VINCE NEIL Hits East Coast With Solo Band
Fan-filmed video footage of MÖTLEY CRÜE singer Vince Neil‘s solo performance last night (Friday, January 20) at Patchogue Theatre in Patchogue, New York can be seen below.
Photos of Neil‘s January 19 concert at the Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield, Connecticut are available at PowerlineMag.com.
Neil said in arecent interview with the Las Vegas Sun that is considering splitting from MÖTLEY CRÜE after the band’s first-ever rock band residency in February. The singer, who has been sitting on his boat in the Bahamas for the past few weeks pondering his next move, explained, “I’m having a great time here — I could stay a year! I’m sitting on my yacht, contemplating my future, and I’m not sure it will be with MÖTLEY CRÜE after Las Vegas. Great things are coming up and pushing me in another direction.”
He added, “This is all about me thinking about the second half of my life, thinking about my future, and that future might not include MÖTLEY CRÜE after Vegas. There are so many opportunities that are in front of me that I’m really excited about. I just don’t want to look back later in life and regret that I didn’t pursue them. I’m just not sure I can give these opportunities the time and effort I’ll need to and continue with the band. It’s been a great ride, and I’ve enjoyed every second of it, but being out here relaxing in this beautiful place has given me the chance to reflect on what direction I want the rest of my life to take. I’m really giving it a lot of thought.”
In a recent interview with NewsTimes.com, Neil gave the following advice to young musicians: “Don’t get in the business. It’s tough. There [are] so many different outlets for music now. Thirty years ago you had MTV; everybody watched MTV and everybody saw your video. There was one place to go; now there [are] thousands of places to go. It’s a lot tougher. There [are] more eyes out there; it’s just harder to get everybody to look at you at the same time.”