MÖTLEY CRÜE singer Vince Neil was recently interviewed for “The Vegas Issue” of Grammymagazine, discussing his ties to the city. A couple of excerpts follow below
Grammy: How long have you lived in Las Vegas?
Vince: Seventeen years. And it’s funny — every time I tell people I live in Vegas, they’re surprised. They always think I still live in L.A. They’ll ask me, “Do you like it?” Well, yeah I like it — it’s why I live there.
Grammy: You are from L.A. What brought you to the land of slot machines and 10-buck prime rib?
Vince: I loved the clubs and the cool people and the weather and the vibe — it’s almost like the Wild West.
Grammy: What about the music in Vegas?
Vince: Well, for one thing, it’s getting a lot cooler. [In 2012] MÖTLEY CRÜE [became] the first hard rock band to have a residency at the Hard Rock Hotel Casino. Usually when you think of residencies, you think of Elton John or Celine Dion. Not MÖTLEY CRÜE.
Grammy: So overall, Vegas is becoming a more rock and roll city?
Vince: Yeah. I mean, Santana has a residency at the [House of Blues]. It’s just started opening up more and more. We’ve been asked to do another residency next year.
Grammy: Will you do it?
Vince: I’d like to. Every night sold out. We’d have 4,000 people every night. I started asking, “Who’s here from out of town?” And 90 percent of the people were. There’s just so much stuff to do here if you’re a rock fan. There’s great shopping, great strip clubs, great restaurants. And the restaurants have gambling
Read the entire interview from Grammy magazine.