Vince Neil and Nikki Sixx react to Reelz documentary on Mötley Crüe

Posted by on June 18, 2019

Mötley Crüe’s Vince Neil and Nikki Sixx didn’t seem to enjoy the recent episode of the Reelz documentary series Breaking the Band. The episode in question of course, involved the history of Mötley Crüe and had a different spin than the Netflix film The Dirt.

Neil’s negative reaction was geared towards the episode’s portrayal on the singer’s departure from the group in 1992, as he stated via Instagram:

“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! 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! 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.”

Meanwhile, Sixx argued via Twitter that the band will be taking legal action:

“Breaking the band was not authorized by Mötley Crüe. Our lawyers sent them a cease-and-desist and further action will be [email protected] Is the bottom of the barrel. 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.”

Neil’s departure from the group back in 1992 did spiral into a controversy on whether or not he quit or was fired. However, the biopic The Dirt, addressed the subject by alluding towards Neil’s drinking. During Neil’s departure, the group recruited John Corabi on vocals as the band released one album with him, which was their 1994 self-titled record.

As far the Breaking the Band series is concerned, the show’s description somewhat showcases how it’s intentionally focusing on the drama that happens between bands. 

Read the full description below:

“Sold out tours, chart-topping hits, and runaway world domination can all mean nothing when you’re in a band on the brink of collapse. Tempers flare, arguments erupt and the sweet sound of musical success comes to an abrupt end. Breaking the Band shows the battling egos, power struggles and inter-band rivalries. From crippling drug addictions to scandalous affairs Breaking the Band uncovers the incredible true stories by recreating the key moments the cameras missed in addition to using rare band interviews and off-stage footage to piece together each dramatic tale.”


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The show “Breaking The Band”

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We constantly fight with the pigs on the dirty side of the industry but how do you feel? Is subpar ok with you?

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