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This is Gonna Hurt
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Tattoos & Tequila by Vince Neil


Motley Crue's Greatest Hits CD

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Here's a comprehensive list of Motley Crue books, presented in chronological order of release. If you'd like to purchase these books, simply click the "Buy now" links that will take you right to the product page for that particular book where you'll be able to make your purchase. Note that some older books are now out of print and hard to find, but you maybe be able to track down a second-hand one.

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Mötley Crüe (With Poster)
by Phil S. Tene

Published by Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation
Publication date: 06/84
Paperback, 34 pages
ISB
N: 0881882992
 

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Mötley Crüe - The Official Biography: The First Five Years
by Dante Bonutto

Published by Cherry Lane Books

Publication date: 08/85

Paperback, 96 pages

ISB
N: 0946391726

During the last twelve months over 2,000,000 people either bought albums or attended concerts by Mötley Crüe, promoting the group to the status of No.1 rock act in America.

Not so long ago, the Los Angeles four-piece seemed out of fashion and out of time, pledged to the cause of escapist entertainment; they stood for F.U.N., pure and unadulterated, and they weren't about to cut corners or compromise for anyone.

Four years on, with the original line-up (Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee, Mick Mars & Vince Neil) still intact, they remain as adamant as ever that at a Mötley Crüe show entertainment is king.

The band now have gold and platinum albums and their album, Theatre of Pain, is destined to make them among the world's memorable rock'n'roll heroes.

Dante Bonutto, and early fan of Mötley Crüe, is the assistant editor of the world's leading Heavy Metal magazine, Kerrang!

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Mötley Crüe (Monsters of Metal)
by Billy Dwight

Published by Ballantine Books
Publication date: 05/86
Paperback
 

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Mötley Crüe
by Eddie McSquare

Published by Music Sales Corp
Publication date: 06/90
Paperback, 64 pages
ISB
N: 071192502X

This is the story of Mötley Crüe, America's hard-rockin' hellions, who re-charged the Hollywood heavy-metal scene and went on to conquer the world with their grand schematic of madness, mayhem and GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRLS!

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Mötley Crüe: Lewd, Crude & Rude
by Sylvie Simmons

Published by Penguin USA
Publication date: 01/01/95
Dimensions (in inches): 11.70 x 8.29 x .41
Paperback, 160 pages
ISB
N: 1898141959

Rock journalists Sylvie Simmons and Malcolm Dome use their considerable experience and insight to unravel a tale that takes the reader through a rollercoaster of emotions. So, strap yourselves in and prepare for the ride of a lifetime...

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The Dirt: Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band
by Mötley Crüe with Neil Strauss

Published by Regan Books
Publication date: May 22, 2001
Hardcover, 304 Pages
Dimensions (in inches): 6.125 x 9.125
ISB
N: 0060392886

Get your copy of the amazing true story of Mötley Crüe, authored by the four band members with New York Times writer, Neil Strauss. This book spent a record-breaking ten months on the New York Times best-seller list.

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An Education In Rebellion: The Biography of Nikki Sixx
by Jake Brown

Published by Black Market Publishing
Publication date: 15/12/02
Paperback, 185 Pages
ISBN: 0972614206


The dictionary defines Hero as “a person noted for feats of courage or nobility of purpose, especially one who has risked or sacrificed his or her life.” Young Nikki grit his teeth to overcome an adverse childhood and rose to accomplish his rock dreams and aspirations. Against the odds and against the grain, Nikki Sixx’s story is the perfect illustration of how determination and sheer guts can overcome any adversity. He sacrificed his own life along the way, but thankfully lives to tell its tale. He continues to inspire and motivate so many people, from so many walks of life, around the globe. Nikki Sixx is a true hero. Paul Miles, Chronological Crue.

The first and only biography exclusively dedicated to the life and times of hard rock's mad scientist, Mötley Crüe mastermind Nikki Sixx, this title is a must-have for any die hard Crüe fan or collector.

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Mötley Crüe: Greatest Hits

Published by Warner Bros Publications
Publication date: 01/09/03
Paperback, 172 pages
ISBN: 0757914225

From Mötley Crüe's Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil, Tommy Lee, and Mick Mars comes this greatest hits retrospective. The folio includes two new titles, Bitter Pill and Enslaved, and all the music is written in standard notation and tab. A must for all heavy metal maniacs!

