The Dirt - Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band
By: The Members of Motley Crue and Neil Strauss
Rating: 5 of 5 Pink Guitars
Now, right from jump street, you KNOW this book is going to take you for a ride! I mean, the Crue is well recognized for their reckless and crazy behavior. As you are reading this book, you will go thru ALL kinds of emotions, from disgust to tears. This book has it ALL!
When you think about what you consider “the rockstar life”, THIS is what you think of...sex, drugs, partying, rock n’ roll, hot girls and no rules. But with this lifestyle, comes a price. Drug addiction, broken friendships, depression and self loathing.
Without getting into too much detail (because you DEFINITELY want to read this book), we go from straight up raunchy, nastiness like the time they had a groupie insert a phone receiver into her “V” and call and talk to her mother, all the way down to a death and back experience that forever changed the life of one, Sixx & drunk driving which led to the death of another band’s drummer which led to nothing more than a slap on the wrist for Neil.
Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee and Mick Mars didn’t “invent” rockstar decadence, they literally just perfected it. Most of the things these bad boys of rock did throughout their career, outside of the music, really was just things they thought were expected of them.
After reading this book, I have to say, I have lost a lot of respect for these guys. I mean, I still love their music but some of the things they did were inexcusable, not to mention criminal. I’m not saying it wasn’t a good read at all, because it was written very well and it was chucked full of entertainment, however, as men (and I use that term loosely), not so much.
I give this book a 5/5 pink guitars.