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I Smell a Rat

vincejpg.jpgSomething funny is going on inside the Motley Crue camp, and I don' t like it one bit.

Allow me to back-up and start from the beginning.

I had big plans to see Quiet Riot this Friday night. When I went to to buy my tickets, I was less than pleased to find the show CANCELLED.

Then, this bulletin:

"Hi Bob - We just got back from vacation and the first message I heard was from the management of Quiet Riot....They need to reschedule the date. They were to play the day after your date in Owensboro KY with Vince Neal, however, Vince is in the hospital and Owensboro would not take the show with just Quiet Riot because they had advertised for both they rescheduled. They want to know if you can do July 12...same price (and more time to sell it out!). Please let me know so I can get back to them. Thanks.
Linda Walker SPEER ENTERTAINMENT SERVICES P O Box 2620 - McDonough, GA 30253 770-957-0768 Fax-770-914-2278"

Notice how the promoter incorrectly spelled Vince Neil's name.

Then, today the news bulletin that Vince Neil has cancelled  his Australian tour.  From

"According to Ticketek, Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil's previously announced "first-ever" solo tour of Australia — which was scheduled to kick off late March — has been cancelled. No reason was given for the cancellation."

I believe the tour down under was canned because of poor ticket sales. Unless, of course, my Vince is near death in a random hospital.

Now, fans all over the Internet are speculating what is wrong with Neil.

The cynic in me can't help but wonder if "hospital" means "rehab."

Plans are still in the works for the 11th annual Skylar Neil Memorial Golf Tournament set for May 4, 2007.

If you're not familiar, Skylar Neil died from cancer at a very young age. Since her death in 1995, Vince has raised more than a million dollars for cancer and AIDS research.  

Whatever the case, I hope Vince recovers and that he really isn't sick. Part of me feels guilty for caring about a perfect stranger so much. On the other hand, the music of Motley Crue has brought me a lot more enjoyment than most of the people I know or work with!

Motley Crue is managed by 10th Street Entertainment ( Neither that site, or has an official release about Vince or the tour cancellation. Your intrepid reporter is on the case. If I learn new information, I'll post details here.











Reader Comments (8)

I can hardly stand to look at Vince Neil. He has just become a big joke.
March 7, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterMetal Mark
That is a shame!!!
I hope that Vince is ok, and that he gets back to touring soon!!
March 7, 2007 | Unregistered CommenteraXe mAn
Vince's booking agency is Paradise Artists. Their "Motor City" office might be able to tell you more about what's up, though I suspect they'd give you the run around as well.
March 7, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterVince Neilstein
Interesting. I was planning on hitting that QR show Friday too. That sucks that it got cancelled. I am bumming on that one.
March 7, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterHard Rock Hideout
It seems fans in Owensboro are bummed about the cancellation as well. Message boards on are full of fans lamenting about their revised weekend plans. I see Vince has a new reality show coming out on A & E.. where his parents move in with him. Maybe the stress of it all was just too much for one rocker to take.
March 8, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterHeather
I have had the chance to see Vince live on his own twice and he has been drunk onstage both times. He doesn't sing the full song, stumbles onstage, and messes with his own band.

I saw the Crue in Providence on the last tour and he was better but still not singing all the words. When is this guy going to wake up? I refuse to give him any more of my money too, he's become a joke live.
March 9, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterRhodeislandrock
Devastating but still love ya Vince!!
March 31, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterSobbing Crue Fan
Hey Vince & Motley fans out there,

Give Vince a break - he leads one of the greatest heavy metal bands in the world. After finding out who his support band was going to be in Oz, do you blame him for checking into rehab / hospital? The news would drive any person to the drink!!
Who in their right mind would match rocker Vince Neil (20yrs of chart topping hits) with a failed pop turned goth rock “siren” whose first single was called Adios?
Thanks to the promoters for sabotaging my date with a legend.
Rock on Vince, see ya next year with the Crue!!!
April 1, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterCruefan

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