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Vince Neil

Vincent Neil Wharton (born February 8, 1961) is an American vocalist and musician, best known as the lead vocalist of heavy metal band Mötley Crüe. Neil was born in Hollywood, California to Odie and Shirley Wharton. He has Mexican ancestry on his mother's side and Native American ancestry on his father's. During the 1960s, his family moved around Southern California from Inglewood to Watts, before finally settling in Glendora, attending Sunflower Intermediate School and later Royal Oak High School. As well as having an interest in music while a teenager, Neil was also interested in surfing, basketball, baseball, football and wrestling. Neil was discovered while performing with his band Rock Candy in 1980, and joined Mötley Crüe in 1981. 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. In 1983, Mötley Crüe released Shout at the Devil, which established the band as a big act in rock and roll. In 1985, Neil regrouped with Mötley Crüe to record Theatre of Pain.

Motley Crue's Vince Neil -- I'm With Ahnald! First to Join New 'Celebrity Apprentice'

Motley Crue's Vince Neil
I'm with Ahnald! Joins New 'Celebrity Apprentice'

Vince Neil is the first contestant to sign on for the new 'Celebrity Apprentice' with Arnold Schwarzenegger in the boss' chair ... TMZ has learned.  Since NBC announced Schwarzenegger… READ MORE >

Hollywood Vampires Draws HUGE Rock Star Crowd (VIDEO)

Hollywood Vampires
Draws HUGE Rock Star Crowd

It was like an awesome Sunset Strip flashback .... enormous rock stars and lots of 'em showed to watch Johnny Depp's band, Hollywood Vampires, perform at The Roxy. Check out the video ... in… READ MORE >

- 146 days ago
Vince Neil & Ex-NBA Star Chris Herren -- Go To Rehab ... And Raise $100K!!

Vince Neil & Ex-NBA Star
Go To Rehab ... And Raise $100K!!

Vince Neil and ex-NBA baller Chris Herren know far too much about drug and and alcohol addiction, but found a way to put their experiences to good use ... for a NJ rehab center.Sources tell… READ MORE >

- 460 days ago
Motley Crue Retiring -- We're Done!!!

Motley Crue

Shout at the devil ... for the last time ... TMZ has learned, Mötley Crüe is calling it quits after 33 years.The iconic heavy metal band -- famous for hits like "Kickstart My Heart" and… READ MORE >

- 742 days ago
Tommy Lee EXPLODES On Nic Cage's Son

Tommy Lee
EXPLODES On Nic Cage's Son

Tommy Lee went LIVE WIRE Sunday night in Vegas -- all over Nic Cage's son Weston -- with bloodbath potential.Nic and Weston were at the Mötley Crüe show at the Hard Rock Sunday night… READ MORE >

- 868 days ago
Vince Neil Hospitalized with Kidney Stones

Vince Neil
Hospitalized Kidney Stones to Blame

Vince Neil was forced to cut short a concert in Sydney on Sunday after suffering from kidney stones, this according to his manager. Allen Kovac, manager for Motley Crue, told CNN, "He has… READ MORE >

- 1066 days ago
Vince Neil -- Booted Fan Came Back for More Punishment

Vince Neil
Booted Fan Came Back For More Punishment

Motley Crue singer Vince Neil nearly paid a dear price for attempting to punch a fan in the front row at a concert last weekend ... because after the fan got booted, the man came back to… READ MORE >

- 1159 days ago
Vince Neil Tries to PUNCH FAN IN THE FACE ... and Misses

Vince Neil
Tries to Sock Fan in Face! (and Misses)

If you're gonna sit front row at a Vince Neil concert ... you better know how to duck ... because he might try to PUNCH YOU IN THE FACE!!!!! TMZ has obtained video of the Motley Crue singer taking… READ MORE >

- 1160 days ago
Vince Neil -- The Show Must Go On ... Even With My Broken Foot!

Vince Neil
The Show Must Go On ... Even With My Broken Foot!

Despite the fact he has two broken bones in his foot, Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil is REFUSING  to bail on his concert tour ... insisting he'll sing through the pain. Neil fractured two… READ MORE >

- 1244 days ago

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