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Vince Neil buys stake in U.S. football team

April 23rd, 2014 3:10am EDT
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Motley Crue rocker Vince Neil is now part-owner of U.S. Arena Football League team the Jacksonville Sharks, and plans to move the team from Florida to his hometown of Las Vegas.

The frontman is part of an investment group who have purchased the sports team and is eager to relaunch the Sharks in Sin City, which hasn't had a professional football team since 2012.

He tells the Las Vegas Sun newspaper, "It's a great action sport growing in popularity with every game. There are some incredible players. I love the game. It will be perfect to have an AFL team in Las Vegas.

"I sense the city wou...
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Motley Crue To Retire After One Last Tour - See Photos From Their Press Conference

January 29th, 2014 2:30pm EST
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Motley Crue is going on one last tour before calling it quits. On Tuesday, the band, which has been together for 33 years, held a press conference titled: "RIP: All Bad Things Must Come To An End."

Alice Cooper will join the group to open all shows on its final 72-date tour.

Singer Vince Neil, bassist Nikki Sixx, drummer Tommy Lee and guitarist Mick Mars signed legal papers at the conference to put an official end to the group.

The "Cessation of Touring" document prevents them from using the Mötley Crüe name after their tour ends.

Neil said at the conference: "We don't want to be one of...
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Mötley Crüe announce Farewell Tour

January 28th, 2014 5:20pm EST
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Mötley Crüe have announced their Farewell Tour.
The 'Kickstart My Heart' band - Vince Neil, Mick Mars, Nikki Sixx and Tommy Lee - will stop performing live after undertaking a huge 72-date jaunt across the globe beginning this summer, they announced today (28.01.14).
To prove how serious they are about splitting, the group signed a 'Cessation of Touring' document- a legally binding contract forbidding them to use the Mötley Crüe name after the run of shows is complete.
The heavy metal band arrived at a press conference to announce the tour in a hearse, and sat behind gravestones bearing R...
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Motley Crue Calling It Quits After 33 Years, Will Head Out On 'Final Tour' With Alice Cooper

January 28th, 2014 3:13pm EST
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Motley Crue has announced that they'll be hitting the road one last time.

The band held a press conference in Beacher's Madhouse Theater in Hollywood on Tuesday, billed as "RIP: All Bad Things Must Come To An End," prompting speculation that they would give it one more go-round before officially calling it quits.

Alice Cooper will join the band to open all shows on the 72-date tour.

VIP packages and tickets for the band's fan club members go on sale Wednesday, January 29, and the public onsale begins on Friday, January 31.

Last fall, drummer Tommy Lee revealed that the band was planning...
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Motley Crue's 2014 World Tour Will Be Its Last

August 22nd, 2013 2:24pm EDT
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Motley Crue star Vince Neil has confirmed reports the band's 2014 tour will be its last - for some time.

The singer insists the rockers may reform for gigs in the future but he feels it's time to take a long break from each other - and allow bassist Mick Mars "time to relax" as he battles ankylosing spondylitis, a form of arthritis.

Neil tells Billboard.com, "I think we'll start the tour around May... and we'll do one more time around the world and kinda call it quits.

"It's just that time. We're going out on top. We don't want to be some band that people are like, 'Oh, they're playing a...
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Vince Neil Has Surgery To Remove Kidney Stones

March 11th, 2013 9:01am EDT
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After doubling over in pain during a concert in Sydney, Australia, over the weekend, Motley Crue star Vince Neil has undergone surgery to remove kidney stones.

The band was forced to cut their gig short on Sunday, and the frontman was hospitalized. The group's manager Allen Kovac stated that Neil had been been experiencing health problems "for the last few days."

Bandmade Nikki Sixx posted on Facebook: "As many have heard we had to cut our set short by 4 songs... due to Vince be (sic) in severe pain on stage. He was doubled over on his dressing room floor 5 minutes till show time and was ...
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Motley Crue Singer Vince Neil Rushed To Hospital

March 10th, 2013 10:31am EDT
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Rockers Motley Crue cut short a gig in Australia on Sunday night as frontman Vince Neil was rushed to the hospital.

The band is currently touring Down Under with KISS and Thin Lizzy, and they were playing a second show at Sydney's Allphones Arena on Sunday when Neil fell ill.

The show was cut short and the singer was admitted to a local hospital to treat "internal pain."

Neil's bandmate Nikki Sixx explained the drama to fans in a post on Twitter.com, writing, "Sorry Sydney for a short set tonight but Vince had to be rushed to the hospital for internal pain. Will update you on his progres...
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10 Celebrities Who Have Owed Millions In Unpaid Taxes

October 1st, 2012 12:00pm EDT
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Not even the rich and famous can avoid the tax man, and many have been pinched for not paying their fair share.

