Neil: I Stopped Drinking 3 Years Ago

Vince Neil claimed just days before his latest drink driving arrest that he had quit drinking.

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Vince Neil claimed just days before his latest drink driving arrest that he had quit drinking as there were "other things in life". The Motley Crue frontman was arrested on Sunday in Las Vegas after an incident with a fan who tried to photograph him. Cops tracked him down in his car, where he failed a roadside breath test. Neil has a history of DUI charges, including one from 1984 which resulted in the death of Hanoi Rocks drummer Nicholas "Razzles" Dingley. He is due to appear in court on September 27. Neil is also due to release his autobiography, Tattoos & Tequila, the same month. In an interview with Assossciated Press Neil says: "There's just a point in your life where you kind of stop, that's what happened with me. That was like three years ago. There's other things in life than just drugs and alcohol. I haven't touched drugs in 20 years. You grow out of that. Or hopefully, you grow out of it. "It's the ones that self-destruct with the drugs and alcohol that have gone by the wayside many years ago." He adds: "Someone asked me, 'Is it weird being sober in a band?' and I said, 'Well, the thing is, you look at all the top bands that are still out there, most of those guys are sober." Thanks for the report to RockRadio.

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    flaphead325
    Damn I though it would be another Neil, like Young ... I would have been a better story
    espChris93
    MoFly41 wrote: Thats a tough one - Taking the stand to deny a DUI charge the same day your autobiography "Tattoos & Tequila" hits the stores. Wait... This is a big publicity stunt! What a sell out!
    Vince a sellout? Oh yeah but thats been widespread knowledge for a couple decades
    -xCaMRocKx-
    What an idiot. I have no sympathy for anyone with a DUI, especially this guy; he's already killed one guy and put two others in a vegetative state, and what did he get? 15 days jail. Pathetic. And then he drives drunk again. I hope he gets 25 years.
    hanselrocks1
    Root Beer wrote: I wonder how hard it would have been for UG to add the word "Vince" in the headline... I was like "Neil Peart? WTF?"
    exactly what i thought...that would of made a much better story in my opinion...i wanna see Rush do something crazy like all the big bands of their time...if someone did i think it would be Lifeson though
    jean_genie
    alkalineweeman wrote: I saw Motley 2 years ago and Vince definatly had a beer or two during their set so i call BS, unless it was non-alcoholic beer? in any case he deserves a slap.
    There is no such thing as good non-alcoholic beer. It's something you drink in a public situation when you really want a beer, but can't have one. Also, I live in constant fear of getting a DWI. Not being pulled over or anything, but even if I have two or three drinks over the course of a couple hours (WELL within the legal limit), if I'm driving home and night I'm totally paranoid about hitting one of the many teenagers riding their bike around my neighborhood dressed all in black. I know that if I'm sober and the kid is wearing all black to ride his bike at 120 it's his fault, but many juries won't see it that way.
    slaveskinJACKET
    Vince Neil claimed just days before his latest drink driving arrest...
    Fail.
    guns for hire wrote: FFFDFEFRFKFFF wrote: Root Beer wrote: I wonder how hard it would have been for UG to add the word "Vince" in the headline... I was like "Neil Peart? WTF?" +1 I was thinking Neil Diamond. I immediately thought Neil Young, haha.
    I thought of all 3, and then I thought, "Which Neil is it?!" So I clicked. I didn't even think of this douche. Then I saw it was about him, and I remembered reading about his DUI. Mtley Cre used to be cool. Not Vince Neil. He was never cool. But the band was cool, and Nikki Sixx wrote good songs. And he was part of that. And as much as I hate his whiney, scratchy, limited, chihuahua voice, I don't think I'd rather hear anybody else sing their old stuff. I couldn't give a **** less who's singing the shit they've put out in the last 20 years. Just give Nikki Sixx a shitload of heroin, and let him write everything again.
    Miccisicks
    hey dudes, give ol vince a break, he lost his kid no one can ever be right after that..
