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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 -- 'Uninvited' to Donald Trump's Inauguration (VIDEO)

Vince Neil
'Uninvited' to Donald Trump's Inauguration

Vince Neil is NOT performing at a Donald Trump inauguration event, and it seems Vince was pretty confused about who asked him in the first place. Billboard posted a story a few hours ago… READ MORE >

Vince Neil -- No Jail In Vegas Hair Pull Case (VIDEO)

Vince Neil
No Jail In Vegas Hair Pull Case

Vince Neil just got lucky in Las Vegas ... he struck a deal to avoid jail time for yanking a woman to the ground by her hair in a casino.  Neil's lawyers, David Chesnoff and Richard… READ MORE >

- 47 days ago
Vince Neil -- Sued for Assaulting Woman on the Vegas Strip

Vince Neil
Sued for Assaulting Woman On the Vegas Strip

A Nicolas Cage fan says Mötley Crüe rocker Vince Neil literally busted her ass when he attacked her on the Vegas Strip for absolutely no reason ... according to her. Kelly Guerrero says… READ MORE >

- 144 days ago
Vince Neil -- Charged with Brutalizing Autograph Hound

Vince Neil
Charged with Brutalizing Autograph Hound

Vince Neil has been charged with attacking a woman in Vegas ... an incident which triggered a nuclear argument between Vince and Nic Cage. Vince allegedly went off on an autograph seeker,… READ MORE >

- 153 days ago
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 >

- 237 days ago
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 >

- 239 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 >

- 242 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 >

- 315 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 >

- 446 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 >

- 760 days ago

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