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MICK MARS Unveils His Solo Album Title, Sold All His Publishing Rights To MÖTLEY CRÜE's Music

No word on when it'll be out.

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As Mötley Crüe gears up to release new music, so is former guitarist Mick Mars. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Mars has unveiled his debut solo album to be titled Another Side Of Mars. Mars is currently seeking out a record label to drop the album, which was described by Rolling Stone author Andy Greene as "darker and more aggressive than anything in the Crüe catalog."

Despite plotting the release of his debut solo album, Mars also revealed he has no intention of touring. "I'm done touring," he said. "If somebody really, really wants a one-off, or a couple of nights, I would probably do it. But all that travel stuff and planes … I'm way over it."

Mars also sadly confronted his own mortality in the same interview, admitting that his battle with ankylosing spondylitis isn't getting any easier. "I sold my publishing! The deal was just finalized," he said. "Now I can relax and don't have to worry about anything, since, like I said, I'm probably just going to live another seven or eight years."

"I'm old enough, man. I'm not going to live to be 85 or 90, I just have a feeling. I don't want to, either. My brain doesn't want this ugly-ass body that's all fucked up to keep going. I wish I could just take the information out of my brain, put it on a chip and into somebody else, or a robot. There's still a lot of stuff going on up there."

Despite a lawsuit from Mars against his former bandmates, and with some spicy allegations over backing tracks, he said he doesn't regret joining the band or the years he spent with them. His only regret is Mötley Crüe's 1997 album Generation Swine.

"We were different when we came out of the Sunset Strip," noted Mars. "The rough spots were rough spots, and hard to deal with, but I got to see the world and play with a group that was this successful. So I don't regret anything… besides Generation Swine."

As for the aforementioned lawsuit and being ousted from his band, Mars feels exactly how you'd think he feels – terrible.

"When they wanted to get high and fuck everything up, I covered for them. Now they're trying to take my legacy away, my part of Mötley Crüe, my ownership of the name, the brand. How can you fire Mr. Heinz from Heinz ketchup? He owns it. Frank Sinatra's or Jimi Hendrix's legacy goes on forever, and their heirs continue to profit from it. They're trying to take that away from me. I'm not going to let them."

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