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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.

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Vince Neil -- Security Footage Confirms Hair Pull ... Woman Claims Neck & Back Injuries

Vince Neil
Security Cam Confirms Hair Pull Woman Claims Back Pain

Vince Neil has an uphill battle to clear his name after his Las Vegas battery citation, since cops say security cameras caught him red-handed ... with a fistful of the victim's hair. … READ MORE >

Vince Neil -- I Didn't Drag Woman to the Ground ... Cops Reviewed Casino Video

Vince Neil
I Didn't Drag Woman to the Ground ... Cops Reviewed Casino Vid

Vince Neil is denying dragging an autograph seeker to the ground by her hair, but according to law enforcement -- and surveillance video -- he did enough damage to warrant a citation. Sources… READ MORE >

- 23 days ago
Vince Neil -- Fights Nic Cage After Allegedly Attacking Woman (VIDEO)

Vince Neil
Fights Nic Cage After Allegedly Attacking Woman

Vince Neil and Nic Cage got in a huge physical fight in Las Vegas Thursday, after Vince allegedly attacked a woman in a hotel ... and Vince is now the subject of a criminal investigation. Law… READ MORE >

- 26 days ago
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 >

- 100 days ago
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 >

- 230 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 >

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

Motley Crue
Dunzo!!!

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 >

- 827 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 >

- 953 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 >

- 1151 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 >

- 1244 days ago

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