Nikki Sixx says his band Sixx: A.M. is already at work writing for
their third album. He says it'll, "probably be a 2013 release
considering the body of work we're setting as a goal. We will be doing
a proper video for the next single soon. Tour options keep coming but
we haven't found the right fit yet to open up the conversations."
Meanwhile, concert industry
publication Pollstar lists Mötley Crüe at number forty one on their
list of the Top 200 top-grossing North American tours of 2011, based on
total box office gross data as provided to Pollstar by concert
promoters and venue managers. The band grossed $21.1 million in sales,
selling an average of 7,397 tickets to each of their fifty one concerts.
Nikki celebrates the launch of "Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx" on top Los
Angeles alternative rock station 98-7fm at The Roxy Theatre in West
Hollywood. At the listener event hosted by 98-7fm, fans are treated to
a Q&A session with Nikki and live musical performances by American
Idol rocker James Durbin and rock band Nico Vega.
Regarding his forthcoming solo album, said to include a number of guest
musicians, Mick Mars says, "I still got to talk to my lawyer and to the
people themselves [to get clearance for them to appear on the CD]. I
know who I want to get involved with, but I don't want to say who it
is, because if I do, that would be a rumour, wouldn't it? I don't want
to start a rumour thing. But I've pretty much picked out who I want to
play with. And I'm sure they'll want to play with me, I'm positive." He
also says, "I've been working with a lot of people, like Crashdiet and
James Durbin, of course, with Twiggy Ramirez. Lots of different people.
Terry Bozzio as well. Trying to play a lot of different things with a
lot of different people, in a lot of different styles, approaches of
their music not to break away, but to expand on what I already know. I
know how to play guitar, but I want to know even more different styles.
I've been playing weird stuff, like flamenco or Hispanic music, on
guitar solos, when I had to do that, like finger picking or gypsy kind
of style. I'm trying to expand on that. Even though I'm an old geezer,
it doesn't mean I can't still learn!"
In honour of the city's first hard rock residency - Mötley Crüe In Sin
City - Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman proclaims Friday, February 3,
2012 as Mötley Crüe Day.
The Mötley Crüe in Sin City experience gets underway at The Joint in
the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, which is transformed into a rock 'n'
roll carnival extravaganza Cirque du Soleil-style, including Tommy's
360 drum coaster and the biggest lighting and sound production ever
brought into the 3,500-seat venue. The shows by the world's most
notorious band in the world's most notorious city are being produced
and promoted by AEG Live. The show features rogue carnival-styled seat
ushers, a Mötley Crüe midget tribute band, a cross-dressing host with
gigantic breasts, female aerialists doing overhead stunts on
chain-links, macabre clowns and stilt walkers, a faux wedding during
Same Ol' Situation that ends with the bride running off with her maid
of honour, a flying apparatus that takes Vince over the crowd, a
circular stage that rises and spins above the crowd during an acoustic
suite that includes Without You, On With the Show and Don't Go Away
Mad, plus over-the-top signature pyrotechnics in almost every song. A
piano slowly drops from the rafters for Home Sweet Home, and Mick's
guitar solo features video trickery to triplicate him across the stage.
As well as the band's hits, they also perform Piece Of Your Action and
Afraid, which haven't been performed live in over ten years.
The Mötley Crüe In Sin City
residency has transformed the entire hotel and casino into a completely
immersive experience, as well as having an impact on the city: there
are billboards on the world-famous Sunset Strip in Los Angeles and the
15 Interstate upon entering Vegas beckoning fans to the Hard Rock, then
upon entering the casino lobby, Vince's custom 1932 Ford Coupe hot rod
is displayed and poker players find themselves gaming on Mötley Crüe
branded tables with waitresses wearing little more than Mötley Crüe
t-shirts. The elevators are covered in Mötley Crüe signage and even
maid service signs for hotel guest rooms indicate clean-up for Home
Sweet Home. The band plays for a little over two hours in their
The Crüe is joined on stage in Las Vegas by Jacoby Shaddix of Papa
Roach who sings Smokin' In the Boys Room with the band.
