Vince Neil Says Motley Crue Will ‘Say Goodbye’ in 2014-2015, Comments on Mick Mars’ Health
Motley Crue’s Vince Neil is offering a few more details on the beginning of the end for the band. With over 30 years under their belts, Neil suspects that the Crue will take their final bow at some point in 2014-2015.
With a lot of unfinished business to attend to before calling it quits, Neil says the band will likely release some new music, perhaps the soundtrack for the movie adaptation of their memoir 'The Dirt,' and then go out at the top of their game. “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,'” Neil tells The Oakland Press. “We still sell out arenas and do stadium shows and stuff like that, and that’s how we want to be remembered.”
Another factor to the possible upcoming break is the health of guitarist Mick Mars who struggles with ankylosing spondylitis, a painful form of chronic arthritis. “It’s just time. Mick’s (Mars) health is not that good, and touring is tough on him,” said Neil. “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.”
While it might be curtains for the Crue, Neil assures fans that he’ll continue on with his solo career. “I’m planning to release something maybe before the end of the Motley run,” he shared. “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 are scheduled to return to The Joint at the Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas for another residency Sept. 18 – Oct. 6