Vince Neil ‘Struggling’ With Motley Crue, Will He Lip Sync?


A Motley Crue fan called into Eddie Trunk’s SiriusXM radio show to criticize Vince Neil’s singing live, and Eddie admitted that he struggles live, but will not lip sync, unlike other famous bands, though he did claim he uses backing tracks live for background vocals. The Motley Crue reunion tour kicks off in summer 2020 with Def Leppard, Poison, and Joan Jett. Alternative Nation transcribed Trunk’s comments.

“For better or worse, Vince’s vocals are all real in terms of his lead vocals, the backing vocals are not. Nikki [Sixx] has admitted that Motley Crue has used tracks for 30 years. I don’t agree with that, but at least they’re transparent about it. Vince has struggled man, I’m not going to lie to you. But to me, much like David Lee Roth, Vince was never a good singer live. You’d be kidding yourself if you thought Vince Neil was good live.”

A stunning Motley Crue member gym workout photo was revealed a couple of days ago. Trunk added, “I would rather have a guy do that than sing to a track, that’s just cheating. With Vince, at least his lead vocal is real. With Roth, people listen to the Van Halen Live from Tokyo record that came out a few years ago, Dave struggles greatly on that record, and he has live for a long time. But here’s what it is, take it or leave it.

I’ve seen Vince have good nights, and I’ve Vince have some rough nights, and I’ve Vince have some mediocre nights. If people think Vince was every Freddie Mercury, you never saw the band, I don’t know what you’re thinking.

Much like David Lee Roth, he got by on being a good looking guy, and a frontman, with the charisma and spirit of the band. There’s a great parallel now that I’m thinking about it, the way they got by as frontmen. It wasn’t about their voice. Both of them were great on the records.

To this day Vince still sounds great on record. Listen to the new tracks, he sounds perfect for the band, just like Roth sounded perfect for Van Halen on record. Live was another story.” A Motley Crue member worried that he is too overweight to tour last week.

  • CM123

    His voice would improve with weight loss and getting in shape…wouldn’t give out of breath so easily. Heck, do lipo. Should have been a contract clause. The potential is there for MC to embarrass themselves.

  • skydogjr

    All you have to know about Vinces studio voice is watch his solo artist attempt sort of documentary from back when he was fired from MC. He couldn’t hit pitch then and he can’t now!
    He was in shape back then, I guess, so maybe getting back down to the weight of the old days couldn’t hurt, but… Eddie needs to clean out his ears!

  • Bob Simmons

    shitty live but will want top dollar.will pass

  • Yamin Namsan

    Vince needs to lose weight plain and simple. He’s 5’9 and should weigh 150 lbs, 160 max.

  • Ed Haspadura

    Just the fact that these guys think they need to be paid this kind of money to sound like shit and it’s okay. Vince hasn’t sounded good and well over 15 years so therefore he should be back to playing free fucking shows or sucking our cocks to perform

  • godisafairytale

    Jesus christ. Who ate Vince Neil and put on his clothes?

  • Larry Feasel

    Let’s see all you wimperin whinny pussies have the balls or 1/20 of the talent and get it done. I didn’t think so, but you can sure as fuck internet criticize something you know nothing about

  • Tom Richards

    Eddie Trunk comes across like he has the phone numbers and private emails to every big band on the planet. He is clueless and basically guessing on almost everything he says. He has to say good things about everyone in his position so he can at least get someone to call him once in a while to make it seem he is relevant. Got to admit a good marketer because he has sirius believing he does.

    And Not using lip sync! The band has basically said they are going to use tape and tracks to fill the sound. You know what that means.