Motley Crue’s Mick Mars Targets April 2020 for Solo Album
"No one will ever stand in the way of my solo record. Ever," stated Mars. "Watch for it in April 2020."
The guitarist has been working on the effort in Nashville with producer Michael Wagener at Blackbird Studios. Mars' Nashville ties also recently helped as he landed a guest spot on the new song "Outlaws and Outsiders" from country artist Cory Marks.
Back in March, Mars spoke of his solo album with the Talking Metal podcast. "I've been working on this for years, trying to get it right. In my way of thinking, I didn't want to put out a record just to put out a record. It has to be right, for me," Mars said. "People wanna hear my music, it needs to be right. I'm not just cutting corners to, 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."
Speaking of the direction, he added, "My playing has a blues element to it, of course, but it isn't like what you would call a blues record. It's more of a heavier rock thing, but I don't want to even try to out-heavy the heavies. It's just something that's hopefully just a little different than what's going on now. You're not gonna hear a Motley song or a Motley-flavored song, except for the guitar. They're gonna be a bit harder than that, but not as hard as the heavies like Ministry and some of those guys."
2020 should be a busy year for Mars, who recently reunited with Motley Crue. The band is reportedly planning a tour with Def Leppard and Poison for next year.
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