MÖTLEY CRÜE's Vince Neil was recently interviewed for The Vegas Issue of Grammy magazine, discussing his ties to the city. An excerpt follows below:
Q: How long have you lived in Las Vegas?
A: "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."
Q: You are from L.A. What brought you to the land of slot machines and 10-buck prime rib?
A: "I loved the clubs and the cool people and the weather and the vibe — it's almost like the Wild West."
Q: What about the music in Vegas?
A: "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."
Q: So overall, Vegas is becoming a more rock and roll city?
A: "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"
The entire interview is available here
Upcoming dates on the KISS/Mötley Crüe The Tour are as follows:
1 - KFC Yum! Arena - Louisville, KY
3 - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion - Woodlands, TX
4 - Gexa Energy Paviliion - Dallas, TX
5 - AT&T Center - San Antonio, TX
7 - Hard Rock Casino Presents: The Pavilion - Albuquerque, NM
8 - Comfort Dental Amphitheater - Englewood, CO
10 - Ashley Furniture Home Store Pavilion - Phoenix, AZ
11 - Mandalay Bay Arena - Las Vegas, NV
12 - Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre - Chula Vista, CA
14 - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater - Irvine, CA
15 - Shoreline Amphitheatre - Mountain View, CA
16 - Sleep Train Pavilion - Concord, MA
18 - White River Amphitheatre - Auburn, WA
19 - Sleep Country Amphitheater - Ridgefield, CT
24 - Rock Jam Grand - Junction, CO
26 - BOK Center - Tulsa, OK
27 - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre - Maryland Heights, MO
29 - Minnesota State Fair - Minneapolis, MN
31 - Riverbend Music Center - Cincinnati, OH
1 - Klipsch Music Center - Noblesville, IN
2 - First Niagara Pavilion - Burgettstown, PA
4 - Bridgestone Arena - Nashville, TN
5 - DTE Energy Music Theatre - Clarkston, MI
7 - First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre - Tinley Park, IL
8 - Alpine Valley Music Theater - East Troy, MI
11 - Allegan County Fair - Allegan, MI
12 - Blossom Music Center - Cuyahoga Falls, OH
13 - Molson Amphitheatre - Toronto, ON
15 - Darien Lake PAC - Darien Lake, NY
16 - Comcast Center - Mansfield, MA
18 - Toyota Pavilion - Scranton, PA
19 - Susquehanna Bank Center - Camden, NJ
21 - PNC Bank Arts Center - Holmdel, NJ
22 - Nikon at Jones Beach - Wantagh, NY
23 - Comcast Theater - Hartford, CT