Mick Mars (Mötley Crüe) Appears To Be Planning An April Release For His New Solo Album

It looks like Mick Mars (Mötley Crüe) is planning to release his new solo album in April. The guitarist revealed the news while responding to a fan on Twitter:

[via Blabbermouth]

Mick Mars Says His New Solo Album Will Be “A Bit Harder” Than Mötley Crüe

During a recent interview with Talking Metal, Mick Mars talked a bit about his upcoming solo album. According to the guitarist, the new material will be “a bit harder” than Mötley Crüe.

Mars said the following about the record:

“I’ve been working on this for years, trying to get it right in my way of thinking. I just don’t want to put out a record to put out a record. It has to be right — for me. I mean, people wanna hear my music — it needs to be right. I’m not cutting corners to just, like I said, put out a record to put out a record. I just can’t do it. So it’s taking me a while.”

He also added the following when asked if the album will still feature guest appearances by Andy Biersack (Black Veil Brides) and John Corabi (ex-Mötley Crüe):

“Those [collaborations] went away. I’m looking for a singer that’s gonna be with me in the recording studio, and if it blows up, by any chance — which I hope it does — to be on tour. ‘Cause how many times have you gone, say, to a concert and it’s, like, not the same singer [as on the record]? So it’s one of those kind of things. I would like to have a few different singers — different sounds, but musician singers. This is gonna sound crazy — like with THE BEATLES. The three guys sang all these harmonies, and you could have John [Lennon] sing on a song, or Ringo [Starr], or whoever. But that kind of a thing is kind of what I’m going for. I’d like to do it. If it happens, cool, and if it doesn’t, that’s cool too. Because no matter what, this record ain’t going out until I’m really satisfied with it.”

Mars also talked about the progress he has made in the studio:

“I have drum tracks laid down, some bass tracks. My guitar tracks all scratch tracks. No singers yet. I’m searching. [Laughs] It’s just got to be this certain element that he has, or she has, that I’m hearing in my head. It has to be that, ’cause, like I said, I just don’t wanna put out a mediocre thing, even though people might think it might be. [Laughs] I don’t know. I set my goals high, and if it works, cool, and if it doesn’t, that’s okay too.”

He then added the following about the musical direction:

“Well, I guess it’s my own style. It isn’t really blues. My playing has a blues element to it, of course, but it isn’t what you would call a blues record. It’s more of a heavier rock thing, but I don’t wanna even try to ‘outheavy’ the heavies, you know what I mean? It’s just something hopefully just a little different than what’s going on now. You’re not gonna hear a MÖTLEY-flavored song, except for the guitar, [because] that’s me. They’re gonna be a bit harder than that, but not as hard as the heavies, like MINISTRY and some of those guys.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Mick Mars (Mötley Crüe) Featured In New Episode Of “Ernie Ball: String Theory”

Mick Mars (Mötley Crüe) is featured in the new episode of Ernie Ball’s “String Theory” series. The episode sees the guitarist “dive into his early inspirations, his creative process, and how he gets his signature tone with Ernie Ball strings.” He also talks a bit about his upcoming solo project as well.

Mick Mars (Mötley Crüe) Teases New Solo Songs “Gimme Blood” & “Shake The Cage”

Mick Mars (Mötley Crüe) has posted some teasers for two new tracks titled “Gimme Blood” and “Shake The Cage.” These songs will be on his upcoming solo album, which also features John Corabi (ex-Mötley Crüe).