The Dirt

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The Dirt: Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band
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Author Tommy Lee, Mick Mars, Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx, Neil Strauss
Country United States
Language English
Genre Autobiography
Publisher HarperEntertainment (hardback), ReganBooks (paperback)
Publication date
May 22, 2001 (first edition)
Media type print (hardback & paperback)
Pages 431 (hardback), 448 (paperback)
ISBN 0-06-098915-7
OCLC 50170658
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 first hardback edition was on the New York Times Bestseller list for four weeks and sold 13,000 copies in the UK.[1]

The Mötley Crüe album Saints of Los Angeles released in 2008 is the soundtrack to the book.


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