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Mick Mars Tweets About Farewell Tour 

Both Nikki Sixx and Vince Neil have mentioned that a Motley Crue farewell tour is likely coming sooner rather than later. This talk doesn't surprise me. A Tweet Mick Mars sent out yesterday... does. Read below and discuss. Trouble in Motleyville?


Reader Comments (26)

Mars once again proves himself to be the sanest member in that band.

My guess? He doesn't take too kindly to other members using his disease as a stick to stir the publicity punch.

A straight-shooter when he chooses to speak and a consummate professional who lets the divas have their fun . . . up to a point.
August 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHim
Mick has always been one of my favorite guitarist.
August 25, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterreptileblvd
I saw this the other day,as I follow all of them on twitter. I'm with Him on this, in that Mick is,and always has been, the backbone of that outfit full of ego's/diva's/lunatic's. I honestly think he is the only one still in it for the love of music,and not the love of money. Don't get me wrong, I love the Crüe. Always have,always will. But there's no doubt in my mind that the last 10 years have been nothing but a cash grab to most of them, especially "techno Tommy" and "Vodka Vinny". Good for you Mick. Don't let them use you as an excuse because they'd rather be boozing/schmoozing in Vegas like Vince,or DJ'ing in some God awful techno club full of kids young enough to be his kids,like Tommy.
August 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGary
Mick is, and always has been the sanest,& most normal one in the band. Even in the club days, he chose to live apart from the rest of them... far apart. Motley today is a far different band than they were in the beginning, in fact it's virtually unrecognizable from the band I video'd & photographed at their very first gig. They succeeded in spite of themselves, & now they should retire before doing any more damage to their legacy.
Nikki should go explore his love of photography, TOmmy his love of electronica, Mick his love of guitars, & Vince, his love of himself. I wish he'd go out & have one more drunk driving accident. A single car rollover, with only himself inside to kill, maim or injure. Anything to keep him from ever attempting to sing again.

What a shame the band veered away from what they were in the beginning.
August 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAce Steele
Cool shit there Ace! That's the Crüe I liked so much. Young and hungry.....
August 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGary
HIM: \m/
August 25, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterfletch
Up, up, up. Hold it a minute. I saw Crüe point blank a few Summers ago -- my humble review is on here somewhere -- and it was a positively stunning experience. Neil was on, nailed 99.999% of the words and the rest of the boys were on, particularly Mick.

Let's not have them throw in the towel yet, though I do wish they would concentrate on putting a real album out. Neil's excuse/explanation he espoused in that joke of a softball interview on "That Metal Show" from Vegas that they don't do albums anymore -- only singles -- because that's how the market has gone, is utter B.S.

Make the album you still have in you, boys, BEFORE calling it quits.
August 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
I love Motley Crue. I Love all of the CD's they released except for NEW TATTOO & SAINTS OF LOS ANGELES because those CD's were pretty much written by Sixx AM with little if any input by the actual band members other than Nikki Sixx. If they come out with one last CD I won't really be excited by it unless all four members have a hand in writing it. When DJ Ashba & James Michael write songs for the Crue. They sound like a Motley Crue Tribute band trying to write their own songs. I do believe they can make one last killer CD but only if it is written without outside help which they don't need. Otherwise I wouldn't mind if they hung it up and started to release all the stuff from the vaults. I have songs on CD they have yet to officially release "Stick To Your Guns(Demo)" as well as "Run For Your Life", "Running Wild In The Night" and "Black Widow(Demo)" from the SHOUT AT THE DEVIL recording sessions along with demo's of every song on that CD except for "Danger" and "Helter Skelter". I'm sure Nikki has all those songs and more hidden away somewhere.
August 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJakki Steal
:] you guys are "too" funny. peace/roth on.
August 25, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterfletch
Coming from a longtime Crüehead, I actually agree with all comments made so far. I have nothing to add except that I am glad theyre all still around & together for now. I plan to enjoy what little time they have left though!
August 26, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterbkallday
Mick rules

I havce read the farewell talk - never assumed that it had anything to do with Mick's health; just a band realizing (after touring with the once mighty KISS) that yes, there comes a time when you come across as old fat tired and ridiculous doing the same schtick.
August 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMike
True, true, Mike. Perhaps if they had varied their set list more and concentrated more on consistent output of great albums, they would have gotten a little less bored of themselves and would be a little more stoked about keeping it going.

