"The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band” by Tommy Lee, Nikki Sixx, Mick Mars, Vince Neil, & John Corabi ...Everything You Never Wanted to Know... and a few things you were too afraid to ask about Motley Crue. This was one of the most riveting band bios I've ever read, it's a journal written in their own words, each band member had their own chapter, some parts were unknown to the other members prior to their reading of the book, themselves. Drunken debauchery, criminal destructiveness, reckless, insane behavior, rampant drug use, and some seriously warped sexual practices...which I could have gone happily to my grave without having ever heard of such antics.... You get to know them as people, their failings, their inner thoughts, their medical conditions. Mick Mars was a scary little troll of a man, but he had this bone disease that made it almost impossible for him to perform onstage. He was physically unable to move around much. but he's a first class musician and a genuinely decent human being. Vince Neil, while not one of my favorite performersI'm not wild about blue eyeshadow and pink lipstick or a singer who's a little too handy with the high notes, comes across as very articulate. I felt bad for him when he crashed the car that killed Dizzy, when it could have happened to ANY one of them and later on ,when his daughter died. Tommy Lee and Nikki Sixx are overly predictable and it's entertaining to read their impressions of their own behavior. They fell into the Rock Star Trap : easy drugs, easier women, fame and glory, loads of money, feeling entitled to be destructive...and it chewed them up, spit them out on the sidewalk, and yet still they continued on...and on and on. I especially liked John Corabi's contribution for the brief moment in time he was the Crue frontman. THAT was the BEST Crue EVER. In fact, this is the only Crue cd I own. I LOVE “Poison Apples”, Uncle Jack”, “Hammered” and now that I know the stories behind those songs, I a one happy bitch. He’s an amazing guitar player, and a brilliant songwriter. His voice is much grittier and dirtier than Vince Neil’s. His treatment from the band was inexcusable and I'm happy to hear he's moved on to other projects. They kept telling him to sound more like Pantera…no, no, more like NIN…no, no that’s not it, more like…bastards…he can only sound like HIMSELF. This is the bare bones, stark reality, of their lives in their own words, from their earliest memories to their dimmest recollections. It's a fascinating read and will stick with you for a long time afterward. Whether you're a diehard Crue fan or you just want to take a trip down memory lane to the late 80's, 90s, post grunge of Glam Metal, Hollywood Poseurs, and to catch a glimpse of what a day in the life was like in one of most notorious bands the world has ever seen.