Motley Crue singer Vince Neil is sharing his thoughts on the band’s legacy ahead of the June 14 cinema premiere of their final farewell concert film “The End.”
Directed by Christian Lamb, the project captures the group live at the Staples Center in their hometown of Los Angeles, CA this past New Year’s Eve.
“It’s forever,” Neil tells Palm Springs Life. “’The End’, the movie of the final show, is coming out in the theaters, and there’s also going to be the movie ‘The Dirt’ [based on the band’s 2001 autobiography]. I see it in the reaction to the songs, you know? I could be walking into a place just picking up a prescription or something, and somebody’s got an old Mötley shirt on.
“I’m proud to be that guy. I’ve never run from who I am, and the legacy is not only going to continue, it’s continuing as we speak here. Like I said, I’m thankful for the support, and I’m thankful for the love. And I’m very thankful for the people helping to keep this music alive. Without people like you, it wouldn’t have the legs that it has.”
Neil is on the road playing sets mixing solo tunes with Motley classics, and has a busy year of live dates ahead.
“Listen, I love the stuff,” he says. “I proudly call the tour, ‘The Legacy Continues.’ You have to live every day like it could be your last, but I also plan on doing some great things ahead. I am who I am in my own skin, and I’m OK with it.”
Asked if he has a favourite track to perform, the rocker explains “I don’t know if it’s at the top of my list, but people get emotional when I sing ‘Home Sweet Home.’ The audience sings it really loud back to me, and it really reminds me of pieces of my life and other people’s lives, people I’ve always known.
“But from early Mötley, I’d say “Piece Of Your Action” [from the band’s 1981 debut album “Too Fast for Love”], “Shout At The Devil”, and… you know, if I keep talking, I’ll end up giving you the whole set!”
Tickets for “Motley Crue: The End” are available via FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices.
Fans throughout the US will be able to enjoy the event in nearly 250 movie theaters – check the event website for a complete list of participating theater locations.
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