The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band  by Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx, Mick Mars

25378The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band
by Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx, Mick Mars
448 pages
Published by New York;Regan Boks,2001.

My initial response to this book was, “wow what a journey. total disregard for their health and the rock and roll debauchery.”  That is not near enough for a review, so I guess I’ll go into detail.  However, that is a great summary.

This book chronicles the rise and plateau of one of the partyingest bands in the 80s.  I’m pretty sure these guys read the Led Zeppelin biography, and said, “Is that all? Here, hold my beer.”

From drugs to groupies they went through it all.  I’m pretty sure that excess to us would be the minimum required.  All rumors you’ve heard about the band are probably true, but only the tip of the iceberg.  This book takes you under the surface and into the slime below with no holds barred.

Many of the chapters cover a different aspect of the band’s rise to fame and each member, as well as other people along the line tell their sides of the story.  All the stories seem to have one central theme: the party never stops.  The party even went on when one member dies, and comes back to life in the back of an ambulance.

Nothing should surprise you in this book, but it will.


Publisher’s Summary

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, celebrates thirty wild years with rock’s most infamous band.