Nicolas Cage owed $6.2 million in unpaid taxes in 2007. He faced other claims of unpaid taxes related to his earnings between 2002 and 2004, while he was accused of defaulting on a $2 million loan in October, 2009.

The 46 year old was hit with a $6.7 million suit on New Year's Eve in 2010 in relation to unpaid taxes in 2008 - taking his total tax bill to approximately $14 million.

In November 2011, Cage sold his Action Comics 1 in an online auction for a record-breaking $...
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Vince Neil Breaks Foot, Says Motley Crue Tour Will Go On

September 14th, 2012 4:17pm EDT
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Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil has vowed to press on with the remaining dates on his band's joint tour with KISS, despite breaking his foot.

The rocker sustained the injury while performing in Ohio on Wednesday night, but he hopped back on the tour bus after the gig and headed to Toronto, Canada, where he underwent an X-ray on Thursday.

He has been fitted with a cast and given crutches to help him walk, and he took to his Twitter.com page shortly after receiving medical treatment to assure fans he will play through the pain and continue with the Toronto show on Thursday.

Apologising for...
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Vince Neil Did A Face Plant While Performing At His Strip Club

April 16th, 2012 8:47am EDT
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Rocker Vince Neil was left red-faced on Saturday night after taking a nasty spill while performing at his new Las Vegas gentleman's club.

The Motley Crue star was onstage with a pair of scantily-clad dancers at his new strip club Girls, Girls, Girls when he lost his footing and face-planted in front of a packed crowd.

However, smooth Neil gracefully recovered from the tumble by rolling over and inching himself up to the edge of the stage for some one-on-one contact with fans in the front row.

It appears the rocker's mishap didn't put a damper on his weekend - on Sunday, he tweeted, "Grea...
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Kiss And Motley Crue Team Up For Summer Tour

March 21st, 2012 8:30am EDT
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Kiss and Motley Crue are uniting to thrill rock fans with a joint tour this summer.

The music legends will hit the road for a 40-date trek across America starting July 20th and the bands will play 90-minute sets each.

The tour comes 30 years after the groups last teamed up on the road, and the rockers can't wait to work together once again.

Motley Crue's Vince Neil says, "These guys are the baddest band in the f**king world. Our very first tour was with (KISS in) 1982. To be able to do it now is amazing."

Kiss frontman Paul Stanley adds, "Seeing them on stage, it was obvious back th...
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Motley Crue Confirm Las Vegas Residency

December 2nd, 2011 10:57am EST
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Motley Crue have confirmed reports they will become the first heavy rock band to take on a Las Vegas residency when they play a three-week run in Sin City next year.

Rockers Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil, Tommy Lee and Mick Mars will appear live at the city's Hard Rock Hotel and Casino for a stint kicking off on February 3rd.

They confirmed the news during a TV interview with CNN newsman Piers Morgan on Thursday night.

Frontman Neil tells the host, "We're the first rock band to ever have a residency. There's been bands like, you know, Santana, Elton John, all these kind of acts. But for us, ...
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Fake Promoter Cheats $60,000 Out Of Indonesian Motley Crue Fans

October 16th, 2011 10:55am EDT
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More than 1,500 Motley Crue fans in Indonesia have been left out of pocket after a fake concert promoter sold tickets for a rock show that never was.

The bogus businessman netted an estimated $60,000 in ticket sales for a make believe Motley Crue concert.

The October 8 show was billed as the band's first-ever show in Indonesia and when word spread to the nation's top newspapers, band members slammed the reports, with drummer Tommy Lee insisting the story was the work of a shady promoter.

Police have launched an investigation in a bid to find the fake promoter behind the bogus gig.
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Sunset Strip Festival Kicks Off Thursday With 'Motley Crue Day' Declaration

August 17th, 2011 10:40pm EDT
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The honors keep coming for rockers Motley Crue - they've now landed their own day in the City of West Hollywood in Los Angeles.

The band will be feted at the fourth annual Sunset Strip Music Festival in Hollywood this weekend, and they'll kick off the celebrations with the declaration of Motley Crue Day on Thursday.

In making the announcement of the declaration, West Hollywood Mayor John Duran says, "So many of us native Angelenos consider Motley Crue to be our home boys. It will be an honor to recognize the Saints of Los Angeles in our hometown and thank them for the incredible contribut...
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Sunset Strip Festival Kicks Off With Motley Crue Comedy Roast

August 16th, 2011 11:45pm EDT
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Rockers Motley Crue will kick start this year's Sunset Strip Music Festival by becoming the butt of jokes and funny anecdotes at Hollywood's House of Blues.

Famous fans like comedian Dane Cook and New York Dolls frontman David Johansen will join Neil Strauss, who co-wrote the band's bestselling biography "The Dirt," for a comedy roast on Thursday night.

