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Motley Crue Singer Accused of Assault

Dallas – Motley Crue singer Vince Neil is accused of knocking out an employee of a Dallas nightclub after a disagreement over sound levels during a concert.

An arrest warrant for misdemeanor assault was issued Wednesday for Neil in the fight at Gilley’s Dallas during an Oct. 30 show.

Gilley’s soundman Michael Talbert was knocked unconscious by a punch allegedly thrown by Neil that pushed him to the floor. A CAT scan showed a mild concussion, Talbert told The Dallas Morning News for a story in Thursday’s editions.

According to a police report attached to the warrant, the singer motioned for more guitar volume but bolted across the stage as Talbert adjusted it. The affidavit said Neil jumped onto the soundboard, kicked at Talbert, then punched him in the face.

The soundman was knocked unconscious for about 45 seconds, the warrant said.

Motley Crue members have announced a reunion tour that will bring the band to Nokia Theatre in Grand Prairie on March 17.

Dallas police and prosecutors said if Neil doesn’t contact them about the warrant, they probably will wait to act on it when he returns to the area.

Police had given the 43-year-old singer a criminal-trespass warning before he left the club and headed to Houston for a Halloween show.

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