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Motley Crue’s Vince Neil Charged For Assault That Led To Throwdown With Nicholas Cage

Written by Michael Carr on July 7, 2016

Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil has been charged with misdemeanour battery over that incident in April that saw Neil attack a female fan asking for an autograph before getting in a scuffle with the one and only Nicolas Cage. The charge carries a potential maximum sentence of six months in jail TMZ reports.

This of course all happened in Las Vegas outside the ARIA hotel, because where the hell else could anything this crazy ever occur?

Everything kicked off after the woman allegedly asked Cage for an autograph, with Neil then taking offence and allegedly attacking the woman before Cage interceded. Dragging Neil outside and into a rather unconventional headlock, his Cage-iness managed to calm Neil down and get him in a car.

This is all against the backdrop of Motley Crue playing the final show of their career earlier this year, finishing up at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Marking the conclusion of the band’s 34 year career, it came after the band signed a legally binding agreement to stop playing together two years ago before embarking on a 164 date world tour in July 2014.

Opening with Rodgers and Hammerstein song So Long, Farewell, and closing with Frank Sinatra’s My Way,  the theme of ending and goodbye pervaded the show. There was still plenty of Crue classics though of course, and even a cover of Sex Pistols’ Anarchy In The UK showing the band can still go hard.

In the meantime why don’t you check out the footage of Neil and Cage’s fracas here via TMZ.

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