CNN, Rockerrazzi.com, 95.5 KLOS and Noisecreep conducted separate interviews with members of MÖTLEY CRÜE and KISS about their upcoming co-headlining tour — dubbed simply “The Tour”— which will kick off on July 20 in Bristow, Virginia. You can watch the interviews below.
MÖTLEY CRÜE singer Vince Neil: “These guys are the baddest band in the fucking world. Our very first tour was with [KISS], 1982. To be able to do it now is amazing.”
KISS frontman Paul Stanley: “Seeing [MÖTLEY CRÜE] on stage [in 1982], it was obvious back then that this was the next big thing. We talk about bang for buck, this will be the definition of bang for buck on this tour. If you want to see more bombs and artillery, you’ll have to check out the military.”
KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons: “We’re sick and tired of girls getting up there with dancers and karaoke tapes in back of them. No fake bullshit. Leave that to the Rihanna, Shmianna and anyone who ends their name with an ‘A.'”
MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee (to Billboard.com): “No disrespect to Rihanna, she’s a great singer, but we’re in a slump for some shit that has some personality and appeal beyond a bunch of pop stuff that’s floating around out there. I’m glad he said that actually because I don’t think i can bear watching another fucking award show that is just a little bit better than ‘American Idol’. It’s fucking pathetic to watch people go out and fucking karaoke with a bunch of lights and video. It’s all completely watered down.”
MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx (to RollingStone.com): “What I would like to see people take away from it is that if you actually practice your instrument and practice writing songs and put a hundred percent into your show and every aspect of it, from your clothes to your lyrics, if your singers sing, then this is what happens — you have a long career and you get to go out and do the real deal. It’s real rock and roll.”
KISS drummer Eric Singer: “Both bands are fans of each other. Everyone in KISS is a fan of MÖTLEY, big time. I remember when ‘Dr. Feelgood’ came out, Paul used to play that record all the time.”
Paul Stanley: “You may say it doesn’t look like classic rock and roll in the sense of what Elvis did, but all we’ve ever been, both bands, is Elvis on steroids. Elvis through a Marshall amplifier. We never forget, we were once in the audience seeing bands who let us down. This will be The Tour, that’s what we’re calling it, The Tour. You will be deaf and blinded, you will leave there stumbling out.”