The Truth Behind Vince Neil And Tommy Lee’s Feud
Mötley Crüe is one of the most prominent bands in the metal scene. Although they achieved international fame with their music, the band members are also known for their notorious lifestyle. The musicians gained a reputation after several drug-fueled antics such as fights, instances of vandalism, and bassist Nikki Sixx even had a near-death experience.
It is clear that the Crüe members have been through some hard times due to their serious addiction problems. It seems like sometimes their addictions affected the relationship between the members since, according to some rumors, their drug use also started a longtime feud between the band’s drummer Tommy Lee and frontman Vince Neil.
Is There Any Beef Between Vince Neil And Tommy Lee?
Mötley Crüe’s farewell tour started on July 2, 2014, in Michigan and ended on December 31, 2015, and Alice Cooper was the opening act. At the end of the tour, the band went into a hiatus until their reunion in 2019. It’s been claimed that Mötley Crüe was offered $150 million for their comeback tour, but they had two conditions; Neil had to lose weight and go to rehab.
In Neil’s words, he said:
“Tommy can be the most fun guy in the world to be around. His only problem is that he is so scared other people won’t like him that he lies to make himself look better. That’s the way he is and that’s the way he always will be. He’s a chameleon. Whatever is in, he wants to do that.
He never really stuck to what made him what he was, which was rock and roll. If hip-hop is in, he is a hip-hopper. If Punk is in, he is a punk rocker. If Tommy had f*cking tits, he’d be a Spice Girl.”
Even though, Vince Neil cleared the air about their so-called feud by making jokes about Tommy Lee to highlight their longtime friendship, according to some rumors, Neil was frustrated about this condition for their reunion tour. Vince Neil allegedly said that the band’s drummer Tommy Lee was the one who should go to rehab due to his drug addiction.
Did The Feud Between Tommy Lee And Vince Neil Prevent The Mötley Crüe Tour?
After these rumors spread and started to be discussed by Mötley Crüe fans, Vince Neil shared a statement on his Twitter account, saying that he doesn’t have any problem with Tommy Lee. Also, Neil advised his fans not to believe magazine websites and their writers whose only aim is to use clickbait headlines.
Neil’s tweet read:
“People, these rumors are false. I haven’t spoken to any band member since the movie premiere. I had to cancel shows due to back problems which I am getting treatment now. There is no tension between me and Tommy. Don’t believe anything from These so-called gossip sites. Keep Rocking.”
Consequently, it can be said that there has never been a feud between the two Mötley Crüe members, which prevented their comeback tour back then. Eventually, the rumors about the beef between them and the band’s reunion tour ended when Crüe announced that they would go back to the stage for their Stadium Tour in 2022.
You can see the tweet below.
People these rumors are false. I haven’t spoken to any band member’s since movie premiere. I had to cancel shows due to back problems which I am getting treatment now. There is no tension between me and Tommy. Don’t believe anything from These so-called gossip sites. Keep Rocking
— Vince Neil (@thevinceneil) November 5, 2019