Vince Neil on Motley Crue Retirement: 'We Wont Fake It Like Kiss'

Singer insists that retirement is the real deal.

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Vince Neil has once again reiterated that Motley Crue are planning to call time on their career at some point in the next few years. As Hennemusic reports, the Crue vocalist made the following statement to the Oakland Press:

"It's definitely for real. 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."

Neil also noted that the band wont endlessly extend their farewell tour like Kiss did in the late 1990s.

Its just time," he continued. "Mick [Mars]'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."

In spite of Motley Crue's imminent end, Neil intends to keep working, noting that he will be touring an upcoming solo album as soon as the band is over.

"I'm planning to release something maybe before the end of the Motley run," he says. "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."

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    rockfreak611
    Dear UG, The line, "We won't fake it like Kiss," wasn't even said by Vince here, and yet you still slapped it in quotation marks and put it as the headliner to try to make it seem more attacking towards the band just to get more page hits. This is obnoxious, especially considering Neil's actual quote wasn't nearly as jabbing.
    HDI
    I love how every single day, we point out all the flaws of UG articles, but we keep coming back for more.
    hudsonstradlin
    Vince's voice retired long ago, and got replaced by the wheezy penguin in Toy Story 2.
    sideslick
    And to top it all off, Wheezy's voice-actor in Toy Story 2 passed away mid-production.
    Missahippi
    Yea!!! Maybe we can get some new methods of mayhem!!!! No seriously dont do that I was just joking
    1916
    Motley Crue has probably had their moment. I'm a fan, but the apathy, nihilism and indifference in the subject manner of most grunge bands seem to reach more people than lyrics like "Spend a million dollars on amphetamines." And being able to relate to where a band comes from is one of the things that killed off glam in the nineties.
    Firehawk2410
    "We want to go out on top." How ironic. That's exactly what Ace Frehley said during KISS's "Farewell Tour."
    HH_Emo_666
    Well wtf. I hope they release another album soon. Every other week there's articles on them making one and not making one. Make up your ****ing mind! Christ,they already have like 2 or 3 greatest hit albums.
    figerade
    Quit for real? I remember watching Behind the Music and Nikki said We should tour one last time and finish. ...aaaand that was how many years ago now?
    Realityburn
    He's not the only guy in the band. He probably did think that and got overruled by the other 3 guys.
    District
    Didn't the Scorpions say the exact same thing before their "farewell tour"? Good chance they might come back to this statement in a few months.
    juanaltarboy
    you don't have nearly as much baggage and trajectory as Kiss to pull a single farewell tour so STFU