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Vince Neil sneers at Axl honour

Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil last night posted then removed a Facebook sneer at Axl Rose, after his Guns n’Roses counterpart was described as the “world’s best singer.”

Rose recently admitted he was flattered after an analysis of vocal abilities concluded he had the widest range among leading recording artists – although he refused the tag of “the greatest.”

But Neil, who seemingly had only heard the first part of the story, last night commented: “News just said Axl Rose is the greatest singer of all time? #LOL.” The post was removed soon afterwards.

It’s not the first time the Crue man has slated the GnR leader. After the release of long-awaited album Chinese Democracy in 2008,_ _Neil told the Sun: “To fail was pretty crazy after so many years of it being recorded. I heard one track then it just disappeared off the radio. Then the tour got cancelled – a buddy of mine went to play guitar for him. They rehearsed for three months and Axl never once turned up.”

Meanwhile, Neil has refused to be drawn on whether Motley Crue will record another album. The band are gearing up for their last-ever world tour, to be tied in with the release of a single called_ All Bad Things Must Come To An End_. But asked about a full-length studio project before they go their separate ways, Neil says in a fan Q&A: “Don’t know – focused on final tour.”

Martin Kielty

Not only is one-time online news editor Martin an established rock journalist and drummer, but he’s also penned several books on music history, including SAHB Story: The Tale of the Sensational Alex Harvey Band (opens in new tab), a band he once managed, and the best-selling Apollo Memories (opens in new tab) about the history of the legendary and infamous Glasgow Apollo. Martin has written for Classic Rock and Prog and at one time had written more articles for Louder than anyone else (we think he's second now). He’s appeared on TV and when not delving intro all things music, can be found travelling along the UK’s vast canal network.