In an interview with the Los Angeles Sun newspaper, long-serving Mötley Crüe frontman Vince Neil has made suggestions that he may quit the band sometime in the near future.
He told the newspaper he is “seriously contemplating a split from the band after their run of concerts at the Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel from February 3 to February 19, 2012.” He added, “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.” [Source: Blabbermouth]
Neil left the band previously in 1992 before returning five years later. In his absence, Mötley Crüe recorded a flop album (self-titled) vith vocalist John Corabi, previously of The Scream (and leter to team up with ex-KISS man Bruce Kulick in The Union). While this Mötley Crüe record isn’t very well thought of among fans, it was home to one storming single, ‘Hooligan’s Holiday’. During this period, Vince Neil released a couple of great solo records, 1993’s ‘Exposed’ and 1995’s hugely underrated ‘Carved In Stone’.
Mötley Crüe have recently visited the UK as part of a double-headline stint with Def Leppard.