Motley Crue Singer Accused Of Assault
Vince Neil has been accused of knocking out an employee of a Dallas nightclub after a disagreement over sound levels during an October concert.Vince Neil has been accused of knocking out an employee of a Dallas nightclub after a disagreement over sound levels during an October concert. An arrest warrant for misdemeanor assault was issued Wednesday for the Motley Crue singer stemming from the fight at Gilley's Dallas.
The club's soundman, Michael Talbert, was knocked unconscious Oct. 30 by a punch allegedly thrown by Neil. A CAT scan showed a mild concussion, Talbert told the Dallas Morning News.
According to a police report attached to the warrant, Neil motioned for more guitar volume during the show but bolted across the stage as Talbert adjusted it. The affidavit said Neil jumped onto the soundboard, kicked at Talbert, then punched him in the face. The soundman was knocked unconscious for about 45 seconds, the warrant said.
As previously reported, Neil and his Motley Crue bandmates recently announced plans for a reunion tour. The trek will visit Texas on March 17 with a stop at the Nokia Theatre in Grand Prairie.
Dallas police and prosecutors said if Neil doesn't contact them about the warrant, they probably will wait to act on it when he returns to the area. Police had given the 43-year-old singer a criminal-trespass warning before he left the club and headed to Houston for a Halloween show.
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