Motley Crue singer Vince Neil ended a concert 14 songs into a performance last week in Iowa. Neil could not sing “Girls, Girls, Girls” giving up mid-song, explaining to the fans: “Hey, guys… I’m sorry, you guys. It’s been a long time playin’. My fuckin’ voice is gone… Eh… We love you, and we’ll hopefully see you next time, man. Take care.” Neil’s band continued to play with pre-recorded backing vocals.
Motley Crue are set to go on tour in 2022 with Def Leppard, and Phil Collen just responded to Neil’s terrible performance on The Jeremy White Podcast.
“I heard about it. Hey, look, he’s got a year [to get ready for ‘The Stadium Tour’]. There’s a lot at stake when you got out [on tour], and you wanna be your best. Hopefully we’ll be working out together and all that stuff. That’s the other thing — we do have a camaraderie, especially with Motley Crue. With Nikki [Sixx], we were talking just before the tour [was announced], like, ‘We’re gonna work out together. We’re gonna do all this stuff.’
“One of the things I learned from touring with KISS is that they really go a hundred percent about the show and every aspect of the show, [including when] different bands are touring together,” he continued. “Our crews would be working together on the KISS tour so the show would look great. And I do feel a thing with that. If the show is even better [for the other band], then it’s even better for all of us; you want that to happen.
“With Vince, he’s got a year to go. Hopefully everything is cool by then. I hope so. Fingers crossed.”
Collen said about the pandemic postponing the tour for two years, “Not in the context of… I wouldn’t wanna go out there and play to a quarter of a stadium. If we went out now, that’s what that would actually mean, ’cause it’s not ready yet; it’s not fully back. And some places are not even allowing it a hundred percent yet, even with sports stuff. So what you wanna do is you wanna knock it out of the ballpark — excuse the pun. But when it comes up, you wanna do it properly. So, in that respect, [I am not disappointed that it got pushed back again].”