Vince Neil did his first show since 2019 on Saturday at the Boone River Valley Festival in Boone, Iowa, and let's just say it didn't go very well.
First off, it was no surprise that he's still struggling with his weight. But he couldn't remember the words to his cover of The Beatles' "Helter Skelter," even though a lyric sheet was taped to the stage.
And then, 14 songs into the set, his voice gave out during Motley Crue's “Girls, Girls, Girls,” which led him to say, “I’m sorry, you guys. It’s been a long time playin’. My [bleeping] voice is gone… We love you and we hope to see you next time. Thank you.” And with that he walked off the stage while his band played and did backing vocals to a non-existent chorus.
Naturally his fans are ripping him to shreds online, with comments such as:
- "Worst performance EVER. He was reading the lyrics that his roadie taped on the floor..."
- “NO WAY he could do a stadium tour.”
- "What an absolute embarrassment and insult to everyone who bought a ticket. My god, Vince, you've had a YEAR AND A HALF to get into shape and rehearse and you couldn't' even do a full set. And you have backing tracks, to boot. It's time to retire."
- "If Vince lost weight and started eating healthy, his voice would be in better shape... unfortunately he is too stupid for that so we can only dream about his good shape."
- "I have to be honest, once Vince rolled off the stage, the vocals never sounded better."
Vince and Motley Crue were supposed to be coming out of retirement for the last two years to take part in a stadium tour with Def Leppard and Poison. It was recently postponed again, this time to next year.