The Dirt: Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band Paperback – Illustrated, 9 July 2002
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The most influential, enduring, and iconic metal band of the 1980's reveals everything a tell-all of epic proportions.
This unbelievable autobiography explores the rebellious lives of four of the most influential icons in American rock history.
Mötley Crüe was 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 have included 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.
Provocatively written and brilliantly designed, this book includes over 100 photos, many never before published, for the most exciting and insightful look ever into the Crüe.
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I was never a big Motley Crue fan. I liked their radio hits, but that's as deep as it went for me. But these guys tell their stories in a way that has you rooting for them and they almost make you feel sorry for them - even though they are treating women like crap, drinking like fish, doing more drugs in a day than most people could handle in a month, stealing each other's girlfriends, you name it. There are specific stories that will stay with me forever - Ozzy Osbourne snorting ants out of a sidewalk crack at a hotel is one of those stories.
The Motley Crue guys are non-stop crazy, non-stop over the top and just plain NON-STOP. I had this book read in two days (and it's a THICK book) and was sad when it ended. I wanted more. Reading this book didn't make me more of a Motley Crue fan but it was the most entertaining and interesting book I've read in a long time and one that will stay on my bookshelf for years to come. I highly recommend it to all Motley Crue fans and fans of good rock and roll stories.
After reading this book, I walked away with a new found respect for the band and each member. They all had(have) their issues, but you can't say they didn't actually LIVE LIFE and all are still alive and kicking as of 2018 and still doing music, but I still recommend this book even if it's been a minute because the tales are all relevant especially as it relates to their 80s heyday. Had such a ball reading this!
What separates this book is the 4 different authors. One member remembers an event but the next chapter shows the recollection from a different perspective. This is insightful given the infighting. But the competing stories gives you a much better picture of what to believe.
If you like rock and roll/heavy metal debauchery, read this book. You will not be disappointed! Grossed out maybe but not disappointed.
The spiritual aspect of this tale.
It’s subtle and not often referenced, but it’s undeniably what the book is REALLY about: the very real battle between good and evil playing out in the lives of the band.
It’s straight up acknowledged in the parts about the supernatural manifestations at Lita and Nikki’s house — and the fact he was dabbling in satanism. Also in the part about Mick and the ghost of his disease. If you read the book with eyes toward that angle, you see the cause and effects of everything in their lives logically laid out.
Let’s get this part straight first: even the Bible says satan is the ruler of this world, and even Jesus didn’t deny it when satan asserted that fame and riches was his to distribute. All you have to do is worship Satan and you can have what is his to give.
Whether they took it seriously or not, the Crue actively worshiped satan through their lifestyles. They’re whoremongers, drug users (sorcerers), adulterers...and actively promoted this lifestyle through their fame. They did the devil’s work and he rewarded them.
Of course, a deal with the devil is never a good one. Despite all their dreams coming true, they all had to pay horrible prices for what they got. Once again, the Bible says sin is pleasurable for a season. And the wages of sin is death.
No matter what “good” you got out of your deal, it still costs too much. All that breaking of God’s laws throughout the season of fame IS the selling of your soul. Satan hopes you’ll be so far alienated from God and your conscience seared that you never realize YOU CANNOT SELL YOUR SOUL BECAUSE YOU DON’T OWN IT IN THE FIRST PLACE. But it’s just like the devil (the Bible calls him The Enemy) to make you think you’re too far gone to ever be forgiven. The devil is also called “The Father of Lies” — and his biggest lie is that anyone is too dirty to ever be washed in God’s word and be saved from Hell.
Motley Crue is no different than any of us. We’re all sinners. There isn’t a single person alive who is free of sin — only Jesus was a perfect human.
The greatest battle of all time is between God and Satan and they’re battling for the souls of men. Everything we can perceive with our senses is temporary, the Bible tells us. Everything we DON’T see is what’s eternal and REALITY. And there is a war in the spirit world constantly happening around us. What we do — whether it’s praising and praying to God or committing sin and therefore worshiping satan — gives power to either side.
Sickness is a spirit like Mick saw supernaturally. And like Vince saw in the cancer of Skylar when he said looking at her tumor was like looking at “the face of evil.” He was discerning the ACTUAL EVIL SPIRIT OF DISEASE behind that organic mass that killed his daughter. Our battle is NOT with flesh and blood but SPIRITS, the Bible assures us.
My prayer and hope for them and anyone reading this is that they understand the victory can be snatched from satan — that we don’t have to take the easy broad road to hell not even realizing we’re being led down it — Being led by people like Motley Crue, who are victims themselves, but used by Satan because of their natural GOD GIVEN talents and abilities. They can sway the masses down that road of sin with their natural talents and charisma so satan hires them!!
The Bible gives away the ending of this battle between Good and evil. God wins. The battle is reaching the final stages, we’re living in the end times, no doubt.
But while you still have breath in your body, you can get on the winning side by asking Jesus Christ to come into your heart and make you brand new. He can take away addictions, depression, suicidal tendencies instantly — I’m a witness. No matter how lost you think you are, Jesus can come in and make you and your life brand new. Just listen to the millions of testimonies of people on YouTube — people just like you got their lives, minds, bodies — everything — completely made new by the power of Christ.
All you have to do is humble yourself and admit you need help. The best thing that can happen to anyone is to reach the end of your rope and FINALLY set your pride aside and cry out to God for help. Good for you if you don’t need to hit rock bottom first. But most people do.
And when you do, when you ask Jesus to show you he’s real and to come into your life and heart — that tiny drop of faith it takes to say such a thing will be rewarded — everything old will be stripped away and you’ll be made BRAND NEW. You’ll lose everything, pretty much, including most of your friends (except the real ones). But that’s what happens in a life renovation.
This life is a puff of smoke, the Bible says. It’s a 70-80 year (if you’re lucky) audition for ETERNITY in one of two places: heaven or hell. Now is the time to choose. We’re not promised another second. Jesus said “ “No man comes to the Father (God in heaven) but by (through) Me.” Jesus is the Door to Salvation. Make the single most important decision in every human’s life: CHOOSE CHRIST NOW!
God bless you.