Scott Mervis of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette recently conducted an interview with MÖTLEY CRÜE singer Vince Neil. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: You never really had the critics in your corner, but does it seem like they’ve come around to you a little bit …
Vince: Ah, I don’t know. Some do, some don’t. Some are always the same. The band has been playing amazing every night. We haven’t had one bad show. But you know, still people will just always wanna write [expletive] about us. And that’s the way it is. No one in the band really gives a [expletive] about what the critics have to say, because, really, it’s what the fans say. You have these social networking things — Twitter and Facebook — where thousands of people say we’re an “amazing show,” “you guys sound great” and that’s what matters. Not some idiot that didn’t even go to the show but writes a review about it and how terrible the show was.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Are there any thoughts about a next album?
Vince: Well, we’re going to be on tour until fall of next year. We’re just kind of getting started. We’ve been out about three months now. We’ve got a long way to go, so the album is the last thing we’re thinking about right now.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Is anything happening with “The Dirt” movie?
Vince: We have nothing to do with that. That was bought by Paramount Pictures when the book came out. And it’s over 10 years ago. If they decide to make a movie, they make it. If they don’t, they don’t. It’s been out of our hands for many years. If it gets made, great, if it doesn’t, I don’t really care. It doesn’t matter to me.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: The way your tours go now, in terms of backstage antics, are there things that would be added to “The Dirt”?
Vince: You’re comparing stuff that happened when we were a new band. That’s what people seem to forget. All new bands do exactly what we do in “The Dirt”, but people just love the fact that we talked about it. You can’t think it still happens now. Nikki‘s [Sixx, bass] got his kids out, Tommy [Lee, drums] has his kids out. It’s different. The one thing that matters is being on stage, not what we do after the show.
Read the entire interview from Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.