Mick Mars Worries He Might Lose Fans With New Music
After dropping his latest single, “Right Side of Wrong,” Mick Mars recently spoke with Guitar World, expressing awareness that his evolving musical style might impact his fan following.
In his upcoming album, titled The Other Side of Mars, slated for release on February 23, Mars is undergoing a musical transformation. Reflecting on this shift, he shared:
“When it comes to my playing, there’s the Mötley side and the Mars side. Either way, I always have a very clear vision of what I want to do. People are going to hear my tone – my sound. I am what I am. My feeling has always been, I might gain some fans, I might lose some fans. But what they’re hearing, it’s all me.”
Mars’ Creative Vision for the New Album
The album follows the debut of its first single, “Loyal to the Lie,” last month. Discussing the record with Metal Hammer, Mars emphasized his desire to create something grand and impactful, stating:
“I wanted to do something that was just big and mean. People are going to hear my tone — my sound. I am what I am. Nobody else can do it. And like everyone, I’ve got a limited number of years. So, I’m gonna do all I can to do a lot of stuff.”
Overcoming Legal Issues With Mötley Crüe
The release of the track comes after a period of silence due to legal matters with his former Mötley Crüe bandmates. However, in a November interview with Eddie Trunk on SiriusXM, Mars clarified that the song does not address the dispute. He explained:
“Mötley will always be a part of me, my legacy, stuff that I’ve done, and I loved what we’ve done, but there’s a time to call it. This crap that I have got a little rough on me traveling. So, it is what it is. But no. That song is full-blown just against the lie, whether it be cultist or, I’m not gonna say government, but I say, governor: government and that kind of stuff.”
In a recent Guitar World interview, Mars expressed his enthusiasm for new projects. He revealed his longstanding desire to kickstart his solo career, which was initially postponed due to commitments with Mötley Crüe. Now, with the freedom to explore his musical path, he is eagerly planning his next album.