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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 -- Coolest Stage Fall Recovery Ever

Vince Neil
Coolest Stage Fall Recovery Ever

It's not easy to fall on your ass on stage and make it look kinda cool ... but Vince Neil might have pulled it off last night in Las Vegas. Neil was performing "Girls Girls Girls" in his… READ MORE >

Vince Neil -- BANNED from Vegas Hotel

Vince Neil
BANNED from Vegas Hotel

Motley Crue singer Vince Neil was officially blacklisted from The Palms hotel and casino in Las Vegas last night after allegedly threatening the hotel staff ... with bad publicity. It all went… READ MORE >

- 992 days ago
Vince Neil -- Charged with Domestic Violence

Vince Neil -- Charged with Domestic Violence

Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil has been charged with domestic violence and disorderly conduct for allegedly striking his ex-GF in the chest with his finger in Vegas last month ... TMZ has… READ MORE >

- 1356 days ago
Vince Neil -- The Bloody Scratch Marks

Vince Neil -- The Bloody Scratch Marks

Vince Neil claims HE was the victim in an alleged assault last week between him and his ex-GF ... insisting she left several bloody marks on his skin -- and TMZ has obtained a photo of the flesh… READ MORE >

- 1362 days ago
Vince Neil's Ex -- The Bruising Photos

Vince Neil's Ex -- The Bruising Photos

TMZ has obtained photos of Vince Neil's ex-girlfriend, Alicia Jacobs, taken not long after her alleged run-in with the rock legend in a Las Vegas hotel.As TMZ first reported, Jacobs filed a… READ MORE >

- 1364 days ago
Vince Neil -- I Didn't Touch My Ex!

Vince Neil -- I Didn't Touch My Ex!

Sources close to Vince Neil tell TMZ the singer is quite adamant ... he didn't lay his hands on anyone during an alleged confrontation with his ex-girlfriend.As TMZ first reported, Neil's… READ MORE >

- 1367 days ago
Cops Called After Vince Neil Goes Ballistic in Vegas

Cops Called After Vince Neil Goes Ballistic in Vegas

A battery report was filed against Vince Neil last night in Las Vegas after an alleged altercation with his ex-girlfriend ... TMZ has learned. Sources tell TMZ .... Neil's ex was at a Hal Sparks… READ MORE >

- 1367 days ago
Vince Neil -- Released from Jail

Vince Neil -- Released from Jail

Vince Neil has checked out of the Clark County Detention Center after serving a 10-day sentence for DUI ... TMZ has learned.Neil was busted last June in Las Vegas with a blood alcohol level nearly… READ MORE >

- 1395 days ago
Vince Neil Checks Into Jail

Vince Neil Checks Into Jail

Vince Neil just checked himself into Clark County Detention Center to begin serving his two-week sentence for DUI -- and TMZ has his mug shot.The Motley Crue frontman sported spectacles for the… READ MORE >

- 1405 days ago
Vince Neil Pleads Guilty to DUI

Vince Neil Pleads Guilty to DUI

Mötley Crüe front man Vince Neil just pled guilty to DUI in Las Vegas ... and will spend two weeks behind bars ... TMZ has learned. Neil was busted back in June -- and cops say his blood… READ MORE >

- 1425 days ago

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