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

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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..."

About Vince Neil

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Vince Neil has been the frontman of Mötley Crue for the past thirty years. He lives in Las Vegas and San Francisco with his wife.
Published September 23, 2010 by Grand Central Publishing. 310 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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New York Journal of Books

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But let’s be honest, chances are excellent that a hefty majority of people picking up this book want to read a VH1 Behind The Music version as told by Neil.

Sep 23 2010 | Read Full Review of Tattoos & Tequila: To Hell an...

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Neil’s co-writer, Esquire’s showily terse Mike Sager, presents the chapters as setpieces from an interview with Neil, with plenty of seemingly verbatim transcription (“Putting me in jail didn’t, it didn’t do anything”) alternating with obvious ghostwriting (“the historic Cherokee Studios, on Fair...

Sep 30 2010 | Read Full Review of Tattoos & Tequila: To Hell an...

Ken Greenleaf

In Neil's book, it looks like lying, neurosis, or — worse — grandpa having trouble recalling whether he likes tomatoes.

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