Motley Crue’s Mick Mars Jams Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix Hits in Nashville
Motley Crue are no longer a touring band, but each member has kept busy since the band played their final show on New Year's Eve of 2015. Guitarist Mick Mars has already begun work on new music, but he took the time to get onstage and jam on some rock staples from Led Zeppelin and Jimi Hendrix.
The Ernie Ball Music Man Pickers' Paradise party was held on June 23 at the Mercy Lounge in Nashville, Tenn. There, Mars joined Kenny Olson (Kid Rock) to perform Led Zeppelin's "Rock and Roll" (video above) as well as Jimi Hendrix's "Hey Joe" (video below). The guitarist walked onstage and was thrust into the center spotlight after seemingly attempting to remain further back and obscured by the shadows. A fan filming the video invites him closer, as well as the singer, who's nasal-toned voice is a perfect fit for the Led Zep classic.
In mid-February, Mars uploaded two snippets of new music from the studio, partnering with former Motley Crue singer John Corabi who famously replaced Vince Neil from 1992 and 1996. "Gimme Blood" and "Shake the Cage" represented two new cuts from the rock veterans, featuring downtuned and murky guitars alongside Corabi's distinctive gritty wail.
Mars spoke with Ultimate Classic Rock in January of 2015, opening up his musical possibilities to more than just working with a band. The axeman stated, “I plan on doing my own stuff, of course, like everyone else in the band and just seeing where it goes. Writing music maybe for movies and commercials or for other bands — like, here’s a real rock song for you. [Laughs.] Things like that is what I’d like to do, or it’s what I am willing to do.”
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