    Hawat
    Neil Peart is the man. Vince Neil Wharton is a douche in man's clothing.
    some.will.seek
    wyldeshredder : gnfnrs wrote: guns for hire wrote: FFFDFEFRFKFFF wrote: Root Beer wrote: I wonder how hard it would have been for UG to add the word "Vince" in the headline... I was like "Neil Peart? WTF?" +1 I was thinking Neil Diamond. I immediately thought Neil Young, haha. Ya i thought Neil Young to yep, i thought neil young
    +1 for Peart.
    Axl_Explosion
    Guys, it's obvious what happened here. UG just ran out of room on the headline for this story. The full thing is titled: "Neil: I Stopped Drinking 3 Years Ago... And Started Drinking Again 2 Years, 11 Months, and 29 days ago... but there was an entire day in there where I didn't drink at all."
    Axeman96
    Vince neil has proved himself to be a pathetic excuse for a man. You would think already killing razzle from dui would have put the point accross..
    audio475
    -xCaMRocKx- wrote: audio475 wrote: its called being a alcoholic, its not easy to quit and thats why its a problem in the world today. clue into these things before leaving stupid comments. Being an alcoholic does not make you any less acountable for your actions. Especially if you kill someone.
    ya i know, but my point is that you can't wake up one morning and say hey, im going to stop being an alcoholic. bottom line.
    PuppetMaster189
    Axl_Explosion wrote: Guys, it's obvious what happened here. UG just ran out of room on the headline for this story. The full thing is titled: "Neil: I Stopped Drinking 3 Years Ago... And Started Drinking Again 2 Years, 11 Months, and 29 days ago... but there was an entire day in there where I didn't drink at all."
    Don't forget the part where the only reason there was a day of not drinking in there is because he was passed out for that 24 hour period.
    dweb23
    MoFly41 wrote: Thats a tough one - Taking the stand to deny a DUI charge the same day your autobiography "Tattoos & Tequila" hits the stores.Wait... This is a big publicity stunt! What a sell out!
    just wot I thot
    SmittyMan90
    hanselrocks1 wrote: Root Beer wrote: I wonder how hard it would have been for UG to add the word "Vince" in the headline... I was like "Neil Peart? WTF?" exactly what i thought...that would of made a much better story in my opinion...i wanna see Rush do something crazy like all the big bands of their time...if someone did i think it would be Lifeson though
    yeah or even Neal Young wtf?
    Clarkinator
    To the above comment - Alex Lifeson fought a bunch of cops once. Got the best of them too. He thought they were harrassing his son and beat the tar out of em, then went to jail. It was actually pretty big news in its day. So thats fairly crazy I'd say.
    audio475
    benonbass1 wrote: What kind of man continues to drink drive after killing his friend in such an incident? I wish Motley crue's music was actually good so I could not like them on the basis that the members are complete a-holes instead.
    its called being a alcoholic, its not easy to quit and thats why its a problem in the world today. clue into these things before leaving stupid comments.
    -xCaMRocKx-
    audio475 wrote: its called being a alcoholic, its not easy to quit and thats why its a problem in the world today. clue into these things before leaving stupid comments.
    Being an alcoholic does not make you any less acountable for your actions. Especially if you kill someone.
    jannick
    quess he realised motley crue is all about the alcohol and drugs. thumbs up! happy he didn't kill anybody this time too
    Killzark
    Vince Neil?!?! I thought I was clicking on something about Neil Peart!
    randymeeks81
    MoFly41 wrote: Thats a tough one - Taking the stand to deny a DUI charge the same day your autobiography "Tattoos & Tequila" hits the stores. Wait... This is a big publicity stunt! What a sell out!
    i got the feeling this was a publicity stunt too.
    Root Beer
    I wonder how hard it would have been for UG to add the word "Vince" in the headline... I was like "Neil Peart? WTF?"
    FFFDFEFRFKFFF
    Root Beer wrote: I wonder how hard it would have been for UG to add the word "Vince" in the headline... I was like "Neil Peart? WTF?"
    +1 I was thinking Neil Diamond.
    guns for hire
    FFFDFEFRFKFFF wrote: Root Beer wrote: I wonder how hard it would have been for UG to add the word "Vince" in the headline... I was like "Neil Peart? WTF?" +1 I was thinking Neil Diamond.
