Vince Neil and Nicolas Cage fight on the Las Vegas Strip after an incident with a fan

Vince Neil and Nicolas Cage got into it Thursday outside the Aria in Las Vegas.

Vince Neil and Nicolas Cage got into it Thursday outside the Aria in Las Vegas.

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Headlining this week’s celebrity brawls are Nicolas Cage and Vince Neil, who got into it physically in Las Vegas on Thursday.

The two AARP-eligible stars looked like a couple of sloppy Tyrannosaurus rex tangling outside the Aria, where, according to TMZ sources, the Mötley Crüe rocker had gotten behind a woman who asked the actor for an autograph and grabbed her hair and pulled her to the ground.

“Stop this ... now,” Cage, 52, shouts in a video shot after he’d taken Neil outside the hotel to calm him down. Rather than beating up the 55-year-old singer, the “Drive Angry” actor was trying to calm him down and get him in a car, the website’s sources said. In the video, Cage winds up holding onto Neil, with one arm around the back of the rocker’s neck and the other pinning Neil’s right arm.


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Neil was reportedly cited for battery but wasn’t taken to jail, police told TMZ.

Both men have had brushes with the law in the past, including allegations of violence.

Cage was arrested in 2011 in New Orleans after a drunken argument with wife Alice Kim, but three weeks later, charges of domestic abuse battery, disturbing the peace and public drunkenness were dropped. (Fun fact: Duane “Dog” Chapman of “Dog the Bounty Hunter” fame posted Cage’s $11,000 bail.)

Neil was arrested in June 2010 on the Las Vegas Strip and charged with DUI, eventually serving 10 days in jail and 15 days under house arrest, paying a $585 fine and completing counseling.

In April 2011, ex-girlfriend Alicia Jacobs had filed a criminal complaint accusing Neil of poking his finger into her chest in addition to cursing at or poking two of her friends in a casino that March.

In November 2011, he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor disorderly conduct and paid a $1,000 fine, and a misdemeanor count of battery constituting domestic violence was dropped.


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