Singing -- nay, shouting -- along is a co-requisite to properly enjoying any Mötley Crüe concert. Thats partially because Girls Girls Girls sounds better when screamed by a stadium of Rag Magazine-reading fans, and also because Vince Neil is too wasted to remember the lyrics, so somebodys gotta pick up the slack.
This propensity for substance abuse comes as a shock to avid Neil enthusiasts, especially since the Smokin in the Boys Room singer has spent so much of his life campaigning for humanitarian efforts. Take, for example, his August performance at the Exotic Dancer Hall of Fame: Clearly it was in support of womens right to equal pay -- even if that equal pay is tucked snugly into a pink faux-fur G-string. Or his foray into marketing his own brands of tequila and wine: a move that says even though Ive spent the better half of my life waking up on either (a) the sticky floor of a tour bus or (b) the chest of a buxom blond, I, too, have a refined palate. And then theres his outreach program for museum-grade art: the Vince Neil tattoo shop in Las Vegas. Although Mötley Crüe isnt playing tonights Super Saturday showcase with Quiet Riot, Vince Neil is. Hell be ripping out solo stuff with a backing band. The double-act showcase is complimentary for those attending the Marlins/Mets matchup. Game tickets start at $12. Buy them at the gate, or at www.ticketmaster.com. First pitch is at 3:55 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 22, 3:55 p.m., 2007