    I immediately thought Neil Young, haha.
    bambi_slaughter
    He has already murdered someone doing this exact same thing, so i think this time they should lock him up for good
    Cosby1
    Great. Kill someone then keep doing the same thing over and over again. Risk more lives
    stondagain
    You would think that killing your friend while driving drunk would make you never want to touch the stuff again. But maybe that's just me. I'm no hypocrite, I drove drunk more than my share back in the day, but I was lucky. If something like that happened, I'd be sitting in an AA the next day. Anyone remember Leonard Little? the NFL player that killed a woman while driving drunk, then got a multi-million dollar contract, and promtly got popped again for DUI. What a couple of tools.
    MoFly41
    Thats a tough one - Taking the stand to deny a DUI charge the same day your autobiography "Tattoos & Tequila" hits the stores. Wait... This is a big publicity stunt! What a sell out!
    Scourge441
    MoFly41 wrote: Thats a tough one - Taking the stand to deny a DUI charge the same day your autobiography "Tattoos & Tequila" hits the stores. Wait... This is a big publicity stunt! What a sell out!
    To be fair, he said he had quit drinking "days before" the DUI happened. So he's not denying it, just proving himself to be a liar.
    gnfnrs
    guns for hire wrote: FFFDFEFRFKFFF wrote: Root Beer wrote: I wonder how hard it would have been for UG to add the word "Vince" in the headline... I was like "Neil Peart? WTF?" +1 I was thinking Neil Diamond. I immediately thought Neil Young, haha.
    Ya i thought Neil Young to
    Chaingarden
    Hah, some things never change. Motley Crue always was better at getting blasted than making music.
    OldEscape
    benonbass1 wrote: What kind of man continues to drink drive after killing his friend in such an incident?
    A man with a lot of demons.
    wyldeshredder
    gnfnrs wrote: guns for hire wrote: FFFDFEFRFKFFF wrote: Root Beer wrote: I wonder how hard it would have been for UG to add the word "Vince" in the headline... I was like "Neil Peart? WTF?" +1 I was thinking Neil Diamond. I immediately thought Neil Young, haha. Ya i thought Neil Young to
    yep, i thought neil young
    cbusch08
    who cares about this article at all????? Why can't I hear news about developing albums from various bands or really anything more interesting than just a story about an old singer getting into trouble?
    StevieRayHalen
    " back to mystery city " is an underated album - I remember when razzle died - you should have seen Vince's Ferrari after the wreck - i love their music - it's loud, hard and fast - but I was there since the beginning - it spoke to me when I was a kid - kinda like - i'm sure Bullet for my Valentine or Shadows Fall is for some younger fans out there - lol
    alkalineweeman
    I saw Motley 2 years ago and Vince definatly had a beer or two during their set so i call BS, unless it was non-alcoholic beer? in any case he deserves a slap.
    eetfuk58
    gnfnrs wrote: guns for hire wrote: FFFDFEFRFKFFF wrote: Root Beer wrote: I wonder how hard it would have been for UG to add the word "Vince" in the headline... I was like "Neil Peart? WTF?" +1 I was thinking Neil Diamond. I immediately thought Neil Young, haha.Ya i thought Neil Young to
    Yup, im on the Neil Young train of though haha. except i just saw him on his solo tour and he looked quite happy and sober so i clicked on it. Definitely dont give a damn about this Neil though. I had a brother killed by a drunk driver, i think they should all be stoned after a first offense.
    L2112Lif
    Neil: I Stopped Drinking First... Which Neil? Neil Young, Neil Peart, Neil down so I can give you a colonoscopy? Please, be specific. Second... Yeah, sure... And I stopped piling shot glasses behind my drumkit...
    benonbass1
    What kind of man continues to drink drive after killing his friend in such an incident? I wish Motley crue's music was actually good so I could not like them on the basis that the members are complete a-holes instead.
    10pound
    Vince Neil....."I quit drinking". Yeahhhhh right. And Ted Haggard stop smoking cock while high on meth too.