There has been quite a bit of chatter about whether the Crue band members are going to be in performance shape for the upcoming Stadium Tour, particularly Vince Neil. According to fans, Neil's performance with his solo band in 2021 did not go well with reports of the singer garbling lyrics and running out of breath while singing. However, Phil Collen (of Def Leppard) said this about Neil during a recent interview, "He’s gonna be part of our team. The way I look at this whole thing… We wanna take this tour to the rest of the world — in Europe, Australia, Japan, all over the place, South America — so it’s really important that everyone is part of the team. And we’re inspired. Me and Joe [Elliott] — actually, all the guys — we’re on the phone, and we start rehearsing in about a week…So, no. I can’t wait till we get out there. And hopefully Vince will be working out. We’ve got a trainer coming out. It’s gonna be really cool.”
If Phil Collen isn't worried, then we shouldn't be either. My guess is that Vince Neil probably felt pretty terrible about disappointing his fans in 2021, and the negative press that ensued most likely made him acutely aware that he had some room for improvement. And let's face it, there is always room for improvement in our lives; this does not mean that we're deficient, but rather that we're human and therefore constant works in progress.
It must be the pits to be a celebrity at times because the whole world feels entitled to make judgements about famous people without ever having met them, or having walked in their shoes a few steps. Most of us don't get photographed by paparazzi while grabbing a coffee with a gym mate, nor do we have strangers brutally dissect our weaker points and post openly about these for the entire world to see. We're all aware of some celebrities (including musicians) who are reclusive and rarely leave their homes when not working, and who can blame them? The level of scrutiny these entertainers, including Neil, endure is just brutal. IMHO, those haters who are throwing the stones couldn't stomach reciprocal behavior for two seconds.
Instead of fans losing faith in Vince Neil and the Stadium Tour, we should be sending good vibes to all of the musicians, crew members, managers, publicists, etc and wishing everyone a very safe and successful tour. As humans, it's so easy for us to lapse into negative and fatalistic thinking, but this doesn't do any of us any good. And quite frankly, it's lazy thinking. It takes effort to train the brain to think positively, and it takes almost no effort to entertain negative thoughts.
Additionally, science has proven that our brains are extremely powerful and are capable of having our thoughts influence our environments in tangible ways. Dr. Masaru Emoto, a Japanese researcher, used magnetic resonance analysis and high-speed photography to document the scientific evidence of how the molecular structure in water transforms when it is exposed to human thoughts, words, intentions, and sounds. To put it simply, positive human thoughts caused the water molecules to bond in aesthetically pleasing ways while negative intentions resulted in disfigured and unpleasant molecular formations.
If you're asking what water molecules have to do with people, keep in mind that humans are comprised of roughly 60% water, and the one substance that is absolutely critical for the proper functioning and survival of the human body is...yep, you guessed it...water! In fact, people can only survive a few days without the liquid. C'mon, you should have learned this around the third or fourth grade in elementary school...just sayin'.
The moral of this little tale is that thoughts do become things, which is why it is critical for each of us to monitor what we're thinking and then change our negative perceptions to ones that are more positive.
I choose to think that Vince Neil is going to perform smashingly well on this tour. I also opt to believe that the gig is going to be so successful that what Phil Collen proposed about the tour becoming long-term comes to fruition. Most importantly, I'm sending good vibes that Neil and the others have a blast while rehearsing and performing.