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Vince Neil was the subject of some ridicule online after fan-shot footage from Motley Crue’s set in St. Louis on the Stadium Tour showed the singer using a teleprompter while singing. However, many artists and fans have come to Neil’s defense for using a teleprompter, which is a common practice. (If you want proof, just Google “singers that use teleprompters.”)

 

Among the artists who showed their support for Neil included Disturbed frontman David Draiman. He took to Twitter and said, in part, “Most artists with extensive catalogs [use teleprompters.] Leave the guy alone FFS.” Shinedown guitarist Zach Myers quipped about the Neil teleprompter headlines, “Slow news day?”

Scroll below to see Draiman and Myers’ full remarks, as well as comments from other musicians and fans defending Neil.

  • Disturbed's David Draiman

  • Shinedown's Zach Myers

  • Stryper's Michael Sweet

    I hate to break it to you since this is “BIG” news but many artists our age (or close to it) use teleprompters of some sort. Or lyric sheets, or other means. I used a teleprompter back in 2008 when I was with Boston!

    I use an IPad now for certain lyrics. When you’ve got a huge catalog that dates back to the early eighties (and you’re getting a little older), it’s pretty much impossible to remember the lyrics to every song. Why is this news? Give the guy a break. Would you rather he forgets the lyrics so you can beat him up for that?

    I have to say this – it’s the best I’ve seen @thevinceneil do (performance wise) in a long while. He’s obviously been working hard and it shows IMO. Regarding teleprompters – who really cares?

    Come on now!”

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