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

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

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 Whiskey and porn stars, hot reds and car crashes, black leather and high heels, overdoses and death. This is the life o...

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Title:The Dirt: Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band
Author:Neil Strauss
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Genres:Music
ISBN:The Dirt: Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:431 pages pages

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

  • Lilly
    Mar 19, 2007
    There's a scene in Gilmore Girls where Lorelei stays home one night because she can't put this book down. I can fully understand why now. I loved this book. We read books to escape, and this book had me leave my world and be a cliche rock star in the hair metal 80s. It's not about l...
  • susie
    Mar 16, 2010
    it was hard for me to get into at first because: a) i don't know motley crue at all - and had a hard time figuring out who was who since each chapter was told from a different person's perspective and voice. the only knowledge of motley crue i have comes from watching people sing t...
  • evelyn
    Jun 09, 2008
    i remember when i was 13 or so and i finally realized that all of the r.l. stine books i'd been reading were pretty trashy and devoid of any literary merit. i felt a little silly for devouring something like 100 fear street books. i didn't feel too bad about it, though. i mean, i was r...
  • Michelle Morrell
    Jun 07, 2016
    Holy crap. Were the stories of rock and roll decadence entertaining? Absolutely! All the insider reports were delightful even. But I still came away feeling sad, sad that music and the non-stop consumption of drugs, alcohol, women and stuff seemed to be the only way these men could fil...
  • Rebecca
    Apr 12, 2009
    What I learned from this book... let's see... that people are disgusting, that I have deplorable taste in books, that my love for Home Sweet Home is unshakable, that I am conflicted over when it's misogyny and when it's just reciprocal idiotry, and that sometimes people randomly throw ...
  • East Bay J
    Sep 26, 2007
    I?m not a huge Crue fan. Their first two LPs spent a fair amount of time on my teenage turntable but, by the time Theater Of Pain pranced and prissed its way into release, I had lost interest. I do like some Crue songs enough to get stoked when I hear them, even later compositions li...
  • KW
    Sep 19, 2007
    I ripped through "The Dirt" while suffering from a nasty bout of the flu. Because of its accessibility, its fast pace and its sporadic-yet-easy-to-track narrative (which simply switches between points of view), I finished it in about a day and a half. I will admit to never having be...
  • Andy
    May 06, 2011
    It's no coincidence that Motley Crue can be filed between The Monkees and Motorhead. Better looking than Van Halen, better songwriters than Guns 'N Roses. Combining dashingly rugged good looks with the hardest rocking sounds, they took the country by storm in the 1980's. Lots of great ...
  • Tripp
    Feb 03, 2008
    I used to think that I could not be shocked by tales of celebrity shenanigans. Well, I was wrong. After a few recommendations I read The Dirt, the story of Motley Crue. For most of their career, the behavior of these people (Mick Mars excepted) is flat out appalling. As Nikki Sixx note...
  • Paul Hathaway
    Feb 15, 2008
    11am. Woke up. Vomited. Started reading this book. 4pm. Neck started hurting. Took huge amounts of cocaine, bottle of Alleve, 5th of Jack, decided reading in bed wasn't the best thing for my posture. 4:15pm. Went crazy, destroyed hotel room, terrified groupies in varying stages of dr...
  • George Bradford
    Jan 31, 2014
    I've never owned a Mötley Crüe record. I've never seen a Mötley Crüe concert. I've never had any use for Mötley Crüe. Ever. So I was quite surprised to learn (in 2000) they were writing a book with New York Times music critic Neil Strauss. I was a big fan of Strauss and his wr...
  • Beth F.
    Jun 05, 2015
    Mötley Whö? I was more interested in My Little Pony during the band?s heyday and my taste in music has never leaned in this direction, but I love a scandalous train wreck just as much as the next gal and this bio fit the bill. Plus, Pamela Anderson?s breasts were a seriously majo...
  • Sarah Clark
    Mar 26, 2009
    Holy crap, what an unexpectedly awesome book. This book is disgusting and wonderful, which is confusing because it also made me openly weep. Really? Really. * Tommy Lee, Mick Mars, Vince Neil and Nikki Sixx, notoriously known as Motley Crue, tell all in this wild ride through th...
