What: Vince Neil Afterparty with The Notorious Crued – Review
Where: The Courthouse Toronto
When: September 13, 2012 – Immediately following KISS and Motley Crue at The Molson Amphitheater
You can break a leg but you can’t break a Crue!
In this day and age it’s rare to see a celebrity put his ego aside and join a local cover band on stage for a good old fashioned Jam. That’s exactly what Vince Neil of Motley Crue did last Thursday night (broken foot and all) at the official Vince Neil after party featuring tribute band The Notorious Crued at The Courthouse in Toronto.
The Rock n Roll legend had broken his foot just one day before in Ohio and rumors were circulating that the Toronto date at The Molson Amphitheater could be cancelled.
According to Neil’s official twitter account Sept 13, 2012: “To my fans- Thnxs 4 ur support.. I have 2 fractured bones. The show must go on!! I’m sorry I won’t be able to give you the show you deserve!
This hasn’t been the only obstacle on the KISS/Crue tour which saw their pyrotechnics truck crash Sept 5 postponing a date in Clarkson Michigan at the DTE Energy Music Theatre.
Both the Clarkson date and the Toronto date went forward to fans delight.
In a situation where most rockers would call it a night, Neil showed up in true ‘Rock n Roll all day and party every-night’ fashion for his official after party.
As he entered the stage he spoke highly of the entertainment ” Hey these guys fucking rock! Make some noise” – said Neil
When pointed out that Vince was wearing a boot-cast on his left foot he replied: “We’re fucking Rock and Roll we go through the pain and you do it right or you don’t do it at all. Thank you for putting up with my leg tonight”
“You can break a leg for us anytime Vince. Anytime you wanna drop into Toronto come on and see us – replied drummer Ziggy of Crued
What ensued was a Jam that showed the stuff legends are made of. If you closed your eyes you could have imagined yourself in an LA underground club during the early years.
“This is the most exciting night of my life!” said bassist Sikki Nixx. Certainly a dream come true for a band that has been hammering out the best of Motley Crue for the past four and half years at every nightclub, pub, bar and backyard in Southern Ontario.
The crowd reaction made it clear that the fans felt the same way.
The Scene was there to capture this rare performance on camera. Vince jammed on “Smoking in the Boys Room” and “Wild Fire” before exiting to a standing ovation.
By: Darrell Shelley
Darrell Shelley is a musician, sound engineer and Editor In Chief. He graduated with a diploma in Jazz Studies from St.Fx in 2003. He’s traveled, Europe, USA, Mexico and Canada several times. His band Chameleonize has shared the stage with the likes of Steve Hill, My Darkest Days, Billy Talent and DOA and won “best hard rock band” at the Barrie New Music fest in Barrie ON 2011. As a sound engineer Darrell has worked with K-OS, Teenage Head, Rick Emmett, Bachman/Cummings, Donnie Whalberg, YOB, Cascada, Down With Webster, Sons Of Otis, Broken Social Scene, The Philosoper Kings, Sugarland and the late great Jeff Healey.