Vince Neil Calls Mötley Crüe’s New Single “Dogs Of War” A ‘Classic Crue’

Vince Neil Calls Mötley Crüe’s New Single “Dogs Of War” A ‘Classic Crue’ | Society Of Rock Videos

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Mötley Crüe has just released a brand-new single titled “Dogs Of War,” complete with a music video. The band’s lead singer, Vince Neil, shared his thoughts about the song in a recent interview with Metal Hammer.

He expressed enthusiasm about the track, stating, “I think it’s classic CRÜE, if you go back and listen to the first record [1981’s Too Fast For Love]. To me, it goes back to our roots. I think the fans are going to dig it. It’s a rock‘n’roll tune for partying, screamin’ and yellin’ along. That’s what MÖTLEY CRÜE is about anyway. It doesn’t seem like any time has passed. We’re still just a good rock ‘n’ roll band.”

Unleashing the “Dogs Of War”

When discussing the significance of the song title, Neil explained the band’s combative nature: “We’re the ‘Dogs Of War’. We’re the bastards. We’re in battle with everybody, all the time.”

The song not only introduces a hard-hitting sound but also marks the debut studio performance for John 5 as the band’s guitarist, replacing Mick Mars who stepped down in 2022. Neil praised the new band member, highlighting his impact, “John is such a great guitar player,” Vince remarked. “People love him. The band loves him. He basically made me a better singer. I get to focus on just my singing. He knew all the songs before we even hired him. He can play anything. He’s an exciting, creative guitar player and he’ll definitely be involved in the new music. It’ll be really neat to listen to his ideas.”

Neil also hinted about future projects including a three-track EP set to be released later this year. Plans for a full studio album have been postponed due to the band’s busy touring schedule. He revealed the current state of their music production, “What stage are we at? We’re at no stage right now. We gotta start writing new songs, but we leave in two weeks and you can’t write an album on tour. We’ll get back in the studio at some point – maybe next year.”


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Reflecting on Modern Music and Embracing Classic Rock Roots with “Dogs Of War”

Expanding on his views about the current state of the music industry, Neil expressed a preference for more traditional rock. “I don’t like the state of music these days,” he commented. “You get Taylor Swift and Beyoncé now, and that’s it. I’m a classic rock kind of guy. I like the old stuff. We want to show a new generation of fans what rock ‘n’ roll is all about.”

Just over a year ago, Mötley Crüe teamed up with longtime producer Bob Rock to lay down three new tracks, which included “Dogs Of War,” and a cover of the Beastie Boys’ “(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party!).” Drummer Tommy Lee, in an interview with Desert Sun, was enthusiastic about these new additions. “Wait until you hear it. It’s insane,” he insisted. “It’s not a full album, but that might be down the road a bit. We’re always writing and doing stuff, so that’s always a possibility down the road. But we just went to the studio not too long ago and recorded three insane tracks and one of them is called ‘Dogs Of War’. We’re just finishing up the video for it. For those jonesing for some new CRÜE, people are going to bug out. [New MÖTLEY CRÜE guitarist] John 5 is playing on it, the guitar work is incredible, and it sounds sick.”

Thus, with the arrival of “Dogs Of War,” Mötley Crüe continues to thrill their fans with powerful music and an unyielding dedication to the essence of rock. With the integration of new talent like John 5 and committed to their aggressive, edgy roots, the band pushes on, tailoring their unmistakable sound for long-time fans and newer audiences alike.

Listen to the new song below:

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