Mötley Crüe features in a KIA automotive TV commercial that airs during
the Super Bowl. The sixty-second spot titled Drive The Dream stars all
members in a race car dream sequence performing their 1989 hit
Kickstart My Heart. Victoria's Secret Angel Adriana Lima, mixed martial
arts legend Chuck Liddell and champion bull rider Judd Leffew also
feature in the commercial.
Nikki is set to make his
acting debut in the proposed short film Shoot'er being helmed by his
long-time friend and veteran video director Paul R. Brown. He will play
an adulterous scoundrel in the film about a gunman-for-hire, which
explores the fine line between being human and fulfilling your
objectives. Brown is currently trying to raise $44,000 via Kickstarter,
an online threshold pledge system for funding creative projects, by
March 15 in order to make and release the film in July, which will also
star actor Trent Ford and model Sarah McNeilly.
Mick tells Ultimate Classic Rock that he's still writing for his solo
album, saying, "I've got about a good four or five songs that have
potential. I don't know if I'm happy with them, you know, so I have to
keep listening. Not to say that I'm going to make the perfect song or
this that and the other, but I want to make me happy with what I
release and proud of what I release. Maybe I can write a whole record
of 'Dr. Feelgoods' or 'Girls', but not sounding like Mötley, you know,
being me. I'm trying to do a lot of experimenting too, with different
cultural rhythms and mixtures of beats - say, take some old Greek guys
that played traditional Greek rhythms on their drums, or the Japanese
with those big drum things that they use, and throw it all into the
mix, see what comes out."
Vince celebrates his 51st birthday by riding Tommy's 360-degree drum
coaster during Mötley's residency show at the Joint in the Hard Rock
Hotel. His band also surprise him with a three-foot-tall, guitar-shaped
birthday cake made by Caked Las Vegas.
It has recently been reported that Tommy agreed to pay his former
assistant Michael Sullivan $400,000 and issue a public apology to
settle a dispute over unpaid wages. However, Tommy tweets, "Not sure if
any of you read or even care about the press on my old assistant and
me, but it's all bullshit - some leaky sneakies!"
Nikki says, "Been in the recording studio cutting new Mötley Crüe with
the guys. We are recording at Tommy's Atrium studio and James Michael
is producing. We laid down the bass and drums yesterday and Mick Mars
comes in today to blast the guitars. Then Vince is coming in next week
to do his vocals. Haven't been in the studio in a few years with the
guys and it feels like magic. Hard to explain what it sounds like other
than just straight out sexy...maybe throw some dirt and sarcasm on top
Following the death of his mother Boula in the morning, Tommy tweets,
"One of the loves of my life has gone. My Dear Mother has passed."
Following some serious health issues included flat-lining before, Boula
was living at Tommy's home with hospice nurses attending, until she
Vince has the soft launch of his topless nightclub called Vince Neil's
Girls, Girls, Girls in Las Vegas at the former Déjà Vu location,
opposite the Orleans off Tropicana Avenue a mile from the Las Vegas
Strip. Vince says, "It's something I always wanted to do. So it's like
a dream come true. But this will be different and unique. It will be
the first rock and roll strip joint. It was a business opportunity to
become a partner that was too good to pass up. First, the girls will be
edgier. Tattoos won't be banned. They will look like they stepped out
of a music video. Hot, provocative and edgy. I know it all comes down
to G-strings in the end, but they'll start out with much sexier outfits
than you find elsewhere. Second, the music isn't going to be boring.
None of that house, generic strip club music. This will be full-on rock
and roll." The official grand opening will take place April 13.
