According to The Blast, lawyers representing Vince Neil in his assault lawsuit are accusing the MÖTLEY CRÜE singer of refusing to pay their invoices.On December 6, Neil's lawyers at Howard & Howard Attorneys, PLLC filed court documents claiming that they are owed $187,364.01. They are requesting the judge allow them to hit Vince with a lien in that amount.Despite Neil's alleged failure to pay his attorneys, they say they have continued to work on the lawsuit, which was filed back in 2016 by a woman who said Neil attacked her outside the Aria hotel in Vegas. Neil's alleged assault resulted in "substantial medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and emotional distress," according to the lawsuit. She was seeking $75,000 in compensatory damages in addition to $75,000 in punitive damages and legal fees.Neil has demanded the case be thrown out, denying the allegations of wrongdoing and accusing the woman of only seeking publicity.This wasn't Vince's first brush with the law. Back in 2011, he served 10 days of a 15-day DUI sentence in connection with a June 2010 incident when he was speeding and weaving between lanes on Desert Inn Road west of Paradise Road, near the Las Vegas Strip, authorities said.In 1984, Neil smashed his car into another vehicle in Redondo Beach, California, killing HANOI ROCKS drummer Nicholas "Razzle" Dingley and seriously injuring two other occupants.Neil was charged with vehicular manslaughter and driving under the influence of alcohol. His blood alcohol level was 0.17, which was over the legal limit.Neil served half of a 30-day jail sentence, received five years probation and had to pay $2.6 million in restitution, as well as perform 200 hours of community service.Read more...
Former KISS guitarist Ace Frehley celebrated the 40th anniversary of his acclaimed solo debut by performing the album for the first time in its entirety on the final day of the New Jersey Kiss Expo 2018, which took place December 7-9 at the Hilton Parsippany in Parsippany, New Jersey.His setlist was as follows:01. Rip It Out02. Speedin' Back To My Baby03. Snowblind04. Ozone05. What's On Your Mind?06. New York Groove07. I'm In Need Of Love08. Wiped-Out09. Fractured MirrorOther guests that appeared at the event included Lita Ford, Bobby Rock (VINNIE VINCENT INVASION, NELSON), Lydia Criss and artist Ken Kelly ("Destroyer", "Love Gun").Co-produced with frequent KISS collaborator Eddie Kramer, "Ace Frehley" is widely hailed as the best of the four KISS solo albums released simultaneously in 1978. It peaked at No. 26 on the Billboard 200 and outsold the solo efforts of his three bandmates.Regarding how the decision to perform all of "Ace Frehley" came about, the guitarist told BUILD Series: "It came from the people putting the event together and some of the people who work for me. They all said it would be a great idea, and I said, 'Yeah, I think it would be,' so we're going to make it happen."In addition to a trio of songs ("Snow Blind", "Ozone", "Wiped-Out") that reflect Frehley's extracurricular interests at the time, the album includes a cover of HELLO's 1975 song "New York Groove", which reached No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and remains a staple of the guitarist's live performances today.During a recent "live conversation" at Hollywood's Musicians Institute, Frehley discussed his goals for the album. "I just wanted to make the best record possible," he said. "I had a revelation after all four albums came out and mine became the most successful — pretty much there's this voice in my head going, 'Ace, you know you're a lot more creative away from those guys than you are with them.' That was kind of the beginning of the end for me, because I realized that I could make a lot better music away from Paul [Stanley] and Gene [Simmons] and Peter [Criss] than I could with them. But I was also drinking and doing a lot of drugs, so that could have affected my decision-making."Frehley's latest solo album, "Spaceman", was released on October 19 via eOne.
Dave Grohl performed his 23-minute instrumental song for his "Play" documentary live for the first time Saturday night (December 8) at Warren Haynes's 30th annual "Christmas Jam" at the U.S. Cellular Center in Asheville, North Carolina. The FOO FIGHTERS frontman was joined by members of QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE and JANE'S ADDICTION, as well as producer Greg Kurstin.Grohl handled drums for "Play"'s live interpretation. QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE's Alain Johannes, Jason Falkner, and Laundry Room Studios' Barrett Jones all played guitar, alongside Kurstin on keyboards, JANE'S ADDICTION's Chris Chaney on bass, and FOO FIGHTERS collaborator Drew Hester on percussion."Play" was first unveiled last August in a two-part documentary of the same name that ended with Grohl performing the song on seven different instruments. Grohl created the project to showcase "the rewards and challenges of dedicating ones life to playing and mastering a musical instrument."Grohl performed the entire piece on one instrument at a time and then merged the videos of each to create a seven-piece one-man band. The first part of "Play" focused on the behind-the-scenes preparation for the performance, which was unveiled in the second part. The film was also intercut with young musicians from the Join The Band music school in the San Fernando Valley practicing their craft. Grohl said: "Watching my kids start to play music and learn to sing or play drums, it brings me back to the time when I was their age listening to albums, learning from listening.. and when I take my kids to the place where they take their lessons, I see these rooms full of children that are really pushing themselves to figure this out."Proceeds from "Christmas Jam" benefit the Asheville Area Habitat For Humanity.
Can't wait to #PLAY with these guys tomorrow night! LOOK OUT ASHEVILLE!— Foo Fighters (@foofighters) December 7, 2018
Dave Grohl: drums
Greg Kurstin: keyboards
Alain Johannes: guitar
Jason Falkner: guitar
Barrett Jones: guitar
Chris Chaney: bass
Drew Hester: percussion pic.twitter.com/4Q93rDNIxe