Ever since Motley Crue split, guitarist Mick Mars has been steadily working toward new music. Now, while answering a fan's tweet, Mars has confirmed that his solo set is expected in April Ever," stated Mars. The guitarist has been working on the effort in Nashville with producer Michael Wagener at Blackbird Studios. Mars' Nashville ties also recently helped as he landed a guest spot on the new song "Outlaws and Outsiders" from country artist Cory Marks. Back in March, Mars spoke of his solo album with the Talking Metal podcast. In my way of thinking, I didn't want to put out a record just to put out a record. It has to be right, for me," Mars said. I'm not just cutting corners to, like I said, put out a record to put out a record. I just can't do it.
Watch for it in April. Mars had previously shed more light on his long-awaited debut solo album in a March interview on the Talking Metal podcast. For more music news, click here.
Courtesy Jacob Bunton. Bunton continues. Although former Crue replacement singer John Corabi spent some time in the studio with Mars a few years back, Bunton, who lives in Chelsea, Alabama near Birmingham, is the sole lead vocalist on the as-yet untitled album. The album is tentatively planned for summer release. Bunton has co-written songs for mainstream metal pioneers Quite Riot and been a member, for 24 hours at least, of sex-rockers deluxe L. More on that last thing in a bit. Slash, left, Jacob Bunton, left, and Steven Adler. Early in his career, Bunton gained notoriety with Mars Electric, a Birmingham band with gnarlier guitars than most radio alt-rockers of the time.
He is known for his aggressive, melodic solos and bluesy riffs. Deal was born in Terre Haute, Indiana ,   but his family moved to Huntington, Indiana , soon afterward. One of the bands, Whitehorse, had a vocalist named Micki Marz who inspired the later name change. After nearly a decade of frustration with the California music scene, he reinvented himself, changing his name from Robert Deal to Mick Mars and dyeing his hair jet black, hoping for a fresh start. In April he put a want ad in the Los Angeles newspaper The Recycler , describing himself as "a loud, rude and aggressive guitar player". In , he played with the band on what was reported at the time to be its final tour. Their second album, The Unattractive Revolution , was released on October 3, and featured two songs co-written by Mars.