MÖTLEY CRÜE singer Vince Neil celebrated his 51st birthday by hopping aboard drummer Tommy Lee‘s 360-degree circular drum coaster Wednesday night (February 8) during the band’s residency show at the Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Neil‘s bandmates — Lee, guitarist Mick Mars and bassist Nikki Sixx — also surprised him with a 3-foot-tall, guitar-shaped birthday cake. According to the Las Vegas Sun, the sweet concoction by Caked Las Vegas featured some of the group’s album covers and a replica of Vince‘s 1932 Ford Coupe hot rod which is on display in the front Hard Rock lobby.
Check out photos from HauteLiving.com. Also available is video footage of the birthday celebration.
Neil said in arecent interview with the Las Vegas Sun that is considering splitting from MÖTLEY CRÜE after the band’s first-ever rock band residency later this month. The singer, who had been sitting on his boat in the Bahamas for a few weeks pondering his next move, explained, “I’m having a great time here — I could stay a year! I’m sitting on my yacht, contemplating my future, and I’m not sure it will be with MÖTLEY CRÜE after Las Vegas. Great things are coming up and pushing me in another direction.”
He added, “This is all about me thinking about the second half of my life, thinking about my future, and that future might not include MÖTLEY CRÜE after Vegas. There are so many opportunities that are in front of me that I’m really excited about. I just don’t want to look back later in life and regret that I didn’t pursue them. I’m just not sure I can give these opportunities the time and effort I’ll need to and continue with the band. It’s been a great ride, and I’ve enjoyed every second of it, but being out here relaxing in this beautiful place has given me the chance to reflect on what direction I want the rest of my life to take. I’m really giving it a lot of thought.”
In an interview with NewsTimes.com, Neil gave the following advice to young musicians: “Don’t get in the business. It’s tough. There [are] so many different outlets for music now. Thirty years ago you had MTV; everybody watched MTV and everybody saw your video. There was one place to go; now there [are] thousands of places to go. It’s a lot tougher. There [are] more eyes out there; it’s just harder to get everybody to look at you at the same time.”