Sharon Osbourne Strikes Back Again: ‘Vince Neil Is The Murderer’
September 16, 2010
Maxine Shen of NYPost.com reports: Sharon Osbourne is “saddened” by Vince Neil’s nasty name-calling.
The “America’s Got Talent” judge says she’s “absolutely heartbroken” after learning that the Motley Crue singer called her the “most evil, s- – tiest woman I’ve ever met in my life” in his upcoming book — especially since the Crue completed a stint on the Ozzfest tour two weeks ago.
“I am very, very saddened by it,” Osbourne says about Neil’s proclamation. “My husband [Ozzy Osbourne] called him and said, ‘What’s the problem?’ and [Neil] kind of back-tracked.”
Aside from running into Neil backstage at Ozzfest this past summer, Osbourne says she hasn’t had a conversation with or seen Neil since 1984.
Suddenly getting called out in print is “a case of ‘I need names in this book. I need to shock,’ ” she says. “It is sad when people do that. They want to sell you out.
“I think he is probably very jealous of Ozzy, but he dare not pick on him because the fans will turn on him, so he goes after me.”
The event that’s dredging up all this bad blood occurred back in 1984, when the Crue landed a spot on Ozzy’s Bark at the Moon tour.
In his book, “Tattoos & Tequila” (out Sept. 23), Neil wrote about the tour and all the crazy things that Ozzy and the Crue would do between gigs. It was all fun and games, he recalled, until Sharon swooped in and killed everyone’s buzz when Ozzy’s antics got too out of control.
“We couldn’t do this and we couldn’t do that. There was a whole set of rules we had to follow,” Neil griped, listing Osbourne’s banning of groupies and imposition of a one beer case limit backstage as examples of those restrictions.
“She would f–king have you killed if it was to her advantage,” he wrote.
Osbourne’s response to that particular line of text?
“He’s the murderer, not me,” she says, referring to Neil’s infamous 1984 DUI accident, which resulted in the death of Finnish glam band Hanoi Rocks’ drummer, Nicholas “Razzle” Dingley, and a vehicular manslaughter charge. (In 1986, a judge sentenced Neil to 30 days in jail, five years probation, 200 hours of community service and $2.6 million in restitution to the crash victims.)
“He has murdered somebody in a car,” Osbourne says. “He crippled two other people and he is still driving drunk. And that is why I used to keep my husband away from him. And if that makes me a bad person, then I am a bad person.”