Starting at the start (where most stories begin) with Nikki Sixx looking for like minded guys to start a band to book takes us on a journey from playing a local club then rushing back to work selling light bulbs to cancelling sold-out arena tours because the guys have had a fight (often physical) and refuse to be near each other.
Soon enough, Tommy Lee, Vince Neil and Mick Mars join Nikki to create the world first Glam Metal band - Mötley Crüe
Each chapter is written by either a member of the band or someone closely related to the Crüe machine. It make interesting reading when you hear about the same events from different perspectives.
It has rocketed the band up my list of favourite music artists, only backed up further by listening to a lot more of their material.
What have I taken away from this book?
- Silence is death.
- The only lesson in life to learn is that there are no lessons, only life.
- No one is crazier than Ozzy Osbourne!
Nikki Sixx's book The Heroin Diaries: A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock Star will be one of the next I read, without a doubt.