Vince Neil is not a happy man, in fact, he is livid after a new episode of the Reelz documentary series Breaking the Band, which focused on the history of Motley Crue. It’s not on Vince, his bandmate Nikki Sixx has chimed in saying they’d be taking legal action against its producers.
Neil’s beef with the show is focused on its coverage of his departure from the group in 1992 after an argument, which he now claims that the band’s manager at the time, Doug Thaler, should have prevented. At the time of Neil’s departure, the official reason was that Neil’s motor racing had “become a priority” in his life.
Neil came out punching on his Instagram account: “Breaking the band, fucking memories from a manager Doug Thaler who can’t remember that he’s the one who actually broke up the band!” Adding: “The band didn’t break up because of me racing. It broke up because he was too much of a pussy who didn’t just say, ‘Hey guys, let’s take a week off and come back with cooler heads.’ He called me an hour later and said I was out of the band! Great management!”
He went on to write: “What he didn’t say was, instead of me going racing I put out a top 10 single with ‘You’re Invited’ – oops he forgot! Then an album called ‘Exposed’ – oops, forgot again! No wonder he was fired shortly after.”
Nikki Sixx tweeted the band’s disapproval pretty soon after Neil’s outburst saying: “Breaking the Band was not authorized by Motley Crue,” adding: “Our lawyers sent them a cease-and-desist and further action will be taken. @ReelzChannel Is the bottom of the barrel.” He later added: “Should @ReelzChannel be liable for putting out shows without so many artist approval? I am very disappointed that they think they can tell our LIFE story just to sell advertising ( mostly incorrect ) and without any bodies permission.”
Breaking the band was not authorized by Mötley Crüe. Our lawyers sent them a cease-and-desist and further action will be taken.@ReelzChannel Is the bottom of the barrel.
— xxıS ıʞʞıN (@NikkiSixx) June 18, 2019