Formed back in 1981 in Los Angeles, Mötley Crüe is considered or known as the most notorious band. The American heavy metal band was founded by Nikki Sixx along with other band members. So why was the band considered notorious? well, it is because they acted just like their band name. Mötley Crüe means a group that is poorly organized. And they used to bring alcohol and drugs to their live shows and they would wreck the hotel rooms.
However, that was all in the past and they have come clean now. And although they are known as the world’s most notorious band, they are also one of the fans’ favorite heavy metal bands which is the reason they were able to sell more than a hundred million albums globally.
As mentioned they are clean now however, back in the day they had major problems because of their alcohol and drug habit which we can also read in the band’s autobiographies The Heroin Diaries: A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock Star and The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band.
Because of their habit, the band was in total chaos and they started having a tiff and the band was on the verge of breaking up. However, later everyone united and blamed the frontman and the vocalist of the band, Vince Neil, for not taking his responsibility seriously. Hence Neil split from the band and started his solo music career.
Why did Vince Neil leave Mötley Crüe?
Back in 1992 the frontman and the lead vocalist of the band Vince Neil left the band and pursued a solo career in music. But why did he leave the band in the first place? well, according to the band members Neil left the band because he wanted to focus on car racing which was his hobby.
However, Neil told Los Angeles Times, the band fired him because they wanted to change the band’s genre to blues and Neil was not a blues person. Furthermore, there are also those who claim that Neil was fired because of his alcohol drinking and misaligning priorities.
After he was fired, he was replaced by John Corabi. However, after a few years in 1997 Corbi left the band. While talking about Neil, as mentioned, started his solo career, and sometime after he left the band, he released his debut solo album Exposed in 1993. Similarly, in 1995 he released his second album Carved in Stone and Tattoos & Tequila in 2010. Neil got back with the band after Corabi was fired in 1997.
Although Neil was doing a solo tour, Nikki Sixx had a problem and hated one thing about Neil, so what did he hate about Neil? let’s find out.
Thing Nikki Sixx hates about Vince Neil
After releasing his solo album Neil started going on tour and performing his songs however, even after he parted ways with Mötley Crüe, he still was performing the band’s songs and Nikki Sixx did not like it at all. Sixx said that he should not have performed the band’s tracks after he left the band just to get more audiences.
Of course, Sixx did not have any problem with Neil’s own songs but he really hated when Neil performed the band’s songs. Talking about this few years past, Sixx told in an interview, “I hate to see Vince out there on tour just playing Mötley Crüe songs, because there is a Mötley Crüe. I don’t understand that. he’s got a couple solo albums.”
Sixx points out that Neil should only sing the band’s tracks if he is with the band. He also said that unless its a tribute or even a cover, Neil should not sing the band’s song to get more audiences. Furthermore, he also pointed out that the tracks were recorded and created by all the band members so it is disrespectful of Neil to perform the band’s tracks without a band.