The Metal Voice mastermind Jimmy Kay spoke to Canadian Metal pioneer John Mikl Thor.
John explained how Manowar and Motley Crue’s Vince Neil copied his image. He said:
“We were ten years ahead of Manowar. There’s a lot of things Manowar implement in their show like the Iron Cross fist, it’s the way you hold your fist up, I did that way back just look at the Thor’s Sleeping Giant music video. I respect Manowar very much and they have a tremendous show but they are far from original. I’d have been doing the whole warrior rock/gladiator concept way back before Manowar came out. I was way ahead of them.
He further said:
Vince Neil of Motley Crue took my image on my album Keep the Dogs away and used it on the Motley Crue‘s album Shout at the Devil. We were ahead of the time nobody was doing stuff like what we were doing in 1973.”