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James Durbin Is Recording with Mick Mars!

Watch it, love it people. Our beloved Mick Mars has been laying down guitar tracks for James Durbin's debut. Memories Of A Beautiful Disaster comes out November 21.

This album is going to rock...

Reader Comments (12)

This guitar riff is just beautiful! Mick is as badass as ever! I can't wait to hear this song in full and the rest of the album. Hope the debut single will be released before the end of this month.

And FTR the song Stand Up was recorded exclusively for the NFL it is not Durbin's debut single and will not be on his album. Stand Up is NOT his music, THIS right HERE is his music!
October 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDurbNet
I think Mick Mars has a very distint style and tone, and is a very underated guitar player. If Motley's not going to use him on CD (Saints Of Los Angeles), I'm glad Durbin is giving him some "props". And I'm not a big American Idol fan, but Durbin seem's genuine as a person and as a musician.
October 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRob Rocker
I couldn't agree more, Mick Mars is definitely the most underrated guitarist, Slash & Zakk Wylde get all the press but Mick's style is distinctive. BTW James tweeted that this song Mick is playing on is called Outcast and was written by Hardcore Superstar. I doesn't get more glam than that!
October 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDurbNet
Mick is the man. Stop and think about how many kick ass riffs this guy has come up with over the years.He's been the one constant in Motley throughout their entire turbulent career.Tommy went techno years ago,Vince is a drunken douche,Lord knows Nikki had more substance problems earlier on than most bands combined. But through it all the "little man" has continued on stoically and carried a big assed stick...
October 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGary
Rob Rocker...what did you mean that Mick Mars was not used on saints of LA??
October 13, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterbrian L
a Hardcore Superstar song, now thats interesting....and Mick Mars,...that lick does sound cool...I have to admit that everytime I have seen the Crue that my attention is usually focussed on Mars. The guy is the Ironman of Rock at present!
October 13, 2011 | Unregistered Commentertoddwiggy
Maybe he meant Mars was "underused" on 'Saints' as that album coulda Rocket Out so much better had they just put a little more into it. The title track is Killerific, however!

Anywho, if yer gonna bring in the big guns, this kid Durbin ain't foolin' around. And it's great he got Hardcore Superstar to write this tune but I do hope he will have some of his own material included even if he has to bring in co-writers. Desmond Child, anyone? Hahaha!!!

This will do tons to keep advancing our cause to Bring Back Glam!
October 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
And I'm all eyes AND ears on Mars when I see Crüe, too -- always sure to get point blank in front of him for the show. It's really just a case of severe Guitar Hero Worship, tho, more than anything.

Hell, I'd probably get seats on Sambora's side if I bothered to see Bon Anchovy, even tho I'd most likely wind up sleepin' thru it cuz they've toned it down so much. They were kinda Glam Metal Lite to begin with, anyway. Too many keys.
October 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!

Durbin said he did lots of co-writes, at least 2 with Marti Frederickson & James Michael. Howard Benson is producing the album. Durbin managed to get out of his contract with 19 Recordings so he's got more freedom and control than the other 4 Season 10 alum who signed with Interscope or Mercury Nashville. 19 only manage him, they can't dictate his sound or profit from his sales so he's gonna get a much bigger cut.

I'm not betting that this album will be epic (well by Idol standards it will be) but I think it won't suck. Frederickson & Michael have written many hit songs & Benson has produced many platinum albums so I think this will be a decent debut. Still those 3 aren't cheap so Durbin will have to have a few "radio friendly" tracks to cover the costs but he will rock the crap out of them live.

IMO he's destined for greatness but will probably only achieve that when his band is developed & established and they write and produce their own stuff. It's gonna happen, if any Idol alum has what it takes to become a legend it's Durbin.
October 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDurbNet
Yeah, I should have said "underused" on SOLA. For me Mick Mars is a guitar player with such a distinct tone and style, but I just don't hear much of it on Saints of LA, which leads to my speculation that probably a lot of the basic tracks were done by BJ Ashba with Mick over dubbing some leads.
October 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRob Rocker
Good News, DurbNet. Hey, like I said, they oughtta chrome his name and call the band DURBIN.

Plus, how cool is it that Howard Benson is producing as he was the nob twiddler on one of my fave Glam Metal albums of all time, the incredible "Leather Boys With Electric Toys" by Pretty Boy Floyd.

Benson sure as h*ll knows how to make a PERFECT Rock'n'Roll Record. Hopefully, if the tunes are there, that is precisely what DURBIN will wind up with.

p.s. Yeah, Rob. What a tragic near miss SOLA is. As much as I love the title track, the rest of the album really needed to be more consistent. Nikki is just forgetting what a great album needs to be -- Non-Stop Rock'n'Roll from start to finish.

He's made so many in the past. What made him forget on this last one. Maybe he'll get it right next time out. I wonder when that will be?

What's he tryin' to do? Top Def Leppard for 'The World Record For Longest Period Of Time Between Albums'?
October 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
I forgot to add that I wish this kid all the luck in the world. I sincerely hope he goes over, 'cause he seemed like a genuinely good kid who has had more than his share of problems in life.
October 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGary

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