Mick Mars (born Robert Alan Deal, May 4, 1951) is the lead guitarist for American heavy metal band Mötley Crüe.
Musicians today have gotten used to Protools, which I hate. You can go into the studio and not even be a musician, just start beating on stuff and they can take parts out of it, move it around and then you can sound like Slash. If you want some kind of weird feedback effect in the middle of a guitar solo, now they can just fly it in. You don't have to sit there and work at it like you did back in the day.
It was bothering me a lot, and I became addicted to pain medication, which is like what dragged me down. When we first started talking about this thing, I was like pretty much out of it, but I wanted to do it. So I needed to get myself overhauled, cleaned up and everything else to do this, because I wanted to do it, you know?
If I had to take off all the make-up and shave my head and wear only a jockstrap; I'd still be playing the same music.
|Song Title||Year Released *||Song Rank|
|Blood Stained Valentine||1,199,333|
|Drug Me to Hell||1,093,353|
|Happenings Ten Years Time Ago||1,067,292|
|Under The Moon And Sun||-|
|Take It To The Limit||-|
|Happenings Ten Years Time ago - Mick Mars||-|
|Same Ol' Situation||-|
|Full Name at Birth||Robert "Bob" Alan Deal|
|Date of Birth||May 4, 1951|
|Birthplace||Terre Haute, Indiana, USA|
|Height||5' 9" (175 cm)|
|Distinctive Features||Ankylosing spondylitis (bone disease)|
|High School||Garden Grove High School, California (dropped out)|
|Claim to Fame||Lead guitarist for Mötley Crüe|
|Father||Frank Deal (Baptist minister)|
|Brother(s)||Frank Deal Jr.Tim Deal|
|Other Family Members||Les Paul Deal (son)Stormy Deal (daughter)Erik Deal (son)|
|Associated People||Nikki SixxVince NeilTommy Lee|
|Favorite Movies||Crossroads |
|Favorite Bands||Jeff BeckJimi Hendrix|