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Vince Neil Makes it Through First Elimination of 'Skating With the Stars' - Good Grief

Posted on Tuesday, November 30, 2010 at 12:01AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments10 Comments

Vince Neil is still on Skating with the Stars. I figured he'd go home in last night's first elimination but he (just barely) skated by, pun very much intended.

Vince is horrible on this show, people. Just terrible. I had no intention of watching, but I ended up catching his first week routine online so then I thought I'd watch the entire second episode...good gravy, what a train wreck. I mean, seriously. Never in my life have written words failed me. I've always been able to express myself through writing - but not this time. I simply cannot convey how terribly embarrassing it is to watch Vince on skates. Then I think, "How does Vince feel?" I mean, he must be embarrassed, right? Or maybe he doesn't care. I don't think he likes the judging part very much and he certainly doesn't like the stupid stage banter - neither do I. At least I'll give Vince props for trying...but damn.

Skating with the Stars = not metal. Shudder.

For those with the same morbid curiosity as me, you can catch Vince skate again next Monday night at 8 p.m. on ABC.

Week 1 clip:

Reader Comments (10)

All i can say is Why ? i just dont get it -must be the cash.
November 30, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterskwint
Who really cares why he's doing the show? Maybe it was for a boatload of cash, or maybe he just thought it would be a fun thing to do during some downtime. Maybe he has the hots for his partner. Who knows?

It's just a rock n' roll singer doing a goofy skating show. Fans and media get themselves into a lather about this sort of stuff all the time, and it's silly. It's like we expect him to live his life by some unwritten rock and roll code, and that's just silly. Heaven forbid that he actually does something un-metal.

Personally, I could care less about this type of show -- it's just not my thing. But Neil being on the show certainly hasn't diminished Crue for me.
November 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBryon
Unfortunately, it doesn't seem that Vince cares much about anything these days, except for whatever latest business opportunity that his managers bring him.

In "Tattoos & Tequila," the co-author writes "Sunday football took precedence over interview time. Occupying his usual reserved table at the sports book at the Red Rock Casino, Resort, & Spa was clearly a higher priority than this autobiography."

Vince himself says, "Somebody thinks it's a good idea for me to tell my story, so I'm gonna tell it." And after discussing some learning disabilities and other challenges, he explicitly says he will not read his own book.

God bless the man for making a living, he's got the right do whatever he wants to produce income. But as a Crue fan since 1985, it's disappointing that Vince doesn't seem to put forth even a minimal amount of effort in these endeavors.
November 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJoe
Wow. Those frickin' skates must be forged out of tungsten steel to support Vinnie's ever expanding BMI index....lol
November 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGary
Phew! That was brutal to watch last night.

An 80's Rare Metal CD Collector buddy of mine was lamenting to me a story about when he first saw Motley Crue play The Starwood in L.A.

There was Vince mingling in the crowd after the show, handing out free copies of their first single (this was way before they were signed or put out their first album).

And how about that classic early video of "Livewire", Vince resplendant in red leather and kickin' ass.

What the h*ll happened to this guy?

Has he lost all respect for himself?

p.s. He was also such a total "LAME-O", as Nicholson likes to say, on Shiprocked!, his performance calculated and his treatment of fans despicable. While he looks down his plastic nose at everyone, he's too blind to see in front of him all the fans he's letting down with every false move. We are not as stupid as you think, Neil. Get it together before all of Rock'n'Roll writes you off (as if you haven't been already!)...
December 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Metalboy,
How bad did Vinnie skip words to the songs on the cruise? Last time i saw the Crue (back in 2005), the band itself kicked mondo ass. Vince however, didn't feel like singing 3/4's of the words to most songs,and others he had the audience sing for him. My guess is on those he is totally incapable of reproducing his multi filtered voice live so have the crowd bail ya out...Lol
December 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGary
Crue is King.
December 1, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterspence
Eh...Vince can do what he wants. I'm not too bothered although it does seem as if he doesn't care about his image lately. I'd love to know what the other Crue members' opinions. I gotta say, as much as a train wreck that my beloved Van Halen has become I'm so glad I've never had to endure either Dave or Eddie doing a reality show.
December 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commenteri'mtheone
Hey, Gary! Yeah, as most have noticed, Vince has been mailing it in for years. Oddly, though, I think he could do it, if he applied himself.

If he got in shape, took care of himself, like Steve Whiteman of Kix, who, I believe, is a Vegetarian Gym Rat. At 50, this guy has the body of a 20 year old, seriously!

Yeah, on Shiprocked!, Neil came out all gangbusters with "Livewire", singing 99% of the song, only holding out the mike twice, once for a crowd sing-a-long of one word, once and that was the word, "Livewire"

He then held out the mike for the audience to sing the classic refrain, "C'mon, Baby. Gotta play with me? Well, I'm your livewire, yeah. You better lock your doors. I'm on the prowl tonight!", which the whole theater did in perfect unison.

It was cool because then Vince reprised it himself right after that but changed the words slightly to, "C'mon, Baby. Wanna play with me? Well, I'm your livewire, yeah. You better lock your doors. You'll be mine tonight!"

... and then he continued to just totally wipe the floor with the audience, singin' his a*s off, sounding completely killer right to the end. He was totally all out from beginning to end during that song.

Awesome!

Proof, if he really worked at it, he can sing a song all the way through with total conviction.

Then, slowly but surely, he got more and more half as*ded until he wasn't even on stage anymore and had his guitarist sing for him. Well, sorta, the guy hogged up time singing "Whole Lotta Love" and a Dio tune.

It's both cool and tragic that Vince now performs Cheap Trick's classic song, "He's A Whore" from their first album.

How prophetic.

p.s. That's the one other tune he also sings all the way through live, mainly because, unfortunately, his audience generally doesn't know it. Check out Cheap Trick's version on YouTube and get it on iTunes or sumthin', people, and all their other old stuff (the first three albums), if you haven't or haven't recently. Killer! I'll give Vince one thing. He knows his Rock'n'Roll!
December 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
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