MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman Vince Neil took part in an MSN online chat Tuesday night (Jan. 4). Several excerpts from the chat follow:
Q: Vince, can you give us a hint on the set list and stage show? Any surprises? Without giving away too much, what can we expect?
Vince Neil: "The setlist will be the hits but we're going to do a lot of very obscure stuff that you haven't heard yet, like 'Too Fast For Love'."
Q: I'm sure you get this all the time, but MÖTLEY CRÜE has been a huge influence in my style of playing. It's so awesome getting to talk to you! I was wondering if there is any new information about the MÖTLEY CRÜE movie [based on the autobiography "The Dirt"]?
Vince Neil: "The movie will probably be out in 2006. We just got the first scripts for it two weeks ago. We're looking through them now and we're the executive producers so we have to make sure that the scripts are perfect before we give the go ahead. Then we fire everybody. (laughs)"
Q: What was it like writing "The Dirt"? I've read that book 2938257 times and it's so freaking great.
Vince Neil: "(laughs) That's great, that's very cool. Writing it was very cool because it was each person's recollection of their life and then how the writer put it together. So you have on event with four different perspectives and knowing what each one person was thinking. It was an amazing experience. If you look like an asshole, you are, if you look like a hero you are, there was no glossing over that one. We were all very honest."
Q: Any plans for a full-length new album by the band or is the anthology the last stop?
Vince Neil: "Right now we're just focused on the tour. If we all decide at the end of the tour to put out another album we will. We're taking it piece by piece and not making any promises. If someone decides not to, that will be it, but if we all decide to keep going that will be great too. This is not a farewell tour, so we'll just see what happens. Hopefully there will be another full-length album."
Q: Your vocals are the best they have sounded in years. Have you been involved in any type of vocal training?
Vince Neil: "No. I haven't done vocal training. For me it does not really work. For me the best vocal training is just singing which is why I've stayed on tour constantly. The more you sing the better you get. It's a muscle and the more you work it out, the better it gets."
Q: What does the song "If I Die Tomorrow" mean? What does the song mean to you?
Vince Neil: "The song, if you watch the video, it really brings what the song is about and for the casual listener it can be about love. If you watch the video it's about the four of us and our mortality and how fragile life is and how close we've come to death and still survived."
Q: Vince, do you prefer to play clubs where their is more interaction with the audience or do you prefer to perform in large arenas?
Vince Neil: "I love both. I love the intimacy of being close to fans and that's where we started. I also love playing large crowd because we can really put on a SHOW with lights and pyro and everything. Those are the two things I love."