Mötley Crüe’s Mick Mars to release solo album in 2020

He previously described it as “more of a heavier rock thing”.

Mick Mars of Mötley Crüe performs in Wembley, London in 2015

Mick Mars of Mötley Crüe performs in London in 2015. Image: Brian Rasic/WireImage via Getty Images

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Mötley Crüe guitarist Mick Mars is aiming to release his first-ever solo record in April 2020. 

Responding to a fan on Twitter, Mars said, “No one will ever stand in the way of my solo record. Ever. Watch for it in April. 2020.” This comes after Mötley Crüe’s November announcement that they will reunite next year for a European stadium tour with Def Leppard and Poison.

Mars had previously shed more light on his long-awaited debut solo album in a March interview on the Talking Metal podcast. “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,” he said. “I just can’t do it. So it’s taking me a while.”

Mars also said that his new album will not be in the same vein as Mötley Crüe’s music, “except for the guitar”. While he described it as being bluesy, he also stated that it wouldn’t necessarily be a conventional 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,” Mars said.

Earlier this year, Mars contributed a solo to Cory Marks’ song Outlaws & Outsiders, and appeared on Under The Moon And Sun by Carmine Appice.

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