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
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 four-nights-a-week residency.
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 too."
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 died.
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 ways."
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
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 follow suit."
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
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 Crüe
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
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
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
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
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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