One Of Mike Patton’s Big Fears Is Becoming Like Mötley Crüe’s Vince Neil

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We have recently discovered a fear that Mike Patton has: Becoming like Mötley Crüe frontman Vince Neil. Via a new interview with Revolver, the Dead Cross singer spoke to some lyrics that are part of the band’s upcoming new album (and ended up speaking to a personal concern of his).

At one point during the conversation, the interviewer asks Mike about the lyrics pertaining to the Dead Cross song “Love Without Love.” The lyrics they specifically ask about are as follows:

“I LOVE YOU SO MUCH THAT I COULD SHIT/HOTTER THAN A BRANDING IRON, COLDER THAN A WITCH’S TIT/LIKE BILLY JOEL, I’LL BE MOVING OUT!”

Mike is then asked what inspired those lyrics, to which he says: “[Laughs] I don’t know. It just came out. Maybe some past relationships, something like that. But honestly? It just sounded good. And it worked. It’s funny that you say it’s the best lyrics I ever wrote! [Laughs] It’s basically about unrequited love. You love somebody more than that person loves you. That’s the bottom line of it. You put in a witch and a branding iron, and there you go.”

The interviewer then brings up how Billy Joel is not the only celebrity name-dropped on the album, and that Patton also mentions Pig Champion from Poison Idea and Vince Neil. Mike says, “Wow, you caught that! I also mention Mr. Chi Pig from SNFU, who died during the recording of the album.”

Then the interviewer specifically points out the Vince Neil reference, saying how they find it funny, given that they consider Patton “anti-Neil.” This is when the Dead Cross singer speaks to his concern about becoming like Vince Neil:

“What did I say again? I forget. Wasn’t I kind of making fun of him? Oh, yeah: ‘Like a Vince Neil who sings too many songs.’ Yeah, like fat, old — we all know where he’s at now. I’m conscious of that, and I also fear that I may become that. [Laughs] So why not talk about it?”

There you have it folks! What do you make of Mike Patton’s concern and jab towards Vince Neil? The new Dead Cross album comes out this Friday – you can pre-order the record via this link here.