Vince Neil’s jam-packed weekend as Motley Crue’s summer tour wraps

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Thirty years on, and Motley Crue is still rocking strong! Their newest summer tour wrapped last night near San Diego, and starting tonight, the boys will be honored for the next three days at the Fourth Annual Sunset Strip Music Festival in Hollywood.

Then on Sunday, Las Vegas resident rocker Vince Neil jets home to be presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by Vegas Rocks! during its awards at the Las Vegas Hilton.

Incredibly, Vince and the Crue made their debut three decades ago as struggling teen musicians playing small clubs. This time, they return to Hollywood, complete with Tommy Lee’s 360-degree roller coaster drum ride -- those logistics took 2 months to complete -- in an event that will shut down several blocks of the Sunset Strip as it is turned into a multi-stage concert venue.

Comedian Dane Cook will roast Vince and the band tonight at the House of Blues on the Sunset Strip with New York Dolls frontman David Johansen and The Doors legend Ray Manzarek. Motley Crue headlines on the street Saturday performing with Public Enemy, Bush, Cobra Starship, Dirty Heads and more.

Then it’s back home for Vince and his honor at the Vegas Rocks! Music Awards at the Hilton on Sunday.

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