Motley Crue‘s end is in sight. The group started publicly talking about hanging up their guitars for good early last month with Nikki Sixx providing come recent clarification on the group’s decision to call it a day. Now, in a new interview, Vince Neil confirms what many of us already know.
“It’s time, that’s really it,” Vince told the Toronto Sun. “Do you want to go out on top rather than fading away? And that’s it. You know, I’ll continue to sing Motley with my solo band and put out solo records and stuff and Nikki’s got his radio show and [drummer] Tommy [Lee] wants to be a deejay, and so we’ll see what happens.”
Neil’s recent interview doesn’t necessarily share any shocking revelations but he is frank about the reasons why he believes it’s time to quit. With more than 80 million records sold over the course of their career, Neil admits it will be a long goodbye of sorts. He says the group hopes to release a new record next year and will then spend the bulk of 2014 and 2015 on the road.
“We’re going to put out some new music next year and then it’s our farewell tour — we’ll do the world one more time and then call it a day. Our farewell tour (will be like) 2014 or ’15. Tours last about two years. So to finish the world, you’ve got to do the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia…it takes some time.”
Anyone else notice that Vince mentioned HIS solo project but just said that Nikki "has jis radio show"? No mention of Sixx A.M. Sounds to me like someone feels a little threatened.....just sayin'
Oh baby, it is almost here and my liver is already crying for mercy!! Big weekend coming up with the NASCAR Truck and Sprint Cup series' coming to town for an adrenaline pumping, action packed weekend!!
I've always loved having Kansas Speedway here in town and have always enjoyed going out on race weekend and watching the races but it used to be that Kansas was just another weekend on the schedule and just another mile and half track on the circuit, but with the reconfiguration of the track last year with new pavement and progressive banking through the corners, it's not just another track on the schedule anymore. Kansas Speedway is now a beast with a whole new personality....even the TV commentators are pumping it up. I was watching the race at Texas this past weekend and they mentioned Kansas Speedway more than once (and not just in passing saying that that's where the next race would be....more like how it was going to be a factor!) About mid-race, this was the exchange between Darrell Waltrip, Larry McReynolds and Mike Joy in the broadcast booth:
Waltrip: Kansas ought to be REAL interesting…with the new repave and these cars….I have no IDEA how fast these cars will go around that racetrack
McReynolds: It’ll put a whole new meaning to fast
Joy: What’d Kurt Busch say in qualifying..Ludacris speed
McReynolds: I know the Rousch/Fenway teams tested there a couple of weeks ago…corner entry speed 212 mph
That's what I'm talking about when I say the track has a whole new personality. Speeds used to average around 165 mph, now they're diving in there at over 200....higher speeds equal more action!
Later in the race, Chris Meyers and Michael Waltip discussed the new track:
Meyers: New asphalt already with multiple groves in Kansas Michael so how is that going to make a difference in that mile and a half track next Sunday?
Waltrip: The crew chiefs are going to be challenged, you know, you’re only going to come to pit road ONLY every now and then at Kansas because the tires are going to continue to stick. The drivers are going to be challenged because of the intense speed…these guys will be going over 205 mph down into the corner for this 400 miler…the multiple groves that they have in the corners, the variable banking means that there’s going to be options for these drivers when they get down into the corner….Kansas, the action is going to pick up for sure
Yeah, not just another track on the schedule anymore folks. I'M READY!!!!!
Well folks, we are officially one month away from Rockfest 2013!! Very strong line-up this year and a good time to be had by all! Since you're already on this site make sure to check out to check out the Rockfest section and get all your questions answered. Set times are posted, the autograph booth schedule, a parking map and everything in between. Don't forget that the ticket price goes up the day of the show so save yourself a good $10 and buy the tickets in advance and we'll see you at the biggest party of the year!!