FACE DOWN IN THE DIRT,
This review is from: Tattoos & Tequila: To Hell and Back With One Of Rock's Most Notorious Frontmen (Hardcover)First off being the wild rock n' roll star Vince Neil is this book 'Tattoos & Tequila: To Hell and Back With One Of Rock's Most Notorious Frontmen' is already out of date, as current wife number four Lia Gerardini Neil is now ex wife number four, which judging by the book and Neil's previous actions, Mrs Neil number 5 is probably already lined up! It does not include his current DUI(driving under the influence) which had him do more time in prison. However this does not take away the face that this is still a very good book, not of 'The Dirt' standard but then there's not a lot of books that can come close to that.
If you've read 'The Dirt' already then you will be familiar with a lot of the stories in this book but let's face it they are great stories and deserve to be heard again. So Vince sits down with Mike Sager(rolling stone, esquire) and begins at the start of his roller coaster life that has plenty of up's and down's. He recounts the party that would lead up to Razzle(hanoi rocks drummer) death and how he went on a downward Spiral of Alcohol, drugs and his favourite Women!! Loads of Women in fact! It doesn't matter whether he's married or not or how many at a time.
It's no secret that Motley Crue do not like each other and have fallen out on many occasions, so for people who thought that they are all loved up on their current tours will be dissapointed, Vince doesn't hold back in what he thinks of his band mates and really doesn't have that much good to say about any of them. For the book many people were asked to contribute, from Motley Crue only Niki Sixx agreed to be interviewed, Tommy Lee and Mick Mars both declined. Other contributors are Vince's ex wives, current manager, former manager Doc McGhee. He talks about his sacking from the band and how he came back and hated every minute of it. The famous Axl Rose incident is covered. The loss of his four year daughter Skylar to a massive cancer tumor is covered and is a real low point in Neil's life.
The book isn't that long and is less than 300 hundred pages and he never covers the famous airport incident with Tommy lee, in which he baited Lee in to hitting him knowing that Lee was on probation. The TV show in which he get's plastic surgery and also the 2005 reunion isn't really discussed. But overall it's an interesting book that fit's well along with 'The Dirt' and Nikki Sixxs 'Herion Diaries'.