Kiss and Mötley Crüe hold a press conference at the Hollywood Roosevelt
Hotel in Hollywood to officially announce their co-headlining 2012
North American summer tour called The Tour. The rock'n'roll spectacle
will take place in forty-plus cities commencing in Bristow, Virginia on
July 20, and ending in Hartford, Connecticut on September 23. With Kiss
closing the show each night, both bands plan to give fans the ultimate
summer concert experience with the most impressive lighting and sound
production ever, and their signature over-the-top pyrotechnics. Nikki
says, "Growing up, I had a Kiss poster, Aerosmith poster and Sweet on
the wall, and for me to go out and do this together, it's an honour. I
know what Kiss is about - I've been watching them for years - and I
think it's a perfect, perfect match. Maybe a match made in hell, in
some places in America they may think, but it's a perfect match and
it's gonna be all night long hits, bombs, girls, topless a few. Mötley
Crüe and Kiss: I can't wait to experience it myself." Kiss front man
Paul Stanley adds, "Nikki and I have been in touch with each other and
just going, 'This is awesome.' This is something we're all really fired
up about. It's double what either one of us could do, so exponentially
it's that much bigger. Whatever either band is capable of doing, you do
it double on one night. It's out of the park, man. We're gonna level
each city, literally."
In an interview with Rolling Stone following the press conference,
Nikki says, "What I would like to see people take away from it is that
if you actually practice your instrument and practice writing songs and
put a hundred percent into your show and every aspect of it, from your
clothes to your lyrics, if your singers sing, then this is what
happens: you have a long career and you get to go out and do the real
deal. It's real rock and roll."
Nikki also tells VH1 Radio Network about Motley's new song Sex due out
this spring, saying, "We're gonna play it on tour. We just wrote it and
recorded it. We're just finishing mixing. It's called Sex and it sounds
very much like it's off the first record, and that was definitely on
purpose. I've been writing very simple riffs for the last year and
focusing on how these riffs would work for Vince, basically, and took
it in the studio with Tommy and Mick and the thing just came alive."
Nikki wins the Paul Gray Best Bassist award at the Revolver Golden Gods
Awards ceremony held at Club Nokia in Los Angeles. He also presents the
Golden God award to Gene Simmons of Kiss. In their only performance of
the year and their first in four years, Nikki's band Sixx:A.M. opens
the show with their new single Are You With Me Now and the top 10
active rock hit This Is Gonna Hurt.
Vince attends the grand-opening black-carpet official grand-opening of
his strip club: Déjà Vu presents Vince Neil's Girls, Girls, Girls.
Located at 4740 South Arville Rd, Las Vegas, the club takes its name
from Motley's 1987 album of the same name paying homage to hard-living
lifestyle, their love of riding fast, large motorcycles, drinking
whiskey, and spending long nights at strip clubs. Celebrity dealmaker
Michael Politz brought together Vince's brand and America's premier
adult entertainment super power Déjà Vu to help create Las Vegas'
newest adult entertainment spot. During the night, Vince performs the
AC/DC classic Highway to Hell with Sin City Sinners, and also takes a
tumble when he jumps on stage to perform Girls, Girls, Girls.
Tommy features in "Show Your Soft Side", a campaign developed to combat
the alarming incidence of animal abuse in Baltimore, Maryland. Many of
the more horrific cases have been perpetrated by teens, thus leading
the Mayor's Anti-Animal Abuse Advisory Commission to look for ways to
change the mindset of young people who often view the maiming and
torturing of defenceless dogs and cats as a sign of toughness or
manhood. The campaign puts forth a very different message — a message
that subtly shows that 'being a man' has many facets to it, including a
'soft side' when it comes to animals. The goal is to reach kids early
because research shows that kids who abuse animals soon graduate to
even more violent crimes. Featuring acknowledged hard men of Baltimore
with their pets, the campaign's posters, billboards and print ads make
the point that only a punk would hurt a cat or dog. Tommy recently
urged his fans to adopt, not buy, their pets, after he and his
girlfriend Sofia adopted a new pup Bowie, named after rock legend David
Bowie because of his "crazy grey-green eyes." Tommy says, "We went to a
couple of different shelters and we ended up over at East Valley in Van
Nuys and there he was, just sitting there with three other dogs, and we
were like, 'Oh my God, we gotta get this guy a home. Who could abandon
this fucking thing? This is the cutest thing on the planet. I want to
kill whoever let him go." Tommy said he became inspired to speak out
about adoption because there are so many homeless pets out there that
need loving homes.
