It’s not that often when metal creeps its way into mainstream pop culture. So when metal/hard rock acts do actually pop up in beloved sitcoms, dramatic films, cartoons or even reality series, it’s kind of awesome. So in the weekly column Remember When, Metal Insider recalls the most random instances of metal’s elite appearing in front of the camera.
Vince Neil is no stranger to the camera lens. From VH1 reality series to paparazzi scuffles (some even involving Nic Cage), the Motley Crue singer has made himself look quite… foolish (to put it politely) in front of a camera. But in 2010, Neil made a fool of himself on TV… while wearing skates.
Neil competed against five other celebrities in the ABC reality competition Skating With The Stars, where each “star” was paired up with a professional figure skater to, you guessed it, skate. At first, the singer appeared to have an advantage over the other contestants, as he supposedly was a figure skater at the age of 12. Sadly (though not surprising to anyone who is aware of his… current state), Neil didn’t do so well. He did last three out of the five weeks, but constantly had one of the lowest score in each round (soap star Rebecca Budig would end up winning… in case you really cared).
While continuing to tour solo following Motley Crue’s final bow, Neil is also slated to return to reality TV, this time on the revamped Celebrity Apprentice. While we’re looking forward to watching that trainwreck appearance, relive the time Neil appeared on a figure skating show by watching each week he competed on below.