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Vince Neil Reveals The Reason For Cancelling Mötley Crüe’ Retirement

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In a recent chat on SiriusXM’s ‘Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk,’ Vince Neil of Mötley Crüe opened up about his thoughts on returning to the stage after retirement.

The conversation touched upon the impact of their 2019 Netflix biopic ‘The Dirt,’ which showcased the band’s formative years.

Neil mentioned that he hadn’t initially given much thought to a reunion, but the overwhelmingly positive reception to the film and the diverse age range of fans at their concerts made the reunion feel like a natural step.

Mötley Crüe had initially bid farewell to touring with a formal agreement signed on January 28, 2014, and a final performance in Los Angeles at the end of 2015.

Nonetheless, the band regrouped in 2018 to record new tracks for ‘The Dirt’ and later annulled their touring cessation agreement. Despite planning a comeback tour with Def Leppard, Poison, and Joan Jett, the tour faced delays until 2021.

Tommy Lee, the band’s drummer, attributed their decision to come out of retirement to the allure of a stadium tour, a new experience for the band. Shortly after announcing their tour with Def Leppard, which was set to cover Latin America and Europe, the band shared news of Mick Mars‘ retirement. Despite having previously declared a final tour and show in 2015, the band surprised everyone with their 2019 reunion and subsequent tour.

Mars has faced health challenges since his youth, which at one point led him to pause playing the guitar for nearly two years.

He credits his recovery and a unique approach suggested by a neuro-psychiatrist—simply holding the guitar daily without playing—for not only overcoming his health struggles but also improving his guitar skills.

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