The Dirt

Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band
Length: 14 hrs and 43 mins
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Now a Netflix original movie starring Machine Gun Kelly, Daniel Webber, Douglas Booth, and Iwan Rheon, directed by Jeff Tremaine.

Celebrate over 30 years of the world's most notorious rock band with the audiobook edition of The Dirt - the outrageous, legendary, no-holds-barred autobiography of Mötley Crüe. 

Fans have gotten glimpses into the band's crazy world of backstage scandals, celebrity love affairs, roller-coaster 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

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."

©2014 Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx, Mick Mars (P)2019 HarperAudio

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1000x more detail than the movie

*The movie was a sample of Crue info so please, do yourself a solid and actually read/listen to the book.
Just a heads up, it is raw and some pretty serious stuff happens in the book. Detailed drug use, admitted rape, death, violence amongst men and women, etc.
I read this book like 10 years ago but I wanted to listen to it as I have issues with reading comprehension and I skip stuff without realizing it. Even if you read it and don't have learning issues like myself, I still recommend it again. While it isn't their voices on the book, they did a pretty good job picking good narrators.

The reader did a good job in the Skylar chapter and Tommy's narrator did really well with Tommy's jail chapter. They were able to channel the guys pretty well.

If you are a Crue fan or even if not, it is a really good book. My only qualm is that there isn't much Mick in it. But Mick is a quite guy so I am not surprised that there isn't a ton.
All in all, I love it and glad I got the audiobook

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Crazy and Disturbing.

I have been listening to Motley Crue since they came out in the late 80s and have seen them three times in concert. I watched the movie on Netflix and couldn't wait to listen to the book. The book gave an interesting insite into their childhood and adult lives as well as that of the band BUT I have to say that I was disturbed by some of the stories. An unreported rape was mentioned - seriously WTF. And Vince Neil only did 20 days in jail for vehicular manslaughter not to mention the passengers of the other car suffered severe injuries. I'll give them 5 stars for honesty.

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Couldn't put it down

I really liked the story and the format of the book. It was different, in that the story is told. You hear each band members point of view and recollection of various memories.
Narrators were great, you could tell there were four different voices but they did sound very similar. I kept looking at the chapter name to see whose point of view I was listening to. If I had my wish, I'd choose more distinct voices.
I've never seen the show and not a big Motley Crüe fan BUT I really enjoyed this book and finished it in 3 days. It was hard to put down/away.
Now I'm going to watch the show and probably hate it...haha

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Excellent

At first I have to admit I wish it would have been narrated by the band themselves but the chosen narrators did an excellent job! I will definitely be listening again!!

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Badass!

Movie and book are awesome! Crue head Forever! I love how they held nothing back. Way more detailed in book than movie.

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What a badass story of truth, rebellion, & LOVE

I absolutely loved this fucking book. I grew up head over heels in love with this band. I never cared about the bad shit the media reported bc I chose to love them unconditionally for who they were. My life story is not much difference then theirs except I am a chic and I had a big part of all 4 of them rolled into 1 life. I thank all for of you for your brutal honesty of what your life was like and each one of you grew in spite of and still remain to be you and do what you love to do. Kudos to all of you. And I really hope you guys make it to St. Louis on your 2020 tour bc if u do I will be the middle age rocker chic with her rocker looking old man rubbing her ass up on him dancing the entire show singing louder than any one else and taking him home banging until the sun comes like with crazy Motley fantasies in my head and knowing I just watched the best rock n roll band in history again for the umpteenth time.

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Better than the movie

The movie is way too short to tell the real history about the most infamous band in the world. And to hearing the voice make a lot better than reading.

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True and raw tell all

Excellent story of true and very raw truth about one of the best bands of all time! Thank you for your honesty and opening up to share what life was like for us who could never imagine.

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Entertaining but...

The book is entertaining but so much of it is crap. These scrawny punks wish they were as tough as they claim in their stories. I was around LA often during many of the events they speak of and these "tuff guy badass" fights they brag about never went down the way their story says. These dudes acted tough but got their asses kicked often by dudes that were and are still a million times tougher. The more I hear from Nikki Sixx the more I realize he is a legend in his own mind. The books good as a work of heavily embellished fiction

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Everything you didn’t get from the movie

Loved this band since jr high
Admired the truth and brutality behind a real band of rock stars. Some things shameful and many things to admire. Sixx, Mick ,Tommy & Vince share the trials and tribulations of fame, debauchery & loss. Exciting and heartbreaking.
Very worth your time. Fuckn loved it!!!