The 17 titles are: Bitter Pill/ Enslaved/ Girls, Girls, Girls/ Kickstart My Heart/ Wild Side/ Glitter (remix)/ Dr. Feelgood/ Same Ol' Situation/ Home Sweet Home/ Afraid/ Don't Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)/ Without You/ Smokin' in the Boys Room/ Primal Scream/ Too Fast for Love/ Looks That Kill/ Shout at the Devil '97.

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Tommyland
by Tommy Lee with Anthony Bozza

Published by Atria
Publication date: 19/10/04
Hardcover, 320 Pages
ISBN: 074348343X

Tommy Lee's autobiography Tommyland to be published through Atria Books, the hardcover imprint of Simon & Schuster.

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In his auto-biography, Tommy offers a list of 12 books that moved him and changed his life in some way while he was in jail during 1998. He says, "If you're out there, and you're f@cked, feeling lost, feeling like you need some guidance, feeling like you need to find your own truth, this is my gift to you."

  1. The Wisdom of James Allen: Five Classic Works Combined into One by James Allen.
  2. Conversations with God by Neale Donald Walsch.
  3. Awakening the Buddha Within: Eight Steps to Enlightment by Lama Surya Das.
  4. In the Meantime: Finding Yourself and the Love You Want by Iyanla Vanzant.
  5. Dirty Jokes and Beer by Drew Carey.
  6. The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity by Julia Cameron.
  7. Awakening the Buddhist Heart by Lama Surya Das.
  8. Meditations from Conversations with God by Neale Donald Walsch.
  9. Please Kill Me by Legs McNeil
  10. Hammer of the Gods by Stephen Davis.
  11. Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
  12. Raising a Son: Parents and the Making of a Healthy Man by Don Elium and Jeanne Elium

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Mötley Crüe: In The Studio
by Jake Brown

Published by Rock N' Roll Books
Publication date: 12/05
Paperback, 150 Pages
ISBN: 0972614281

Mötley Crüe: In The Studio is the first and only title devoted to the making of every Mötley Crüe studio release, as well as band member solo projects. Featuring exclusive interviews with band members Tommy Lee and John Corabi, as well as producers Bob Rock, Tom Werman, Scott Humphrey, and co-writers/producers Dave Darling and James Michael, this book gives fans a first-ever complete behind the scenes look at the Crue's life in the studio, from 1982 all the way through present day.

 

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Mötley Crüe Down Under: On Tour with The Carnival of Sins
by Paul Miles


Published by Chronological Crue
Publication date: 11/04/06
Paperback, 200 pages
ISBN: 097581124X

This book is a detailed, first-hand account of Mötley Crüe's Red, White & Crüe tour. After summing up the Crüe's history from the fans' perspective in their first-ever live album six years earlier, Paul Miles finally got his chance to see the band live for the very first time. Travel across Australia with the author, sharing all his experiences with Mötley and their crew, the cities he visits, and the people he meets along the way.

It's YOUR 'All Access' pass, taking you in and out of the strip club, the restaurant, the beach, aeroplanes, bars, arenas, hotel rooms, limos, shops, backstage corridors, nightclubs, dressing rooms - even the graveyard! Enjoy the humourous Mick Mars, the loud-as-hell Tommy Lee, the respectful Nikki Sixx, the classic Vince Neil, as well as cameos from Motörhead's Lemmy Kilmister. Includes:

  • 6 shows in 8 days across Australia with Motörhead in December 2005
  • Copies of press releases and the full press conference transcript
  • A unique insight into life on the road with Mötley Crüe
  • Photos by Nikki Sixx and other members of the crew
  • 100-plus tour pictures inc. Mötley keepsakes
  • A short intro by Mighty Mike

A wonderful documentation of the massive Carnival of Sins tour. Get your copy now!

