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The Dirt: Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band

The Dirt: Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band


The Dirt: Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band

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4/5 (547 ratings)
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14 hours
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Released:
Jun 25, 2019
ISBN:
9780062974464
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Audiobook

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A Netflix original movie starring Machine Gun Kelly, Daniel Webber, Douglas Booth, and Iwan Rheon, directed by Jeff Tremaine.

Celebrate over 30 years of the world's most notorious rock band with the audiobook 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, roller-coaster 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.

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."

Publisher:
Released:
Jun 25, 2019
ISBN:
9780062974464
Format:
Audiobook

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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.



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  • (5/5)
    Althought this book wasn't one that kept me up late, I very much enjoyed the read. I really liked the different viewpoints of each member and the way they were arranged. Some incidents were looked at in extremely different ways buy a number of people. If you are offended by sex, drugs and language then this isn't the book for you. If you are looking for a window into the glam rock of the Crue then read away!!
  • (4/5)
    The rock bio by which all other rock bios should be judged.

    This book was terrific. I enjoyed it so much, I've read it three times, and each time, I've caught something I didn't really "get" the first few times around.

    The four members of Motley Crue, along with others who worked with/for them through the years, write this book together. Each person gets their own chapters, which works wonderfully. We get to hear their stories in their own voices - and it really gets amusing when they're telling the same story but from different points of view. For example, Mick Mars (who comes across as extremely intelligent and quite witty, in a dry, deadpan way) talks about how he used to drink vodka before the shows but the band always thought it was water. Later, in their chapters, the other band members talk about how Mick used to drink vodka before the shows, but thought he had everyone believing it was water, when they knew better the entire time.

    They cover everything: their childhoods, the beginning of the band, the shot to stardom, the groupies, the girlfriends, the booze, the drugs, and each other. They bare it all (even the absolutely digusting stuff - Ozzy Osbourne is, or was, quite obviously insane) and tell the truth - even when it comes to each other, and how they've felt about each other over the years. You can understand why they've all hated each other at some point, after learning more about them.

    Vince Neil comes across, at times, as a very self-serving, egotistical jackass...but the chapters in which he talks about his daughter's cancer are extremely touching.
    Nikki Sixx is actually quite smart and charming, when he's not all whacked out on heroin.
    Mick Mars, I mentioned above - very intelligent and quite funny, in his own way.
    Tommy Lee is Tommy Lee - sort of an airhead, the goofy "Yeah, dude!" guy you totally expect him to be.

    How these guys are still alive, I have no idea - but they're still rocking. They just played a show in my town a week ago.

    If you like Motley Crue at all - hell, even if you don't - pick this up. It's an incredible autobiography.
  • (5/5)
    EXCELLENT!! I am a huge fan of Motley Crue so naturally I had to read the book and it is one of my all time favorites (I love it so much I my mom found my a 1st ed. hardcover for my b-day one year). Some of the best parts aren't what the band members said, but the outsiders who were looking in. That being said Mick Mars surprisingly had some of the funniest things to say. If you've got some spare time and want some light reading with a little insanity thrown in, grab yourself a copy.
  • (4/5)
    Wow! Pretty explicit and that makes it very interesting! The taco story was outrageous and so is the rest of this book. I grew up in the seventies and eighties and I remember their music but thet weren't really my thing. This book was still hard to put down.
  • (5/5)
    One of my favorite autobiographies. They're not afraid to own up to the debauchery they indulged in, while also giving a behind the scenes look into personal tragedies. You'll never look at rock stars the same way again.
  • (3/5)
    This book chronicles the members of Motley Crue before, during and after their hayday. Sex, drugs and rock and roll, with all the dirty details.I could not put it down. Prepare to be disgusted and enthralled.