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Mick's Mars

Mick Mars

Mick Mars, drummer of the band Motley Crue, passed away last night. From 1978 to 1982, he had a band called Nikki Sixx and the First Sixx. We started as a cover band and then we played original songs. We played one show and that was on the same night we released Mötley Crüe's first album on Elektra records. So, just after that show, Red Rooster Records, which is the label that I was the manager of it, heard us, and found out.

and occasionally taking on menial day jobs. One of the bands, Whitehorse, had a vocalist named Micki Marz who inspired the later name change. The name Mötley Crüe came about after Mars remembered someone referring to an old band he was in as a "motley looking crew." (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

Who Is Mick Mars?

Mick Mars, born Robert Alan Deal, is an American musician, best known as the lead guitarist of the band ‘Mötley Crüe.’ He has been with the band since its inception in1981. He dropped out of high school in the early 1970s and began playing the guitar in a series of unsuccessful blues and rock bands. He then took on a wide variety of menial day jobs, as his performances did not pay him much. One of the bands he played with, ‘Whitehorse,’ often used the name ‘Mottley Croo’ in order to avoid paying fines for performing at non-union clubs. It also had a vocalist named Micki Marz. ‘Whitehorse’ seems to have inspired Robert Deal’s stage name. After nearly 10 years of playing for different bands in the California pub and club scene and feeling like he was going nowhere, Robert Deal decided to reinvent himself. He did not just adopt a new name but also acquired a new musical style and a whole new persona. In April 1980, the reinvented “Mick Mars” put an ad in ‘The Recycler,’ a Los Angeles-based classified newspaper, promoting his talent by proclaiming himself as a “loud, rude and aggressive guitar player.” Robert Deal had been none of these things, but “Mick Mars” was determined to change all that. Over the past 40 years, he has proved true to the promise of that ad in ‘The Recycler.’ (Source: www.thefamouspeople.com)

The Truth About Motley Crue Guitarist Mick Mars’ Health and His Painful Condition

The legendary heavy metal band, Mötley Crüe co-founder and lead guitarist, Mick Mars has been suffering from a very painful disease that has no cure since he was 17 years old. Even though he had to stand unbearable pain in his spine and partly immobility, Mars never gave up playing the guitar which was the greatest passion of his life. (Source: rockcelebrities.net)

Mick Mars String Theory

"I always try to think a little bit out of the box. A little to the left. Everyone does 4/4, 4/4." Watch Mick Mars of Mötley Crüe dive into his early inspirations, his creative process, and how he gets his signature tone with Ernie Ball strings. (Source: www.ernieball.com)

 

 

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