Mitch Lafon (of Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon) has sent a letter to Alternative Nation and shared the letter from ex-Guns N’ Roses Manager Alan Niven.
Niven admits that once he had an affair with Mötley Crüe member Vince Neil.
Here is the statement:
“Mr. Lefsetz makes some incontrovertible observations. However, I don’t remember him ‘being’ there either. And I was. Signed Motley to Greenworld, did the sales, promotion, and marketing for that first record. One of the many unwanted sonic lepers I championed.
[Nikki loves to claim they ‘self-released.’ Coffman brought the record in. I, and my young terrific staff did the rest. The band were nowhere to be seen … they did not place it with Stark/Camelot, Pizza, Tower, Record Bar, Sam Goody or wherever.
Making it look bigger than it truly was – some 15,000 units between the US and my UK retailers. They didn’t stuff promo envelopes. On Saturdays.]
Got it placed at Elektra. Steered them away from V*rgin and my old boss and one of his ‘cases of cash’. [Bet Warrior wished I had done that for them – here’s a hit that should have been].
Helped Zoots get his first A&R gig. My point. Motley always were, in my modest and possibly wrong opinion, and are sh*ts. The film did not get what I know right. Its an exercise of selective memory and mythological propaganda. Standard Frank. Bob should have learned by now – Momma always said ‘don’t defen’ da devil, chile.’
I once had an affair with one of Vince’s girls. He surely f*c*ed her up. The finale of the story behind Zutaut’s date, trumpeted in both book and film, is truly tragic.
Bob usually has a really decent take on things. Here, he is way-way off. They don’t deserve or require his endorsement.”
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