MÖTLEY CRÜE singer Vince Neil performed with his solo band on February 15 at North Star Mohican Casino Resort in Bowler, Wisconsin. Video footage of the concert can be seen below (courtesy of YouTube user “Kevin Coombs”).
Neil is continuing to tour the world with his backing group, which includes Dana Strum and Jeff Blando from SLAUGHTER, along with drummer Zoltan Chaney.
Speaking to “Trunk Nation”, Vince acknowledged that he is currently the only member of MÖTLEY CRÜE who is waving the flag for the band’s music by performing CRÜE songs as a solo artist.
“It’s a cool thing, because I love MÖTLEY CRÜE, I love MÖTLEY CRÜE‘s music, and I love singing, and I love the fans’ reactions when they hear the songs,” he said. “Whether we’re playing in front of a thousand people or twenty thousand people, I can only see the front row anyway. So I’m happy for me and for the fans to be able to still hear that music after MÖTLEY CRÜE is finished.”
The film adaptation of MÖTLEY CRÜE‘s biography, “The Dirt – Confessions Of The World’s Most Notorious Rock Band”, will be released on March 22. The movie, which was helmed by “Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa” director Jeff Tremaine, was picked up by Netflix after being previously developed at Focus Features and before that at Paramount.
MÖTLEY CRÜE recently recorded four new songs for “The Dirt” movie. Bassist Nikki Sixx described the recordings as “real and raw. Everybody is playing like mad and the songs crush,” he wrote on Twitter. “[Producer] Bob Rock brought the sounds.”
One of the new songs — a collaboration with rapper Machine Gun Kelly — will receive its premiere on the February 21 edition of SEX PISTOLS guitarist Steve Jones‘s radio show, “Jonesy’s Jukebox”, on the 95.5 KLOS station in Los Angeles.
MÖTLEY CRÜE‘s last studio album was 2008’s “Saints Of Los Angeles”, which was followed by a 2009 “Greatest Hits” compilation.
In 2015, MÖTLEY CRÜE completed “The Final Tour”, closing the book on the band’s iconic career after performing a total of 164 shows in 72 markets, grossing over $100 million.
To cement the sense of finality, the four members of MÖTLEY CRÜE in 2014 publicly signed a “cessation of touring” contract that prevents any of them from performing under the CRÜE name in the future.
A tour film about MÖTLEY CRÜE‘s final shows, “The End”, came out in 2016.