Rockers Defend Vince Neil’s Teleprompter Addiction
Currently on the road for their summer “Stadium Tour” with Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett, Motley Crue caught the attention of fans during a recent July 5 show in St. Louis when singer Vince Neil was spotted using a teleprompter to remember the song. Lyrics.
Although some don’t find using a teleprompter for lyrics such a musical sin – other major artists have used them like Judas Priest and Guns N’ Roses – others despise the practice, notably Bruce Dickinson from Iron Maiden. In a 2014 interview with The GuardianDickinson expressed his distaste for artists using autocues.
“I never realized people were using automatic cues. What the fuck?” said Dickinson. “People pay a lot of money and you don’t even remember the shitty words.”
The breaking of Vince Neil’s use of the teleprompter sparked backlash in the rock and metal community, not pointed at Neil, but rather at the media that broke the story, calling into question the media value of a singer using a teleprompter to remember lyrics. A notable take on the matter came from Disturbed’s David Draiman who took to Twitter:
“All the stray vultures pretending to be journalists who uncovered the ‘big story’ that Vince Neil/@MotleyCrue uses a teleprompter on stage really should find another line of work,” Draiman said. “WHAT IS FUCKING? Most artists with extensive catalogs do. Leave the guy alone FFS. »
Shinedown’s Zach Meyers also took to Twitter to express his disgust at the matter, simply asking “Slow news day?”.
Stray From The Path’s Craig Reynolds had a comedic take on the news, saying, “Brethren in Christ, do you know what metalcore is doing with laptops?”
Motley Crue continues its stadium tour on Friday, July 8 with a show at Chicago’s Wrigley Field. See below for upcoming tour dates as well as images from the show and the band’s July 5th visit. here for ticketing information.
Stray From The Path’s Craig Reynolds had a comedic take on the news, saying, “Brethren in Christ, do you know what metalcore is doing with laptops.”
Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Poison + Joan Jett Summer 2022 US Tour Dates
July 8 – Chicago, Ill. @ Wrigley Field
July 10 – Detroit, Michigan @ Comerica Park
July 12 – Hershey, PA @ Hersheypark Stadium
July 14 – Cleveland, Ohio @ FirstEnergy Stadium
July 15 – Cincinnati, Ohio @ Great American Park
July 17 – Milwaukee, Wis. @ American Family Field
July 19 – Kansas City, Missouri @ Kauffman Stadium
July 21 – Denver, Colorado @ Coors Field
August 5 – Boston, Mass. @Fenway Park
August 6 – Boston, Mass. @Fenway Park
August 8 – Toronto, Ontario @ Rogers Center
August 10 – Orchard Park, NY @ Highmark Stadium
Aug. 12 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PNC Park
August 14 – Minneapolis, Minnesota @ US Bank Stadium
August 16 – Indianapolis, Indiana @ Lucas Oil Stadium
Aug. 19 – Houston, TX @ Minute Maid Park
August 21 – San Antonio, TX @ Alamodome
August 22 – Arlington, Texas @ Globe Life Field
August 25 – Glendale, Arizona @ State Farm Stadium
Aug. 27 – Inglewood, Calif. @ SoFi Stadium
August 28 – San Diego, CA @ Petco Park
August 31 – Seattle, Washington @ T-Mobile Park
September 2 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ BC Place
September 4 – Edmonton, Alberta @ Commonwealth Stad.
September 7 – San Francisco, CA @ Oracle Park
September 9 – Las Vegas, Nevada @ Allegiant Stadium
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