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What Mötley Crüe Mean to Me: Crüeheads Share Their Stories
Edited by Paul Miles


Published by Chronological Crue
Publication date: 11/04/06
Paperback, 118 pages
ISBN: 0975811231

Like Mötley Crüe's band members themselves, their fans have also experienced their fair share of divorce, death, addiction, love, abuse, and incarceration. This book is a high-quality "by-the-fans, for-the-fans" collection, showing the impact and inspiration of Mötley Crüe on their fans' lives.

They tell stories of how they've looked up to the Crüe as family figures, guiding and shaping their worlds, while fellow fans have become the cousins, bonded by the Mötley way of life in their veins. The Crüe is always there for them as a positive energy to celebrate with, to wallow with, to vent with, and to be inspired by. For it's the Crüe and their music that the fans religiously turn to for help to pull them through the ugliest and toughest of times.

You will laugh at the things they have done; you'll nod your head in agreement with their feelings. Because as they say - Crüe fans are best, f@ck the rest!

  • 69 Crüeheads open up their hearts for the whole world to read
  • Fan contributors aged 11-41
  • Stories from across the continents of North America, Europe, South America and Australia
  • Foreword by Shaun Pollitt of Motley.com
  • Edited by Chronological Crue's Paul Miles

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Chronological Crue Vol. 1 - The Eighties: The Complete History of Mötley Crüe in the 1980s
by Paul Miles


Published by Chronological Crue
Publication date: 24/04/06
Paperback, 162 pages
ISBN: 0975811207
 

Chronological Crue Vol. 2 - The Nineties: The Complete History of Mötley Crüe in the 1990s
by Paul Miles


Published by Chronological Crue
Publication date: 24/04/06
Paperback, 216 pages
ISBN: 0975811215
 

Chronological Crue Vol. 3 - The Naughties: The Ongoing History of Mötley Crüe in the 2000s
by Paul Miles


Published by Chronological Crue
Publication date: 24/04/06
Paperback, 270 pages
ISBN: 0975811223

"Nobody on the planet has dedicated their life to documenting the entire history of Mötley Crüe more accurately, thoroughly, and continuously than Paul Miles. Rather than recount the story of the most reckless musical act the world has ever seen in the past tense, this book will guide you through every step of the way as it all unfolded. Pulling no punches and telling no lies, Paul Miles will reveal facts that have been covered up, forgotten, or falsified by every previous account. Get ready to find out the real truth behind the highest highs and lowest lows in the Crüe's perilous kingdom of sex, drugs, and rock n' roll..."
Steve-O, of MTV's Jackass and Wildboyz infamy

"Paul knows more about us than we know."
Tommy Lee

"I've read it before and gone, we did THAT?"
Nikki Sixx

"Chronological Crue is without a doubt the definitive Mötley Crüe reference work. I used it extensively in writing the script of The Dirt and I highly recommend it to not only fans of the band, but anyone with an interest in the history of rock n' roll. For contained on these sweaty pages is a treasure trove of sleazy tidbits on not just the band but the slew of other musicians, critics, groupies, scum sucking corporate-types, famous wives and infamous playthings who came across their path. If Mötley played with them, partied with them or shagged them silly, it's here for all to see. It is a compulsive completist's dream, filled with the sort of arcane minutia that can settle arguments, win bets, or simply allow you to sleep after pondering for hours the exact date of Nikki Sixx's first overdose in the back alleys of Hammersmith. Now hurry up and buy it so Paul Miles can finally feel as if his life has meaning."
Rich Wilkes, screenwriter of Mötley's movie The Dirt

  • Direct from pages of the highly-acclaimed rock website read well-over 4 million times
  • THE definitive source of fact on the world's most notorious rock band
  • Used by TV networks, music industry journalists and critics as an invaluable reference on Mötley Crüe
  • Foreword by Neil Strauss: best-selling author of The Dirt
  • Collect all three books: Vol 1. The Eighties, Vol 2. The Nineties, Vol 3. The Naughties
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    Mötley Crüe
    by Seamus Craic

    Published by Artnik
    Publication date: 30/7/06
    Paperback, 128 Pages
    ISBN: 1905382235

    A fully illustrated biography of this phenomenally successful iconic band. Authored by best-selling Seamus Craic, pictures by rock photographers. Collector's item.

