Friday, February 11, 2011

#29: Tattoo's & Tequila - Vince Neil


Synopsis & Book Info:
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 parlors. Neil makes no pretense 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.

Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 9780446548045
Purchase at Amazon


©2010


My Opinion:
Was I ever excited to read this book, being a Motley Crue fan, I was really stoked. Then within 20 pages I was putting the book down, shaking my head, and feeling put off.
Vince really goes nuts bashing Nikki Sixx in the book. He does give in to bashing Tommy and Mick too, but nothing like he does about Nikki.
You know what the real kicker is? Nikki writes a letter, like a few other do in the book, and had nothing but good things to say about Vince.
His attitude was a total let-down for me, and highly unexpected.
I will admit, he has a few good stories to share, and that's where the fun reading comes from, and why I gave it a decent rating.


3/5


Recommend? No.


~I received a copy from Hachette Book Group. I was not compensated for my opinion.~

3 comments:

  1. Ew. Does sound like a downer.

    PS I use to LOVE MC too!

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  2. Tattoo books seem popular these days, I have Kat's one from LA Ink.

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  3. That's a shame that he chose to vent on Nikki Sixx, it could have been a really good book. Like you I am a Motley Crue fan but I think I'll pass on this one.

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