MÖTLEY CRÜE singer Vince Neil recently spoke to Atlantic City Weekly about the band’s continued success after going through “more ups and downs” in their three-decade-long career “than an elevator”
“This is a brotherhood,” Neil said. “You have your ups and downs. But we always make it through. We love making music with each other. It’s pretty simple. Anybody who has been in a band for a while can relate to what I’m talking about. We’ve had our share of rough patches. I was out of the band for a few years and so was Tommy [Lee, drums], but we all know that this band works best when it’s the four of us together. We were younger when we went through some things and I think it helps that we’re all older and wiser.”?
Speaking about the pedal-to-the-metal lifestyle MÖTLEY CRÜE has enjoyed since the mid-’80s days of rock and roll debauchery and Sunset Strip excess, Neil said: “You look at the drugs and the drinking and it’s amazing that we’re all still here. We survived some dark days. We could have died many times from many different things. We made it through it and now we’re in control and we’re not going to stop living. None of us have that death wish. I think we’re a little smarter at this age.”?
Vince also confirmed plans for MÖTLEY CRÜE to make a film version of the band’s biography, “The Dirt: Confessions Of The World’s Most Notorious Rock Band”, which will hit screens in the next year or two.?
“We’ve certainly lived the life,” Neil said. “It’s obviously been entertaining onstage with us, but it’s been pretty entertaining offstage as well. We’ve packed a lot in over all of these years. I’m just thankful that we accomplished so much and had such a good time. We have a lot to be proud of in this band. I feel like we did it all and it’s fun continuing doing what we do best.”