In a a brand new interview with New York City Monthly, MÖTLEY CRÜE singer Vince Neil was asked what his plans are following the completion of the band's "The Final Tour". He responded: "We spent so much time with MÖTLEY CRÜE, it's hard to focus on other stuff. I've had the same solo band for nine, ten years. When MÖTLEY doesn't tour, we always play. I put out some new music with my solo band. I have that football team in Las Vegas [Las Vegas Outlaws], Arena Football; that's going to be a lot of fun in the future. Also a restaurant [Vince Neil's Tatuado Restaurant & Cantina], so my plate is full."
Vince also talked about what he hopes MÖTLEY CRÜE's legacy will be in rock and heavy metal music. He said: "I think the legacy is actually seeing the show and thinking these guys have been doing this for 35 years and we've never really faltered in giving the fans a great stage show. We've always been about the entertainment factor, which a lot of bands have forgotten about."
"The Final Tour", which kicked off last year, will end New Year's Eve at the Staples Center in Los Angeles after one more round of North American gigs.
While announcing the first details of "The Final Tour" at a Los Angeles press conference in January 2014, the four members of MÖTLEY CRÜE revealed that they took the unusual step of having their lawyer draw up a formal "cessation of touring" agreement that goes into effect at the end of 2015 and prohibits the members of the group from going on the road again under the MÖTLEY CRÜE banner.
Neil's live backing band continues to consist of bassist Dana Strum and Jeff Blando (both of SLAUGHTER) and drummer Zoltan Chaney.
Neil's setlist for his solo shows includes CRÜE hits "Dr. Feelgood", "Without You" and "Girls, Girls, Girls". "We kind of have to," he said in a 2014 interview. "I'd be disappointed as a fan if I went and saw me and I didn't play some of the hits…. Every song you're going to know. It's rock 'n' roll."