done nothing less than tattoo the psyche of the entire MTV generation. They are the ultimate rock 'n' roll band. And if you don't believe it, read The Dirt. You don't know what decadence is...--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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.
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.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
- ASIN : B00JOFS5BS
- Publisher : Dey Street Books (July 1 2014)
- Language : English
- File size : 13460 KB
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- Print length : 607 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #43,847 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- #46 in Music Biography eBooks
- #46 in Composer & Musician Biographies (Kindle Store)
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Reviewed in Canada on February 3, 2021
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Recommend to anyone who loves the Crue!! Awesome book to read!!
Wait for the cog analogy, its superb.
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You might remember Motley Crue, although it’s likely to be for their non musical activities rather than such classics as Girls Girls Girls. This book starts well in dealing with how the Banana Splits met, each member giving their view of how things unfolded. It works and is entertaining - as kids the Splits had it tough and went through various travails until the final line up was established. You get lots of extraneous tips, like if you’ve been out fooling around with a girl and don’t want your other half to know then wrapping your member in a kebab gets rid of the smell of female. Class.
A pivotal moment is when the Splits spend time with Van Halen’s high prince, David Lee Roth. You sense that our boys see DLR as the measure for their future aspirations although in the Splits case they’ll amp DLR up to 11. As an example, we’re regaled with a tale of a hotel jape in which a woman has a telephone inserted in her following which the Splits telephone room service. How we laughed as the boys shout in the phone while struggling to hear what the person on the front desk is saying. The woman into whom the telephone was inserted was laughing though, so that’s OK. It’s not in any way exploitative or abusive. Later, one of the Splits has a swimming pool built in the shape of that part of a woman’s anatomy. I was kind of disappointed that he didn’t have a water slide added in the shape of a phone.
The Banana Splits are soon on the cusp of world domination including a trip to the UK. Here one of the Splits rubs up against some established UK act. It might have been Deputy Dawg, I can’t recall. Anyway, the Split concerned beds the unfortunate Dawgs wife. Take that Deputy Dawg and move over, the new cartoon characters are in town!
Unfortunately things unravel in somewhat catastrophic style. One night the Splits are hosting the Scooby Doo crew. The booze soon runs out so Drooper takes a Banana Buggy downtown to pick up more supplies. He takes Scooby with him. It’s been raining and on the way back Drooper takes a bend at speed, looses control and hits a vehicle coming in the opposite direction. The young couple in the other vehicle suffer life changing injuries. Drooper also knows that he’s killed Scooby when he sees the collar with ‘SD’ in the road. It’s a disaster, not least because Drooper could be personally liable. Not to worry though, one of the army of smooth talking lawyers spots that if the Splits were hosting the Scooby Doo crew then it’s in effect a ‘work’ meeting so the bands insurance will pay off any costs. Phew, close call or what.
The financial needs of the injured couple are met and that’s the last we hear of them. No visits, no calls to ask ‘how are Ya doing’, no real contrition. Just collateral damage in the quest for self gratification. Drooper is pretty cut up about Scooby’s death though, along with the inevitable jail term this could entail. Again the smooth talking lawyers demonstrate their worth and get Drooper a reduced sentence on condition he goes around schools saying ‘hey kids, don’t do drugs’. Or something like that.
Poor old Drooper does have to do time though. The other three Splits pay little heed to this and visit only rarely resulting in much ‘woe is me’ baloney from Drooper. Boo hoo, or not. The remaining splits have their own problems to cope with. Bingo has an unfortunate propensity for getting loaded and spending the night in lap dance/ strip joints. Here he’ll meet a woman, usually a porn star with her own issues. They hook up, get married the next day and then divorce three weeks later on the grounds of the femme being a psycho. This happens several times - I was under the impression that doing the same thing over again and expecting a different result is a sign of madness, but I could be wrong.
True love kind of wins out when Bingo scores a date with Pamela Anderson! Wow!! On the way to meet her Bingo calls at an adult store where he purchases various toys and lubes. Honestly, how many men on a first date think ‘I know what I’ll do to impress, I’ll turn up with a truck load of vibrators’. No, me neither. Anyway, Pammie isn’t phased and they get married, film the consummation following which it gets purloined and we know what happens next. Somewhat surprisingly the marriage doesn’t last ending in an array of guns being brandished and cops being called.
Running tandem to this the Splits have a deal with Elektra. Unfortunately said Elektra have noticed that each successive record sells significantly less than the one before and before you know it, the band are without a deal. This for me was the genuinely funny bit as it’s accompanied by more self pity than you can shake a stick at. The icing on the cake is the fact that the Elektra coup de grace is delivered by - wait for it - a woman! You can imagine the cat calling that accompanies that. Hilarious.
After this, the Banana Splits are reduced to playing a scout hut in Indiana and a phone box in Arkansas. Alas, they rally and pick up some more momentum.
These are shoddy people, excepting Mick Mars who spends much of the book on the periphery of the madness. At the end of it all it’s the two kids who were in that car crash I feel sorry for. Them, and the endless parade of women who fleetingly pass through the book. Maybe the band could have released a record and donated the proceeds to a women’s refuge or to those with injuries caused by others. But no, instead in 2003 they released a compilation album called ‘Music To Crash Your Car To’. Hilarious isn’t it?
Mötley Crüe have really lived it. The life.
They have done it all, seen it all - and sniffed it all.
It is a surprise that they are still going. At the time of writing this (September 2022), they are still touring and are currently in America.
However, it must be pointed out that some of what Mötley Crüe did in their time is sickening. Nikki Sixx and Tommy Lee raped a girl and she never pressed charges - and they never seemed to show a lot of remorse. I would have liked to see a little more reflective thinking in 'The Dirt'. As mentioned, a loved one of theirs may be reading, and I would not want to appear bad in front of somebody whom I cared about.
But the honesty, I must say, is refreshing. It is without a doubt the most honest autobiography I have ever read, and it seems to tell what happened exactly as it did without mincing words or making it seem as though they (the band) were in the right for their actions. For this reason, I must say that 'The Dirt' was quite pleasing to read. It was self-deprecating, rude and quite often hilarious - if only because it is impossible to believe what Tommy Lee, Mick Mars, Nikki Sixx and Vince Neill actually got up to as young(er) stars.
And I'm so glad that I did.
Amazing read of a rock band's life and debauched times...and a testament to the body and mind to survive. Just.
I like the way that the chapters are written... I can imagine that there is much that has not been included due to numerous reasons, which makes it even more jaw dropping.
I'm gonna miss reading it.
And no matter how outrageous you think your life has been, there's always someone who can top it...and I think these guys have. Completely.