Mötley Crüe Guitarist Mick Mars’ Solo Album Due Out By Year’s End
Mötley Crüe guitarist Mick Mars has been working away on recording a solo album for the last six years, give or take. On and off. And with any luck, you’ll hear that album by the end of the year!
Early on in the sessions, Mars was joined by retired producer Michael Wagener (Ozzy, Accept, Warrant, Skid Row) at Blackbird Studio in Nashville (where Mars has lived for close to a decade) to work on some tracks.
Paul Taylor, who you’d best know from working with Winger, was recently a guest of the “Sonic Dorms” Podcast and said that he’d spent “the last couple of years” collaborating with Mars, “That one, I wrote most of the record with Mick and [Alabama musician] Jacob Bunton, who sang with Steve Adler. Me and Jacob have written a lot of stuff for TV together. I’m really excited to have that come out, and that, I think, is gonna be towards the end of the year.”
Hahaha cat’s outta the bag Mick. Gee, I wonder if that’s the way Mars wanted to announce the release of his solo album? Answer: probably not.
Taylor went on to say, “Mick doesn’t really want me to say too much about it. But he said it’s okay just to say it’s a heavy record — it’s definitely heavy — and it very versatile. I feel really lucky that I got to sit and work with him and turn these things into songs. I think it’s gonna blow some people away. It’s really cool.”
Honestly, I could hear it’s a bag of shit and I’d still give this solo album time of day. It’s freakin’ Mötley’s MICK MARS for cryin’ out loud!
Mars talked to Billboard in September ’19 and told them, “[It’s] not like today’s music, which to me is pretty much pop metal and more growly guys. It’s all cool and it’s all good, and I’m just searching for something that’s just a little different than that. I [also] don’t want to be living in ’85. It’s hard to reinvent yourself, but that’s what I’m doing now. I’m trying to reinvent the way that I approach music writing. I’ve got a lot of crap, and I’ve got a lot of good stuff too.”
Do you think Mars’ solo album will live up to fans’ expectations? Korn’s drummer Ray Luzier is a featured guest. Who should be the singer in his band? Maybe something like Slash did with his first album? Time will tell!