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The Two Non-Motley Crue Classics Written About Vince Neil

Two classic rock songs were written about Motley Crue singer Vince Neil. One was Aerosmith’s “Dude (Looks Like A Lady).”

As bassist Nikki Sixx said in his book, “The Heroin Diaries,” Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler spotted Neil in a bar and was impressed a guy who looked like a girl (in the hair day heyday of the 1980s) could pick up girls.

“Oh yeah,” Neil says when I bring it up. “Steven Tyler and a guy named Desmond Child, who wrote the song, wrote the song about me.”

But Neil — whose band closes the Hard Rock’s Joint on Friday and Saturday — says he also inspired  the Dire Straits old hit, “Money For Nothing."

“That was written about me, too,” he says. “Remember the lyrics?”

The song goes: “See the little faggot with the earring and the makeup; Yeah, buddy, that’s his own hair. That little faggot got his own jet airplane; that little faggot — he’s a millionaire.”

Neil laughs about it.

“It’s great. Back then, if you didn’t have a No. 1 song, you might as well have somebody write one about you,” he says.

Did he ever confront either band?

“No, no, it’s cool. It’s part of rock history!”

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