Motley Crue: The Dirt – Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band is an extraordinary book. The way the members of the band grew up is horrifying. The way they partied in the early years of their existence would make Roman emperors green with envy. In fact, the copious amount of sex, drugs, and rock and roll they talk about early on in the book is EXACTLY why so many people find the life of a rock star appealing in the first place.
But unlike so many Hollywood stories, the book doesn’t stop there. You don’t just get the fun times early on; you get the horror stories, too. In Nikki Sixx’s case, he had money, women, fame, and was living his dream as part of one of the world’s most successful rock bands. Yet and still, drugs were destroying his life.
Now, most people understand that drugs can do that in the abstract. But sometimes, seeing actual examples of the kind of damage they can do in the life of a famous person can have more of an impact. So, consider these quotes from the book to be a cautionary tale. We’ll start with a famous guest appearance from Ozzy Osbourne, who was high as an airplane when he did this in public. (Note: If you’re bothered by extreme immorality or are weak of stomach, you may want to skip these quotes. Just remember, you were warned.)