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Kurt Cobain Loved Motley Crue, Says Vince Neil, and the Feeling Was Mutual

Image courtesy of Anton Corbijn; Motley Records (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Anton Corbijn; Motley Records (via ABC News Radio)

To hear  Vince Neil  tell it, you'd never know that there was ever any hard feelings between heavy metal and grunge.

The  Mötley Crüe singer tells the U.K.'s  Q  magazine  that he and his band mates weren't threatened by the early grunge movement; in fact, they were totally into it.  "We went on [MTV's]  Headbanger's Ball  and we'd had an early pressing of [ Nirvana 's]  Nevermind , he says.  "We were talking about a bunch of upcoming bands and told people to check that album out."

In addition, Neil slags metal rockers who bad-mouthed grunge.  "Only people whose careers were on the way out said that," he says.  "We supported that whole thing.  I don't know why people say grunge killed rock."

Apparently, the love between Mötley Crüe and Nirvana was a two-way street.  Neil says, "I was talking to  Courtney Love  one time and she told me that one of  Kurt  [ Cobain ]'s favorite records was [Mötley Crüe's 1981 album]  Too Fast for Love ."

The entire interview is available in the new print version of  Q  magazine.

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