Tattoos & Tequila: To Hell and Back with One of Rock's Most Notorious Frontmen

Tattoos & Tequila: To Hell and Back with One of Rock's Most Notorious Frontmen

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by Vince Neil
     
 

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"So where do we start? I remember when we did The Dirt, the Mötley Crüe book, I was interviewed at The Grand Havana Room in Beverly Hills. A lot of people think I didn't get to say much in The Dirt. It's probably true. I didn't read it. I'm not that big a talker. Some people can f*ckin' talk ... eat up all the oxygen in

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"So where do we start? I remember when we did The Dirt, the Mötley Crüe book, I was interviewed at The Grand Havana Room in Beverly Hills. A lot of people think I didn't get to say much in The Dirt. It's probably true. I didn't read it. I'm not that big a talker. Some people can f*ckin' talk ... eat up all the oxygen in a room in no time flat. I don't tend to run my mouth. It's b*llshit. All those years in rehab and counseling--the talking cure? I can't say I really got that much out of it. All that cure and I should be cured by now, don't you think? All this talking...

So forgive me if it's a bit hard for me to slice open a vein and let my blood run red all over this page for you. I'll fight you or I'll f*ck you but chances are I'll be hard pressed to sit there and talk to you.

War stories. War wounds. I know, I know. Old rock stars fall hard. I'm forty-nine years old. I'm five-foot-nine, 170. The spandex is over. I've had three plastic surgeries. Still, who do you think gets laid more, me or you? But time does change a man. I ain't twenty-one anymore.

It's a miracle we survived at all. A bottle of Jack Daniel's and uncooked hot dogs do not make for a particularly well-balanced diet. We are all very lucky we didn't kill ourselves. It might look like we were trying to do that but speaking for myself, death was never my intent. I just wanted to feel good, you know? I was just looking for that kick, that high...

These days I've got businesses to run. I like the action. Something to get your heart pumping. Healthier than a syringe full of cocaine powder like I was doing back in '81 with my girlfriend Lovey, that's for sure...

But you got to admit...those days are a lot more fun to talk about..."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780446574693
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Publication date:
09/23/2010
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
377,906
File size:
769 KB

Meet the Author

Vince Neil has been the frontman of Mötley Crüe for the past thirty years. He lives in Las Vegas and San Francisco with his wife.

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Tattoos & Tequila : To Hell and Back With One Of Rock's Most Notorious Frontmen 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 42 reviews.
Hansjs More than 1 year ago
The authors opening pretty much explains how this book will go....Vince not remembering some details while having great recall of others.....and it that is how it goes. The book almost sounds like a long interview. Vince's mind wanders and the book follows him off on that tangent for a bit before bringing him back on topic. He occasionally takes blame, but generally blames others for the problems in his life. He obviously still in serious denial about his sever alcoholism and why his marriages fell apart. All in all, you get a real sense of who Vince Neil is....self absorbed, pampered, needy, and on the rare occasion he can see all of this about himself. The only disappointing aspect has been the way he called so many people out in the book (Sharon Osbourne, Nikki, et al.) but has either not be able to articulate why in book tour interviews or has done some serious backpedaling. Also not sure if it was just the Nook version, but there were no pictures like The Dirt or Heroin Diaries had. In any event, if you were a Crue fan back in the day this a great and fast read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's worth getting even if you've read the Dirt. He's not the mOst likable person to be sure.
ntrue10 More than 1 year ago
Anyone who has read "The Dirt" will reread some of the stories Vince Neil relays, but there are a whole lot more details. If your are a Motley Crue fan, you will enjoy this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I usually dont write reviews but for this one I will. I've read Dirt, The Heroin Diaries, Tommyland and Nikki's book that just came out. I was interested in hearing what Vince Neil had to say so I purchased. I'm in my 40's, grew up with Motley Crue, was a fan in my teenage years and still am a fan. I've enjoyed every book so far that I wrote down here but this one???.....I'm at a loss to explain how I feel. I felt the book by Vince bordered on narcissism. Of course I felt horribly bad about him losing a daughter to cancer. I can relate partially because my son was diagnosed with cancer young. There are too many things I cannot relate with and wouldn't want too. All I have to say is after I read this book I looked within myself and was proud of the woman I have become and wouldn't want to be Vince Neil in a Million years.
ryde More than 1 year ago
It may not be the best, but Vince's story tells you a lot more about him and the person he is. I really enjoyed this book and have found a new respect for Mr. Neil. You will enjoy this book every step of the way if you are a crue fan or not. It will suck you right in and leave you wanting more when you are done. Great Read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After just finishing Duffs book this is like reading through a 14 year old kids mind. The guy who wrote it should be embarrased. Im not nor ever was a crue fan. I went the gnr route instead. Now i know why. I havent looked it up but i bet the Feelgood Bar thing never opened up the25-40 locations either. Nicki and or Tommy should kick his teeth in. Hes nothing but a karoeke dude that should feel like he hit the lottery whenever he gets a check. Not even 1 star worthy. Can i get a refund please.
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