Monday, January 23, 2012

The Dirt - The Motley Crue Bio - BOOK REVIEW

In one word.... UNREAL.

This Motley Crue auto-bio is the craziest book I have ever read.

I haven't read a lot of books but I'm slowly chipping away at all the drug and alcohol fueled escapades I stomach. Prior to this, I thought it couldn't get as full on as Slash's auto-bio. Everyone always talked up Scar Tissue but I thought that paled in comparison to Slash's story. Steven Adler's? Probably the most effed up guy I've read about in terms of his drug abuse but the The Dirt, Motley Crue... UNREAL.

This book, this story has it ALL. To say that it's like the best bits of every rock star bio written put into one book would be underselling it (Not that I've read more than 7 book in my lifetime). You cannot script this shit. You cannot make it up. Not just the drugs and alcohol, the parties, the touring, the sex, the death... oh yes this book isn't light on death. Touring with Ozzy Osbourne, living around the corner from the Whiskey, being left for dead overdosing in a dumpster, manslaughter, degenerative bone diseases, make-ups, break-ups and plenty of make-up!!!

This is the book to read, this book, published back in 2002 paved the way for all these other rockers like Slash and Anthony Kiedis to open up.


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