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The dirt
Strauss, Neil.
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : [Harper Collins], [2001]

Physical Description:
431 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
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ML421.M7 M68 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
ML421.M7 M68 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Celebrate thirty years of the world's most notorious rock band with the deluxe collectors' edition of The Dirt--the outrageous, legendary, no-holds-barred autobiography of M#65533;tley Cr#65533;e. Fans have gotten glimpses into the band's crazy world of backstage scandals, celebrity love affairs, rollercoaster drug addictions, and immortal music in M#65533;tley Cr#65533;e 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. Even fans already familiar with earlier editions of the bestselling expos#65533; will treasure this gorgeous deluxe edition. 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."

Author Notes

Vincent Neil is the lead singer of heavy metal band Mötley Crüe. He was born in Hollywood, California and grew up in Compton, California.

Neil released his tell-all autobiography, Tattoos & Tequila (Grand Central Publishing) in September 2010.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Publisher's Weekly Review

In the beginning there was the Motley House, crawling with cockroaches and rats, beer cans piled on the porch so high they threatened to spill into the house every time you opened the door. "That place gave birth to Motley Cre," the band recalls in The Dirt: The Autobiography of Motley Cre. After the record contract, they write, "like a pack of mad dogs we abandoned the bitch, leaving with enough reckless, aggravated testosterone to spawn a million bastard embryo metal bands." Cre members Tommy Lee, Mick Mars, Vince Neil and Nikki Sixx also team up with New York Times music writer Neil Strauss to tell the story of their band's rise to phenomenal success: their tours, friendships, alcohol and drug problems, music, influence and, above all, girls. No heavy metal fan will want to be without this crude, honest chronicle. ( May 22) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Table of Contents

Part 1 The Motley Housep. 1
Part 2 Born Too Loosep. 9
Part 3 Toast Of The Townp. 43
Part 4 Shout At The Devilp. 81
Part 5 Save Our Soulsp. 123
Part 6 Girls, Girls, Girlsp. 159
Part 7 Some Of Our Best Friends Are Drug Dealersp. 173
Part 8 Some Of Our Best Friends Were Drug Dealersp. 209
Part 9 Don't Go Away Madp. 241
Part 10 Without Youp. 285
Part 11 The Guns, The Women, The Egop. 333
Part 12 Hollywood Endingp. 399
Acknowledgmentsp. 429