VINCE NEIL - AN ARTIST IS BORN - February 8, 2014

Today's special An Artist Is Born birthday shoutout goes to VINCE NEIL (1961). A singer, guitarist and songwriter, Neil is best known as the lead vocalist of heavy metal band MÖTLEY CRÜE. A longtime friend of band drummer Tommy Lee, he joined the group after impressing the rest of the members with his audition. The group is one of the best-selling music acts of all time, having sold over 75 million records worldwide. Outside of Mötley Crüe, Neil has released three solo albums.

Other notable music birthdays today include singer/songwriter Ray Sharpe (1938), Grass Roots' Creed Bratton (1943), Canned Heat drummer Adolfo de la Parra (1946), Spock's Beard bassist Dave Meros (1956), and Jet guitarist Cameron Muncey (1980).