Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Motley Crue singer says band won’t fake farewell like KISS

Motley Crue singer Vince Neil says the metal band’s plans to retire in the next few years are ‘real’ and that they won’t hold multiple farewell tours like KISS.

“It’s definitely for real,” Neil tells the Oakland Press. “We want to go out on top. We don’t want to be one of those bands that people are like, ‘Oh, they’re playing a ... little club now. We still sell out arenas and do stadium shows and stuff like that, and that’s how we want to be remembered.”

“It’s just time,” he continued. “Mick’s (Mars) health is not that good, and touring is tough on him. I’m sure in five, 10 years’ time we’ll probably do something together again, but it’s not gonna be like a KISS farewell to the farewell to the farewell tour. We’re not gonna be like that.”

Neil expects Motley Crue to make some more new music before it’s done, probably for the soundtrack of the still-developing film adaptation of the band’s collective memoir “The Dirt.” Meanwhile, Neil remains “constantly busy” and expects to have his next solo album in motion by the time the Crue packs it in.

“I’m planning to release something maybe before the end of the Motley run,” he says. “That way it would come out right toward the end of that, and I can just go straight from Motley and continue touring on that (solo album). That’s the idea now, at least. It’s a ways away, still.”

Motley Crue will perform their second residency in Sin City this fall; billed as an “Evening In Hell,” the band returns to The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino for an exclusive 12-show run from September 18 through October 6.

Since the Crue’s Vegas debut in 2012, Guns N’ Roses performed their “Appetite For Democracy” residency last fall, while Def Leppard played their “VIVA! Hysteria” series this spring.

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