Mick Mars Is On Fire Without Mötley Crüe, See How He Made A Big Difference By Himself
Mick Mars launched his solo career with the release of ‘Loyal To The Lie,’ his first single since leaving Mötley Crüe. Released on October 31, the song has seen a steady rise in popularity.
The single has attracted a significant audience, with almost half a million views on YouTube and more than 160,000 listens on Spotify. It also reached the top spot on hennmusic’s Hot 10 list as of November 5, while many listeners have noted the song’s fresh sound and catchy nature on various online platforms.
Fans have commented that the song brought out the heavier side of Mars’ guitar playing and proved he was a great contributor to Mötley Crüe’s music. In fact, one of the fans on YouTube wrote:
“Mick once again just proved who the real musical talent was in the Crüe. Congrats, Mick, this song is catchy and slays on the very first listen.”
The Song On The Headlines
In addition to its lyrics and Mars’ guitar riffs reflecting the electric crunch sound he adopted since the 1980s, ‘Loyal To The Lie’ has also been making the headlines with its relation to the fall-off between him and his ex-band in the last two weeks.
The song has flared up the talks about who was right in the dispute between Mötley Crüe and Mick Mars, as some fans reached out to Nikki Sixx on X to show their support for the guitarist.
A few days after ‘Loyal To The Lie’ came out, a follower on X made a comment to Sixx that read, ‘You did Mick wrong.’ In response, the bassist wrote:
“If you’ve heard of evil ways, you are being forced fed snake oil. Sad to see our fans directly getting lied to. When you know the truth, you will apologize to all of us. Keep drinking the poisonous Kool-aid.”
The Lyrics Of ‘Loyal To The Lie’
Mars’ departure from Mötley Crüe in 2022, citing health reasons, led to legal disputes with the band over his rights to their music. Both parties accused each other of lying and cheating fans in the last few months, which caused some to believe ‘Loyal To The Lie’ was also a jab at Mars’ former bandmates.
But the guitarist clarified that it wasn’t the deal in a chat with Eddie Trunk by saying:
“Mötley will always be a part of me, my legacy, stuff that I’ve done, and I loved what we’ve done, but there’s a time to call it. This crap that I have got a little rough on me traveling. So, it is what it is. But no. That song is full-blown just against the lie, whether it be cultist or, I’m not gonna say government, but I say, governor: government and that kind of stuff.”
Explaining the lyrics, he went on:
“I don’t know where to exactly put the finger on, but it was for that reason of people being lied to, people being manipulated, people doing this, and – in the end, like I said – they die. They’re dead. The cult died… You know, where did Jim Jones go? He finally got killed. He didn’t drink the Kool-aid.”
Mars’ upcoming album, ‘The Other Side Of Mars,’ is scheduled for release on February 23, 2024. The album will include tracks like ‘Killing Breed,’ ‘Broken On The Inside,’ and ‘Alone,’ featuring collaborations with Jacob Bunton, Chris Collier, and Paul Taylor.