Mötley Crüe Guitarist Mick Mars May Release His Solo Album Late This Year

Mötley Crüe’s Mick Mars might finally release his long-awaited solo album late this year. The tentative timeline was revealed by the guitarist’s collaborator Paul Taylor.

Taylor said the following about the record on the “Sonic Dorms” podcast:

“That one, I wrote most of the record with Mick and Jacob Bunton, who sang with [former GUNS N’ ROSES drummer] 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.”

He continued:

“Mick is so awesome, and just the endless cool things he comes up with and the palette of sounds. There’s days I just go, ‘Is that guitar? Is that you doing all that?’ [It’s been] really fun. I’m very excited about that.”

Taylor also added:

“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.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Darryl “DMC” McDaniels (Run-DMC) Recruits Guns N’ Roses, Mötley Crüe, Blink-182, & Ex-Skid Row Members For Remake Of Ram Jam’s “Black Betty”

Darryl “DMC” McDaniels (Run-DMC) has teamed up with Sebastian Bach (ex-Skid Row), Mick Mars (Mötley Crüe), Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses), and Travis Barker (Blink-182) for a remake Of Ram Jam’s “Black Betty.” The new track is titled “She Gets Me High” and it is expected to be released “soon.” Bach commented on Instagram:

“COMING SOON: ‘She Gets Me High’ by @rundmc @dmcmakescomics @kingdmc with ME on vocals 🎤 @mr.mickmars from #MotleyCrue on Guitar 🎸 @duffmckagan from #GunsNRoses on Bass 🎻 and @travisbarker from @blink182 on the Drums 🥁 the song is a remake of Black Betty by Ram Jam and it kicks complete and total ass in every way!! I CANT WAIT FOR YOU ALL TO CRANK THIS UP!!!!! Check out the new article from @spinmag in Stories!!!!”

Korn Drummer Ray Luzier To Guest On Mötley Crüe Guitarist Mick Mars’ New Solo Album

Korn drummer Ray Luzier will be guesting on Mötley Crüe guitarist Mick Mars’ new solo album. Luzier said the following about that:

“When Mars invades your studio-👽- It’s an honor to work with this legend @mr.mickmars ! I’ve always loved his playing & tasty leads in Motley. To be playing on his solo record is pretty surreal, be on the look out for it! Plus he & his wife @serainamars are amazing humans.💥❤️ @_scott_bush_ @cmc21productions @jacobbunton @paultaylorkeys @wagenermichael #mickmars #newmusic #loseyerearstudio #motleycrue #musicislife #lifer #rockwillneverdie #legend #guitar #timelinestudio #jacobbunton #paultaylor #cmcproductions”

Mötley Crüe’s Mick Mars Receives First Dose Of COVID-19 Vaccine

Mötley Crüe’s Mick Mars has officially received his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. He said the following:

“One down one to go!!! F**k covid 👽💉🦠”

Rock/Metal Musicians Pay Tribute To The Late Eddie Van Halen

As previously reported, Van Halen’s Eddie Van Halen has sadly passed away following a battle with cancer. A number of rock/metal musicians have since taken to social media to pay tribute to the legendary guitarist and some of the various posts can be found below:

David Lee Roth (Van Halen):

View this post on Instagram

What a Long Great Trip It’s Been..

A post shared by David Lee Roth (@davidleeroth) on

Michael Anthony (ex-Van Halen, etc.):

View this post on Instagram

No words…Heartbroken, my love to the family💔

A post shared by Michael Anthony (@mad_anthony_bassman) on

Sammy Hagar (ex-Van Halen, etc.):

View this post on Instagram

Heartbroken and speechless. My love to the family.

A post shared by Sammy Hagar (@sammyhagar) on

Metallica:

AC/DC:

Gene Simmons (KISS):

Black Sabbath’s Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, and Geezer Butler:

Pantera:

Mark Morton (Lamb Of God):

Slash (Guns N’ Roses):

View this post on Instagram

RIP #EddieVanHalen

A post shared by Slash (@slash) on

Brian May (Queen):

Scott Ian (Anthrax):

John 5 (Rob Zombie, etc.):

Zach Myers (Shinedown):

Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper, etc.):

Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer, etc.):

Nickelback:

Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater, etc.):

Vernon Reid (Living Colour):

Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed):

Mötley Crüe’s Mick Mars, Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx, and Tommy Lee:

Alex Skolnick (Testament):

Gary Holt (Exodus, etc.):

View this post on Instagram

I am CRUSHED. Loss of words. RIP. One of my hero’s. FUCK 2020

A post shared by Gary Holt (@garyholt_official) on

Robb Flynn (Machine Head):

Phil Demmel (ex-Machine Head, etc.):

Bret Michaels (Poison):

Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers):

Mick Mars (Mötley Crüe) Is Reportedly “Almost Done” With His New Solo Album

It looks like Mick Mars (Mötley Crüe) is nearly finished with his new solo album. Jacob Bunton, who sings on the record, confirmed the news to AL.com.

Bunton said the following:

“I can tell you that I’m involved and the past several months we wrote and recorded a record and Michael Wagener produced it. The great Michael Wagener from [mixing 1986 METALLICA album] ‘Master Of Puppets’ and all that kind of stuff. He worked with MÖTLEY CRÜE on their very first record ‘Too Fast For Love’, when they did it themselves they recorded the record and then Michael Wagener mixed, and then when they got the record deal with Elektra, [QUEEN producer] Roy Thomas Baker ended up going back and remixing it. But on all of their self-released copies, it’s Michael. But to make a long story short, Michael’s producing the record because that was the first producer Mick worked with in MÖTLEY CRÜE, so he wanted to do his solo album, so it’s been really cool. We’ve been recording it in Nashville and we’re almost done.”

He also added:

“The songs are really cool, the record is really cool. He’s such an inventive player and his riffs are insane and it’s definitely going to be what people are expecting. When they hear it … It’s really cool.”

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 Issues Statement Regarding Free Mötley Crüe Tickets “Joke” On 2014 Episode Of “That Metal Show”

During a 2014 appearance on “That Metal Show”, Mick Mars claimed that he would “invite the world to come for free” if Mötley Crüe ever decided to make a comeback after their final tour. Now, with the band having reunited, the clip has gone viral, prompting the guitarist to issue this statement:

“While I was clearly joking about the free tickets that night on TMS, I was also deeply convinced that we would never ever be touring again. I would never have expected to be facing a whole new generation of fans demanding to see us play. In fact, touring with Mötley Crüe comes at a weird place in time, since my solo record is almost complete after such a long time of writing and recording. But, I put our fans first. Anyways, I am eating a lot of crow and humble pie this Thanksgiving for those remarks and accept that some of you see this as me being dishonest. I said what I said and I was wrong. Peace.”

Mötley Crüe’s Mick Mars Guests On New Black Smoke Trigger Song “The Way I’m Wired”

Mötley Crüe guitarist Mick Mars is featured on Black Smoke Trigger’s new song “The Way I’m Wired.” This track appears on the band’s recently released EP “Set It Off.”

Ivan Moody (Five Finger Death Punch), Mick Mars (Mötley Crüe), & Travis Tritt Guest On New Cory Marks Song “Outlaws & Outsiders”

Five Finger Death Punch’s Ivan Moody, Mötley Crüe‘s Mick Mars, and country singer Travis Tritt are all featured on Cory Marks‘ new song “Outlaws & Outsiders.” You can find an official video for that below: