Motley Crue to Release ‘The Dirt’ Anniversary Edition
2011 marks the 30th anniversary of a hedonistic lil’ band called Motley Crue, and to celebrate the band is releasing a special edition of their groundbreakingly honest biography ‘The Dirt – Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band.’ This newly packaged version also commemorates the 10th anniversary of the book’s original release.
The infamous tome of debauchery managed to dish enough of its namesake to satisfy fans and thrill seekers worldwide upon its initial release in 2001. Weighing in at over 400 pages, the book tells tales of sex, drugs, scandal, love, death and more.
It even made the trek to the New York Times best sellers list for four weeks, impressively selling over a half million copies along the way. No easy feat for the kings of sleaze. But therein lies the band’s enduring appeal, we suppose — watching the truck roll down the road with the wheels about to fall off at any given moment.
‘The Dirt’ is but one of a handful of, um, literary works from the Crue boys. Tommy Lee, Vince Neil and Nikki Sixx have all been able to put enough ink to paper to issue books over the years as well. ‘The Dirt’, however, remains the granddaddy; the story of the Crue, as told by all four members.
So while the rock world awaits the band’s next move, their fans will once again devour this beautifully re-packaged collection of tales from the underbelly of the long-reigning ‘Saints of Los Angeles.’