MÖTLEY CRÜE guitarist Mick Mars says that his debut solo record will arrive next April.
Mars has been working on the disc — on and off — for at least the past four years.
The effort is being recorded in Nashville, where Mars has lived for about six years, with producer Michael Wagener (OZZY OSBOURNE, ACCEPT, WARRANT, SKID ROW) at Blackbird Studio.
After a CRÜE fan tweeted on November 25 that he hoped Mick‘s solo record was nearing completion, the guitarist replied:
“No one will ever stand in the way of my solo record. Ever. Watch for it in April. 2020.”
This past September, Mars told Billboard about the musical direction of his solo material:
“[It’s] not like today’s music, which to me is pretty much pop metal and more growly guys. It’s all cool and it’s all good, and I’m just searching for something that’s just a little different than that. I [also] don’t want to be living in ’85. It’s hard to reinvent yourself, but that’s what I’m doing now. I’m trying to reinvent the way that I approach music writing. I’ve got a lot of crap, and I’ve got a lot of good stuff too.”