The guitarist Mick Mars is promoting his upcoming first solo album called “The Other Side of Mars” that will be out next February 23. The first single “Loyal To The Lie” is already available.
He decided to start his solo career after he retired from Mötley Crüe this year due to to his battle with ankylosing spondylitis. Although he decided to not tour anymore with the band, he is currently suing themb because he still wanted to be part of the group in the studio and decisions that would be made.
“In terms of that body of work, I’m very proud of it. I have all my plaques hanging around. For me, it became too much of a burden for me to tour. I tried to be as up-front as I could with them, saying, ‘I just can’t do this anymore!’ because of my AS (Ankylosing Spondylitis) condition. It stunk, but yeah… I’m proud of everything Mötley Crüe did and everything we achieved together.”
“Well, I’ve never disliked John, I’ve always liked him and still do. He’s been a really good friend of mine for a long time. So I think they’ve made a very, very wise choice with John,” Mick Mars said.
On the album the musician had several musicians who helped him like the keyboardist Paul Taylor (Winger, Alice Cooper), singer Jacob Bunton, drummer Ray Luzier (Korn), bassist Chris Collier and singer Brion Gamboa.
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