Mitch Lafon (of Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon) has sent a letter to Alternative Nation, and shared the letter from ex-Guns N’ Roses Manager Alan Niven.
Niven admits that once he had an affair with Mötley Crüe member Vince Neil.
Here is the statement:
“Mr. Lefsetz makes some incontravertable observations. However, i don’t remember him ‘being’ there either. And I was. Signed Motley to Greenworld, did the sales, promotion and marketing for that first record. One of the many unwanted sonic lepers I championed.
[Nikki loves to claim they ‘self released.’ Coffman brought the record in. I, and my young terrific staff, did the rest. The band were nowhere to be seen … they did not place it with Stark/Camelot, Pizza, Tower, Record Bar, Sam Goody or wherever. Making it look bigger than it truly was – some 15,000 units between the US and my UK retailers. They didn’t stuff promo envelopes. On Saturdays.]
Got it placed at Elektra. Steered them away from Virgin and my old boss and one of his ‘cases of cash’. [Bet Warrior wished I had done that for them – heres a hit that should have been]. Helped Zoots get his first A&R gig. My point. Motley always were, in my modest and possibly wrong opinion, and are, shits. The film did not get what I know right. Its an exercise of selective memory and mythological propaganda. Standard Frank. Bob should have learned by now – Momma always said ‘don’t defen’ da devil, chile.’
I once had an affair with one of Vince’s girls. He surely fucked her up. The finale of the story behind Zutaut’s date, trumpeted in both book and film, is truly tragic. Bob usually has a really decent take on things. Here, he is way way off. They don’t deserve or require his endorsement.”
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