Whatever the fallout, it would be interesting to hear what a Mick Mars solo album would be like, particularly, if he went the Slash and Iommi route and brought in a slew of different singers to handle vocals -- a different one for each track.

If they do, indeed, bust up, I sure hope Mars would attempt such a project. One has to believe that's something that would help keep him going and could just wind up as an incredible work of art, probably deeper than Slash's stuff considering all the stuff Mars has had to deal with.
August 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Jakki, you said, in so many words you don't like S.O.L.A. or New Tattoo because the songs were "pretty much written by Sixx, with little if any input from the other actual band members."

Y'mean, like pretty much EVERY original song they recorded from "Too Fast For Love" all the way to "Dr. Feelgood"?

With the exception of Sixx, & very rarely Mars, there wasn't anything written by anyone else during the first "decade of decadence". Finally they all slowly figured out that publishing money is the only "REAL" income derived from record sales. Sixx may not be able to find his way off that low E string on the bass, but he surely knows his way around an ASCAP or BMI songwriters publishing revenue statement.
August 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAce Steele
First of all I said those 2 CD'S were pretty much written by SIXX AM. Nobody from SIXX AM is on any of the records from 1981 to 1998. NEW TATTOO 6 of the 10 new songs are written by Nikki & James Michael that's awful. James Michael is not a good songwriter. I know that on previous CD's the other band members only had a handful of writing credits each but that's the whole point. They are band members of the band the songs are being written for. I't doesn't bother me at all if a song is written only by Nikki cause he started the band and is the main song writer. SAINTS OF LOS ANGELES every single song is written with either DJ Ashba or James Michael & Mick has 6 co writing credits and Tommy has one out of 12. It should be the other way around. So like I said SIXX AM pretty much wrote that CD. Counting up every song they released from 1981 to 1998(I might be missing a few)Mick has 47 writing credits. Tommy has 39 writing credits. Vince has 19 writing credits. Yes Vince has less but from every interview I've ever read of his the only time he was really into song writing was when he was doing his first 2 solo CD's. Also just counting NEW TATTOO, RED WHITE & CRUE & S.O.L.A James Michael has 18 writing credits. DJ Ashba has 10 writing credits while Mick, Vince & Tommy as a whole have only 12. I don't care if every single song on their next CD is written only by Nikki himself at least he is a member of the band. That would be a million times more real than doing songs SIXX AM deemed not good enough to put on their CD. I don't mind if a band has an outside writer on a song or 2 but not more than half or every song. S.O.L.A is mostly Motley Crue doing leftover SIXX AM songs.
August 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJakki Steal
I actually like the title track to "Saints Of Los Angeles", whoever the h*ll wrote it. But they need a consistently well written entire album on that level or better before they choose to ride off into the sunset on their B.C. Riches.
August 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
re: S.O.L.A.

I remember asking one of the "saints" one time: "How can you do that???" Her response: "You just got to ignore the static around you."

Several years later, I'm not sure if that was good or bad advice.
August 29, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterfletch
...but I've come to believe that it is situational. :]
August 29, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterfletch
id say either put out some eps like they said or a couple albums they still have it in them. nikki is a phenomenal lyricist. live is a different expierence i saw them last time with poison and vince was spot on singing like a champ and mick was one step further. and tommys drum set was insane!!! im not the biggest techno or deadmau5 fan but it was cool. motley never gets old in my book in my opinion one of the most important if not the most important bands in rock history and one of my personal favorites.
August 30, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterdj
I don't know about several EP's but one last killer CD would be great & I agree obviously they are not the same but seeing them live is still pretty damn cool.
August 31, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJakki Steal
I would love to hear a Mick solo CD. His song "Bittersuite" is cool as hell. It is the only instrumental song that I love.
August 31, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJakki Steal

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