Drummer Tommy Lee says, "I have no idea what they will say, but it's bound to be sometimes serious, sometimes funny and also probably shocking."

Motley Crue will also close this year's festival on Saturday, when they'll receive the event'...
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Tommy Lee 'Quickly' Turns Down 'Dancing With The Stars'

August 3rd, 2011 1:30pm EDT
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Rocker Tommy Lee has turned down an offer to appear in hit reality show Dancing With The Stars.

The wild-man drummer was asked to star in the next season of the show, which pairs celebrities with a professional dancer.

However, he quickly rejected the offer, writing in a post on his Twitter.com page, "I've never hit the PASS button so quick."

Lee's ex-wife Pamela Anderson was a contestant on the series last year, while his Motley Crue band mate Vince Neil appeared on Skating With The Stars in December.
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Vince Neil To Be Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award

June 29th, 2011 3:28pm EDT
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Motley Crue rocker Vince Neil is to be honored for his stellar music career at an awards bash in Las Vegas later this year.

The singer will be handed the Lifetime Achievement in Rock 'n' Roll prize at the Vegas Rocks! Magazine Awards in August.

Publisher Sally Steele says, "There is no one that deserves it more than Vince. Vince has done so much over the years for charity since he has lived here in Las Vegas... We are also planning on having a secret special guest present Vince's award to him with me, so stay tuned!"

The ceremony will take place at the Las Vegas Hilton on August 21st.
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Vince Neil Charged With Domestic Violence

April 5th, 2011 9:54pm EDT
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Rocker Vince Neil has been charged with domestic violence and disorderly conduct, following an incident in Las Vegas last month.

The Motley Crue star is alleged to have stormed into comedian Hal Sparks' show at the Las Vegas Hilton, yelling obscenities aimed at his TV reporter ex-girlfriend Alicia Jacobs and one of her pals, who were in the audience.

Though Neil was not arrested, Jacobs filed a battery report, alleging the star jabbed her with his finger during the confrontation.

Neil has now been charged with two misdemeanors, which could land him back behind bars if the judge rules it ...
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Vince Neil -- I Didn't Touch My Ex!

March 26th, 2011 9:18am EDT
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Sources close to Vince Neil tell TMZ the singer is quite adamant ... he didn't lay his hands on anyone during an alleged confrontation with his ex-girlfriend.

As TMZ first reported, Neil's ex-girlfriend filed a battery report with Las Vegas PD after she claimed Neil got physical with her and a friend.

But sources close to Neil paint a slightly different picture. We're told Neil is telling friends he was at the Las Vegas Hilton, but that's where his restaurant, Tres Rios Cantina, is located.

According to our source, Neil is telling people he bumped into his ex and did exchange words wi...
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Vince Neil Leaves Jail Early

February 26th, 2011 1:00pm EST
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Rocker Vince Neil has been released from jail after serving just 10 days of his 15-day sentence for a DUI charge.

The Motley Crue star began his punishment on February 15, just days after celebrating his 50th birthday, after pleading guilty to the count, which stemmed from a 2010 arrest, last month.

But he walked free from Clark County Detention Center in Nevada on Friday, reports TMZ.com.

Neil will spend the next 15 days under house arrest as part of his sentence.

The singer recently hit out at the punishment, insisting the judge overseeing his case was "a little harsh" and wanted to "...
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Vince Neil Thinks Jail Sentence For DUI Was 'A Little Harsh'

February 22nd, 2011 8:43am EST
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Incarcerated rocker Vince Neil was surprised to receive a jail sentence for a 2010 DUI charge and is convinced the judge overseeing his case wanted to "make an example" out of him.

The Motley Crue star is currently serving 15 days behind bars at Clark County Detention Center in Nevada after pleading guilty to the offence last month.

Neil has now spoken out about the sentence and accepts his punishment "is what it is", although he insists it is "a little harsh."

He tells the Las Vegas Sun, "Obviously, it was something that happened, and it should not have happened. There are so many other...
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Vince Neil Begins His Jail Term

February 15th, 2011 2:34pm EST
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Vince Neil has surrendered to authorities in Nevada, where he'll serve 15 days behind bars on a DUI charge.

The Motley Crue star will serve his sentence at Clark County Detention Center.

Neil pleaded guilty to a 2010 DUI charge on January 26.

After serving time behind bars, Neil will be placed on house arrest for 15 days before heading out on tour in South America with Motley Crue.

Talking about his DUI shame, Neil recently told People.com, "I made a mistake, and I have to finally learn my lesson and go do a little bit of time. I've already learned my lesson. I just have to move on and ...
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Vince Neil Set For Motley Crue Dates After Prison Release

February 6th, 2011 4:00pm EST
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Rocker Vince Neil has a string of Motley Crue dates to look forward to when he's released from prison later this month - including one that will take him to Argentina.

