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The Dirt - Motley Crue: Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band Hardcover – 10 May 2001

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  • Hardcover: 464 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins; First Edition edition (10 May 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060392886
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060392888
  • Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 3.2 x 23.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (161 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 769,245 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Ten years ago, Mötley Crüe's bestselling The Dirt—penned with rock chronicler extraordinaire Neil Strauss—set a new bar for rock 'n' roll memoirs. A genuine cultural phenomenon, this turbocharged blockbuster, with more than half a million copies in print, is now available in this deluxe, slipcased hardcover edition, timed to celebrate thirty wild years with rock's most infamous band.

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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.



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.

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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 17 Jun. 2005
Format: Paperback
Having never been a fan of Motley Crue (or Heavy Metal in general) I bought this book purely on the advice of the reviews, and I' so glad I did...........it really is a fantastic read (from hysterically funny to heartbreakingly sad and everything in-between) and almost impossible to put down. I'm still not a Motley Crue fan, but I am a fan of books about bands and music in general, and this is one of the best I've read. Its rock 'n' roll debauchery in the written form, and I'm amazed they manage to remember half the stuff they did considering their levels drug and alcohol consumption. I wanted the read to go on forever and I was gutted to finish it, and now I'm desperately searching for something equally as good to start.......but I fear I wont find anything this entertaining for some time.
If you like books of this genre, do yourself a favour and get hold of a copy. You really don't have to like the music to enjoy this!!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Jemma Harris on 22 May 2006
Format: Paperback
I have just finished reading this book and it is outstanding! I am not really a fan of Motley Crue's music but had read some good reviews of the book and decided to give it a go. I am so pleased I did! I read it in a couple of days and could not put it down. It gives a good account of their history, their highs and their lows - no puns intended! If you like rock autobiogrpahies and are not easily shocked buy this book!! It will not disappoint!
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By p.hammond@btinternet.com on 26 Dec. 2001
Format: Hardcover
If you have any kind of musical taste at all, you cannot imagine how Motley Crue ever sold 40 million records through their career. They obviously caught the big wave just right and despite their short comings (often admitted by themselves in the book) they made a mint, and then proceeded to blow it. The story is told from at least four angles, and one or two other witnesses pipe up occasionally (though sadly none of the superbabes, whose names pepper the pages as wives, girlfriends and one nighters), and this makes for a soul searching, and one has to assume, honest tale of the dramatic rise, and crashing fall of the most overhyped of 80's acts. It is a great read, and I found it almost impossible to put down. I also found myself disappointed when I finished it, which is as good a sign of a cracking book as I can think of. The weirdest thing of all is that I actually liked them at the end of it (except Vince Neil who comes over as a real dick head) despite blowing the lifestyle that untold thousands of us would swap for in a moment. The ironic message in the end is that they would much rather be like most of us - regular family men - than the most notorious band in rock. They seemed to have gone through an awful lot of trouble just to find that out!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By "paulshenton154" on 16 Feb. 2006
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For any Motley Crue/Rock'n'Roll fan, this book is superb. Its brilliantly written and the author has spoken to all members of the band, as well as many other people associated with them when they were at their peak. It shows the band as the beer swilling, drug taking, sex maniac rockstars that they are, as well as talking about Vincent Neil Wharton, Frank Feranna, Bob Alan Deal & Tommy Lee Bass, the normal everyday people behind Motley Crue. It really is a brilliant read, and i am 100% sure whoever buys it will be thoroughly entertained by it
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33 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Sigmund Freed on 6 Dec. 2002
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This must be one of the greatest rock and roll stories ever told!
I dont own any Motley Crue records and am definitely not a fan. However this is a tale of such debauchery, mayhem and depravity that all should read it.
These guys(with the possible exception of ailing guitarist, Mick Mars) are, or were at the time, the lowest and filthiest and stupidest scumbags ever to be given a load of cash to do with whatever thay saw fit. And there is seemingly nothing that these men would not do, or at least attempt.
When you think they can stoop no lower, one of them will pull a stunt so disgraceful, you will wince(and then laugh aloud)
Rock and Roll is dead because nowadays we only have stars-not ROCK stars.Most folk are no longer willing to put their bodies through a daily dose of booze and hard drugs. We're all expected to be amazed when Liam Gallagher gives another camera man the fingers because apparently, this is "Rock and Roll".
Modern day fraudsters take not:Motley Crue, as duff as their music is, were real rockers who were brave enough and stupid enough to rock so hard that OD's, deaths, broken bones etc were all just another day in the life. This book should come with a DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME warning on it.
If you like stories of grand excess, have ever fancied yourself as some sort of hard rocking fella/gal or alternatively are just looking for a wholly entertaining experience, then this should be on your Santa note this Christmas.
And dont be fooled by its thickness. It was written for the most part by the band themselves, which makes it only slightly more challenging then childrens television. At about 400 pages or thereaboots, my only complaint is that it is too short. This reviewer would have gladly sat through another 400 pages and been enthralled throughout.
READ THIS BOOK.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By missozzie@rocketmail.com on 29 July 2001
Format: Hardcover
I finished reading The Dirt last night and now I feel so empty and such a lost cause it's gone. The book is an amazing pile of words, good stuff and bad stuff. It feels honest. As a fan I have been in shock several times during the book. I knew they were naughty but THIS? Can they avoid being sued for using people's real names?
I have been laughing and crying, interested and at some points I felt like snooping just by reading the book. As a European I haven't been spoiled with Mötley Crüe around, and now I know why. I guess I did a good thing by not holding my breath wishing them to come over here.
So many answers to the questions I have had during the years. To read what really happened when Razzle died and Vince's words on his daughter Skylar. Nikki and his family issues, Mick and his illness and Tommy of course. I always figured Nikki to be the bright one, but was I wrong or what?
A fantastic book for anyone into the band! (I bet lots of others will read it because of the x-rated parts and the Lee/Andersson case!)
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