Vince Neil’s Birthday – February 8th, 1961
Posted 2/8/2013 12:00:00 AM

Vince Neil’s Birthday – February 8th, 1961

 

Conversation Starters

  • Lead singer of Mötley Crüe Vince Neil has a birthday today! Let’s rock out in his honor!
  • Happy Birthday to Vince Neil of Mötley Crüe!  What’s your favorite track from The Crüe?
  • Happy Birthday to the motliest hard rocker Vince Neil! Who’s your favorite hair metal singer from the 80’s?

Fast Facts

  • Born: February 8th, 1961 in Hollywood, CA
  • Full Name: Vincent Neil Wharton
  • Nickname: Vinnie
  • Lead singer of the 80’s heavy metal band Motley Crue
  • Known for his long blonde hair and screeching singing voice
  • Neil originally refused to join Motley Crue, he only accepted the offer after his former band  Rock Candy decided to change direction and become a new wave band
  • Neil was expelled from high school for fighting and drug use
  • Motley Crue were known for their wild partying and on-stage antics
  • They are considered one of the 80’s LA hard rock scene’s establishing acts
  • Motley Crue had five multi-platinum albums in a row from 1982-1989
  • The band was both loved and hated for their explicit songs about sex, drugs, and violence
  • In 1984, Neil was involved in a fatal car crash in which Nicholas “Razzle” Dingley of the Finnish band Hanoi Rocks lost his life. Motley Crue’s 1985 album “Theatre of Pain” is dedicated to his memory
  • Neil began a solo career in 1992 and released his first solo album, “Exposed,” in 1993
  • He began the charitable Skylar Neil Foundation in memory of his daughter who died from stomach cancer in 1995
  • In 1997, Neil rejoined Motley Crue for a reunion tour and released “Generation Swine,” which peaked at #4 on the Billboard charts
  • He has pursued many business ventures since the 1990’s, including opening a tattoo parlor in Las Vegas called “Vince Neil Ink,” a tequila line called “Tres Rios,” and restaurant in Florida called “Dr. Feelgood’s Bar and Grill”
  • Neil appeared on the VH1 reality show “The Surreal Life” in 2003
  • His marriage to Lia Gherardini in 2005 was officiated by rapper M.C. Hammer in Las Vegas; Motley Crue members Nikki Sixx and Tommy Lee were also in attendance
  • In 2010, Neil appeared on “Skating with the Stars”
  • Neil is also in the midst of attempting to get his pilot’s license and his journey has been filmed for a PBS reality show called “Vince Neil Escapes”

Discography (Solo)

  • Exposed” (1993)
  • Carved In Stone” (1995)
  • Vince Neil Live At The Whisky – One Night Only” (2003)
  • Tattoos & Tequila” (2010)

Discography (Motley Crue)

  • Too Fast For Love” (1981)
  • Shout At The Devil” (1983)
  • Theatre Of Pain” (1985)
  • Girls, Girls, Girls” (1987)
  • Dr. Feelgood” (1989)
  • Motley Crue” (1994)
  • Generation Swine” (1997)
  • Live: Entertainment Or Death” (1999)
  • New Tattoo” (2000)
  • Carnival Of Sins – Live” (2007)
  • Saints Of Los Angeles” (2008)

The Billboard 200 (Solo)

  • “Exposed” (1993), #13
  • “Carved In Stone” (1995), #139

Videos

Links

Sources

Check out Loudwire's favorite Motley Crue album readers poll

Check out his yearbook photo at Ultimate Classic Rock

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