MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman Vince Neil spoke to The Associated Press on June 22 about his tell-all book due out in September and claimed that he hadn't used drugs in 20 years, and had stopped abusing alcohol. Video footage of that chat can now be viewed below.
"There's just a point in your life where you kind of stop, that's what happened with me," the 49-year-old singer said. "That was like three years ago. There's other things in life than just drugs and alcohol. I haven't touched drugs in 20 years. You grow out of that. Or hopefully, you grow out of it."
Neil said he admired the sobriety of some of the top performers today.
"Those are the guys that are doing it right," he said. "It's the ones that self-destruct with the drugs and alcohol that have gone by the wayside many years ago."
Neil added, "It's funny because somebody asked me, 'Is it weird being sober in a band?' and I go, 'Well, the thing is, you look at all the top bands that are still out there, most of those guys are sober."
Vince Neil was arrested Sunday night (June 27) in Las Vegas, Nevada on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, police said Monday.
Neil, 49, was booked at the Clark County Detention Center and faces one count of DUI-Liquor, Las Vegas police spokesman Bill Cassell told CNN. He was arrested at about 11:15 p.m. Sunday.
The singer was also allegedly involved in an incident in front of a Hilton Hotel where a fan said her camera was broken, Cassell said. Police are investigating that incident.