Since hitting fame as the lead singer of the 1980s metal band Motley Crue, Vince Neil has never shed his fast-living rock star image.
Neil, 55, will sing the band’s hits Saturday night at the Nez Perce County Fairgrounds (details below). Here’s a look at his life and wild times before the show.
1961 – Born Vincent Neil Wharton in Hollywood, Calif.
1981 – Nikki Sixx forms a band called Christmas with drummer Tommy Lee. They seek out other members, including Vince Neil, a singer in a Cheap Trick cover band, and rename themselves Motley Crue.
1985 – The album “Theatre of Pain” featuring “Smokin’ in the Boy’s Room” and “Home Sweet Home” is No. 6 on the charts.
1985 – Neil pleads guilty to charges of vehicular manslaughter and drunk driving after a Dec. 8 accident that killed his passenger, a fellow musician, and seriously injured two people in another car. He served 20 days in jail and was assessed $2.6 million in damages.
1987 – Album “Girls, Girls, Girls” is No. 2 on the charts
1989 – Album “Dr. Feelgood” is No. 1 on the charts
1992 – The band fires Neil, who files a $5 million wrongful termination suit and goes solo.
1995 – Loses his 4-year-old daughter, Skylar, to kidney cancer.
1996 – Reunites with Motley Crue.
2003 – Stars on VH1’s “Surreal Life” with MC Hammer.
2005 – MC Hammer officiates Neil’s wedding to his fourth wife, Lia Gerardini. The two split in 2010.
2010 – Stars on ABC’s “Skating with the Stars”
2013 – Opens Vince Neil’s Tatuado, Eat, Drink, Party, a Las Vegas restaurant with three bars carved from his original tour bus.
2015 – Stars in an episode of ABC’s “Celebrity Wife Swap” trading his partner, Rain Hannah, with Gunnar Nelson’s wife. Viewers discover Neil’s dog has a pet psychiatrist.
2016 – Charged with misdemeanor battery in July after allegedly assaulting an autograph seeker in a Las Vegas Hotel. The April incident concluded with paparazzi capturing video of Neil grappling with actor Nicolas Cage outside the hotel.
2017 – To appear as a contestant on “The Celebrity Apprentice,” hosted by Arnold Schwarzenegger after NBC severed ties with Donald Trump for derogatory comments he made about Mexicans and immigration.
(Sources include: Rolling Stone, LA Times, Las Vegas Weekly, People)
If You Go
What: Vince Neil
When: 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13
Where: Nez Perce County Fairgrounds
Cost: $35 in advance, $45 at the gate, $50 VIP
Tickets are available at Rosauers, Coleman Oil Dynamarts, Liberty Mart, Hells Canyon Harley- Davidson and Ticketswest.com. Neil takes the stage at 8 p.m.