Motley Crue guitarist Mick Mars recently opened up about his upcoming solo project during a segment of Ernie Ball’s String Theory.
He explained, “When I come out with my solo project, my first record will give me a key to that door I need to open. I’m definitely gonna lose some fans, because it doesn’t sound like my old band. If it does well, then I know I can go another further, another further, another further, and keep reinventing. I wanna keep evolving, keep moving, keep that motivation going. When you stop learning, you might as well just put your guitar down.”
Mars has been thinking about his solo project for a couple of years. Back in 2014 while appearing on Trunk Nation on SiriusXM’s Hair Nation, he said, “I can honestly say that I am going to release at least an EP. As far as a whole album right now, I won’t release a whole album till I think every single one of my songs is an ‘A’ song. And I’ve got a s**tload of songs, and they’re all ‘B’ songs, ‘C’ songs . . . I’ll give them to, like, baby bands coming up, TV commercials, movies, soundtracks, whatever the heck, but I will not put them on my record until I believe in my heart that they’re ‘A’ songs, that when you hear them, you have to have all of them. You know what I mean? No fillers. If I hear a filler in there or anything I think is a filler? No. But then, who am I to judge? Then you release singles.”