David Dairman gave Vince Neil, Motley Crue’s frontman and guitarist for Disturbed, a positive review. He believes Neil is an excellent rocker at 91. “sounding good” “looking healthy”Based on videos he’s seen recently. Neil, Tommy Lee (Nikki Sixx), Mick Mars, and Tommy Lee are all currently on their Stadium Tour with Def Leppard, Poison, and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts. After falling during a performance last year with his own band, Neil broke four of his ribs.
“Proud of [Neil]. Videos I’ve seen of the stadium tour have been great,”Dairman wrote Sunday. “Sounding good, looking healthy. Good for you brother. Keep knocking ’em dead.”
— David Draiman (@davidmdraiman) July 17, 2022
Dairman clearly admires Neil. He defended Neil earlier this month, after seeing footage of him singing. Leaked teleprompter Neil was using during Motley Crue’s St. Louis show. “All you parasitic vultures pretending to be journalists who broke the ‘big story’ that Vince Neil/[Motley Crue] uses a teleprompter on stage should really find a new line of work,” Dairman wrote the following July 7. “SO F—ING WHAT? Most artists with extensive catalogs do. Leave the guy alone FFS.”
Fans have criticized Neil for his poor vocal performance during the stadium tour. However, he hasn’t missed any shows. He admitted last year to an Iowa audience that he had lost his voice when he tried to sing Motley Crue songs. He also forgot The Beatles’ lyrics. “Helter Skelter.” “Hey guys, I’m sorry guys, it’s been a long time playing, my f—ing voice is gone,”He spoke to the crowd. “We love ya, hopefully, see you next time.”
In October 2021, Neil fell from the stage during a Tennessee music festival and was hospitalized. Four feet from the stage, he fell onto a concrete floor and fractured four of his ribs. After the accident, Motley Crue assured fans that Neil’s injury would not force another delay of the Stadium Tour. It was originally scheduled to take place in 2020, but was delayed twice because of the coronavirus epidemic. The European leg of this tour is scheduled to take place in 2023.
The only member of Motley Crue to miss shows from the tour is Lee, who told the audience during their Atlanta show in June he would perform against his doctor’s orders. He said that he had broken four of his ribs. Tommy Clufetos was Lee’s backup for a few weeks, until he could perform again. The Stadium TourThe event will conclude in Las Vegas on Sept. 9.