Vince Neil (1962-present): a Musician from Glendora, California, USA.
Neil was born in Hollywood, California to Shirley (née Ortiz) and Clois "Odie" Wharton. He has Mexican ancestry on his mother's side and Native American ancestry on his father's. During the 1960s, his family moved around Southern California from Inglewood to Watts, before finally settling in Glendora, California.
Neil was discovered while performing with his then band Rock Candy and joined Motley Crue in 1981 where he remained until that act's 1991 greatest hits album Decade of Decadence 81-91 where he and Motley Crue parted ways; the other members claiming Neil's drinking was beginning to affect his ability to perform, and after he failed to show up for a band rehearsal on February 10, 1992, he was dismissed.
After leaving Motley Cure, Neil would go solo with Exposed (1993) being his first solo album, an album that debuted at 13 on the Billboard charts. The album featured the guest membership of Steve Stevens (who played all bass and guitar tracks), Dave Marshall, Robbie Crane, and Vik Foxx. The album also includes Neil's debut solo single You're Invited (But Your Friend Can't Come). The song exists in two versions; the first of which was included on the soundtrack to the Les Mayfield movie Encino Man with accompanying music video. The track was also recorded for the album with Billy Idol guitarist Steve Stevens. Pornographic film actress Janine Lindemulder can be seen in the video for the second single Sister of Pain. The video for the fourth single, Can't Have Your Cake, featured actress Pamela Anderson, and Neil's son Neil Wharton, who portrayed a young Vince Neil himself.
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His next album, Carved in Stone (1995) was an industrial-oriented album, while the next, Tattoos & Tequila (2010) followed the live album Live at the Whisky: One Night Only back in 2003. The album is a soundtrack to the book Neil released in the same year titled, Tattoos & Tequila: To Hell and Back with One of Rock's Most Notorious Frontmen. Each song on the album corresponding with a chapter in the book.
Neil contributed a cover of Japanese rock band L'Arc~en~Ciel's song Blurry Eyes to their 2012 tribute album.
Following their 2014 and 2015 final world tour, in 2018 Neil confirmed Motley Crue had reformed and plans to release new music.
His business ventures were nonetheless interesting starting with in 1994, when Neil gave up ownership of his Bar One club.
In 1998, Motley Crue opened a store on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles called, S'Crüe, which stocks clothes from both Sixx and Neil's clothing lines (Outlaw and Bad Bones), along with CDs, the Motley Brue drink and other items. The store closed in January 1999, with the band deciding to sell the items online.
In 2006, Neil opened his own tattoo parlor called Vince Neil Ink. The shop is located on the Las Vegas Strip.
Neil founded Vince Vineyards, a winemaking venture that produced a 2003 Napa Cabernet Sauvignon and a 2003 Sonoma County Chardonnay. He also produces a limited edition Petite Sirah through EOS Estate Winery.
In 2007, Neil launched his own brand of tequila called Tres Rios.
Neil opened Dr. Feelgood's Bar and Grill in West Palm Beach. It took over two and a half years for all of the members of Motley Crue to agree and sign off on the bar concept and location.
Neil was the owner of the Las Vegas Outlaws of the Arena Football League, but after 14 weeks of the season, the team was taken over by the league.
In 1989, Neil performed a role for Police Academy 6: City Under Siege, which showed him being protected by Lieutenant Moses Hightower (Bubba Smith). The scene was filmed, but didn't make the release.
In 2002, Neil was one of the cast members on the first season of The Surreal Life. In 2004, Neil appeared on the special Remaking Vince Neil, which showed him trying to recharge his solo career.
In 2004, Neil played a tattoo artist in an episode of the CBS sitcom Still Standing.
In 2017, Neil was a cast member on The New Celebrity Apprentice until his elimination in part 7.
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