True Stories Of Big Hair And Bad Judgment: The Dirt On Motley Crue

By Jacob Shelton
Nikki Sixx and Vince Neil of Motley Crue on May 11, 1984 in Chicago, Il. (Photo by Paul Natkin/WireImage)

For the hair metal band Mötley Crüe, The Dirt was a fitting title for a collection of true stories and biographical film. The fact is, these guys were filthy -- unkempt, unclean, unpleasant, unrepentant -- and they liked it that way. As one of the biggest bands of the 1980s, Mötley Crüe sold millions of albums and toured across the world, but they also wreaked havoc everywhere they went. The band destroyed hotels, wrecked cars, broke up relationships -- these guys did everything but kill each other while they were at the top of the game. The band’s debauchery was so harrowing that in 2001 they released a memoir of sorts called The Dirt, and in 2019 a movie of the same name was released. It’s impossible to tell every myth and legend about this atom bomb of a band, but these are some behind the scenes stories that the band remembers.