Vince Neil
American racing driver
Vince Neil
Vincent Neil Wharton is an American vocalist and musician, best known as the lead vocalist of heavy metal band Mötley Crüe.
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Vince Neil's personal information overview.
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Here are all the musicians who refused to play at Trump’s inauguration
Yahoo News - about 1 month
President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration will be taking place Friday, January 20th in Washington, D.C., and Trump himself has already boasted about how fantastic the musical lineup is going to be for the pre-inauguration concert. The event is typically packed with high-profile artists who graciously accepted the opportunity to perform at such an important event, but this year things are a bit different. With such a personality as divisive as Trump, many of the artists who were originally rumored or even confirmed to be performing at the event have since backed out. Here's the rundown. Elton John The Rocket Man himself was expected to take the stage at Trump's event, and his appearance has been brought up on multiple occasions by members of Trump's own circle, but John has since crushed any notion that he would be there. In fact, when he discovered his songs were being used at Trump rallies he was furious, saying that Trump should have asked "Ted fucking Nugent" to provide music. Andr ...
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The New Celebrity Apprentice: all you need to know about the new season.
Yahoo News - 2 months
The New Celebrity Apprentice has a whole lot new about it: a new title and a new "Chairman of the Board," as the show calls him, Arnold Schwarzenegger. What else is new? Here's all you need to know about the new season. The top 3 most anticipated new winter TV shows The 16 contestants hoping to win $250,000 for their charity - Retired boxer Laila Ali: The Women's Sports Foundation, which ensures girls' access to sports - Actor/comic Jon Lovitz: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital for childhood cancer - '80s icon Boy George: Safe Kids Worldwide, which helps prevent childhood injuries - Football Hall of Famer Eric Dickerson: Young Warriors , a program for fatherless boys - Former Dancing with the Stars winner and host Brooke Burke-Charvet: Operation Smile , for kids with facial deformities - Kyle Richards of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills: Children's Hospital Los Angeles - Matt Iseman of American Ninja Warrior: The Arthritis Foundation - Former host of Big Morning Buzz Live with Carr ...
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John Corabi: 'This Is Probably As High-Profile As The Mötley Crüe Gig'
Huffington Post - 2 months
Reflecting on his 25+ years in music, singer and guitarist John Corabi has no regrets on how it turned out. After a stint replacing Vince Neil as the lead singer for Mötley Crüe's self-titled album in 1994, Corabi has played in numerous successful and less successful bands and projects. Now fronting rock supergroup The Dead Daisies, who've just released their third album Make Some Noise, the singer says he's never been in so much demand. "Everything I've done, i've done for a reason. I've never cheated anybody out of anything, I've never lied about anything, i've never scammed anyone. I've always done what I thought was the right thing, even though it made my journey a little longer." -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
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Vince Neil now says he's not playing at inauguration
CNN - 3 months
Rocker Vince Neil was singing a different tune Friday night after he said in an interview that he would be playing at President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration -- only to walk back the comments hours later when he was told the invitation was rescinded.
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New trial date set for Vince Neil in Las Vegas battery case
Yahoo News - 5 months
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil's trial has been postponed in a misdemeanor case alleging he grabbed a woman and pulled her to the ground in April outside a Las Vegas Strip resort.
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Vince Neil facing misdemeanor battery charge in Las Vegas
Fox News - 8 months
Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil is being charged with misdemeanor battery in a case alleging he grabbed a woman's hair and pulled her to the ground in April outside a Las Vegas Strip resort.
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Singer Vince Neil cited for battery in Nevada after scuffle with Nicolas Cage
Reuters.com - 11 months
(Reuters) - Mötley Crüe singer Vince Neil was cited for battery after he grabbed a woman by the hair when she sought an autograph of actor Nicolas Cage at a Las Vegas hotel, police said on Friday.
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Vince Neil Fights Nicolas Cage After Allegedly Attacking Female Fan In Vegas
Huffington Post - 11 months
Former Mötley Crüe singer Vince Neil and Nicolas Cage got in to an actual brawl outside the Aria Hotel on the Las Vegas strip Thursday afternoon, Officer Laura Meltzer of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department told The Huffington Post.  Officer Meltzer said the department received a call at 5:24 pm from the Aria hotel regarding a female that had allegedly been battered by Neil. The fight occurred after Neil grabbed the woman by the hair and pulled her to the ground after she approached Nicholas Cage for an autograph. TMZ obtained footage of events immediately after the fight, where Cage is seen shouting at and restraining Neil, who apparently attacked the woman moments before the clip was shot.  "F**k you, man, stop this s**t now," Cage is heard saying as he grabs Neil before others start to intervene.  Officer Meltzer said that Neil was cited at the scene for misdemeanor battery. The citation is not an admission of guilt, and simply means that Neil pr ...
