VINCE NEIL: ‘I Run Just About 10-12 Miles A Night’

Jay Nanda of the San Antonio Metal Music Examiner recently conducted an interview with MÖTLEY CRÜE singer Vince Neil. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.

San Antonio Metal Music Examiner: We’re looking forward to you headlining the Rock N’ Roll Marathon, and of course you were here on June 9 when MÖTLEY kicked off the POISON tour in Texas . . .

Vince: What POISON tour?

San Antonio Metal Music Examiner: The tour this summer with POISON and NEW YORK DOLLS.

Vince: POISON opened for MÖTLEY. It was MÖTLEY‘s tour.

San Antonio Metal Music Examiner: What do you think is more difficult: two hours on stage every night, or athletes and ordinary people running 26.2 miles for two hours?

Vince: Yeah, it’s two different kind of marathons. I use a pedometer, and I run just about 10-12 miles a night. It’s different, though. One thing that’s different is you’re singing. And you do stop and talk to the crowd. But what these athletes do, it’s amazing.

San Antonio Metal Music Examiner: I interviewed your former guitarist Jason Hook in 2009 and asked him what it was like to be in your band.

Vince: Oh, cool.

San Antonio Metal Music Examiner: This is what he said: “Vince Neil was probably the most fun I’ve ever had in a band. It was a small band. I was the only guitar player, and one of my best friends was the drummer, so we were pretty much in control of the whole thing. All Vince wanted to do was get girls and party. Just lots of girls. It’s nothing to brag about, and not necessarily a bad thing, but all he wanted to do was bang chicks. When you play a rock and roll show with Vince, it’s like a party. And a party without girls is not a good party.” Would you agree with that?

Vince: Well, I don’t know if there’s anything to agree to. One thing is on stage, and one thing is off stage.

San Antonio Metal Music Examiner: How was it being on “Skating With The Stars”?

Vince: Eh, it was painful. I had no idea you had to be on the ice every single day, eight hours a day, seven days a week. It’s hard work, really tough. It’s not like “Dancing With the Stars” when you get hurt. I think everyone got hurt. My partner fell on top of me, and we thought we’d have to go to the hospital. Fortunately, we didn’t. But everyone on that program got hurt.

Read the entire interview from San Antonio Metal Music Examiner.