Ex- Motley Crue guitarist, Mick Mars, discussed his new solo album during an interview with Chris Akin Presents.
The guitarist was asked if he intentionally tried to incorporate fresh elements into the sound of his upcoming solo album called “The Other Side Of Mars”, which he didn’t pursue during his four-decade career with the legendary Los Angeles rock act:
“You’re exactly right. You hit the nail on the head when you said it was way different from Motley, which is what I wanted to do. The part that was the scariest part about doing that stuff is because my guitar tone is associated with Motley’s sound.
”I was kind of concerned about that, so I just played around a little more. I mean, it turned out well for me.
“I know that a lot of people were expecting probably more of a blues-oriented thing or kind of an extension of Motley or something like that. And I wanted to go a whole different route and leaning more towards the left instead of the beaten path, I guess.
”I wanted to go somewhere with it. I didn’t know if it would work or not. I just did the stuff and got acquainted with different people, like Paul Taylor and Jacob Bunton and Brion Gamboa and Ray Luzier, of course.”