Vince Neil Will Hang Up During An Interview If You Bring Up Metallica
For years now, members of Mötley Crüe have publicly feuded with Metallica. After Lars accused the band of playing to a tape in 1997, Nikki Sixx went on an AOL message board (Jesus) and ripped into the drummer. And only last week, Tommy Lee poked fun at Lars via his Twitter. So it’s safe to say the bands’ flame war is common knowledge.
But Vince Neil doesn’t want to talk about it. During an interview with 105.9 The Brew in Portland, OR, in which the DJ brought up the beef and the accusations of lip-syncing, Neil began to get a bit agitated.
On the subject of lip-syncing controversy:
“There is no lip-synching in rock and roll; I mean, it just doesn’t happen. So it’s kind of stupid thing to even talk about, because, I mean, anybody who goes to the show can tell there’s no lip-synching involved. It’s pretty lame.”
Well… except Neil has admitted publicly that he has trouble with his Vegas setlist, and plenty of fans at recent shows have mentioned that it seemed like Vince was lip-syncing. Might it not be better to just admit you’ve had some issues in the past?
Things got hairier when the DJ pressed him on Tommy Lee’s recent tweet:
“I don’t know. I wasn’t involved. I have no idea. That’s between Nikki and Tommy. Somebody said something to them, they said something back. Like I said, I wasn’t involved. I didn’t even know we had [any bad blood] with Metallica.”
Okay, fair. You gotta keep making it clear that you can’t control your insane drummer. No harm in that.
Buuut, c’mon, dude, you know there’s bad blood with Metallica. With a feud going on this long? How could you not be aware of it? Once again, why not just laugh it off and be like, Yeah, Tommy’s nuts, what can you do?
It was at this point, however, that Vince decided he no longer wanted to talk and hung up on the interview. Which, if you ask me, is a much larger defeat than either admitting you sometimes have a backing track or admitting that your drummer can be a wild asshole. Hanging up on an interview basically announces to the world that you’re a big baby who can’t handle tough questions. That Neil is kind of a man child is a matter of public record, but come on, you do an interview, you see it through, no matter how much you dislike the DJ. Christ, Fankie Palimeri’s more of a man than this guy.
Anyway: reporters, you’ve been warned. Only ask Vince Neil fluff questions about his greatness, or else he’s gonna sulk.
You can listen to the interview below.