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|Author||Tommy Lee, Mick Mars, Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx, Neil Strauss|
|Publisher||HarperEntertainment (hardback), ReganBooks (paperback)|
|May 22, 2001 (first edition)|
|Media type||print (hardback & paperback)|
|Pages||431 (hardback), 448 (paperback)|
|Followed by||The Heroin Diaries (2007)|
The Dirt: Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band (ISBN 0-06-098915-7) is a collaborative autobiography written by Mötley Crüe, Neil Strauss, and the "Mötley" managers, where they write about the members of Mötley Crüe. First published in 2001, it chronicles the formation of the band, their rise to fame and their decadent lifestyles. They write of the highs and lows of their lives with rare candor.
The Dirt was written by Tommy Lee, Mick Mars, Vince Neil and Nikki Sixx, with the aid of New York Times writer Neil Strauss, and contains chapters written by brief bandmember John Corabi and former band manager Doc McGhee. Music executives such as co-manager Doug Thaler, Tom Zutaut, and Mike Amata also make short contributions in which they present their versions of events.
The book contains over 100 photographs, mostly black and white, with a 16-page color section in the middle of the book.
The Mötley Crüe album Saints of Los Angeles released in 2008 is the soundtrack to the book.
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- Tommyland (2004) by Tommy Lee and Anthony Bozza. ISBN 978-0-7434-8343-8
- The Heroin Diaries: A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock Star (2007) by Nikki Sixx and Ian Gittins. ISBN 978-0-7434-8628-6
- Tattoos & Tequila: To Hell and Back with One of Rock's Most Notorious Frontmen (2010)
- This Is Gonna Hurt (2011).