TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider is the latest musician to defend Vince Neil after several video clips emerged of MÖTLEY CRÜE‘s recent concert showing the onstage teleprompter which the singer is apparently relying on to get him through each show.
Former MTV “Headbangers Ball” host Riki Rachtman tweeted: “So @MotleyCrue used a teleprompter. Really who f*ckin cares. Did you have fun at the show? That’s what matters. A lot of bands have used teleprompters STOP looking for reasons to criticize. Recorded vocals an artist not caring is bad Teleprompters? Who cares.”
Snider then shared Riki‘s tweet, and added: “True that! MOST bands are using teleprompters. Not me, but I didn’t kill a lot of my brain cells with drink and drugs (not a criticism. More of an explanation).”
“STOP being so damn critical and just enjoy seeing the people you love on stage! Now lip synching is another story!”
In 2020, IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson called out singers who use teleprompters during live performances.
“I don’t use an autocue on stage. A lot of singers now, they just have the words there,” Bruce said. “‘Breaking the law, breaking the law, breaking the law, breaking the law, breaking the law, breaking the law, breaking the law.’ Breaking the what? ‘Breaking the law. Breaking the law.’”
Bruce made comments about teleprompters first time in 2014 in an interview with The Guardian. “I never realized that people were using autocues,” he said at the time. “What the f*ck is that all about? People pay good money and you can’t even remember the sodding words.”
“The daftest one I ever saw was [JUDAS PRIEST‘s] ‘Breaking The Law’. It’s on the f*cking autocue,” Bruce continued. “‘Breaking the law, breaking the law/Breaking the law, breaking the law/Breaking the law, breaking the law/Breaking the law’ — guess what? — ‘breaking the law.’ It’s ludicrous.”
Remaining dates and tickets for MÖTLEY CRÜE and DEF LEPPARD‘s “The Stadium Tour” can be found here.