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Why You Should Go Out To Eat Alone
Huffington Post - over 1 year
The prospect of purposefully eating alone in public might seem daunting to some, but an increasing number of Americans are reserving tables for one. According to a recent analysis by OpenTable, single table reservations have gone up 62 percent in the last two years. Maybe it's the plethora of must-Instagram food available in every city around the country, maybe its a craving for some alone time in this hyperconnected age, or maybe it's a little bit of both. Whatever it is, the practice is worth toasting. (Alone.)  Vice's Nell Frizell has gone so far as to argue that eating alone makes you a better human: [...] to concentrate on what you’re consuming, to be able to take in your eating environment alone, is one of the cornerstones of self-sufficiency. You are free from bullshit food shame, from other people’s boring diet restrictions, from small talk, from having to meet someone so late you’ve eaten the napkins before the starters arrive and, most importantly, from ...
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Mötley Crüe's Vince Neil slays national anthem
CNN - almost 2 years
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Vince Neil suing consultant over control of Internet pages
Yahoo News - almost 2 years
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Rock 'n' roller Vince Neil is taking a fight over his Internet persona to state court in Las Vegas, with a lawsuit accusing a social media consultant of refusing to give him control of his Facebook and LinkedIn accounts.
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Vince Neil and Nikki Sixx Explain Why Motley Crue Are Calling it Quits
Rolling Stone - about 3 years
Yesterday Mötley Crüe announced their Final Tour – the only chance to see the iconic Hollywood heavy rockers' last-ever live shows Indeed the notion of an end for Mötley Crüe was emphasized by the Grand Guignol theatrics of the event the band members – drummer Tommy Lee guitarist Mick Mars frontman Vince...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Vince Neil
    FIFTIES
  • 2014
    Age 53
    In April 2014, Vince Neil, chief executive officer and Chairman of RockStar Investment Group along with long-time friends and business partners Bob Hewko and Mark Daniels, acquired ownership of the Arena Football League's Jacksonville Sharks in April 2014.
    More Details Hide Details Neil was the owner of the Las Vegas Outlaws of the Arena Football League, but after 14 weeks of the season, the team was taken over by the league. In 1989, Neil had a small role for Police Academy 6: City Under Siege, which showed him being protected by Lieutenant Moses Hightower (Bubba Smith). The scene was filmed, but didn't make the cut. In 1990, Neil had a small part in the film The Adventures of Ford Fairlane playing Bobby Black, lead vocalist of the fictional rock band that consisted of Carlos Cavazo, Randy Castillo, and Phil Soussan. Opening sequences of the film featured the band playing at Red Rocks Amphitheater, where Neil's character makes a grand entrance by swooping on stage via zip-line. He then proceeds to die onstage under suspicious circumstances. Black's misfortunes continue even in death when at his funeral a mêlée takes place resulting in his cylindrical plexiglass casket rolling down a hill (obviously containing a dummy of Neil).
  • 2012
    Age 51
    In 2012, Neil participated in flight training in Henderson, Nevada for the PBS television series The Aviators, as reported by the Las Vegas Sun.
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    In 2012, Vince Neil ventured into the Gentlemen's Club business, opening Deja Vu Presents: Vince Neil's Girls Girls Girls in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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    Neil contributed a cover of Japanese rock band L'Arc~en~Ciel's song "Blurry Eyes" to their 2012 tribute album.
    More Details Hide Details In 1994, Neil gave up ownership of his "Bar One" club.
  • FORTIES
  • 2011
    Age 50
    On August 8, 2011, Neil’s trial was rescheduled for November 7 due to an unexplained emergency.
    More Details Hide Details Along with Neil's passions of fast cars and fast women, he dabbled in motorsport in the early 1990s. This culminated in a part-time season in Indy Lights in 1992 with P.I.G. Racing. He started four races finishing three of them and all point scoring positions. Also that year he took part in the celebrity race at the Gold Coast Indycar event. He has also been a participant in the Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race.
    On May 2, 2011, Neil's attorneys plead not guilty on his behalf during an arraignment and he was ordered to stay away from Jacobs then was scheduled to appear in court on August 8.
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    In March 2011, Neil was charged with battery and disorderly conduct after an altercation with ex-girlfriend, Alicia Jacobs.
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    On January 26, 2011, Neil plead guilty to drunk driving and was sentenced to 15 days in the Clark County jail and 15 days under house arrest.
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    In the summer of 2011 Neil hosted a series of benefits called Rockin' The Red Carpet that benefitted MUSIC for RELIEF as part of his tour with Mötley Crüe, Poison and the New York Dolls.
