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June 22, 1993 | STEVE HOCHMAN
Vince Neil, the rebel without a Crue . . . But in his show at the Roxy on Sunday, the first with his new band since leaving the multi-platinum L.A. hard-rock group last year, Neil did have Motley Crue songs--four of them, out of 10, in an hourlong set previewing a summer tour opening for Van Halen. For the most part these were the Crue's biggest hits--"Kickstart My Heart," "Girls, Girls, Girls," "Home Sweet Home," "Dr. Feelgood"--only one of which Neil even had a hand in writing. Some rebel!
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February 6, 2014 | By Jay Jones
Ailing chef Kerry Simon is hoping he may have good news to share about his health when fellow celebrity chefs and his rock star friends gather for a fundraiser on Feb. 27. The $1,000-a-person cocktail party in Las Vegas is intended to raise awareness of multiple symptom atrophy (MSA), the rare, fatal disorder that Simon was diagnosed with last October. As with Parkinson's disease, the illness attacks nerve cells, causing various body functions to fail.  “I call it Parkinson's on speed,” the restaurateur told me. “Parkinson's you can live with for a long period of time.
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May 1, 1993 | DENNIS HUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rock singer Vince Neil's eagerness to discuss his new solo album, "Exposed," was put on hold for a moment. First he had to set the record straight on another issue: why he was fired by Motley Crue after 11 years as the Los Angeles-based hard-rock band's lead singer. "Despite what everybody heard, it had nothing to do with me choosing racing over music," said Neil, whose hobby is driving Indy Lights cars.
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January 28, 2014 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
“All bad things must come to an end.”  That's how Mötley Crüe broke the news it was calling it quits. The influential, and infamous, L.A. rock band turned Beacher's Madhouse in Hollywood into a circus Tuesday morning as more than 100 media outlets packed the hot spot to hear the band's announcement of a 72-date farewell tour. After more than three decades together, Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee and Mick Mars unveiled plans for a last hurrah. They even sat behind tombstone markers for an additional morbid flourish.
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March 1, 1992 | Steve Hochman
Put your money on Motley Crue. That's the consensus among rock insiders analyzing the separate futures of the L.A. rock group and departed lead singer Vince Neil, who was fired from the band two weeks ago in the biggest hard-rock split since Van Halen and David Lee Roth parted ways in 1986.
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January 27, 1994 | KATHERINE TURMAN
After Vince Neil was fired by big-time metal band Motley Crue in 1992, he launched a solo career that sputtered badly. Now he's resurfaced with a new Tuesday evening rock club called Ruby Tuesday's, held at the tony Bar One on the west end of the Sunset Strip. This relatively low-pressure situation could be a good way for the flashy performer to renew his rock 'n' roll spirits, but Tuesday's loose 25-minute set was anything but fun.
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August 18, 1999 | TRACY WILSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The lead singer for Motley Crue has sued Boeing North American Inc. claiming that his daughter's death by cancer in 1995 was caused by radioactive material dumped in the soil and ground water near his former home near the Santa Susana Field Laboratory. Vince Neil and his ex-wife, Sharise, bought a home in Chatsworth in 1991, a few miles east of Boeing's Rocketdyne Division. Boeing acquired the property in 1996 when it bought Rockwell International's aerospace and defense businesses.
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May 1, 1993 | KATHERINE TURMAN
** Vince Neil, "Exposed," Warner Bros. It's business as expected on the solo debut from former Motley Crue singer Vince Neil. "Exposed" is full of catchy, competent metal-lite, with guitar pyrotechnics courtesy of ex-Billy Idol sideman Steve Stevens. The hyper, hormonally driven cliche-rockers, propelled by Neil's trademark nasal vocals, would likely have fared better in '83 than they do in '93.
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February 18, 1992 | BETH KLEID, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
A New Crue: Vince Neil is no longer lead singer of the band Motley Crue. The band announced the change last week, saying that Neil has become increasingly involved in race car driving and that band members did not believe he shared their passion for music any longer. Band members Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee and Mick Mars have begun the search for a new singer.
