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Promotional image of Razzle during his time with Hanoi Rocks
|Birth name||Nicholas Charles Dingley|
|Born||2 December 1960|
Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England
|Died||8 December 1984 (aged 24)|
Redondo Beach, California, U.S.
|Genres||Rock, glam punk, punk rock, glam rock, hard rock, glam metal|
|Associated acts||Hanoi Rocks|
Prior to joining Hanoi Rocks, Razzle had played in UK-based bands Thin Red Line, Demon Preacher (featuring Nik Wade, later of Alien Sex Fiend) The Fuck Pigs and The Dark, with whom he released one EP.
In late 1984, Hanoi Rocks was on their first American tour. Frontman Michael Monroe fractured his ankle, so the band had to skip a few gigs and take a break. During that break, Mötley Crüe's singer Vince Neil invited the band to visit his home, in California.
On 8 December, Razzle visited Neil's home and spent the day in Redondo Beach. The two decided to take a trip to a local liquor store in Neil's De Tomaso Pantera. While speeding and driving drunk, Neil lost control of the car and hit two oncoming vehicles. Two occupants of the other cars were seriously injured. Razzle was taken to South Bay ER but was pronounced dead on arrival at 07:12 local time. He was buried at Holy Cross Church in Binstead, Isle of Wight in 1984. Neil dedicated Theatre of Pain, Mötley Crüe's third studio album, to Razzle; however in 2015 Neil admitted to Ultimate Classic Rock that he wrote a check for $2.5mil to the courts, so he only ever served 19 days of a 30 day sentence for the reckless death.
Neil's account of this event, while contradictory to witnesses accounts, is documented in Mötley Crüe's 2001 autobiography The Dirt: Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band. Max Milner portrayed Razzle in the 2019 film adaptation.
With Hanoi Rocks
- Self Destruction Blues (1982) (Only appears on Japanese remastered edition)
- Back to Mystery City (1983)
- Two Steps from the Move (1984)
- The Best of Hanoi Rocks (1985)
- This One's for Rock'n'roll – The Best of Hanoi Rocks 1980–2008 (2008)
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 9 January 2016.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 16 May 2012. Retrieved 9 March 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- Chronological Crue – 1984. Members.ozemail.com.au. Retrieved on 2011-03-12.
- Frank Meyer (1 January 2002). "Back to the Mystery City of Hanoi Rocks". KNAC.com.