Robb Rivera Says He Felt Bad For Vince Neil While Sending His Good Vibes To Mötley Crüe
Nonpoint drummer Robb Rivera recently opened up about Mötley Crüe vocalist Vince Neil‘s controversial live performance during an interview with Sofa King Cool and stated that he feels bad for the frontman since he has been struggling with his performances due to many factors such as aging which is affecting his vocals.
As some of you might remember, Vince Neil received major backlash after his performance with his solo band at the Boone Iowa River Vallet Festival including a setlist filled with Mötley Crüe classics such as ‘Live Wire,’ Kickstart My Heart,’ and ‘Girls, Girls, Girls.’ Since the expectations were pretty high, Neil’s performance was a total disappointment as he sang most of the songs with the help of the backing vocalist in addition to being out of breath throughout the whole performance. Eventually, Mötley Crüe’s vocalist had to left the stage in the middle of the performance since he lost his voice and couldn’t perform any longer.
Since then, fans and other musicians have been constantly speaking about Vince Neil’s mediocre live performance and he recently canceled another live concert that was supposed to take place on June 18 at Batavia Downs Gaming & Hotel. Due to the fact that Neil has been canceling shows one after another, combined with the footage from his disastrous performance, fans have been worried about the upcoming Stadium Tour which is going to be happening in the summer of 2022 including other musicians such as Def Leppard, Poison, and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts.
During a recent interview, Robb Rivera opened up about the notorious live performance of Mötley Crüe vocalist and stated that he feels quite bad for Vince Neil since getting older and not being in a good shape are struggles that get in the way of his vocals as well as not taking care of yourself very carefully unline other musicians such as Judas Priest icon Rob Halford and Black Sabbath vocalist Ronnie James Dio.
On top of this, the Nonpoint drummer also stated that he feels pretty excited for the upcoming Stadium Tour since Mötley Crüe combined with Def Leppard sounds amazing if Vince Neil pulls it through and does the right thing to level his performance up, according to Rivera.
During the interview, Rivera stated:
“I feel bad for Vince. Mötley Crüe is such a great band. He’s got a year to get it together for the Stadium Tour and it’s sad, but I still love Mötley Crüe regardless. I know he’s had some struggles and getting older, stuff like that, it happens. Not everyone can be a Rob Halford, or like Ronnie James Dio before he passed — he was still singing at a high level.
You have to take care of yourself. I don’t know Vince personally, but I hope he takes the right steps. ‘Cause I know that Def Leppard and Mötley Crüe together is gonna be an amazing tour. Anybody who lived that era, it’s gonna be like high school all over again.”
You can see the full interview below.