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It's all about sex, drugs, violence, & depravity. Not about music.
Reviewed in the United States on February 12, 2020
I've always liked Motley Crue's music and I thought they had the best heavy metal songs. However I'm disappointed that this book is not about their music at all. It barely even says anything about their music. You get no insight into their musicianship and how they composed their cool songs. Instead, this book is a monotonous story about a lot of trashy people acting like trash, having sex with trashy women, treating people like dirt, doing way too many drugs, drinking way too much alcohol, fighting, driving drunk, stealing things, having sex with other people's girlfriends, doing depraved things. It gets monotonous because it's just all this stuff over and over. It's like a story about the sons of Satan, who could do whatever they wanted and get away with it and also go through several near death experiences and still live and do all the different drugs and still live. The tone of the book is adolescent. The writing style is like it was written by dumb 14 yr old guys. These are the kind of guys who don't respect anything or anyone and don't take anything seriously. These are not intellectuals. I guess this book is popular because it's a low brow book that caters to people's interest in reading about crazy tabloid behavior and don't really care about how the music was created. This book says nothing about how Mick Mars learned to play guitar, even though it takes a lot of dedication, practice, and time to become a great guitar player. This book says nothing about how Nikki Sixx and the others learned to create melodies.