Vince appears in the season finale of Ghost Adventures, a weekly
American paranormal television series on the Travel Channel. The
episode was taped at The Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas where he joined the
show's team of paranormal investigators - Zak Bagans, Nick Groff and
Aaron Goodwin. The hotel is one of the oldest still standing on the
Vegas strip, and is filled with a history of celebrity clientele and
Chicago Mafia connections. Perhaps its most well-known guest was Frank
Sinatra, who had his own penthouse suite where he often threw lavish
parties. Attempting to channel Sinatra, they recreate a party in his
suite. Vince and his entourage experience unexplained first-hand
encounters including scratch marks on one woman's back, cold
sensations, voices and knocking, but it's not until Vince and his
girlfriend Rain head into room No. 908 that Vince encounters an
overwhelming physical experience.
Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp announces that Vince will take part in their
the next instalment of its highly successful music-magic experience
taking place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas this October, hosted by Gene
Simmons along with Zakk Wylde and Sebastian Bach.
Dean Markley USA announces the release of the new Nikki Sixx Helix HD
SS bass strings. This collaboration with Nikki offers the exact string
type and gauges he uses on stage, which is constructed of stainless
steel alloy and features new Helix patent-pending hyper-elliptical
windings. What makes the Nikki Sixx signature set unique is his choice
of custom gauges - first string: .050, second string: .070, third
string: .090, and fourth string: .110.
Sixx:A.M. makes their new video Are You With Me Now available worldwide
after using it to help raise funds for City of Hope, a leading
research, treatment and education centre for cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS
and other life-threatening diseases. Ten days ago they joined other
celebrities such as Ryan Seacrest, Vince Gill and Sugarland in their
support of City of Hope offering their new music video for Are You With
Me Now exclusively to the charity. Fans who made a donation to City of
Hope received an exclusive preview code to unlock the
never-been-seen-before video. Are You With Me Now is the third single
from the band's latest album This Is Gonna Hurt.
Mick features in a new video for the song Boss's Daughter from Michigan
hard rockers Pop Evil; a song he co-wrote with the band. Along with
playing guitar in the clip, he also gets some attention Playboy
playmate Jessa Hinton.
Nikki throws the first
ceremonial pitch at the Los Angeles Dodgers versus Houston Astros
baseball game at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California.
Mötley Crüe commences a string of European concerts and festival
appearances by playing at Moscow's Crocus City Hall in Russia, after
arriving there a couple of days earlier and taking in some local sights.
A DVD titled Kickstart Live
2011 DVD is released by Showlight/IDS/Fontana North. This unofficial
release was shot and edited by Tommy's close friend Bobby Hewitt, with
footage captured from multiple shows on the band's North American tour
last year. Track listing: Wild Side, Saints of Los Angeles, Live Wire,
Shout at the Devil '97, Same Ol' Situation (S.O.S.), Primal Scream,
Home Sweet Home, Don't Go Away Mad (Just Go Away), 360 Drum Solo,
Guitar Solo, Looks That Kill, Dr. Feelgood, Nikki Talks, Too Young To
Fall In Love, Ten Seconds To Love, Girls, Girls, Girls, Smokin' In The
Boys Room, Kickstart My Heart.
Nikki says his grandfather Tom is suffering from prostate cancer. After
asking fans to say a prayer for him, he soon receives messages of
encouragement from all over the world. Overwhelmed by the outpouring of
kindness, Nikki thanks the fans for taking time out of their lives to
wish goodness upon his family and lift their spirits.
Nikki's former girlfriend Lita Ford releases her album Living Like A
Runaway, which includes a version of A Song To Slit Your Wrist By that
was written by Nikki for his 58 side project.
