· Produced By: Vince Neil, Jack Blades and Marti Frederiksen
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· Release Date: June 4
· Released: EU
· Genre: Hard Rock
· LabelLink: Frontiers
International superstar, accomplished businessman and heartfelt philanthropist, Vince Neil
came to exemplify all things rock and roll: the sound, the success, the look and the outrageous
lifestyle. Vince’s unmistakable voice leads some of the greatest rock songs of this generation
including “Shout At The Devil,” “Home Sweet Home,” “Girls, Girls, Girls,” “Dr. Feelgood,”
“Kickstart My Heart,” “Same Ol Situation,” and the recent “Saints of Los Angeles,” which
was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2009 for Best Hard Rock Performance. With fifteen
years between his last solo album, Vince Neil releases Tattoos & Tequila on June 4, followed by
his tell all book of the same name later in the fall.
When not performing, Vince Neil continues to expand and oversee his latest entrepreneurial
efforts which include Feelgoods Rock Bar and Grill in West Palm Beach and Las Vegas; Vince
Neil Ink, a Las Vegas based tattoo parlor and apparel shop with two locations -- one on the Las
Vegas strip and one in the Rio Hotel & Casino; Tres Rios tequila, a high quality, authentic
Mexican tequila created from the finest Agave in Guadalajara Mexico; The Skylar Neil
Memorial Foundation (www.skylarneil.org), a tribute to Vince’s daughter whom he lost to
cancer in 1995 which has raised over $2 million to help combat childhood cancer and his latest
venture, Vince Neil Aviation, a luxury air charter service providing the the rock n’ roll commute
on either his Lear 35 or Hawker 700 jets.
Raised on the tough streets of Compton, California, Vince Neil fell in love with music as a child,
developing a broad vocabulary that ranged from classic Motown to hard rock. As a teenager, he
began performing with local bands and soon discovered both a passion for the stage and a
natural talent as a singer and performer. He fronted the popular band Rock Candy before
reuniting with high school buddy Tommy Lee in 1981, sealing rock and roll history with the formation of Mötley Crüe.
In addition to selling 80 million records around the world as the badass frontman for Mötley
Crüe, Vince Neil also began his career as a solo artist in 1993.
Vince’s Top 200 Billboard
albums, Exposed (which reached number 13 on The Billboard 200 albums chart) and Carved In
Stone have spurred the hits “You’re Invited (But Your Friend Can’t Come)” (co-written by
Vince with Jack Blades and Tommy Shaw), “Can’t Have Your Cake” (co-written by Vince with
Steve Stevens) and “Sister Of Pain” (co-written by Vince with Jack Blades and Tommy Shaw).
The International rock icon’s new album Tattoos & Tequila, co-produced by Vince Neil, Jack
Blades (Aerosmith, Ozzy Osbourne, Alice Cooper) and Marti Frederiksen (Aerosmith, Def
Leppard, Buckcherry) is a compilation of genre defining hits that have been given the Vince
Neil rock renewal treatment and is sure to be an updated rock lifestyle staple.
collection of classics consists of nine hand-picked, influential covers, as well as two new tracks;
“Tattoos & Tequila,” which was also written and produced by Frederiksen and “Another Bad
Day,” which was originally written by Nikki Sixx for Mötley Crüe’s release of New Tattoo in
2000 and just missed the cut. “Mötley Crüe recorded ‘Another Bad Day’ many years ago and I
thought it was one of the best ballads we’d ever done. When it got voted off of New Tattoo by
the rest of Mötley, I held onto it waiting for the right time to dust it off,” adds Vince. The title
song for the album captures Vince’s signature sound with a contemporary feel that has been
compared to current acts such as Cavo and Godsmack. “Tattoos & Tequila” celebrates the
rock n’ roll lifestyle.
Vince Neil: lead vocals
Dana Strum: bass guitar
Jeff Blando: guitars
Zoltan Chaney: drums