Vince Neil

American singer and musician, member of Mötley Crüe

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.

Vince Neil
Vince Neil in 2008
Vince Neil in 2008
Background information
Birth nameVincent Neil Wharton
Born (1961-02-08) 8 February 1961 (age 60)
Hollywood, California
GenresHeavy metal, hard rock, glam metal
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, harmonica
Years active1981–present
Associated actsMötley Crüe, Hear 'n Aid

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]


  1. "Hit Parader's Top 100 Metal Vocalists of All Time". Hit Parader. Retrieved 2013-04-24.

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