It appears that someone forgot to tell Vince Neil that Motley Crue has had a longstanding feud with Metallica and he reveals in a new interview that he only learned of it with recent media reports.
Neil was interviewed on Tanner in the Morning show on Portland, Oregon’s 105.9 the Brew on Monday (September 28th) to promote an upcoming show in the area and was questioned about the feud which was recently fueled by Tommy Lee posting a mocking photo online showing Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich with the words “Straight Outta Tempo”.
Ultimate Classic Rock reports that Neil responded, “You have to ask [bassist Nikki Sixx] about that. I had no idea there was anything between us and Metallica until I read it. I had no idea.”
The radio host then pressed Neil on it and the singer said, “I saw it, but, like I said, I had nothing to do with it. Because, like I said, I had no idea that there was any bad blood between us and Metallica.
“I wasn’t involved. I have no idea. That’s between Nikki and Tommy. Somebody said something to them, they said something back. Like I said, I wasn’t involved.”
He was then asked about the alleged lip-synching at the American Music Awards in 1997 which drew criticism from Ulrich and sparked a harsh response from Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx.
Neil says of that performance, “There is no lip-synching in rock ‘n’ roll; I mean, it just doesn’t happen. So it’s kind of stupid thing to even talk about, because, I mean, anybody who goes to the show can tell there’s no lip-syncing involved. It’s pretty lame.”
Stream the full interview here.