MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman Vince Neil was interviewed for tonight’s edition of CBS-TV’s “48 Hours Mystery”. The program, which airs at 10 p.m. ET/PT, focuses on the professional bodybuilder Craig Titus — who helped Neil lose 20 pounds as part of VH1’s “Remaking: Vince Neil” special — and Craig’s wife, Kelly Ryan.
A desription of the show reads as follows:
“Craig Titus and his wife Kelly Ryan were two of the biggest stars of the bodybuilding world. The duo — he, a Mr. Olympia competitor and she, a fitness champion — won numerous competitions and graced magazine covers. Titus even trained MÖTLEY CRÜE lead singer, Vince Neil, who admits to ’48 Hours Mystery’ that Titus used steroids and injected him with them. And steroids were not Titus’ only drug of choice. These Las Vegas hard bodies were also hard partiers, known for using illegal drugs and painkillers.
“But all that changed on Dec. 14, 2005, when the charred corpse of a young woman was discovered in Ryan’s burned out car on a Las Vegas desert road. The unrecognizable body was initially thought to be Ryan, but authorities were stunned when they arrived to the couple’s house only to be greeted by her at the door. The body was that of their live-in assistant Melissa James. And soon police pieced together the web of fame, sex, drugs and jealousy that ended in this brutal murder, a gruesome cover up and the downfall of a fitness powerhouse.
“Now, in a ’48 Hours Mystery’ exclusive, family, friends, detectives and witnesses each shed light on this shocking story. And, for the first time, shamed bodybuilder Craig Titus tells his side of what happened the night James died, insisting to ’48 Hours Mystery’ that is wasn’t murder. ‘She OD’d. She’d been shooting drugs for days…I never intended to kill Melissa James, murder Melissa James.'”
Watch a trailer for the program below.
“Remaking: Vince Neil” originally premiered in January 2005. Throughout the hour-long special Neil underwent a facelift, worked out with a personal trainer and most importantly, kicked his drinking habit. Following his physical transformation, Neil teamed up with some of the music industry’s top producers to record a new single, “Promise Me”, which was expected to surface on Neil’s new solo album (which, at the time of this writing, has yet to be recorded).