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Vince Neil Biography

Birth Name:
Vincent Neil Wharton
Birth Place:
Hollywood, California, United States
Rock singer

Fast Facts

  • Attended high school with future Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee
  • Fronted the band Rock Candy until Lee convinced him to audition for Mötley Crüe; the group made its recording debut with Too Fast for Love in 1981
  • Hit the big screen in 1990 with a small role in Andrew Dice Clay vehicle The Adventures of Ford Fairlane
  • Released his first solo album, Exposed, in 1993
  • Founded the Skylar Neil Foundation, a charity that supports medical research, in honor of his daughter, who died of cancer in 1995
  • Costarred in the first season of VH1 reality series The Surreal Life with rapper MC Hammer, who later officiated Neil's wedding to Lia Gerardini
  • Opened the tattoo parlor Vince Neil Ink in downtown Las Vegas in 2006