VINCE NEIL Tells His Story Wednesday June 15 2022, 10:31 AM
VINCE NEIL Tells His Story

"Mötley Crüe's Vince Neil: My Story" , a two-hour documentary, will premiere on Sunday, June 26 at 5 p.m. PT / 8 p.m. ET on   Reelz . In his own words,   Neil   will give viewers exclusive insight into his wild ride to fame and his many bumps in that road. With candid and raw interviews of never-before-heard stories,   Neil   details what led him to music, the formation and early days of   MÖTLEY CRÜE , surviving his hardest party days and how he navigated the road to super stardom.   Neil   also gets incredibly candid about his much-publicized setbacks — from the heartbreak of losing a young child to being arrested for driving under the influence after causing a crash that killed his friend,   HANOI ROCKS   drummer   Nicholas "Razzle" Dingley . Sharing their stories of   Neil   are those closest to him, including his son and daughter, bandmates   Tommy Lee   and   Nikki Sixx ,   SLAUGHTER 's   Dana Strum , journalists and rock historians and others who have been a part of his story through today.

The documentary is executive produced and directed by   Scott Sternberg   of   Scott Sternberg Productions   and also executive-produced by   Neil .

Back in June 2019,   Neil   and   Sixx   both slammed an episode of the   Reelz   documentary series   "Breaking The Band" , which focused on the history of their band.

Neil   complained on social media about the way his 1992 exit from   CRÜE   was portrayed in the documentary. The split happened after an argument between him and the other members of the band which the singer claims should have been defused by   CRÜE 's manager at the time,   Doug Thaler . When   Neil 's departure was announced a short time later, the reason   CRÜE   gave for his dismissal was that   Neil 's motor racing had "become a priority" in his life. "His bandmates felt he didn't share their determination and passion for music," they said in a statement.

After viewing   "Breaking The Band" ,   Vince   took to his   Instagram   to write: "Breaking the band, fucking memories from a manager   Doug Thaler   who can't remember that he's the one who actually broke up the band! The band didn't break up because of me racing. It broke up because he was too much of a pussy who didn't just say, 'Hey guys, let's take a week off and come back with cooler heads.' He called me an hour later and said I was out of the band! Great management!"

Neil   continued: "What he didn't say was, instead of me going racing I put out a top 10 single with   'You're Invited'   — oops he forgot! Then an album called   'Exposed'   — oops, forgot again! No wonder he was fired shortly after."

Sixx   tweeted his disapproval over the   Reelz   episode, writing: " Breaking the Band   was not authorized by   MÖTLEY CRÜE . Our lawyers sent them a cease-and-desist and further action will be taken. @ReelzChannel Is the bottom of the barrel." He added in a separate tweet: "Should @ReelzChannel be liable for putting out shows without so many artist approval? I am very disappointed that they think they can tell our LIFE story just to sell advertising ( mostly incorrect ) and without any bodies permission."

The decision to split with   Neil   was made on February 10, 1992 in the midst of a massive rainstorm over Los Angeles,   Sixx , drummer   Tommy Lee   and guitarist   Mick Mars   sat impatiently waiting for   Neil   to arrive for a rehearsal.

In   CRÜE 's band biography   "The Dirt" ,   Sixx   said that   Neil 's drinking was at least partly to blame for the singer's exit. "Except for   Mick , we were all slipping off the wagon, but   Vince   was the only one who was letting it affect his work," he wrote. "By the time he arrived, the seed was already planted in our minds that he was holding us back."

Neil   rejoined   CRÜE   in 1996 after the band released a 1994 self-titled album that featured   John Corabi   on lead vocals.

MÖTLEY CRÜE 's   "The Stadium Tour"   with   DEF LEPPARD ,   POISON   and   JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS   was originally scheduled to take place in the summer of 2020, but ended up being pushed back to 2021, and then to 2022, due to the coronavirus pandemic which is sweeping the globe.

When it happens,   "The Stadium Tour"   will mark the   CRÜE 's first live dates since wrapping its 2014/2015 farewell tour.   CRÜE   toured with   POISON   back in 2011 and   DEF LEPPARD   teamed up with   POISON   for a string of road dates in 2017 — but the upcoming jaunt marks the first time all four acts have hit the road together for an extended tour.

MÖTLEY CRÜE 's 2019 biopic   "The Dirt"   depicted   Neil 's 1984 drunk-driving accident that killed   Dingley   and seriously injured two others.   Neil   was charged with vehicular manslaughter and driving under the influence of alcohol. His blood alcohol level was 0.17, which was over the legal limit.   Neil   served half of a 30-day jail sentence, received five years probation and had to pay $2.6 million in restitution, as well as perform 200 hours of community service.

Back in 2011,   Neil   served 10 days of a 15-day DUI sentence in connection with a June 2010 incident when he was speeding and weaving between lanes on Desert Inn Road west of Paradise Road, near the Las Vegas Strip, authorities said.

"The Dirt"   biopic also showed   Neil 's firing from   MÖTLEY CRÜE   in 1992, only for his bandmates to rally behind him in 1995 when his four-year-old daughter,   Skylar , died of cancer. (He rejoined the group in 1997.)

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