Mötley Crüe frontman Vince Neil was the recent guest of a famous journalist Miles Schuman and revealed a never-before-told truth about Mötley Crüe’s first paycheck.
Vince said that they earned 20 dollars a week and they told it was a big money.
“Once Motley Crue did work out and you found success in music, I imagine you gotta go back to your hometown at some point and people probably act a little bit different towards you now that you’re a star, right?”
“No because we started [inaudible] at the beginning of Motley Crue, I was still living at Tommy [Lee’s] house and living in his van, things like that. I was an electrician back then.
So I still had a day job and Tommy, I think he used to paint houses. We still didn’t have any money until later on but until signed with a manager who gave us twenty dollars a week – we thought that was a lot of money.
We also signed a twenty-year contract with the manager because he gave us a hundred dollar bill each. Each, for twenty years, that’s incredible.”