Many fans respond negatively to Tommy's tweet, "I really miss the days
when people didn't have fucking cameras in their cell phones! Sick of
taking pics with randoms just cause it's there!" So he follows up with
an open letter explaining that he loves his fans but he absolutely
hates taking pictures. He says he doesn't owe this experience to them
and they should stop and think about the situation first, before
whipping out a camera.
Vince takes the first steps towards earning his pilot's license with a
two-week training event filmed by The Aviators TV show for its season
three programming, premiering this fall on PBS, as part of Sennheiser's
Live Your Dream program.
During an online chat, Nikki says Mötley Crüe is writing new songs.
Regarding their future release, he says, "When the songs are ready,
we'll record them and how we will release them, we don't know, because
everything is changing and we kinda like it. How we release music in
the future, whether it's song by song, EP by EP, album by album, or
soundtracks to movies, we don't know … we're open and excited about our
future and in no rush to release music just to release music." Asked
whether Sixx: A.M. has any plans to tour, Nikki says, "All the members
of Sixx: A.M. are committed and want to tour but, between Mötley Crüe,
Guns N' Roses and James' production work, it's extremely difficult to
find a time that we would all be available. But, I want to let fans
know that it is a priority and we want it to happen in the biggest of
Mötley Crüe's new single Sex radio premieres on SiriusXM radio. A few
days later, the band makes the song available for free download from
their website for 24 hours.
Mötley commences THE Tour with Kiss in Bristow, Virginia. The band
enters the stage from the aisles with pomp and ceremony, accompanied by
roadies holding Mötley Crüe flags, before kicking into Saints of Los
Angeles. The fifth song of their set is the first live performance of
new single Sex, with Vince reading the verse lyrics taped to the floor
to ensure accuracy. Tommy then performs his 360 rollercoaster drum solo
and hits up the piano for Home Sweet Home. The band's huge stage
production incorporates elements of the familiar rock'n'roll carnivale
mixed with vaudeville and includes large metal fans, dancing back-up
singers, and plenty of fire, including from Nikki's flamethrower bass
during the next song Primal Scream. They conclude their ten-song,
seventy-five-minute set with Kickstart My Heart.
During their Denver concert, Mötley Crüe and Kiss pledge to donate
$100,000 to the Aurora Victim Relief Fund, setup to assist those
affected by the cinema massacre in Colorado last month when twelve
people were killed and a further fifty-eight were injured at a midnight
screening of a Batman film. Nikki says, "Following the heartbreaking
news of the senseless shootings in Colorado, we wanted to do something
to help the families and victims. We bonded together with our tour
partners and friends Kiss to donate money, but we also hope it inspires
others to do the same, no matter how big or small."
Imagem Music USA signs a worldwide, multi-year administration agreement
with Mick. "Owning my own publishing is something that I am very proud
of," Mick says. "I am happy to bring Richard Stumpf and everyone at
Imagem on board to administer those rights worldwide."
Tommy's sister Athena is one of the stars of the TV show Ex-Wives Rock
that premieres on the Canadian network Slice. Her eighteen-year-old son
Miles wrote the music for the show's theme song, while the show's
co-producer Lorraine Lewis wrote the lyrics with Athena, before it was
recorded at Tommy's studio The Atrium. Also starring Vince's former
wife Sharise Neil, the show chronicles the highs and lows of the
glamorous L.A. lives of four women who have led the sex, drugs and rock
'n' roll life... and have survived to reinvent themselves."
During their concert in Nashville, Mötley Crüe and Kiss give a $50,000
donation to Tim McGraw on behalf of Operation Homefront, an
organization that provides emergency financial and other assistance to
families of service members and wounded warriors coping with deployment
and injury recovery by providing funds for immediate needs such as
food, housing, childcare, moving costs and vehicle expenses. Nikki
says, "We wanted to give back to the servicemen in need. They are the
ones who bravely go out to defend our freedom so the least we can do is
support them & their families when they return. We are grateful for
the opportunity to partner with our friends Kiss to donate money.
Hopefully it will help create awareness and inspire many others to
Mötley's concert in Detroit is postponed by a day after the tour's
pyrotechnics truck crashes and spills their gear when it flips.
