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.