Michael Monroe Meets Vince Neil After 39 Years Of Fatal Tragedy

Michael Monroe Meets Vince Neil After 39 Years Of Fatal Tragedy | Society Of Rock Videos

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Hanoi Rocks frontman Michael Monroe met Motley Crue singer Vince Neil for the first time, 39 years after the tragic incident that led to Rocks drummer Nicholas “Razzle” Dingley’s passing.

Recalling the fatal car crash, the members of the two bands were partying together at Neil’s on December 8, 1984. Monroe wasn’t present that night. Later in the evening, Neil drove with Razzle to buy more alcohol but lost control of the vehicle causing the drummer’s death and injuring the people in another car.

The tragic incident led to the disbandment of Hanoi Rocks, but they reunited years later. However, Monroe and Neil had never met until recently saw each other backstage at the Rockfest event in Finland on June 9. The pair posted a photo together. Monroe wrote on social media:

“One of the most important moments of my life was meeting Vince Neil for the first time last night. Razzle always wanted us to meet as he thought ‘us singers’ were a lot alike.’
“Under different circumstances both bands probably would’ve ended up as good friends, but fate had other plans… Thank you for your time, Vince. We didn’t say much but your eyes told me more than 1000 words ever could. And your singing was great at the show. Nice to finally see you guys live!”

Nikki Sixx also commented, saying:

“What a wonderful surprise seeing Michael Monroe at the show tonight. Haven’t seen this fine gentleman for years with everybody’s personal life on top of careers and then living in different parts of the world. You’re a class act, Michael – and please bring your harmonica next time.”

Monroe then responded:

“It was truly wonderful to see you again, my friend. I had the greatest time and meeting you all meant the world to me. I will definitely bring my harmonica next time so we can do some rockin’ together! Love, respect and rock ’n’’roll!”

In another photo posted by Monroe, Sixx said:

“Great seeing you” and Monroe responded: “It was so lovely to see you. And Vince too for the first time. It was very touching. And Tommy, of course! You guys sounded great! See you again soon!”

Meanwhile, Motley Crue is currently on their World Tour with Def Leppard, while Monroe is in Finland for his June 23 to Sept. 29 shows.

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