That time Vince Neil said “Fuck you!” to me when we were talkin’ Guns N’ Roses and Axl Rose

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By Steve Newton

Ha! Here’s a good one.

Today I was listening to an old interview I did with Vince Neil back in October of 1991 when Motley Crue was promoting its Decade of Decadence greatest hits album.

This was around the time Neil was making headlines in the music press for his feud with Axl Rose of Guns ‘N Roses.

At one point in the chat I asked Vince if there was any new music that had caught his ear lately, and when I brought up the new Guns N’ Roses–the band had released its two Use Your Illusion albums a month earlier–thinks took a bit of an ugly turn.

“I think it sucks,” he declared, leading me to mention that Axl Rose had it out for him.

“He’s a fuckin’ pussy. He won’t fight me, but, uh, you know… I said ‘Any time, let’s go,’ but he won’t do it.

“He’s a fuckin’ wimp, that’s all,” Neil added, “he’s got a big mouth and he just…he won’t shut up. He’s a fuckin’ poser.”

Then I said: “I guess you won’t be doin’ any tours with them.”

Shouldn’t have said that.

“Fuck you!,” Neil replied. “We would never tour with fuckin’ anybody like that. I mean they opened up for us, you know, a few years ago, and that’s when they were cool. But then they turned into fuckin’ rock stars.”

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