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The 25 Boldest Career Moves In Rock History

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Motley Crue Fire Vince Neil


Motley Crue Fire Vince Neil
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At the beginning of the Nineties, Motley Crüe were one of the most popular bands in the country. Their LP Dr. Feelgood produced hit after hit, and they were packing arenas. This was the time they chose to part ways with lead singer Vince Neil. To this day, the band claims that Neil quit and he claims he was fired.  Regardless of what happened, they hired John Corabi to replace him and cut a self-titled LP that completely tanked. The group remained very pleased with the sound of the LP, and felt they would have been unable to create such a hard-edged album had Neil stayed in the band – though a few years later they fired Corabi and re-hired Neil. 


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