    More Details Hide Details In late 1984, Finnish hard rock band Hanoi Rocks was on their second American tour and a first one ever to reach California. The two gigs meant to be held in Los Angeles sold out in twenty minutes. On the day they arrived in Los Angeles, December 8, Hanoi Rocks drummer Nicholas "Razzle" Dingley and the other members of the band (with the exception of singer Michael Monroe, who was recovering from a fractured ankle) visited Neil's home and spent the day at Redondo Beach. After partying for hours, Neil and Razzle decided to take a trip to a local liquor store in Neil's De Tomaso Pantera. Neil, who was drunk, lost control of the car and hit an oncoming vehicle. The two occupants of the other car were seriously injured and suffered brain damage, and Dingley was killed. Neil was charged with vehicular manslaughter and driving under the influence of alcohol in connection with the crash. His blood alcohol level was .17, well above the California legal limit at that time of .10. In July 1986, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Edward Hinz, Jr. sentenced Neil to 30 days in jail, five years probation, $2.6 million in restitution to the victims of the crash and 200 hours of community service. Neil got out of jail in 15 days for good behavior; Mötley Crüe dedicated their third studio album, Theatre of Pain, to Razzle.
  • 2010
    Age 49
    In June 2010, Neil was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving in Las Vegas after having allegedly smashed a fan's camera and was released on $2,000 bond.
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    In 2010, Neil announced their separation.
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    In 2010, he was cast on ABC's Skating with the Stars as a celebrity contestant who skated with professional ice skater Jennifer Wester.
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  • 2009
    Age 48
    In 2009, Neil worked on a pilot for an A&E reality TV show.
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    In March 2009, Neil opened another Feelgood's in Miami Beach.
    More Details Hide Details Vince also owns a Feelgood's in Las Vegas. Mötley Crüe were on tour in the U.S. Crüe Fest. Mötley Crüe announced that they will play the entire Dr. Feelgood album every night of Crüe Fest 2 to celebrate the album's 20th anniversary.
  • 2008
    Age 47
    On January 19, 2008, Neil played a free concert on the streets of downtown West Palm Beach to celebrate the grand opening of Dr Feelgood's.
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  • 2007
    Age 46
    Neil debuted the tequila at the Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival in February 2007.
    More Details Hide Details Neil opened Dr. Feelgood's Bar and Grill in West Palm Beach. It took over two and a half years for all of the members of Mötley Crüe to agree and sign off on the bar concept and location. It was finally determined that it would be located in downtown West Palm Beach, a stone's throw away from the ocean and within the high rent district of downtown.
    In 2007, Neil launched his own brand of tequila called Tres Rios.
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  • 2005
    Age 44
    Neil married his fourth wife, Lia Gerardini, in January 2005.
    More Details Hide Details The ceremony was officiated by MC Hammer, an ordained minister and fellow cast member on The Surreal Life.
    As Neil told Eddie Trunk, "My wife Lia hasn't talked to my mom since the wedding," which took place January 9, 2005, in Las Vegas.
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    In 2005, Neil created the "Off The Strip Poker Tournament", which takes place in Las Vegas.
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  • 2003
    Age 42
    Neil founded Vince Vineyards, a winemaking venture that produced a 2003 Napa Cabernet Sauvignon and a 2003 Sonoma County Chardonnay.
    More Details Hide Details He also produces a limited edition Petite Sirah through EOS Estate Winery.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1998
    Age 37
    In 1998, Mötley Crüe opened a store on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles called, "S'Crüe", which stocks clothes from both Sixx and Neil's clothing lines (Outlaw and Bad Bones), along with CDs, the Mötley Brüe drink and other items.
    More Details Hide Details The store closed in January 1999, with the band deciding to sell the items online. In 2006, Neil opened his own tattoo parlor called Vince Neil Ink. The shop is located on the Las Vegas Strip.
  • 1997
    Age 36
    By 1997, both Neil's solo career and Mötley Crüe's fortunes were declining, so the band reunited with Neil in 1997.
    More Details Hide Details They released the album Generation Swine, which debuted at #4 on the Billboard charts. Tension soon erupted within the band, however, this time prompting Tommy Lee to leave the band. The other band members replaced him with Randy Castillo and recorded the album New Tattoo in 2000. The renewed band went on hiatus when Castillo died from cancer in 2002. Mötley Crüe released the new album Saints of Los Angeles in 2008 featuring all the original members. Vince released his third solo album, Tattoos & Tequila, in 2010. It is Neil's first solo release in seven years, since the live album Live at the Whisky: One Night Only in 2003. The album is a soundtrack to the book Neil released in the same year, "Tattoos & Tequila: To Hell and Back with One of Rock's Most Notorious Frontmen". Each song on the album corresponds with a chapter in the book. The album titled track was released as a single for the album.
