News Segment


August 27, 2004

NEW YORK (Billboard) – Motley Crue members Tommy Lee and Vince Neil have signed on to star in separate reality shows.

Lee has inked a deal with NBC for a reality series centered on his enrollment in college. The still-untitled show is currently in development and does not yet have a premiere date. It will follow the former Crue drummer as he experiences college life at a university to be announced.

In 2002, Lee had a development deal with VH1 for a reality show, but the network declined to pick it up as a series and instead aired it as a special, “Tommy Lee: The Naked Truth.” Lee’s autobiography, “Tommyland,” will be published Oct. 19 by Atria Books.

Meanwhile, Crue singer Vince Neil will star in MTV’s “The Remaking of Vince Neil.” The show, which will premiere on a date to be announced, will document Neil’s attempt at a career comeback with the help of makeover specialists.

Last year, Neil was part of the first-season ensemble cast of the WB’s “The Surreal Life,” which chronicled the activities of various celebrities living together in the same house.

Motley Crue is reportedly eyeing a reunion tour for 2005. Its last tour with all four original members collapsed due to inter-band squabbling in 1999; Lee was absent from a 2000 outing.

Carla Hay courtesy of Billboard