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Mick Mars

The man who came up with the band name. The man who ripped note after note. The man who overcame a debilitating disease to be a rock god.

Mick Mars.

Mick Mars
Mick Mars

In amazingly sad news, Motley Crue lead guitar player, Mick Mars has decided to retire from touring. It seems the American leg of the Stadium Tour will ultimately prove to be his final tour.

It's been an amazing run. All of your favorite guitar parts come from him, given that he is the guitar player in the band. Sure, Vince Neil can play guitar, but it's nothing to write home about.

Anyway, Mick is being replaced by John 5, a capable guitar player who has supported acts such as Suicidal Tendencies and David Lee Roth. Now he will be tasked with fill the amazingly big shoes of The Crue's only shredding guitar player.

Heck, Rob Zombie calls John 5, "a fucking shredder" ... so he's gotta be legit.

About Mick Mars

Mick's real name is Robert Alan Deal. He is 71 years old.


  • Motley Crue

Motley Crue Discography

Here are the Motley Crue albums that Mick has played on.

  • Too Fast for Love (1981)
  • Shout at the Devil (1983)
  • Theatre of Pain (1985)
  • Girls, Girls, Girls (1987)
  • Dr. Feelgood (1989)
  • Mötley Crüe (1994)
  • Generation Swine (1997)
  • New Tattoo (2000)
  • Saints of Los Angeles (2008)

Gear that Mick Mars used

Mick has used a variety of gear in his 40+ years of touring and gigging. That includes a several different guitar shapes with varying pickup combos, as well as a bevy of different amp models. Below is just a small example.


  • B.C. Rich
  • Fender
  • Gibson
  • Kramer


  • Marshall
  • Rivera
  • Soldano

What diesease does Mick Mars have?

Mars, who has been with the band for 40+ years, suffers from a degenerative condition known as Ankylosing Spondylitis.


Reviews of Mick Mars Albums

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