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The Rockstar Ramblings: Vince Neil Throws a Punch

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At a recent solo show, Vince Neil (Motley Crue) had a fan removed from a show, but not before throwing a punch at him. During the concert (footage below), Vince stopped during the song, “Kick Start My Heart” and is heard shouting at the fan before lunging at him with an old-school uppercut.

It is unclear what instigated Neil and the incident that unfolded. Here are some possible reasons for the outburst and removal of the fan.

1. The Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino in Mescalero, New Mexico, where Vince was performing also hosts celebrity boxing. Neil was confused and thought he could get paid twice.
2. The rowdy fan had the nerve to sing ALL the lyrics. Neil took this as an insult.
3. Deciding to spice up a classic, each time the song “Kick Start My Heart” comes to the part where the song slows and Neil yells, “Still Kicking Ass” he takes a swing at a fan. It’s an interesting, more interactive approach of entertainment.
4. Promotion for his new reality show.

REALITY SHOW!?! What show are you talking about?

That’s right, the producers of “The Aviators”, one of PBS’ most watched television reality shows, has signed Vince Neil to head up a new series based on his exploits. The series is called “Vince Neil Escapes” and follows Neil as he pursues his dream of getting his pilot’s license. In the process Vince and his crew fly to party destinations. Challenges Vince will face include the FAA and his DUI convictions, his partying vs. what is referred to as “unique sobriety”, and life vs. death consequences.

You had me at “unique sobriety.” I can’t wait for the train wreck, I mean plane crash…

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David S. Grant (aka Rockstar_Scribbler) is the author of several books including Rock Stars, Happy Hour, and Corporate Porn. For more information please go to www.rockstarbooks.net or www.davidsgrant.com. You can also follow David on Twitter @david_S_grant.

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1. BrianMN writes:

My sister hits harder than that.
That wasn't even a punch.
Then he wonders why Beavis and Butthead used to make fun of him.

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2. R10 writes:

Just finished reading the Dirt, awhile back. Vince seems to fancy himself a tough guy, punched Tommy in the kissah at Vegas airport. Crazy sh**. Crue stories make entertaining reading, I'll say that!

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