Travelling on I-75 near Lima, Ohio at about 8:20am, driver Charles Lamb
reaches for a water bottle in the cabin and then overcorrects some
drift, veering the semitrailer off the freeway where it overturns in a
grassy ditch. He is cited for failure to control a vehicle and is taken
to a local hospital for minor injuries. The pyro gear worth about $6
million is loaded onto another truck that finishes the remaining three
hours of the drive to the Michigan venue.
Nikki's girlfriend Courtney Bingham joins Mötley Crüe on stage in
Detroit during Girls, Girls, Girls to perform a birthday burlesque
dance, as she celebrated her twenty-seventh birthday the previous day.
Nikki says, "It was a blast for me watching Courtney get all excited to
dance on stage with our background dancers for her birthday. She really
kicked ass too."
Following last night's concert at Cleveland's Blossom Music Center,
Vince says, "Paramedics think I broke my foot. I hope not. Getting
X-ray tomorrow in Toronto. Thanks Cleveland for understanding!" After
obtaining the x-rays, Vince says the doctor confirmed he fractured two
bones in his left foot while on stage, and it is put in a cast.
Howard Scott King files a lawsuit against Mötley Crüe,
the band's touring company, and Tommy Lee as an individual, for
misappropriation of trade secrets in the Superior Court of California.
The suit accuses them of unlawful use of King's proposal for a "Tommy
Lee Loop Coaster." In his complaint, King claims that he developed the
idea for the Coaster as part of his then-business Stages 'N' Motion.
King described it as "a track on which Tommy would play his drums on a
platform on wheels which follow the track until he was in an
upside-down position playing the drums and he would continue playing
the drums as the platform followed the track in a complete loop." King
alleges that he discussed a proposal for the Coaster with Top Rock
Development Corp., Mötley Crüe's
agents, on or about November 21, 1991. King claims that both the
proposal, as well as a signed confidentiality agreement (which has
since been lost or misplaced), expressly stated that the ideas were
confidential, and that King was to be compensated should Mötley Crüe
implement the Coaster. In June 2011, Mötley
began using the Coaster, or a substantially similar device, as a
centerpiece for concerts, as well as in commercials and other
promotions. King seeks at least $400,000 in damages.
As Mötley's US summer tour with Kiss comes to an end, Tommy says, "Wow!
how time flies! One show in Mexico in a few days but it's a rap for
2012 kids! A little break 'til Jan 2013 then off to Australia with Kiss
and Mötley. Been goin' like fuck since Feb in Vegas! 9 months! Fuckin'
whooped... I want to thank all the amazing crew guys and girls it took
to put this insanity together and keep it up n running every damn day!
Respect to all the truck drivers, bus drivers, pilots, dancers,
aerialists, stilt walkers, pyrotechnicians - heroes!"
During the band's set, a
guy from the audience member gets on stage and assaults a crew member
operating a water cannon squirting the crowd. He is arrested after
breaking the crew member's hip.
Vince is one of the guests to participate in the Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy
Camp that kicks off today at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
While Nikki broadcasts his Sixx Sense radio show in London, backstage
at the Classic Rock Roll of Honour 2012 event where he wins the award
for Showman of the Year. On the red carpet he says the new Sixx: A.M.
album currently being written will not be attached to a book upon its
release; this time the music will stand by itself. He also says The
Heroin Diaries will be a Broadway production. They are about halfway
through the second draft of the script – the producers, writer and
financers are all in place.
Mötley Crüe announces a
tour of Australia with Kiss and Thin Lizzy that will take them around
the country in late February and March next year.
John Corabi releases his
acoustic solo album Unplugged through Rat Pack Records. The CD includes
five new original songs, along with seven from his former bands The
Scream, Union, and Mötley Crüe – new versions of Loveshine and
Hooligan's Holiday from the band's self-titled 1994 album. Other
musicians to feature on the album are former Collective Soul member
Cheney Brannon on percussion, Topher Nolen on bass, D.A. Karkos on
guitar, Matt Farley on percussion, and John's former Union band mate
Bruce Kulick on guitar.