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    Motley Rock Stories
    by Jack Valentine

    Published by Xulon Press
    Publication date: 13/12/06
    Paperback, 320 Pages
    ISBN: 1600347746

    "It's a comedy. It's a tragedy. This is the true story of two desperate people sharing the same dreams, apartment, road tours and life in the crazy world of Southern California's rock and roll community in the early 70's."

    Before he joined Mötley Crüe, Mick Mars played guitar in Whitehorse. Their drummer Jack Valentine tells lots of rock'n'roll stories in this book.

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    The Heroin Diaries: A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock Star
    by Nikki Sixx with Ian Gittins

    Published by MTV/VH1 Pocket Books
    Publication date: 18/9/07
    Hardcover, 207 Pages
    ISBN: 0743486285

    Set against the frenzied world of heavy metal superstardom, the co-founder of the most legendary rock band of the eighties - Mötley Crüe - offers an unflinching and utterly gripping look at his own descent into drug addiction.

    Few bands were as influential as Mötley Crüe in making the 1980s the heavy metal decade. Theirs is a cyclonic story of runaway success and its price, blending outrageous record sales and arena headline tours with smashed up cars, jail sentences, models, drugs, breakups, reunions…and more breakups.

    In this candid memoir, Nikki Sixx - Mötley Crüe’s bassist and main songwriter - recounts the band’s heyday. The Heroin Diaries takes readers along on one of the most breathless and harrowing roller coaster rides in the history of pop music. At its heart lies the author’s nightmare come true: a punishing heroin addiction that brought him and the band to the edge of losing much more than just their spot on the charts. Serving up snapshots of rock culture at its most manic, this insider’s look at triumph and tragedy is every bit as explosive as the musical odyssey it chronicles.

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    Hooks That Kill: The Best of Mick Mars and Mötley Crüe
    by Mick Mars

    Published by Cherry Lane Music Company
    Publication date: 1/1/08
    Paperback
    ISBN: 978-1603780285

    A fifteen song tablature book from the legendary guitarist of Mötley Crüe, including: Dr. Feelgood, Don't Go Away Mad (Just Go Away), Girls Girls Girls, Kickstart My Heart, Looks That Kill, Primal Scream.

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    Motley Crue: A Visual History: 1983 - 1990
    by Neil Zlozower

    Published by Chronicle Books
    Publication date: 19/8/09
    Hardcover, 232 Pages
    ISBN: 978-0811868273

    Mötley Crüe's gleeful glam debauchery and unstoppable anthems have made them metal gods, selling over 72 million album copies worldwide and landing their band biography The Dirt on bestseller lists around the country. Mötley Crüe is—amazingly—the first photographic history of the band. Legendary rock photographer Neil Zlozower's images capture the band's rise from their breakthrough album Shout at the Devil through rock 'n' roll excesses to follow with the unprecedented all-access candor of a friend to the band. In hundreds of photographs and stories from the band and those close to them, Mötley Crüe reveals them onstage, backstage, on tour, hanging out, and in studio—a must-have album of photos and testimony on one of the most powerful and controversial bands in rock history.

    Neil Zlozower has been photographing bands for 37 years, and has worked with a truly amazing cast of rock and metal bands, especially in the L.A. scene. He is the author of Van Halen: 1978 to 1984 and Fuck You: Rock and Roll Portraits.

    This book contains a Foreword by Nikki Sixx.

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    Tattoos & Tequila: To Hell and Back with One of Rock's Most Notorious Frontmen
    by Vince Neil and Mike Sager

    Published by Grand Central Publishing
    Publication date: 23/9/10
    Hardcover, 320 pages
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    SBN: 978-0446548045

    Like so many rock stars who survive into their 40s, Mötley Crüe front man Neil has produced an autobiography. Raised in Compton, Calif., just as gangs were starting to take over, Neil turned multiracial good looks and a bad attitude into a career singing for the leading hair band of the 1980s. Mötley Crüe embraced the values of rock star excess and garnered fame as much for their drunken exploits as for their music. In one grim episode, an inebriated Neil crashed his Ford Pantera into a Volkswagen, killing his passenger and critically injuring two others. Later, Neil was ejected from the band but eventually returned. Today, he lives in Vegas, making music and running several businesses, including a chain of tattoo parlours. Neil makes no pre-tense of being thoughtful or reflective, but with Sager's help he's done a more than adequate job of representing himself. Much is said about all the women he's had, all the drugs he's done, all the nice cars he's owned, and all the celebrities he's met. Yet within the rock-star braggadocio lies an entertaining story of a handsome, insecure guy with a lot of energy who got really lucky. Interviews with friends, business associates, and ex-wives bring much-needed depth to the narrative. To his credit, Neil deals honestly with the suffering he's caused.

