Mickey Lord (Glamour Punks) Reveals Why He Declined Vince Neil’s Band Offer

Mickey Lord, the guitarist of the legendary Sunset Strip rockers Glamour Punks, was recently interviewed by DJ Britt Pannella, the host of the Metal Social Monday show and bassist of another legendary band from Hollywood, Blackboard Jungle.

They talked about a lot of interesting things, mostly about the Glamour Punks and the upcoming gig, but there was one interesting detail from the past about Mickey’s tenure in Vince Neil’s solo band. He was the guitar player in the video for the song “You’re Invited (But Your Friend Can’t Come)” from Vince’s debut solo album Exposed (1992).

After performing in the video shoot for the song, Vince Neil actually offered Mickey the position of permanent guitarist in the new band. However, Mickey Lord refused:

“I declined it, because I knew Vince would get back with Mötley Crüe one day, and that nobody understood that back then. Nobody, yeah, you know, nobody. Like when you’re a fan or on the other side of the fans, you don’t understand that. You know, Vince is Mötley Crüe, even if he’s fired, he’s still Mötley Crüe. And the fans, you know, got the reason out of the whole thing, and I knew Vince would get back to his band. I just didn’t want to end up being the guy that nobody cared about.”

“Steve Stevens was already in the band, Vicky (Foxx) was on drums, Robbie (Crane) was the bass player, and they wanted a rhythm guitar player. They got John Marshall for it, and he did a great job. But I didn’t want to be that one guy who played for a couple of years in Vince’s band. I didn’t want to be that. I get it, and people might not understand, especially the part when I would explain, but you don’t get it, Vince is gonna get back with Mötley one day. I got insulted, I got treated like a fool, you know, but I don’t care. I’m right because Vince is back with Mötley, yeah.”

Vince, of course, did indeed return to Motley Crue and has remained there to this day. However, that’s not all that Mickey and Britt discussed in this podcast episode. If you want to hear more about how Mickey got this offer, what Glamour Punks are planning for the upcoming show, and how they influenced and led the whole army of underground Hollywood bands in the late ’80s and early ’90s, as well as influenced some of the big bands, then you need to listen to the episode below. Of course, we won’t reveal everything.

About the concert mentioned in the article: This is the 20th annual Blackboard Jungle reunion show that these guys traditionally do every year. It will take place on June 1st at the legendary Viper Room, and this year’s lineup of bands that will support the “headliners” Blackboard Jungle is insane! Besides the aforementioned Glamour Punks, there will also be other great Sunset Strip bands from the ’90s including Swingin’ Thing, Blacklist Union, and Maxximus. This is definitely a place to be, and we can only say it’s too bad that teleportation isn’t invented yet because, otherwise, we would never, ever miss a concert like this.

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