MÖTLEY CRÜE singer Vince Neil spoke to Vegas.com about the band’s upcoming return to Las Vegas for an exclusive twelve-show engagement September 18 through October 6 at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel Casino. The band blew away fans and critics in February 2012 with twelve over-the-top, sold-out shows.
“There’s a lot of cool stuff we’re going to use this time,” Neil said. “Technology changes so rapidly and new stuff comes out all the time. All of a sudden someone goes, look at this, and we go, ‘Holy sh*t, that’s cool.’
“We have to outdo ourselves every time we put something new together. This one — I don’t know how we’re going to top this one. There’s some crazy stuff going on in this thing and just a lot of fire and smoke and monsters and all kinds of cool stuff.”
The fall shows, dubbed “Evening In Hell”, will be an all-new production and the band is pushing their own envelope once again. The production is being designed exclusively for The Joint in partnership with AEG Live and will see the band performing in front of just 4,000 people per show max, a far cry from the arenas MÖTLEY CRÜE is accustomed to playing.
“You can encircle the audience here, where you really couldn’t do it in a MGM Grand (type stadium), you know what I mean?” Neil said. “You’d lose the effect. And so, it’s a perfect size for doing something like that. When we did it last February, we just felt we could do so much more. We’re definitely taking advantage of every little thing on this tour (residency).”
According to Neil, MÖTLEY CRÜE recording new songs for the soundtrack to the movie adaptation of the band’s New York Times bestselling collaborative autobiography “The Dirt: Confessions Of The World’s Most Notorious Rock Band”.
“It doesn’t sound like anything, except it sounds like MÖTLEY CRÜE,” Neil said about the new material. “We’re a rock band, we do rock music and that’s it. We don’t ever try to sound like anybody or follow trends. We just put out good rock ‘n’ roll songs.
“MÖTLEY CRÜE fans are MÖTLEY CRÜE fans. You don’t like us, don’t listen to us. You like us, you’ll like the new stuff. It doesn’t really matter to us. We write songs basically for ourselves, not for the fans, because we’re rock fans ourselves. So, we play what we like. That’s like our last album [‘Saints Of Los Angeles’] – every single song on that album I love.”