NEW BUFFALO — It’s been three weeks since Mötley Crüe officially ended its 34-year run with a New Year’s Eve concert at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, and frontman Vince Neil is caught between reflecting back and moving forward.

“I was emotional,” Neil says by phone from his home in Las Vegas. “I actually broke down at one point. I know there’s videos out there. I was emotional because it was surreal that this was actually it. I’ve done it all my life. It’s still emotional. I’m proud of Mötley. It was a great band that had a lot of great years. But it was time to do what a lot of people don’t do and just end on a high note and go out big.”