Former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach says that he was asked to replace Vince Neil in MÖTLEY CRÜE but that he turned down the opportunity because he thought his situation at the time was better. Neil was fired from MÖTLEY CRÜE in 1992 due to personal differences and was replaced by John Corabi. With Corabi on vocals, MÖTLEY CRÜE released one critically acclaimed full-length CD, which ended up being a commercial failure in the wake of grunge despite a Top-Ten placing on the album chart. Asked by a fan on Twitter if he was ever considered to replace Vince in MÖTLEY CRÜE, Bach replied that he was not just "considered" but that he was actually "asked" by CRÜE if he wanted to join the band as its new lead singer. He then added that the story of how close he came to becoming a member of MÖTLEY CRÜE might be included in his upcoming autobiography, which he is currently working on and for which he recently revealed that he had "a big offer from a big book company." When another fan pressed Bach on why the singer turned down the offer to join MÖTLEY CRÜE, Bach replied: "The short answer is that I actually thought at the time this band SKID ROW was better." Sebastian then added, "Gee, I sure know how to pick 'em." In a November 2012 interview with the "Eddie Trunk Rocks" radio show on New York's Q104.3 FM, Bach stated about his former band: "I will always be the singer of SKID ROW, no matter what. There's no other guy. It's like… John Corabi, I love ya — it's great — but where's Vince? I mean, that's the way it is. Walk down the street with me and count

MICK MARS Says His Health Is Not The Reason For MÖTLEY CRÜE’s Retirement Plans

MÖTLEY CRÜE guitarist Mick Mars has dismissed reports that his poor health is partly to blame for the band's decision to retire from touring. In a recent interview with the Oakland Press, CRÜE singer Vince Neil said that Mars' ongoing battle with Ankylosing spondylitis, a painful form of chronic arthritis that causes vertebrae in the spine to fuse together, as well as the band's desire to "go out on top" were the primary reasons for CRÜE's revelation that they will call it quits after 2015. "It's just time," Neil said. "Mick's health is not that good, and touring is tough on him. I'm sure in five, 10 years' time, we'll probably do something together again, but it's not gonna be like a KISS farewell to the farewell to the farewell tour. We're not gonna be like that." He added: "We want to go out on top. We don't want to be one of those bands that people are like, 'Oh, they're playing a little club now.' We still sell out arenas and do stadium shows and stuff like that, and that's how we want to be remembered." However, in a posting on his Twitter account, Mars painted a different picture, claiming that his medical condition had never affected his playing. "Any rumors regarding a farewell tour due to 'my poor health' are BS," he said. "I am doing fine, my AS has never kept me from touring and never will." MÖTLEY CRÜE will return to Las Vegas for an exclusive twelve-show engagement September 18 through October 6 at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

MÖTLEY CRÜE’s VINCE NEIL: ‘We Have A Lot To Be Proud Of In This Band’

MÖTLEY CRÜE singer Vince Neil recently spoke to Atlantic City Weeklyabout the band's continued success after going through "more ups and downs" in their three-decade-long career "than an elevator" "This is a brotherhood," Neil said. "You have your ups and downs. But we always make it through. We love making music with each other. It's pretty simple. Anybody who has been in a band for a while can relate to what I'm talking about. We've had our share of rough patches. I was out of the band for a few years and so was Tommy [Lee, drums], but we all know that this band works best when it's the four of us together. We were younger when we went through some things and I think it helps that we're all older and wiser."? Speaking about the pedal-to-the-metal lifestyle MÖTLEY CRÜE has enjoyed since the mid-'80s days of rock and roll debauchery and Sunset Strip excess, Neil said: "You look at the drugs and the drinking and it's amazing that we're all still here. We survived some dark days. We could have died many times from many different things. We made it through it and now we're in control and we're not going to stop living. None of us have that death wish. I think we're a little smarter at this age."? Vince also confirmed plans for MÖTLEY CRÜE to make a film version of the band's biography, "The Dirt: Confessions Of The World's Most Notorious Rock Band", which will hit screens in the next year or two.?