Vince Neil cited for battery after scuffle

Vince Neil
Vince Neil (Image credit: Getty)

Former Motley Crue singer Vince Neil has been cited for battery by Las Vegas police.

Neil was outside the city’s Aria Hotel with actor Nicolas Cage last week when he allegedly grabbed an unnamed woman by the hair after she asked Cage for an autograph.

TMZ released a video showing Cage restraining Neil, with Cage saying: “Stop this shit now.” The incident with the woman isn’t shown.

Officers arrived at the hotel after a complaint from the woman and they cited Neil for misdemeanour battery but didn’t arrest him. If convicted, Neil faces a maximum jail time of six months.

Motley Crue wrapped up their final show in Los Angeles on December 31. Neil is currently working on his fourth solo album and hinted he could tour on the back of the material.

Scott Munro
Louder e-commerce editor

Scott has spent more than 30 years in newspapers, magazines and online as an editor, production editor, sub-editor, designer, writer and reviewer. Scott joined our news desk in the summer of 2014 before moving to the e-commerce team in 2020. Scott maintains Louder’s buyer’s guides, scouts out the best deals for music fans and reviews headphones, speakers, books and more. He's written more than 11,000 articles across Louder, Classic Rock, Metal Hammer and Prog and has previous written for publications including IGN, the Sunday Mirror, Daily Record and The Herald, covering everything from daily news and weekly features, to video games, travel and whisky. Scott's favourite bands are Fields Of The Nephilim, The Cure, New Model Army, All About Eve, The Mission, Cocteau Twins, Drab Majesty, Marillion and Rush.