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Motley Crue rockers Vince Neil and Nikki Sixx say the new documentary about the band breaking up is the same ol' situation of ... someone getting their story all wrong, and without their permission. The Crue dudes are pissed over the latest episode of Reelz network's docuseries "Breaking the Band," which focuses on the group's turbulent history. Neil is especially miffed about how the show portrays his departure from the band in 1992, blaming him for prioritizing motor racing over music ... so he took to social media to let it out. Vince says ... "Breaking the band, f**king memories from a manager Doug Thaler who can't remember that he's the one who actually broke up the band! The band didn't break up because of me racing." He adds ... "It broke up because he was too much of a pu**y who didn't just say, 'Hey guys, let's take a week off and come back with cooler heads.' He called me an hour later and said I was out of the band! Great management!" Neil's not alone, because Sixx also slammed the doc on Twitter by saying ... "I am very disappointed that they think they can tell our LIFE story just to sell advertising (mostly incorrect) and without any bodies permission [sic]." Nikki also claims Motley Crue didn't authorize the "bottom of the barrel" network to make a "Breaking the Band" episode about them, and their lawyers will be taking further legal action against Reelz. For the record ... Neil rejoined the band in 1996 after releasing a solo album and Crue releasing a self-titled album with his replacement. That's the real dirt. (TMZ)

Bruce Springsteen Battles Madonna for U.K. Albums Chart Crown. It's a heavyweight clash on the midweek U.K. albums chart as The Boss and The Queen of Pop go toe-to-toe for the crown. Bruce Springsteen's 19th studio album Western Stars (Columbia) leads the Official Chart Update, with Madonna's14th album Madame X (Interscope) almost 16,000 combined sales behind in second place, according to the Official Charts Company. Western Stars is Springsteen's first album since 2012's U.K. chart-topping Wrecking Ball, while Madame X is the followup to Madonna's Rebel Heart, which reached No. 2 after its release in 2015. If Springsteen's set holds its place when the weekly chart is published this Friday, it'll mark his 11th U.K. No. 1. Madonna has led the survey with 12 titles, a record for the most chart-topping records by a female artist. History beckons for the U.S. pop superstar. If she manages to win the race to the top, she'll join Elvis Presley as the solo artists with most leaders on the Official U.K. Albums Chart. In other chart news, British electronic act Bastille slots into third place on the midweek chart with their third album Doom Days (Virgin), while Lewis Capaldi's Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish (EMI) looks likely to be dethroned after four weeks at the summit. It's currently at No. 4. Meanwhile, celebrated post-punk outfit Joy Division are on track to impact the top 10 with the 40th anniversary reissue of their classic debut album Unknown Pleasures (London). It's at No. 5 on midweek data. Unknown Pleasures, with its iconic Peter Saville-designed cover art, failed to make an impression on the chart following its release in June 1979, and went on to peak at No. 71 in August 1980 after the untimely death of lead singer Ian Curtis. As the years go by, Unknown Pleasures' reputation grows. "Amazing that 40 years after release, new generations are still discovering and listening to our debut album," founding band member Bernard Sumner told Official Charts. "The timeless sound of Unknown Pleasures continues to live on in a way we never expected." On the midweek U.K. singles chart, Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber's "I Don't Care" (Asylum/Def Jam) is out front and on course for a sixth week at the summit, taking a lead of 6,400 combined sales into the second half of the week, according to the OCC. The real action is at the No. 2 position, with Little Mix's new track "Bounce Back" (RCA) leading Taylor Swift's latest number "You Need to Calm Down" (EMI) by just four units. (Billboard)

Bazzi Captivates With 'Paradise' Performance at the 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards: Bazzi put on a charming performance of "Paradise" at the 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards, which aired Monday (June 17). After being introduced by most of the cast of HBO's new show Euphoria, the camera panned to the singer-songwriter, who was lying on his back in a bed. He then rose and began playing a sample pad, before leaving the bedroom scene and making his way towards the crowd. Sporting a white sweat suit and blue sneakers, Bazzi wooed the audience with the downbeat pop ballad, earning roars of approval as he sauntered around under a single spotlight, playing to every side of the stage. Blue confetti was the final festive touch. Earlier in the night, Lizzo performed her hit "Juice." The evening, hosted by Zachary Levi, also saw appearances from Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish, Jada Pinkett Smith, Brie Larson, and more. (Billboard)

Willow Smith runs into technical difficulties at Surf Lodge gig. Willow Smith debuted some new material at Surf Lodge in Montauk over the weekend -- despite suffering from technical difficulties. "They had some issues with the sound," said an attendee. "But she kept things going by talking to the crowd while everything was fixed .?.?. She was just like, 'These things happen.'" We're told the daughter of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith managed to get the crowd chanting before performing a new tune. A source told us that she then took a late-night ride all the way to JFK Airport to make a 5 a.m. flight back to LA to spend Father's Day with her movie-star dad. (PageSix)

Danielle Bregoli has nothin' but her love of McDonald's and Twitter to thank for getting fired from a show she was set to play in the Middle East ... but it's pretty hard to see this as her fault. Bhad Bhabie responded to a tweet last week that had tagged her in between a bunch of Arabic text, which she playfully answered by saying ... "why yes, I do like McDonald's fries. They be tasting good as f*** sometimes. I appreciate u asking bich. Much love." Standard Bhad Bhabie banter, right? WRONG!!! ... according to the Jordanian promoters who canceled her upcoming show there, anyway. They said the Bhad Bhabie concert for July 8 was being axed for her insensitive comment, which they considered a breach of contract. Turns out, the tweeter was a prominent Palestinian marathon runner who was actually saying that would-be ticket-holders in Jordan should boycott BB 'cause he believes she supports Israel. Unclear what he was basing that on, but that's what he tweeted. Now, sources close to Danielle tell TMZ the whole thing is a major overreaction on the part of the promoters, because the kid didn't even know what the hell she was reading. We're told Danielle hasn't taken a stance on, or pledged allegiance to either side of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. To that point, she has a Tel Aviv gig scheduled for the day after her now-canceled Jordan show. We're told her team doesn't really get why she was accused of being pro-Israel, or why the promoters felt her jokey tweet was anything but that since it seems pretty clear she has no clue what the initial tweet meant. (TMZ)


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