Motley Crue and Van Halen are both two of the most legendary and iconic rock groups of their time. It’s not a surprise that these two groups have some of the most beloved lead singers of all time in their genre as well.
The truth about this classic rock icon was revealed by this Motley Crue great. During a recent edition of the SDR Show, guitarist Steve Stevens discussed Neil’s solo band opening up for the Sammy Hagar-led Van Halen for some time. Stevens was in Vince Neil’s band from 1992 to 1994. However, while the group would open up for Van Halen for several weeks, they would be soon be doing club shows shortly after, depressing Neil and his band. Credit to Metal Wani for the following transcription.
“We actually supported Van Halen for six weeks, and that tour was already booked. That was one of the enticing things for me about doing the record with Vince. Ron Nevison was the producer who had done all those great heart records and also did ‘Quadrophenia.’
Stevens continued to say the following regarding the experience working with Van Halen and Vince Neil: ”Doing the album and doing the tour with Vince, with Van Halen was an amazing, fantastic time, but we were almost like in a bubble because all of this grunge stuff was happening.
He concluded: ”If you are Van Halen, you are impervious to that, it doesn’t matter, but once we finish that tour and we’re getting booked into clubs and smaller venues, it kind of gave me the impetus to do my ‘Flamenco’ record because I didn’t really know where rock music was heading, and it was a time for me get back to my roots. It’s all music to me.”
In other Motley Crue news, Nikki Sixx discussed his ongoing feud with Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder, during a recent conversation with Brazilian entrepreneur Paulo Baron and music critic Regis Tadeu. Credit to Ultimate-Guitar for the following
“My only thing is, you wanna take a crack at my band, I’m probably gonna say something back. But what I don’t understand is why’s the guy even talking about my band? He’s a successful guy.
Sixx would also say: “Listen, let’s face it: the guy flies around in private jets; he lives in a mansion in a gated community; he sells out stadiums, and then he dresses at the thrift store and tries to pretend some guy in the ’90s. Don’t take a swipe at my band, dude. I mean, I’m at least being honest.”