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    This Is Gonna Hurt: Music, Photography And Life Through The Distorted Lens Of Nikki Sixx
    by Nikki Sixx

    Published by William Morrow
    Publication date: 12/4/11
    Hardcover, 224 Pages
    ISBN: 978-0062061874

    This Is Gonna Hurt: Music, Photography And Life Through The Distorted Lens Of Nikki Sixx released by HarperCollins imprint William Morrow. The book is part photo, part journal - but all Nikki Sixx. It is a collection of compelling snapshots and stories that capture the rage, love, optimism, darkness, and determination that shape his work. Told with the raw authenticity that defined his New York Times bestseller The Heroin Diaries, This Is Gonna Hurt chronicles Nikki's experience, from his early years filled with toxic waste to his success with Mötley Crüe, his death from an overdose and rebirth to his addictions to music, photography, and love. " Love story, bad-ass rock tell-all, social commentary, family memoir, This Is Gonna Hurt offers the compelling insights of an artist and a man struggling to survive, connect, and find a happy ending - a search that fuels Nikki’s being. "I want to take you on the journey I am on, in real time," he writes. "If you don't deal with your demons, they will deal with you, and it's gonna hurt." The book will include more than two dozen of Nikki's images. He will incorporate the stories behind the pictures and how they came to be, including interviews with the subjects so readers can see "what life is like for those whom society has labelled as freaks." 

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    More Motley Crue-related books to explore:

    • Generation of Swine: Tales of Shame and Degradation in the 80's (Thompson, Hunter S. Gonzo Papers, V. 2.) by Hunter S. Thompson
      - 9/12/96 : In the studio, Vince suggests Generation Swine as the new name for the album, after Nikki was talking about this book he had just read. The rest of the Crüe agreed the new title was great.

    • The Wisdom of the Self: Authentic Experience and the Journey to Wholeness by Paul Ferrini.
      - This is one of the self-help books that Tommy Lee purchased from Amazon.com when he was in jail for spousal abuse. The book then inspired him to write a song about its contents. That song ended up on his Never A Dull Moment solo album and it's called Body Architects. Now you can purchase your very own copy from Amazon.com as well.

    • The Tombstone Tourist : Musicians by Scott Stanton.
      - A guide to all the graves, shrines and memorabilia of the "late, great legends of rock, jazz, blues, country and R&B," with 300 new artist biographies, 250 new photographs and handy references, including alphabetical listings and an index by cemetery. Nikki Sixx has written the Foreword in this book.

    • Blame It On Vanity by Denise K. Matthews.
      - Hardcover autobiography by Nikki Sixx's former fiancée, Vanity.

    • The Best American Erotica 2000 by Susie Bright (Editor).
      - A great collection of erotic stories that includes one titled "Ten Seconds to Love (Or How Mötley Crüe Popped My Cherry)" by Michelle Tea.

    • Fargo Rock City: A Heavy Metal Odyssey in Rural North Dakota by Chuck Klosterman.
      - A super read for Crüeheads. The story is based on the author's journey to adulthood and how his life has been influenced by heavy metal including lots of Mötley.

    • Hollywood Rocks: The Ultimate Guide to the 1980's Hollywood, California Rock-N-Roll Music Scene by Michael J. Rocchio & Jason Splat.
      - A fantastic trip down memory lane, through Mötley's home strip.

    • Star Struck: A Novel by Pamela Anderson.
      - Pamela's admittedly semi-autobiographical second novel is more about sex than it is about plot. Tommy Lee is a factor in Anderson's fiction: Jimi, Star's rock-star husband, is based in part on TBone, says Pam, "Jimi is based on a compilation of people, but definitely Tommy is part of the inspiration, for sure."
       

     


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