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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 of Mötley Crüe by the band – Tommy Lee, Mick Mars, Vince Neil and Nikki Sixx – and New York Times writer Neil Strauss. First published in 2001, it chronicles the formation of the band, their rise to fame and their highs and lows with rare candor.
The book contains over 100 photographs, mostly black and white, with a 16-page color section in the middle of the book.
A film of the book has long been mooted. "Anybody can make a shitty rock movie," observed Sixx. "We don't want to do that. A lot of people don't understand rock music and the rock 'n' roll lifestyle. It's not just sex, drugs and car crashes. Those things happen – and, in our case, more than usual. But what's at the core of it all is the creativity and the personal relationships between each band memeber. We don't just want to slap together the thrill moments. Any of the great movies, whether it's Walk the Line or Ray, they got the music right and the personalities right."
- 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).