Short Takes: Vince Neil, Motley Crue, Guns N' Roses, Etta James, NRBQ, George Michael, MC5, Stooges

Vince Neil told the Las Vegas Sun's Robin Leach that he may be leaving Motley Crue in February after their run in Las Vegas.

"This is all about me thinking about the second half of my life, thinking about my future, and that future might not include Motley Crue after Vegas. There are so many opportunities that are in front of me that I'm really excited about. I just don't want to look back later in life and regret that I didn't pursue them."

It's always a struggle to decide who in a group will go into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, especially when that group has had a bit of a sketchy pass, member wise.

Such was the case with Guns N' Roses but the Hall of Fame has announced that the members who will be inducted will be Axl Rose, Slash, Izzy Stradlin, Duff McKagan, Steven Adler, Dizzy Reed and Matt Sorum.

Etta James' husband and her children have settled out of court in the fight on who controls her estate. The seriously ill singer will continue to have her husband looking out for her medical care, but the costs have been capped by the judge at $350,000.

Tom Ardolino, the drummer in NRBQ since 1974, is fighting an undisclosed health problem and may be hospitalized for some time.

A note on the group's website said:
Tom Ardolino is presently dealing with a number of health issues and is expected to be in the hospital for some time.

If you would like to send Tom some good cheer and well wishes, feel free to put your cards and letters inside an envelope and address to

Matt Goldman,
PO Box 196,
Northampton, MA 01061.

We're hoping to see Tom back on his feet and feeling better real soon.

A doctor caring for George Michael says that he is "doing well" and is "generally optimistic" about his recovery from pneumonia. Dr. Christoph Zielinski added that he did not know if Michael would be released in time for Christmas.

Finally, See of Sound is releasing numbered, limited edition 7" "rocking head" figures of Wayne Kramer of the MC5 and James Williamson of the Stooges. Both play a signature riff when a button on the bass is pushed.

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