MÖTLEY CRÜE lead singer Vince Neil was recently interviewed on the i95 Rock radio station in Connecticut. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET).
On whether there is anything still left on his bucket list:
“Man, that’s a tough one, ‘cause I feel like I’ve done everything I’ve ever wanted to do. And the last thing I just wanted to do — as a band, too — was I always wanted to play Rock In Rio in Rio [De Janeiro, Brazil], and we just played it last [month], so that was pretty amazing. [I can] cross that one off. You know, if you look back on our career of 34 years, we’ve done some pretty cool stuff. I can’t think of anything else that I haven’t done that I still wanna do.”
On how the way he prepares for a tour has changed over the years of being on the road:
“Ahh… Not really getting ready to go out on the road, but maybe just being on the road. Obviously, it’s changed a lot from when we were in our early 20s. It was the early ’80s and it was your first time out on the road and your first experiences in different cities and countries. Now, 35 years later, we’ve pretty much been everywhere and kind of done that. People say, ‘Did you go out and look at the city?’ And I go, ‘No. We’ve seen it. We’re just here to play a rock show and that’s it.'”
MÖTLEY CRÜE’s “The Final Tour” kicked off last year and will end New Year’s Eve at the Staples Center in Los Angeles after one last round of North American gigs.
While announcing the first details of “The Final Tour” at a Los Angeles press conference in January 2014, the four members of MÖTLEY CRÜE revealed that they took the unusual step of having their lawyer draw up a formal “cessation of touring” agreement that goes into effect at the end of 2015 and prohibits the members of the group from going on the road again under the MÖTLEY CRÜE banner.
The 2014 leg of “The Final Tour” was one of last year’s top-grossing tours, selling close to a million tickets across 72 cities and grossing more than $45 million.