Justin Hawkins Reveals The Secret Behind Vince Neil’s Vocal Performance
After Vince Neil‘s recent controversial vocal performances, The Darkness lead singer Justin Hawkins decided to analyse his voice. He spoke about Neil’s performances a few months back and stated that he’s brave enough to use pre-recorded vocals to support him in his performances.
Mötley Crüe vocalist Vince Neil is currently under the spotlight by fans waiting for him to make his grand comeback in the upcoming Stadium Tour. The singer received major criticism after he lost physical shape, and the decline of his vocal talents followed. Compared to how he sang when he was at his peak with Mötley Crüe, the fans were disappointed in his performances.
Currently, the band is practising after nine years of not jamming together. They are actively reporting the status of their rehearsals on Twitter, and so far, everything is going well. The fans are still wondering how the singer will perform on the Stadium Tour in June. Amid this wait, the rock star and YouTuber Justin Hawkins analysed Neil’s voice in his performances with his band a while back.
He spotted Neil using backing vocals to make up for him not catching up on the Crüe’s iconic songs. He let the pre-recordings take over the chorus while he sang the verses himself. Hawkins stated that even though he used pre-recordings, he still respects and thinks of Neil in an inspiring way. He has always been a performer that didn’t care about anything, and these use of pre-recordings proved that. Hawkins ended his note by saying that he wants Neil to take care of his health rather than being concerned about his performance.
Here is what Hawkins said about the pre-recordings:
“In this footage here, he’s not singing every chorus. I think there are probably some pre-recorded backing vocals because they just sound perfect. But he is singing his parts, and the bits he’s doing, he’s doing in the original key. It looks like he’s pretty energetic, and I think there are a lot of positives to be drawn from it.”
“It’s really ballsy to have all those perfect backing vocals on tape because the weakest vocal performance is always going to be the guy that’s doing it live. But again, this is his thing. He’s never given a f*ck. I just want him to give a f*ck about himself and his own health.”
You can watch Hawkins’ analysis below.