  • 1995
    Age 34
    In September 1995, Neil released Carved in Stone, an industrial-oriented album produced by the Dust Brothers.
    More Details Hide Details The album was recorded and was put on hold while Neil was dealing with the illness of his daughter Skylar. The album charted at #139 on The Billboard 200. The song "Skylar's Song" was released as a single for the album. The album sold fewer than 100,000 copies in the US, and Neil's contract with Warner Bros. Records eventually came to an end. The album was re-released in 2004. Vince Neil has toured his solo band, which consisted of Slaughter members Jeff Blando and Dana Strum, as well as drummer Zoltan Chaney. The band came back into the spotlight after their Behind the Music episode aired on VH1 in December 1998. The episode became the highest rated in the series. The DVD was issued with ten extra minutes of footage in December 1999.
    On August 15, 1995, Neil and Ruddell's daughter, Skylar Neil, died of cancer at the age of 4.
    More Details Hide Details He founded the Skylar Neil Memorial Fund in her honor. Since that time, Neil and the foundation have raised awareness and funding for various children's illnesses. The Skylar Neil Memorial Foundation has donated millions of dollars to The T.J. Martell Foundation, and it sponsors an annual golf tournament to raise money for children with cancer.
  • 1993
    Age 32
    In early 1993, he began dating actress and Playboy Playmate Heidi Mark after a blind date arranged by her makeup artist. The two were engaged within two months, and married in 2000. After just 15 months of marriage, and several attempts at reconciliation, they divorced in 2001.
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    Exposed, was Neil's first solo album and was released in 1993.
    More Details Hide Details The album debuted at #13 on the Billboard charts. The album featured Stevens, who subsequently played all bass and guitar tracks on "Exposed", Dave Marshall, Robbie Crane, and Vik Foxx. The band eventually went on tour, opening for Van Halen. Pornstar Janine Lindemulder can be seen in the video for the second single "Sister of Pain". The song "Can't Change Me" was released as the third single which Neil also shot a video for, the video was filmed at the Record Plant. "Can't Have Your Cake" was released as the fourth single which also features a music video. The video would feature an up-and-coming starlet by the name of Pamela Anderson, and Vince Neil's son Neil Wharton, who portrayed a young Vince Neil in the video.
  • 1992
    Age 31
    In 1992, Neil released his first single.
    More Details Hide Details He stated that the song was written in twenty minutes with his friends Jack Blades and Tommy Shaw. The single "You're Invited (But Your Friend Can't Come)" was featured on the Encino Man soundtrack. Neil made a video for the song that featured a cameo by Pauly Shore. The video does not feature guitarist Steve Stevens as Stevens was hired after the song and video had been released. Stevens re-recorded the song for Neil's first solo album. Neil performed the song live on the MTV Movie Awards.
    Neil retired from racing in 1992 after crashing his car during a race in Long Beach after the third lap.
    More Details Hide Details Neil signed a solo deal with Warner Brothers for $4 million. He received a $2 million advance on his first record. Neil sued Mötley Crüe for 25% of their future profits and $5 million in damages for being fired.
    Following the band's first compilation album Decade of Decadence 81-91 Mötley Crüe parted ways with Vince Neil in February 1992.
    More Details Hide Details Neil had taken up Indy racing a few years earlier, often turning up at celebrity races. Neil enjoyed the sport so much that he eventually formed Vince Neil Racing. He was racing in the Indy Lights open-wheel developmental series at the time.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1987
    Age 26
    In April 1987, Neil married Sharise Ruddell, a mud wrestler and fashion model.
    More Details Hide Details The couple had one daughter, Skylar (born March 26, 1991), before divorcing in 1993.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1981
    Age 20
    Neil married his first wife, Beth Lynn, in 1981; they divorced in 1985.
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  • 1979
    Age 18
    Neil was discovered while performing with his band Rockandi in 1979, and joined Mötley Crüe in 1980.
    More Details Hide Details Neil had been friends with Tommy Lee in high school. Mötley Crüe was looking for a lead vocalist at the time and were impressed by Neil after hearing him through Lee. Mötley Crüe released its first album, Too Fast for Love, the same year. The band then began a string of hit releases throughout the decade—1983's Shout at the Devil, which established the band as a big act in rock and roll, 1985's Theatre of Pain, 1987's hit Girls, Girls, Girls, and their highest-selling album, 1989's Dr. Feelgood—establishing the quartet as one of the biggest hard rock/metal bands of the '80s.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1961
    Age 0
    Born on February 8, 1961.
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