Motley Crue guitarist Mick Mars says that despite the notorious lifestyle that he and his fellow band members have led, music has always been his main focus.
The renowned rocker told timesleader.com that music has been his number one priority since an early age. “When I was 3 years old and I decided that I was going to be a musician, a guitar player – that’s the same way I think today. I don’t care what kind of consequences might come or get in my way…This is what I chose to do and I’m not going to let anybody or anyone or anything mess it up for me. I just love music. That’s all I want to do…”
Bassist Nikki Sixx and drummer Tommy Lee snapped up Mars, after reading his add in the paper, where he described himself as being, “a loud, rude, and aggressive guitar player.” Along with singer Vince Neil, they formed Motley Crue in ’81 and went on to become one of the biggest bands of a generation.
Somewhat amazingly,thirty years and thousands of hangovers later, the 60 year old Mars and Motley Crue are still going strong and are currently on tour; “This is probably one of the biggest and best shows we’ve done since quite a long time. Even with ‘Red, White, & Crue’ and ‘Carnival of Sins,’ this is even better than that.”
Mars’s musical ambitions continue to grow and the axeman is planning on recording a solo project; “I think Motley was a giant stepping stone for me. I’m far from being over. I am going to do a solo album, but I am also going to make sure that it’s the right people that I want to play with. A lot of people will look at this record that I want to do and go, ‘I didn’t know Mick could do that.’ If it doesn’t come off that way, I won’t do it…”