Monday, April 7, 2014

Vince Neil looking forward to Motley Crue country tribute album

When Motley Crue announced their farewell tour in January, the band also revealed plans for a country music tribute album of their work, and singer Vince Neil says he’s looking forward to the project.

"I thought the idea for the tribute album was cool until I started talking to everybody," Neil told Billboard at the 49th annual Academy of Country Music Awards in his hometown of Las Vegas, Nevada on Sunday. "Then I thought it was cooler and cooler and cooler!"

“When you look at the song catalog, the songs are going to be the things that stand the test of time,” said Big Machine Records founder Scott Borchetta when the project was announced. “I’m going to match up some of my outlaw artists with some of these great songs and we’re going to go pretty wide.”

Due out in sync with Motley Crue’s farewell tour, the album will feature a variety of country acts like John Rich, Kip Moore, Florida Georgie Line, Eli Young Band, Cassadee Pope, Brantley Gilbert and LeeAnn Rimes.

Motley Crue will launch “The Final Tour” on July 2 in Grand Rapids, Michigan with guest Alice Cooper.

See also:

Video report on wedding of Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx
PHOTOS: Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx gets married
Motley Crue to release new single for farewell tour
Motley Crue guitarist unhappy with band’s use of backing tapes in concert
Motley Crue add Spokane show to farewell tour
Search Motley Crue at hennemusic