Dirty Diaries: The Motley Crue Literary Canon

Anyone who knows this member of Rocks Off will know that he owns most every book written about Motely Crue, or written by a member of Motley Crue. Yes, next to Howard Zinns's A People's History of the United States and a well-worn copy of American Psycho, sits the collected literary works of Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil and Tommy Lee. We are still waiting for a Mick Mars book.

Motley pulls into Houston tomorrow night at the Toyota Center with Poison and the New York Dolls. Crue and Poison wouldn't have existed without the Dolls, who are now down to only two original members. Show up early to get a history lesson.

We've probably read The Dirt, their memoir written with Neil Strauss, at least four times, with the tales of hard-scrabble scumbag druggie life thrilling us and making us chuckle each time around. On their own though, the band, now in its 30th year of action, shows signs of heartbreak and pain.

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