Mötley Crüe’s Vince Neil Says He Hated Being In The Recording Studio

Mötley Crüe lead vocalist Vince Neil mentioned in the snippet from the documentary ‘Mötley Crüe’s Vince Neil: My Story’ that he hated to be in the recording studio.

Vince Neil greatly influenced the glam metal scene as the singer of Mötley Crüe. Neil joined the band in 1981 upon Tommy Lee’s recommendation, who met him in high school. The vocalist initially appeared on the group’s debut album, ‘Too Fast For Love.’

With the second album ‘Shout at the Devil,’ Neil became a part of the band’s international recognition. He was on the lead vocals in the hit songs like ‘Looks That Kill’ and ‘Too Young to Fall in Love.’ The singer continued to make massive contributions to the band with his unique voice in impactful albums such as ‘Theatre of Pain’ and ‘Dr. Feelgood.’

When the rocker’s drinking habits started to affect the band badly, they parted ways following the release of 1991 ‘Decade of Decadance 81-91.’ After focusing on his solo career for a while, they reunited in 1997. ‘Generation Swine’ became the first album he appeared on after the reunion. The record gained considerable success by debuting at number 4 on the Billboard chart. Neil continued with the group currently on the road for their Stadium Tour.

In the documentary ‘Mötley Crüe’s Vince Neil: My Story,’ Neil revealed that he hated to be in the recording studio. He mentioned that he was constantly criticized during the recordings while in the band. According to the frontman, he should have received support instead of criticism while recording the songs. As the rocker noted, he no longer wanted to continue with the band after being subjected to much criticism.

Neil explained in his words:

“I hated being in the recording studio. I would sing something, and they’d be like, ‘No, no, no, don’t sing it like that, do it like this.’ It was just criticism. And finally, I was like, ‘Go f*ck yourselves, and I’d leave. You know, I don’t need criticism. When you’re singing, you need support. Not criticism.”

It was recently announced that the documentary ‘Mötley Crüe’s Vince Neil: My Story’ will be on air this Sunday, June 26, at 5 pm PT / 8 pm ET. The documentary will also feature interviews with Neil’s bandmates, Tommy Lee and Nikki Sixx.

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