Beginning of the End for Motley Crue Says Vince Neil
It looks like Motley Crue are going to call time on their 30-year career in the next year or so, as touring has taken its toll on guitarist Mick Mars’ health, and the band want to go out on a high.
Speaking to The Oakland Press, singer and frontman Vince Neil said:
“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.”
Guitarist Mick Mars also suffers from a rare form of chronic arthritis called ankylosing spondylitis, which, when you actually think about it, probably makes playing the guitar really quite unpleasant and tricky.
“It’s just time. Mick’s 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.”
Before they put up their flags, though, Motley Crue fans have a new album to look forward to, which Neil has suggested could be the soundtrack to a film adaptation of the band’s memoir, “The Dirt”, and don’t plan on throwing in the towel (get me and all my metaphors) till 2014 or 2015.
Neil is also looking to release some solo material, and commented:
“I’m planning to release something maybe before the end of the Motley run. That way it would come out right toward the end of that, and I can just go straight from Motley and continue touring on the solo album. That’s the idea now, at least.”
RIP, Motley Crue: The girls, girls, girls, will miss you.