Albums: 1993 Exposed 1995 Carved In Stone 2003 Live At The Whiskey: One Night Only
History: Upon being booted from Motley Crue (Crue bassist Nikki Sixx insists that Vince left on his own), vocalist Vince Neil embarked on a solo career. His post-Motley days have been commercially inconsistent and his private life a whirlwind of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll.
A few short weeks from his firing in 1992, Neil stumbled upon the Damn Yankees duo of Jack Blades and Tommy Shaw, and wrote a hit single titled "You're Invited (But You're Friend Can't Come)". The single was featured on the Encino Man soundtrack and was a regular appearance on MTV. Building on the single's momentum, a debut album was recorded with Steven Stevens (guitar ex-Billy Idol), Dave Marshall (guitar), Robbie Crane (bass) and Vik Foxx (drums ex-Enuff Z'Nuff). Exposed debuted at #13 on the Billboard charts thanks in part to sexy videos featuring Pamela Anderson, Janine and a handful of Playboy Playmates.
Tragedy struck on August 15, 1995 when Vince's four year old daughter Skylar died due to kidney cancer. Carved In Stone was released shortly after with new guitarists in Brent Woods (of Wildside) and Marti Frederiksen (of Outlaw Blood). The release saw Neil update his sound and move away from his trademark sleaze anthems, resulting in what was a commercial failure. During the supporting tour Neil began telling audiences that he would soon return to Motley Crue, his predictions were true and he returned to his old band mates in early 1997.
After a new studio album the Crue went their separate ways again. Since that time Neil has continued to tour with varying line-ups, appeared in an amateur porn movie with Janine, continues to race sport cars, starred on a reality TV show called The Surreal Life and reuinted with Motley Crue once again. Love him or hate him, few have lived the rock 'n' roll lifestyle to the max like Vince Neil.
"Sister Of Pain" "You're Invited (But Your Friend Can't Come)" "Can't Change Me"