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  • C. Carter
  • 09-13-19

The Dirt

Not even sure why I bought this book. I've never listened to any of their music, but had heard of the band and Tommy Lee, so thought it might be an interesting listen.

The story from start to finish was absolutely compelling and an incredible insight into the background of the band members and their rock and roll lifestyle. The decadence and drug taking along with other outrageous behaviour makes this such an incredible listen.

I'm pretty open minded about life and I was often shocked by how crazy these guys were.

Hope you enjoy the listen and buckle up for the ride!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-20-20

Awesome. Just wow.

Narrated amazingly.
Great stories, funny, brutal, unbelievable and heartbreaking.
9hrs flew by wanting more at the end

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  • James
  • 06-30-19

Girls Girls Girls

Gripped from start to finish. Absolute must for any music/Motley lovers collection. Could not rate high enough

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  • Oliver
  • 06-28-19

Best,best,best

I loved the book, a great inside story about the livelihoods of the four heroes

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  • Jack
  • 09-12-20

Deeper than you think

I thought the bulk of this book would just be the band recalling multiple crazy stories about drugs and girls.

However it's a bit more than that, it's interesting to hear the band reflect on their time together and hear them struggle to become adults after being drunk drugged out superstars for a decade.

Really enjoyed this book, would definitely recommend

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  • Mr. S. I. Routledge
  • 08-29-20

Dirt Indeed

Never more aptly named. You'll feel like taking a shower after listening to this. Compelling and simultaneously horrifying.

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  • Dr. Sharkey
  • 08-26-20

Fantastic.

I've never been a fan of Motley Crue, and the only song of there's I really know is Girls Girls Girls. But SO enjoyed this book. Excellent narration, and much better than the Netflix film.

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  • Dr Mark Thomas
  • 08-24-20

Too Young To Fall In Love!

At first I found this was suffering from some poor narration and a dull non engaging sequence of stories but if you make it through the early infancy of this it really does pick up more and more as it goes and becomes almost addictive to listen to (no knock at the band btw) but overall this was a really fascinating look in to the glamourous excess of the 80s and how it came crashing down in the 90s. A really worthwhile listen in the end and worth getting passed the dull start! A fun listen that makes you feel like you've grown by the end!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-12-20

Brilliant loved it

loved it the story was amazing film missed so much. And a lot of the stuff in the film was not true. Brilliant well read if your a big fan then this is a must

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-17-20

A rocking road through the lives of Motley Crue

An amazing story full of trials, tribulations, mayhem and rock. A glimpse into how crazy both a band and the music industry can be

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-27-20

Fits together perfectly.

Excellent insight into the dynamics and personalities of the band, the debauchery, adventures, and tragedy.
Was so well composed and performed.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-19-20

Glam for days

Great story
Makes me wish i had the nuts to weat heels and tights
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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-28-19

Micky Stixxx

The Dirt is a filthy book that's written with a subtle elegance that follows the story of the band members of Mötley Crüe to astonishing detail Fans that have seen the film adaptation of this book will not be able to put it down its full of Sex,Drugs,Rock & Roll,Murder,and more is chronicled in this Rise and Fall and Rise again Story of the 80s Baddest Band Mötley Crüe.

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  • Ben
  • 08-13-19

Top 5 reads well worth the money and the time.

Top 5 reads well worth the money and the time. I did however like the Heroin diary better by Nikki sixx. But this shows that book from other people's views

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-09-19

Awesome

easy to understand, follow and wish you were there. Excellent speaker. I just want more

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-16-19

Not For The Faint Of Heart Or Easily Offended!

Extremely well read and/or performed by the narrators. High- end production values. Nice to see the book was unabridged and not edited down. All members get their chance to have their say about the creation and malfunction on Motley Crue. A "true" story of drugs, addiction, fucking, satanism, divorce, jail, band animosity and dysfunctional relationships. The list goes on. I am pretty sure this is not the whole truth but it is as close as the band members are willing to provide.