Def Leppard Drop Motley Crue Health Bombshell


Deff Leppard’s Phil Collen recently joined in for a new interview with Favazz of the St. Louis, Missouri radio station KSHE 95. The band is set to embark on a tour with Motley Crue next month. Collen was asked if he is concerned about Motley Crue singer Vince Neil seemingly being out of shape and not being ready to hit the road as part of “The Stadium Tour”.

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He responded that Motley Crue will be a part of the tour as he is in touch with Nikki Sixx. He further noted that Vince Neil will be a part of it as well. Here is what he said:

“No. I talk to [Crue bassist] Nikki Sixx all the time. We’re friends. And I’ve known Vince forever. He’s gonna be part of our team. The way I look at this whole thing… We wanna take this tour to the rest of the world — in Europe, Australia, Japan, all over the place, South America — so it’s really important that everyone is part of the team. And we’re inspired. Me and Joe [Elliott, Deff Leppard singer] — actually, all the guys — we’re on the phone, and we start rehearsing in about a week.”

The 64-year-old devoted health and fitness fanatic continued: “So, no. I think that Motley Crue are gonna be part of that team, as are [support acts] Poison and Joan Jett. We all stand as one.

“The great thing, when you go out on tour with Kiss, it’s all about the show; it’s not about trying to upstage anyone or do that. Yeah, you can have a bit of that going on, but then you live and die by the show, and you wanna make that great. And that’s a great lesson we’ve learned from Kiss, and we apply that.

“So, no,” he repeated, once again indicating he isn’t worried about Neil’s ability to perform. “I can’t wait till we get out there. And hopefully Vince will be working out. We’ve got a trainer coming out. Yeah, it’s gonna be really cool.”