Who is Mötley Crüe Band Lead Singer?
Vince Neil is the lead singer of the Mötley Crüe Band.
Bassist Nikki Sixx, drummer Tommy Lee, lead guitarist Mick Mars, and vocalist Vince Neil formed the band in 1977. Mötley Crüe’s albums have been sold in excess of 100 million copies around the world. Dr. Feelgood, the only album by Mötley Crüe to reach number one on the Billboard 200, was released in 1989.
They have also gained seven platinum or multi-platinum certifications, nine Billboard 200 top-10 albums, twenty-two top-40 rock hits and six top-20 pop singles.
Vince Neil was born Neil Wharton on February 8, 1961, in Hollywood, California. From the band’s foundation in 1981 until his departure in 1992, he was the band’s lead singer and occasional rhythm guitarist. Since their 1996 reunion, Neil has been a constant member of the band, returning for the band’s 2018 reunion as well.
He was a member of the band from 1996 until their retirement in 2015. Apart from his work with Mötley Crüe, Neil has released three albums as a solo artist, the latest of which, Tattoos & Tequila, was issued in 2010.
Even though the media has focused more on his bad live performances and off-stage controversies in his later years, Neil’s style and singing voice are still considered synonymous with the American glam metal trend of the 1980s.
People Magazine commented, “You wouldn’t accept any other life counsel from them, but the heavy metal rockers sure had style.”
In 1981, Neil was discovered by Mötley Crüe while performing with his band Rock Candy. The newly formed band was on the lookout for a lead vocalist when Neil was recommended by drummer Tommy Lee after watching him play live.