MÖTLEY CRÜE Frontman's Ex-Wife Sharise Neil - "Vince Was A Nice Person Who Had Some Issues From His Youth, And He Just Wasn’t Good At Resolving Problems"
December 15, 2012, 10 years ago
Sharise Neil, the ex-wife of MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman Vince Neil and now a leading lady in the TV series Ex-Wives Of Rock recently spoke with Gerry Gittelson at Metal Sludge. An excerpt from the in-depth interview is available below:
Sharise: "Nikki, Tommy Lee and Vince, those three were always struggling for the power position in Mötley Crüe. Nikki is very well read and a deep-thinking cerebral thinker. I was best friends with his wife. We were like best, best friends."
Sludge: The night Nikki od’d and almost died, the night he went to Cedars-Sinai. Bring us back.
Sharise: "They had just got off the road. I remember Vince and I were sleeping in our Hollywood apartment. This is before Brandi Brandt. Nikki had a lot of different girlfriends. Vince’s reaction, he was freaking out, going: 'Oh my god! Oh my god!'"
Sludge: What was it about Vince Neil that you liked the most?
Sharise: "He was amazing, pursuing me like a gentleman. We went to L’Orangerie, a really fancy restaurant in Beverly Hills, on our first date. He ordered escargot. As the relationship progressed, he did more drinking, and I was like, “Oh shit, I’m in trouble.” We had already planned the wedding when I first realized that oh my goodness, it was never going to work. To be honest, he was a beautifully intelligent, well-spoken, worldly man. I was a little beach girl, and he treated me well and sent limo’s. He took good care of me."
Sludge: Talk about Vince’s skills in resolving conflict. This stuff is fascinating.
Sharise: "I think we were both young, and he had a lot of power and a lot of alcohol, but Vince was a nice person who had some issues from his youth, and he just wasn’t good at resolving problems. He threw fits. He would break things. He was very jealous of Nikki Sixx and Tommy Lee. He once threw a chair off a balcony at a hotel and broke a glass table in front of me. I could have gotten glass in my eyes. I broke up with him about that. It was in Canada. I was like, I’m not putting up with this."
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