Mötley Crüe’s time as a live act may be coming to an end, but an upcoming country tribute album is giving their songs new life. Crüe frontman Vince Neil was on hand at yesterday (April 6)’s ACM Awards, where he spoke about the covers album and how he’s being accepted into the country community.
“I thought the idea for the tribute album was cool until I started talking to everybody,” Neil says. “Then I thought it was cooler and cooler and cooler!”
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Neil mentions running into John Rich, who was already at work on his part for the upcoming covers album.
Other artists like Kip Moore, Florida Georgie Line, Eli Young Band, Cassadee Pope, Brantley Gilbert and LeeAnn Rimes are confirmed for the Mötley Crüe tribute album, which will be released via Big Machine Records.
“It’s really an honor,” Neil says. “This is the first (American) Country Awards I’ve been to and it’s really cool for to people open their arms to a rock ‘n roller like me.”
Earlier this year, Mötley Crüe announced plans for one final farewell tour and a legally binding agreement that no member would ever again tour under the band’s name. The 72-city North American tour begins July 2 in Grand Rapids, Mich. and runs through Nov. 21 in Vancouver, B.C. with Alice Cooper opening the shows.
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