Vince Neil

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Vince Neil
Vince Neil in 2008
Background information
Birth name Vincent Neil Wharton
Born 8 February 1961 (1961-02-08) (age 56)
Hollywood, California
Genres Heavy metal, hard rock, glam metal
Occupations Musician, songwriter
Instruments Vocals, guitar, harmonica
Years active 1981–present
Associated acts Mötley Crüe, Hear 'n Aid
Website www.vinceneil.net

Vincent Neil Wharton (born February 8, 1961 in Hollywood, California) is an American musician. He is the lead singer of the heavy metal band Mötley Crüe.

He joined Mötley Crüe in 1981 and released Too Fast for Love on November 10, 1981. He then went on to record Shout at the Devil, Theatre of Pain, Girls, Girls, Girls and Dr. Feelgood with Mötley Crüe before both Neil and Mötley Crüe parted ways. He then went on a solo career but rejoined Mötley Crüe when both their fortunes were declining. The band then released Generation Swine on June 24, 1997 but there was a lot of tension in the band and Tommy Lee left the band. Lee was replaced by Randy Castillo and the band recorded New Tattoo on July 11, 2000. The band went on hiatus after Castillo died of cancer on March 26, 2002. The band then released their ninth studio album Saints of Los Angeles on June 24, 2008.

He was ranked at #33 in the Top 100 Heavy Metal Vocalists by Hit Parader.[1]

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