Vince Neil’s Top 5 Favorite Albums Says A Lot About His Style

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Asking an artist about their favorite albums is like peering into the musical tapestry that has woven the fabric of their own creations. Recently, Motley Crue’s iconic frontman, Vince Neil, shared his top five favorite albums on AXS TV’s Stranded series. A glimpse into his musical preferences offers a unique insight into his influences and style, though some of his choices may surprise you.

Echoes of Rock Classics: Neil’s Top 5 Picks

Vince Neil’s selections showcase a profound appreciation for the rock classics that shaped his musical journey. Interestingly, most of his chosen albums predate his involvement with Motley Crue. While some of these choices resonate with the rock ‘n’ roll spirit that Motley Crue exudes, others reveal the diversity of Neil’s musical palette.

AC/DC, Back in Black (1980)

“There’s nothing but hits on that record, and I love AC/DC. We’ve toured with them before, they’re great guys, a lot of fun. I like remembering those memories.”


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Aerosmith, Rocks (1976)

“The Rocks album has a lot of great hits on it. A lot of people don’t know that album very well, but I listen to it all the time. I remember going surfing down at the beach when I lived in California and listening to that album all the way to the beach and all the way back.”


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Creedence Clearwater Revival, Cosmo’s Factory (1970)

“I love Creedence, I always have. My dad turned me onto ’em, and I love those guys. John Fogerty’s a great singer, and they’re a lot of fun to listen to.”


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Any Album by Journey

“I would take one of the Journey albums. Any one of them, they’re all amazing. Journey never put out a bad album, so I would take any one of those.”


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The Beach Boys, Endless Summer (1974)

“If I’m laying on the beach somewhere by myself, I’m gonna listen to Endless Summer.”


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Vince Neil’s Melodic Treasures

His favorites span the rock spectrum, from AC/DC’s electrifying energy to the poetic harmonies of The Beach Boys. Each album represents a chapter in Neil’s journey, highlighting the nostalgia, inspiration, and sheer joy he finds in music.