The frontman has been ordered to surrender to officials in Las Vegas on February 15 and serve a 15-day sentence on a DUI charge - but he's already making travel plans for when he's a free man.

Motley Crue will perform at Estadio Cubierto Malvinas Argentinas in Buenos Aires on May 19 and 20.

The group will also be among the artists performing at the Bamboozle festival in New Jersey on April 29 - and they're heading to Mexic...
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Vince Neil Says His Tax Troubles Are Solved

February 2nd, 2011 8:35am EST
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Rocker Vince Neil has shot down reports he owes over $1 million in unpaid taxes, insisting his payments with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) are "satisfied and settled."

The Motley Crue frontman, who is due to serve 15 days behind bars later this month, had reportedly fallen behind on his taxes and was being chased by federal authorities for debts amounting to $1,111,221.

Now Neil has brushed off the speculation, revealing he has had previous tax issues, due to accounting errors, but he's adamant he has now satisfied the IRS' requests after striking a deal with them.

He tells the Las ...
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Vince Neil: 'I've Learned My Lesson'

January 31st, 2011 3:37pm EST
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Rocker Vince Neil is ready to serve his 15-day jail term for a driving under the influence (DUI) conviction, insisting he's learned his lesson for his "mistake".

The Motley Crue frontman was handed the sentence last week in connection to his arrest for speeding and drunk driving in Las Vegas last June. As part of a deal with prosecutors, the singer - who faced up to six months behind bars if convicted - pleaded guilty in exchange for the more lenient sentence. He will also serve 15 days under house arrest following his release, attend alcohol awareness lessons and pay a $185 fine.

Howev...
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Vince Neil Owes $1 Million In Unpaid Taxes?

January 27th, 2011 8:32am EST
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Prison-bound rocker Vince Neil has found himself embroiled in more trouble - he allegedly owes over $1 million in unpaid taxes.

The Motley Crue frontman, who is due to serve 15 days behind bars next month, is being chased by U.S. federal authorities for debts amounting to $1,111,221, according to the Detroit News.

Neil and his wife Lia were hit with a $740,171 lien for delinquent federal taxes last April, while another $371,050 demand was filed against the couple for income taxes in December.

On Wednesday, Neil pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol, stemming from an ar...
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Vince Neil Sentenced To 15 Days In Prison

January 26th, 2011 3:37pm EST
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Rocker Vince Neil will serve 15 days behind bars next month after pleading guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol.

The Motley Crue frontman initially pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor drunk driving and speeding charges stemming from an arrest in Las Vegas in June. He was accused of driving his luxury Lamborghini sports car 60 miles-per-hour in a 45 mile-per-hour zone near the Vegas Strip, while over the legal alcohol limit. He failed three field sobriety tests and his blood-alcohol level was almost three times the legal limit.

The rocker entered a guilty plea during a hearing ...
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Motley Crue Sued Over Merchandise Image

January 19th, 2011 10:25am EST
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Rockers Motley Crue have been hit with a copyright infringement lawsuit after the iconic snap from the band's Too Fast For Love album cover was used on merchandise.

The band and bosses at tour giant Live Nation are being sued by Ron Toma, who claims he owns the rights to the photograph, which was taken by Michael Pinter in 1981 and shows a close-up of a man wearing a belt and leather trousers.

The image features on sweatshirts sold on the band's website, and Toma has filed papers in Illinois Northern District Court accusing the two parties of using the image without permission, accordin...
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Vince Neil To Spend Two Weeks In Jail For DUI

January 19th, 2011 8:26am EST
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Rocker Vince Neil has been sentenced to serve two weeks behind bars for driving under the influence of alcohol.

According to reports, the Motley Crue frontman will plead guilty to a DUI charge on January 26 and surrender to Las Vegas officials on February 15.

He will serve 15 days in the Clark County Detention Center, followed by another 15 days of house arrest.

A statement from the rock star reads, "I have recognised that you can't drink and drive at all. I take full responsibility for my actions and will learn from this experience."

Neil initially pleaded not guilty to misdemeanour dr...
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2010 Year In Entertainment Review: June

January 1st, 2011 7:00pm EST
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June was a bumper wedding month with Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green marrying on a beach in Hawaii, while Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart wed after seven years together. Gemma Arterton married Stefano Catelli, and Alanis Morissette married MC Souleye. British newsman Piers Morgan wed Celia Walden and Mena Suvari married music producer Simone Sestitos. Glee star Jane Lynch married Lara Embry in a civil partnership ceremony – and love was also in the air for Orlando Bloom, who announced his engagement to longterm girlfriend Miranda Kerr.

"Ugly Betty" star America Ferrera became engage...
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