Vince Neil was born as Vincent Neil Wharton on February 8, 1961, in Hollywood, California and expressed an interest in music as a teenager, along with surfing and sports. A high school friend named Tommy Lee asked him to join a band he was forming, having heard him perform with his band Rockcandy. Joined by Nikki Six and Mick Mars, Motley Crue formed in 1981 and started work on a four-track demo. These tracks would eventually be available on the album, Too Fast For Love, released on their own label Leathür Records. The popularity of their live shows and sales of this album eventually lead to a record deal with Elektra Records in early 1982. Too Fast For Love was re-mixed by producer Roy Thomas Baker and re-released on August 20, 1982.
The Life Of Agony track is the first new music from the band in 12 years; the title track from their fifth album, "A Place Where There's No More Pain", which will be out on April 28. Check their website for live shows.
Last year's Best Metal Performance Grammy was awarded to Ghost for the song "Cirice."
It seems the Grammys have had problems with metal music since the beginning. Despite the global success and millions of albums sold by metal bands, the Grammy awards did recognize it until 1989 with the addition of a Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance Vocal or Instrumental category. The first win created a widespread backlash when Jethro Tull beat Metallica, Jane's Addiction, Iggy Pop and AC/DC. (See footage below).
In response, NARAS – which stands for National Academy of Recording Arts and Science - split the category into two - Best Hard Rock Performance and Best Metal Performance in order to separate metal bands from rock bands that are just on the heavier side. This caused controversy when bands crossed into the category they really did not belong, as well as what was actually nominated. These have included cover versions of other artists songs, live tracks, and just confusing choices - for example, Tenacious D’s version of "The Last in Line" won in 2015. In 2012, both categories were merged into Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance, which was renamed Best Metal Performance a year later, as hard rock music is now added into the Best Rock Performance category. This explains Metallica being nominated for Best Rock Song, at least in Grammy world. By the way, Metallica will be performing with Lady Gaga at the awards show.
Here is footage of the first Metal Grammy award.
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Metallica - Hardwired
Armored Saint - March of the Saint (Live)
Accept - Metal Heart
Queensryche - Another Rainy Night (Without You)
Motley Crue - Toast Of The Town (DEMO)
Motley Crue - Public Enemy No. 1 (DEMO)
Motley Crue Get It For Free
Motley Crue - Dr. Feelgood (DEMO)
Vince Neil - 25 Or 6 To 4
Vince Neil - Blondes Have More Fun
Sixx: A.M. - You Have Come To The Right Place
Life Of Agony - A Place Where There‘s No More Pain
Eternal Idol - Evil Tears
Iron Maiden - El Dorado
AC/DC - War Machine
Baroness - Shock Me
Gojira - Silvera
Periphery - The Price Is Wrong
Megadeth - Dystopia
Korn Rotting In Vain
Ghost - Cirice
Dream Theater - The Enemy Inside
Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy - Anastasia
Black Sabbath - Paranoid (Live in Brussels 1970)
Disturbed - The Sound Of Silence