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Vince Neil to appear on tonight's American Idol

Vince Neil MOTLEY Crue lead singer Vince Neil is the latest victim to join the cult known as American Idol. It was bad enough seeing youtube footage of him singing a duet with Idol alumni Carrie Underwood. Two years later, we announced here that Carrie Underwood would be singing the Motley Crue classic "Home Sweet Home" for the ousted contestants.

"I remember like it was yesterday," said Neil about writing the song, "sitting in the recording studio when Tommy [Lee, Motley's drummer] came up with the piano chords and I almost immediately started humming."

Meeting Underwood helped Neil cope with letting someone makeover Motley's signature song; that and the buckets of money the teeny-bopper show has reportedly paid to Lee and Neil.

"Knowing that she was a fan made it a lot easier," said Neil, who will be sitting in the audience of "Idol" tonight during the live broadcast for the first time.

Not surprisingly, Underwood's "Home Sweet Home" cover is outselling the original -- 211,000 digital copies to 181,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

This has caused a change in thinking with Neil who used to dismiss the show as little more than a live karaoke performance. He's started watching, hoping the show does a Motley Crue themed night. I just hope it is complete with a stripper pole and some hot go-go dancers in the background.

"That would really shake them up wouldn't it," Neil laughed. "Might be good for the show."

Here is video of Vince and Carrie Underwood singing "Kickstart My Heart" with a big fat girl jumping on stage at the 1 min mark

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Tags:  Motley CrueAmerican IdolCarrie UnderwoodVince NeilTommy Lee

    April 21, 2009

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