Mötley Crüe Singer Vince Neil’s Wrong Prediction About His Voice

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Vince Neil‘s interest in music started when he was a teenager, and he was discovered by Mötley Crüe while performing with his band Rock Candy. After watching him live following drummer Tommy Lee’s suggestion, the band wanted to incorporate him as the new vocalist. Neil initially delivered lead vocals on the band’s debut album ‘Too Fast for Love’ in 1981. Then he contributed to Mötley Crüe’s international success with the albums like ‘Shout at the Devil’ and ‘Dr. Feelgood.’

Although the singer was fired from the band and pursued a solo career for a while, he reunited with them in 1996. He made his first appearance in four years with the album entitled ‘Generation Swine.’ He continued to contribute to the band in other records and performances in the upcoming works, with his voice considered synonymous with the movement of American glam metal of the ’80s. He has continued to be a part of the music scene, and according to him, his voice matured as he got older.

Vince Neil Predicted That His Voice Would Get Better

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During a 2011 interview with Ultimate Classic Rock, Vince Neil conveyed that his singing voice improved in time and was better than ever. The vocalist said that he did an even better job than when he was younger as he was getting older. According to Neil, his voice matured in the long run because he did not get off the stage throughout his career spanning 30 years. He noted that it turned into something like a muscle that became stronger as long as it was used.

Vince Neil said the following when asked if he had difficulties while singing his old songs:

“No, it’s actually getting easier. My voice is getting better now than it’s ever been in my 30-year career. I’m just happy it is. Songs are easier to sing now. I think your voice just matures. Even when Mötley doesn’t tour, I tour with my solo band, so I sing constantly. I haven’t had a break since 2003 from singing. It’s a muscle — the more you use it, the stronger it gets.”

However, doubts arose about whether this prediction was correct due to the disruptions he experienced during some of his shows. Years after this interview, Neil was criticized for not using his voice in the performances where he appeared. The fans began to doubt whether he could still perform in the upcoming shows after Neil broke short one of his shows.

Vince Neil Lost His Voice During A Show

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After Mötley Crüe’s highly anticipated ‘Stadium Tour’ was postponed due to the restrictions of COVID-19, Vince Neil arranged a solo performance to sing the band’s older tracks. He appeared at the Boone River Valley Festival in 2021 with his solo band. They played Mötley Crüe’s hit songs like ‘Dr. Feelgood’ and ‘Looks That Kill.’ Despite his mediocre performance on the opening track, he started to get out of breath as the show continued.

The fans began to feel something was going wrong when Neil forgot the lyrics of the Beatles’ cover ‘Helter Skelter.’ He also could not harmonize with his backing band despite their efforts to keep going. Furthermore, the singer was not able to complete his ‘Girls Girls Girls’ performance due to losing his voice and left the stage delivering his apologizes to the audience.

Vince Neil said the following before leaving the stage:

“Hey, guys… I’m sorry, you guys. It’s been a long time playin’. My f*ckin’ voice is gone. Uhm, we love you, and we hope to see you next time, man. Thank you.”

After seeing this performance, Neil became the center of criticism, and the fans were concerned about whether Neil would be a part of The Stadium Tour. Although the singer participated in the tour, it is known that there are still problems with his voice, according to the videos shared by the audience.

You can check out the 2021 performance below.