Mick Mars "Loyal To The Lie" from new solo album 'The Other Side Of Mars' (video)

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Today, Mick Mars has presented the lead single from his solo debut titled 'THE OTHER SIDE OF MARS'  which will be released on February 23, 2024.

Sharing a thought tied to the leadoff track "Loyal to the Lie," Mars shares, "I wanted to do something that was just big and mean," Mars says with a laugh. But no matter what direction he's going in on The Other Side of Mars, what ties it all together is "that people are going to hear my tone – my sound," Mars says. "I am what I am. Nobody else can do it. And like everyone, I've got a limited number of years. So, I'm gonna do all I can to do a lot of stuff."

Mars enlisted a crack team of musicians to help him along the way. A key contributor to the project was Winger and former Alice Cooper keyboardist (and, like Mars, Nashville resident) Paul Taylor, who, in addition to performing on the record and assisting Mars in co-writing many of the tracks, introduced the guitarist to powerhouse vocalist Jacob Bunton. "Jacob came into the studio and it was like, bam!" Mars recalls. "And I just said, 'Yeah, he's the guy.' And most of his vocals were one take."

The supporting band was rounded out by Korn drummer Ray Luzier, bassist Chris Collier and singer Brion Gamboa, who contributed lead vocals to two songs. Mars reflects, "those required a little bit more of an angsty, desperation kind of thing. And Brion really came to the table with that." Alongside playing bass on all songs recorded, Collier mixed and mastered the debut solo album.

But while Mars surrounded himself with a new cast of players for the sessions, there was one figure who represented a significant link to his storied past: Michael Wagener. The much-lauded German producer and engineer worked behind the boards on Mötley Crüe's 1981 debut, Too Fast For Love, and his relationship with Mars stretches even further back. "I had known him for a long time, and I actually brought him to Mötley," Mars says. Working with Wagener this time, the guitarist continues, "he had such an understanding of where I wanted to go with the material. And he never said 'Hey, do this,' or tried to change my mind or anything like that. He was just really, adamant about recording what I wanted to record, and making sure we recorded it right."

The result is a record unlike anything Mars has offered up in his more than 40-year career. 

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Mick Mars (formerly of Motley Crue) is teasing some big news coming on Halloween!

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Former Mötley Crüe guitarist, Mick Mars, launched a countdown on his social media accounts. He's posting a short eerie clips hinting that October 31st is the target for his surprise.

Earlier this year, He told Rolling Stone that he was looking for a record label and shared the album title as "The Other Side of Mars". In the social media post, he didn't mention a title for a song.

He has confirmed that he won't be traveling to promote the new record. "I'm done touring. 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 has been working on his solo disc on and off for the past seven years. 

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FROM ASHES TO NEW Announce “THE BLACKOUT TOUR PT. 1”

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FROM ASHES TO NEW have announced a headlining tour in late fall/early winter with support from rockers The Word Alive, Catch Your Breath and heart-hop artist Ekoh.

Tickets will be available for the general public on Friday, September 15 at 10:00 a.m. local time via the band's website (https://www.fromashestonew.com/). A fan pre-sale is live as of today, September 12, to those subscribed to FROM ASHES TO NEW's various socials and lists.

Vocalist Matt Brandyberry says: "Our new album 'Blackout' dropped recently and we knew we couldn't finish 2023 without the 'Blackout Tour.' We are beyond excited to be headed out on our first headlining tour since 2022 and can't wait to run it back with our friends in The Word Alive! We added Catch Your Breath and Ekoh because they have both been killing it and we know the FATN family will absolutely love them. This will be our biggest production and highest quality stage show yet, so get those tickets and get ready to tear it up this Nov/Dec."

Hear new FROM ASHES TO NEW "Nightmare," on 99.7 The Blitz! 12/3 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall (99.7 BLITZ PRESENTS!)

"THE BLACKOUT TOUR Pt 1" Tour Dates below...

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Former FFDP Jason Hook launches new band 'Flat Black' with 2 beasty songs & FFDP Cover (video)

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FLAT BLACK's offerings include "It's Your Lack of Respect" and "Halo." Both will appear on the upcoming debut 'Flat Black' album, title and release date TBA. Joining Hook in this newly launched band are vocalist Wes Horton, bassist Nick Diltz and drummer Rob Pierce.

Jason Hook offers his thoughts on each of the 2 news songs...
"I didn't want to play it safe with the first release. Sure, there are other songs on the album that are more geared towards radio, but to me, 'It's Your Lack of Respect' makes a statement. It's unapologetically defiant, which is how I feel as a songwriter and we feel as band in today's seemingly homogenized rock landscape."

"I love 'Halo' because the song sets a dark, sinister mood. Its charm is all about the contrast between the piano part and the guitar riff, not to mention the big chorus and guitar solo — to me, that's the Flat Black sound."


See Flat Black With Godsmack, I Prevail and Atreyu on 9/24 Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
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Flat Black have dropped an official music video for their song "Halo". That song was one of a pair of new tracks along with "It's Your Lack Of Respect". They'll both be included on the group's already completed debut album, which will feature a guest spot from Slipknot vocalist Corey Taylor. Release details TBA.
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Asking Alexandria unleash video for 'Where Do We Go from Here?' track "Let Go"

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Asking Alexandria's 8th new album Where Do We Go from Here? has arrived, and with it comes a video for the song "Let Go." It also includes "Psycho" "Dark Void" and "Bad Blood" and marks the return of Danny Worsnop's trademark growl-scream!

"'Let Go' is one of my favorite songs we've ever written. It's a powerful anthem about finding your own peace within yourself and being able to walk away and 'let go' of a past relationship. Life has hurdles for us all to jump over. It's how we grow and how we learn and become stronger, and this song is about leaping over one of those hurdles we all face." - guitarist Ben Bruce

Asking Alexandria will hit the road in support of Where Do We Go from Here? on the Psycho Thunder tour alongside The Hu which also feature Bad Wolves and Zero 9:36.

That tour and will roll into Cleveland, OH on 9/19 for TempleLive. They're partnering with a food bank in each of the cities featured on the trek. The bands involved are requesting that fans attending the shows bring a non-perishable food item to donate which will be collected at identified locations at each venue.

Here's the Music Video for Asking Alexandria's "Let Go" 

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