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 Mötley Crüe that was originally released ten years ago. Fans have gotten glimpses into the band’s crazy world of backstage scandals, celebrity love affairs, rollercoaster 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. Even fans already familiar with earlier editions of the bestselling exposé will treasure this gorgeous deluxe edition.
Ten years ago, Motley Crue’s biography, “The Dirt: Confessions Of The World’s Most Notorious Rock Band,” written with author Neil Strauss, set a new bar for rock ‘n’ roll memoirs. A runaway bestseller and genuine cultural phenomenon, this turbocharged blockbuster is still flying off shelves a decade after its initial publication.
The book takes readers along for the whole wild ride of Motley Crue — the voice of a barely pubescent Generation X, the anointed high priests of backward-masking pentagram rock, pioneers of Hollywood glam, and the creators of MTV’s first “power ballad.” Their sex lives claimed celebrities from Heather Locklear to Pamela Anderson to Donna D’Errico. Their scuffles involved everyone from Axl Rose to 2LiveCrew. Their hobbies include collecting automatic weapons, cultivating long arrest records, pushing the envelope of conceivable drug abuse, and dreaming up backstage antics that would make Ozzy Osbourne blanch with modesty.
Now, in time for Motley’s 30th anniversary, get the deluxe collector’s hardcover edition of the book, complete with a dazzling new effects-laden cover and all-new extra material from the band inside. The collector’s edition will be out November 22nd on It Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
There was initial plans in 2006 to make the book into a movie, but back in 2008 the Crue was trying to extricate itself from a deal with MTV Films, a division of Paramount Pictures. Bassist Nikki Sixx told Reuters that MTV was “a channel that used to be hip and has now actually become unhip…They are not the right partner.” Hopefully we will see a movie version at some point, but no confirmed plans have been reported as of yet. Possibly with the books re-issue, plans will be rekindled.
Motley Crue’s Vince Neil pled guilty yesterday to misdemeanor disorderly conduct in Las Vegas. He’ll also pay a $1,000 fine in relation to the confrontation with his ex-girlfriend last March. As part of the plea agreement, the more serious charge of battery constituting domestic violence was dropped.
Neil avoided trial on allegations that he poked his ex-girlfriend Alicia Jacobs in a confrontation last March at a Las Vegas resort lounge.
Before Nikki Sixx founded Motley Crue he was in a couple other bands and one of them was a band called Sister. They recorded some demos and after they were done, Blackie Lawless, who was the founder of Sister, kicked Nikki out of the band because he was disappointed with the way the demos turned out. Lizzie Grey who was also in the band left soon after realizing it wasnt Nikki’s fault. Thats when him and Nikki formed the band London. This is one of the demos they did called Sweet Dreams.