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Last Updated: Friday, 17 December, 2004, 09:10 GMT
Rock star 'punched gig soundman'
Nikki Sixx (centre), Tommy Lee (right) and Vince Neil (left)
The incident allegedly took place on 30 October (Vince Neil - left)
An arrest warrant has been issued for Motley Crue singer Vince Neil after he allegedly knocked a soundman unconscious during a concert.

The 43-year-old US rock star is said to have punched Michael Talbert in the face at Gilley's nightclub in Dallas.

Dallas police said Neil had asked the soundman for more volume on his guitar but attacked Talbert as he adjusted it, leaving him unconscious for 45 seconds.

Neil faces a charge of assault. Motley Crue are planning a 2005 reunion tour.

Police and prosecutors said if they did not hear from Neil they would wait to act on the warrant next time he returns to Dallas.

Gruelling schedule

The band's world tour next year will take in more than 60 cities across the US, Europe, Asia and Australia.

"We're just ready to go out and rock. We're still Motley. We still rock," said Neil earlier this month.

The UK dates take place in June in Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham, Cardiff and London, where the support act will be Killing Joke.

Motley Crue, whose hits include Girls, Girls, Girls and Smokin' in the Boys' Room, originally formed in the early 1980s.

They will release a greatest hits album in February.



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