Motley Crue, who once signed a contract (in blood!) saying that they would tour no more, are back on tour. For some fans, this is great. Others feel ripped off after spending money on that “last” tour in 2015. And others still are greatly annoyed at the band’s performances on this go-round.
To many observers, it’s apparent that vocalist Vince Neil needs pre-recorded help to get through the gigs. In other words, he appears to be lip-syncing and not singing live. And it’s not just Vince, either. There are accusations that other bandmembers are relying on tracks, too. (Let’s not get into the whole Mick Mars lawsuit situation right now. That’s for another time.)
Look, Neil isn’t the first and won’t be the last older rocker whose voice isn’t what it was. The issue is one of deceiving fans. Is it right to charge people to see a live performance that isn’t really, you know, live?
Here’s the kind of things that are driving purists apoplectic. This is from The Crue’s Hellfest performance in France earlier this month. Watch Vince at about the 35 second mark of the video.
Exclaim! provides a couple of other videos showing…well, you’ll see.