Tommy launches a rocking clothing line with Australian owned streetwear
brand Unit. Developed by Tommy alongside Unit's design team, the range
includes a t-shirt, board short, jacket and denim with artwork for the
range based on his concept "The Goddess Of Noise". Tommy says, "I'm
stoked to be working with a brand like Unit that encompasses the same
ideology as my music. The Unit team did a great job on the range and
the fit and quality are right on." The Tommy Lee/Unit range will be
available from December 1 in leading Australian and USA street-wear and
action sports retailers as well as online.
Vince celebrates the release of his new Tatuado Vodka with an afternoon
signing session at Lee's Discount Liquor in Las Vegas. The spirit,
named is filtered five times and bottled in Las Vegas. Tatuado means
tattooed in Spanish. In January, a line of rum called Vince Neil's
Poolside Party will be released in plastic bottles, including black
cherry, coconut and mango flavours.
Nikki says Mötley's last single Sex was just a taste of some new Crüe
and there is much more Mötley music to come. "Mick Mars told me he has
so many riffs ready to go. I've personally been writing my ass off for
months now, feeling really inspired to follow it up with the rest of
the songs from the band too."
Nikki says, "When Courtney and I were in St Bart's, I popped the
question and she said YES. We would like to thank everybody who has
been tweeting and posting online us congratulations. Both of us and our
families are beyond happy." The newly-engaged couple returned to the
U.S. five days ago, after spending five days vacationing on Saint
Barthélemy - one of four territories among the Leeward Islands in the
north-eastern Caribbean that comprise the French West Indies. Nikki set
the scene for his proposal with a candle-lit stroll along the beach,
leading his girlfriend of two years to a tent strewn with rose petals
where dinner was served before he got down on one knee. His fiancée now
wears an engagement ring topped with a large sixx-carat diamond.
During a solo show at Inn Of The Mountain Gods Resort & Casino in
Mescalero, New Mexico, Vince takes a closed-fist, rage-fuelled swing at
a front row concert-goer just as he had starts to perform Kickstart My
Heart. Vince stops the song and yells at the guy to 'get the fuck out
of here' before taking a swing at him. Security soon escorts the person
from the venue.
FourPoints Television, producers of The Aviators, one of PBS'
most-watched television reality docu-series, announces it has signed
Vince to head up a new reality series based on his exploits as a
newly-certified pilot. "The series Vince Neil Escapes will follow Vince
in his dream to finalize his pilot's license, for which flight training
occurred on-camera during season three of the program. In the process
Vince and an entourage head for the skies in a series of flights to
glamorous party destinations. Episodes will accompany Vince and his
bombshell entrepreneur girlfriend, his semi-famous rocker manager, and
his soft-spoken female mentor and flight instructor, as they embark on
various whirlwind flights across North America and the Caribbean,
enjoying rock-star level treatment along the way. Throughout the
season, Vince battles FAA regulations to earn the right to fly on his
own (due to a long history of DUI convictions, including one fatal
collision), working with a quirky medical practitioner... and accordion
player. Yet Vince's more enduring challenge is to strike a balance
between his hard-partying nature and the unique sobriety and focus
required to fulfil his dream of being a full-fledged pilot. Vince's
flight instructor and "angel on the shoulder" warns that the only
variable between Vince enjoying a casual flight and dying in a fiery
disaster is Vince himself."
John Corabi has formed a new supergroup called Classic Rock All Stars
that will tour Russia for ten shows in February. Joining him in the
band are Bobby Rondinelli from Rainbow and black Sabbath, Greg Smith
from Ted Nugent and Alice Cooper's bands, Chris Slade of AC/DC and The
Firm, Craig Goldy from Dio, and Geoff Nicholls of Black Sabbath.
Vince says he has signed a deal with Hooters Casino Hotel in Las Vegas
to open Wildside Saloon, a rock and roll sports bar that is expected to
open in next thirty days - however, the bar never opens.
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