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July 12, 1987
I submit to letter writer Jason Wurther that he is exactly correct in his assessment of Motley Crue fans (Calendar Letters, July 5). They are tasteless and ignorant (all 3 million). Also, any comparison between X and Motley Crue is completely futile. Vince Neil, with his singing, or should I say screeching, along with his buddy's amateur guitar riffs, is no match for the really jammin' tunes of John Doe and Exene Cervenka. X combines superior song writing, excellent guitar playing and two of the best darn singers in rock.
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January 5, 2005 | David Bauder, Associated Press
When Motley Crue's Vince Neil wished bandmate Tommy Lee a happy New Year live on NBC, he couldn't resist inserting a profanity -- and now the FCC is involved. The Federal Communications Commission has received complaints about the New Year's Eve "Tonight" show and is beginning a preliminary probe, a spokeswoman said Tuesday. But little is likely to come of it. Motley Crue was performing shortly after midnight when Neil turned to Lee and said, "Happy ... New Year, Tommy!"
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December 2, 2000 | KATIE COOPER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by rocker Vince Neil against Boeing North American Inc. that claimed the alleged dumping of toxic materials from the Santa Susana Field Laboratory near Chatsworth led to the cancer death of his daughter.
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August 18, 1999 | TRACY WILSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The lead singer for Motley Crue has sued Boeing North American Inc. claiming that his daughter's death by cancer in 1995 was caused by radioactive material dumped in the soil and ground water near his former home near the Santa Susana Field Laboratory. Vince Neil and his ex-wife, Sharise, bought a home in Chatsworth in 1991, a few miles east of Boeing's Rocketdyne Division. Boeing acquired the property in 1996 when it bought Rockwell International's aerospace and defense businesses.
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October 1, 1995
As an artist, close friend and neighbor of Charlie Minor, I wanted to go on record that he was one of the most sincere and caring people that I ever met--not only in the music industry, but in my life ("Death of a Salesman," by Hugo Martin, Sept. 24). As many were, I was devastated to hear the news of his death in March and recently dedicated my album "Carved in Stone" to Charlie because of our friendship. Yes, he was "flamboyant" . . . he was "extravagant" . . . but most of all he really cared about people and was just out to have a good time.
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January 27, 1994 | KATHERINE TURMAN
After Vince Neil was fired by big-time metal band Motley Crue in 1992, he launched a solo career that sputtered badly. Now he's resurfaced with a new Tuesday evening rock club called Ruby Tuesday's, held at the tony Bar One on the west end of the Sunset Strip. This relatively low-pressure situation could be a good way for the flashy performer to renew his rock 'n' roll spirits, but Tuesday's loose 25-minute set was anything but fun.
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June 22, 1993 | STEVE HOCHMAN
Vince Neil, the rebel without a Crue . . . But in his show at the Roxy on Sunday, the first with his new band since leaving the multi-platinum L.A. hard-rock group last year, Neil did have Motley Crue songs--four of them, out of 10, in an hourlong set previewing a summer tour opening for Van Halen. For the most part these were the Crue's biggest hits--"Kickstart My Heart," "Girls, Girls, Girls," "Home Sweet Home," "Dr. Feelgood"--only one of which Neil even had a hand in writing. Some rebel!
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December 2, 2000 | KATIE COOPER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by rocker Vince Neil against Boeing North American Inc. that claimed the alleged dumping of toxic materials from the Santa Susana Field Laboratory near Chatsworth led to the cancer death of his daughter.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 1, 1993 | DENNIS HUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rock singer Vince Neil's eagerness to discuss his new solo album, "Exposed," was put on hold for a moment. First he had to set the record straight on another issue: why he was fired by Motley Crue after 11 years as the Los Angeles-based hard-rock band's lead singer. "Despite what everybody heard, it had nothing to do with me choosing racing over music," said Neil, whose hobby is driving Indy Lights cars.
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