Motley Crue Singer Said 90s Bands Disappeared Because They Were Depressing

07/13/2011
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(hennemusic) Vince Neil has been impressed with the diversity of the audiences at this summer's tour, as the Motley Crue are currently roaming North America atop a triple-bill with Poison and the New York Dolls.

"What's incredible with these crowds," says Neil, "it's not just the people that grew up with us, obviously, or there would be a crowd of 40, 45 and 50 year-olds out there. But it's their kids, 12-year-olds with 'Shout at the Devil' shirts on, and parents bringing their kids to their first concert at 5, 6, 7 years old. Also, the different types of people that are our fans you have attorneys standing next to bikers, and everything in between."

Given Crue's status as the elder statesmen of hard rock, what are Vince's thoughts on the next generation of up and coming rockers? "I'm the wrong guy to ask that," he says. "I don't really listen, I don't know anything about new music or new bands that are out there. When I listen to music, I listen to stuff I grew up with. Hopefully, there will be a band that breaks through with the rock 'n' roll thing, but there just doesn't seem to be one. Most bands forget that this is entertainment, and you've got to put a show on. Most of these bands are content to wear jeans and a t-shirt, and just stand there and play their music. Which, is kind of missing the point."

"That's why all those '90s bands disappeared," adds Neil. "They were f***ing depressing people." more on this story

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