Motley Crue member Vince Neil was recently bashed after he performed a concert on July 5 in St. Louis, Missouri as part of “The Stadium Tour.” He was spotted using teleprompter. YouTube channel Justin Newton had uploaded several video clips of the concert. Many have witnessed the clearly visible onstage teleprompter that singer Vince Neil was apparently relying on to get him through each show. Disturbed’s David Draiman, Stryper’s Michael Sweet and Shinedown’s Zach Myers are among the musicians who have defended Vince Neil.
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Blabbermouth.n et had broken the news and Draiman took to his Twitter to write: “All you parasitic vultures pretending to be journalists who broke the ‘big story’ that Vince Neil/ @MotleyCrue uses a teleprompter onstage should really find a new line of work.
“SO F***ING WHAT? Most artists with extensive catalogs do.
“Leave the guy alone FFS.”
Myers shared the article on Twitter and wrote simply: “Slow news day ?
“Steven Tyler has been 15 of them onstage”.
Sweet was equally dismissive of the newsworthiness of the Neil story, writing on Instagram: “I hate to break it to you since this is ‘BIG’ news but many artists our age (or close to it) use teleprompters of some sort. Or lyric sheets, or other means. I used a teleprompter back in 2008 when I was with BOSTON! I use an IPad now for certain lyrics. When you’ve got a huge catalog that dates back to the early eighties (and you’re getting a little older), it’s pretty much impossible to remember the lyrics to every song.
“Why is this news? Give the guy a break. Would you rather he forgets the lyrics so you can beat him up for that?
“I have to say this – it’s the best I’ve seen @thevinceneil do (performance wise) in a long while. He’s obviously been working hard and it shows IMO. Regarding teleprompters – who really cares?
“Come on now!”
Sevendust guitarist Clint Lowery concurred, writing in the comments section below Sweet’s post: “Dude has a catalogue of material to remember. Good for him for making sure he has a fail safe to glance at from time to time. God forbid he misses a lyric he’ll get torn apart. Any band that has more than 3 records should use one. We would but we can’t afford to have it on deck haha”.
Fozzy singer Chris Jericho also chimed in, writing: “We used a teleprompter for Panama haha! @jericho_cruise”.
All you parasitic vultures pretending to be journalists who broke the “big story” that Vince Neil/@MotleyCrue uses a teleprompter onstage should really find a new line of work.
SO FUCKING WHAT?
Most artists with extensive catalogs do.
Leave the guy alone FFS.
— David Draiman (@davidmdraiman) July 7, 2022
Slow news day ?
Steven Tyler has been 15 of them onstage https://t.co/KDDOZ4aLTP
— Zach Myers (@ZMyersOfficial) July 6, 2022