  • Kinksrock
    May 31, 2018
    This is an oral history of the heavy metal band Motley Crue that was at its height in the 1980s. The book is quite old (2001), but now there's going to be a movie based on it, so I finally decided to read it. I liked the structure of the book, providing narratives from members of th...
  • Hayden
    Apr 24, 2011
    This was easily one of the best page turners I've ever read. The Dirt goes in depth, for a no holds barred look into one of the most decadent rock bands ever. Before reading this, I sort of dismissed Motley Crue; I liked a few of their songs, but overall thought they were nothing speci...
  • Sarah
    Jul 25, 2015
    Let?s be clear. I have zero authority when it comes to reviewing music. Especially heavy metal. The extent of my music knowledge begins and ends with absentmindedly humming along to a 90?s pop radio station while I?m out running errands. About as far away from Mötley Crüe as on...
  • Satyros Brucato
    Jul 30, 2011
    Possibly the most entertaining book I've read in my research for a current project, The Dirt follows the most infamous example of '80s hair-metal excess on their long journey through Hell's Hall of Fame. Told through chapters by the five band members (Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee, Mick Ma...
  • Jay Kristoff
    Mar 01, 2011
    Best tell-all from a rock band I've yet read. No punches pulled, and although you need to question any bio written by gents with egos this size, it's still a cracking read. Well worth the time, even if you don't dig on the tunes. ...
  • Molly Rawls
    Jan 23, 2015
    Negative 5 stars for their treatment of women. 5 stars for surviving the amount of drugs they did and eventually sobering up. 3 stars for me being a child of the 80s and not being able to turn away from the train wreck. ...
  • BAM The Bibliomaniac
    Aug 24, 2017
    I think I'm going to be sick ? Take a bath, please just once take a shower and wear cleans clothing I read Sixx's Heroin Diaries and was creeped out by the level of neglect, filth, and absolute sadness in his life. All of the decrepitude is a cry for help. "They are savages ...
  • Sbell
    Mar 03, 2016
    I LOVE ALL THINGS TOMMY LEE!! I absorbed every scene in this book. What a wild ride!!!!! ...
  • Scott
    Nov 21, 2012
    If you grew up when I grew up (I was a teen during the 1982 - 1990 years) and were part of my crowd (long hair, leather, troublemaker) then Motley Crue was IT. They are the band every guy wanted to be and every girl wanted to be with. So needless to say they had a big influence on my l...
  • Jim C
    Mar 13, 2018
    My very first concert were these guys: They were the living embodiment of rock-n-roll back in the eighties. They rocked hard and they partied even harder. This is an in depth look at this group at its rise in the music business, their time on top, and their downfall. I wa...
  • David - proud Gleeman in Branwen's adventuring party
    Nov 28, 2012
    Wow...who knew debauchery could be so...BORING?!? I just didn't feel that any of the Motley Crue guys displayed the wit and creativity necessary to tell a compelling story, too many times this book just felt like one loooooong ego trip :( ...
  • Mariâ„“ina
    Aug 07, 2015
    A train wreck happening right in front your eyes, both horrid and spectacular. I am not a fan of Motley Crue but The Dirt is one of the best books on the rock memoirs genre, so i had to read it. Indeed, it's brilliant and no matter how you feel about the group, their antics or the...
  • Ana
    Oct 29, 2012
    This is the best thing ever. ...
  • Emilio José Miras Balaguer
    Jun 25, 2014
    Una de las mejores biografías que he tenido el placer de leer. Aunque el grupo en si no me vuelva loco (me gustan, pero poco más), el libro es muy muy recomendable, tanto como para releermelo de vez en cuando. ...
  • James Hartley
    Feb 28, 2017
    This is a really great book, a classic of the genre. Its as visceral as Miles Davis autobiography, another I love, and trashes weak aging rock star Christmas book fare like cheap hotel rooms. It is not an attempt to explain the typically awful behaviour of rock musicians, only to docum...
  • Miguel Thannhauser
    Jul 01, 2015
    Beste muziekbiografie ooit. Punt. ...
  • Tziggy
    Sep 18, 2017
    Great read for anyone who ever dreamed of being in an 80s band or a fan of the group. The way that they came to fruition along with some of the things they had to deal with in their lives were remarkable. A relatively easy read, as well. ...