The Guitar is one of the most important instruments in music. Since its creation, the string instrument has been an integral part of some of the greatest music created by man. From the acoustic to the electric guitar, the sound of the guitar on a song elevates it to a whole new level. In heavy metal, the guitar’s importance is even more important. It is one of the major sounds that define the genre. As a result of this, the players share in the adoration and reverence given to the guitar. They are considered extremely valuable to a music group. Mick Mars shares that important trait as the lead guitarist of Mötley Crüe.
Mick Mars’ Bio, Age
His professional name might be Mick Mars and the name the world knows him as, but his real name is Robert Alan Deal. He was born on the 4th of May, 1951. An Indiana native, he spent his childhood relocating and living in different parts of Indiana. After a few years of living in Indiana, the family made one final relocation move, this time to Garden Grove in California. Mick Mars was nine years old at the time of relocation and it was a move that profoundly shaped his life.
Now in the state with an active music scene, Mick quickly dropped out of school to play guitar for various bands. He lent his guitar dexterity to the service of a variety of bands, most of them blue-based rock bands who eventually became unsuccessful. Before he became Mick Mars, Mick tried on a couple of other names as his music pseudonym. His first was Zorky Charlemagne. He got closer to the name Mick Mars on his second try when he met a vocalist named Micki Marz during his tour of playing for unsuccessful bands.
Mick Mars started playing for bands at the age of 9 but after ten years of playing for different bands and his career hadn’t gotten any traction due to the repeated failure of each band he’s played for, Mick decided to reinvent himself, believing that a personality makeover would give him a better chance of meeting a fresh group of rock bands. In April of 1980, Mick Mars put an ad in the paper, The Recycler, a Los Angeles newspaper, advertising himself as a loud, rude and aggressive guitar player.
The ad was seen by Nikki Sixx and Tommy Lee, who got curious about the guitar player in the paper and decided to contact him. They invited him over to audition and after listening to his riff on the strings, the duo hired him to be a part of their band. The band was called Mötley Crüe.
Mick Mars became a member of Mötley Crüe in 1980 and has been a part of the band ever since until 2015. Mick Mars, who had never made a solo project, decided in 2015 to work on a solo album. He worked on the album alongside John Corabi, who was a former Mötley Crüe member.
As a member of Mötley Crüe, Mars has been a part of five multiplatinum albums with over 40 million of those albums sold.
Mick Mars is not particularly known for songwriting. The seasoned guitarist is more known for his excellence on the guitar but Mars has contributed to the writing of some songs over the length of his career. He has writing credits for music produced by bands like Machina and Evanescence. Though he never left Mötley Crüe, Mick Mars has played for a couple of other bands like Hinder, Papa Roach, Escape the Fate.
Mick Mars has been an active guitar player for over 40 years and has been a part the highly successful Mötley Crüe since 1980. The band has sold over 40 million records and gone on multiple successful tours. This has led to a net worth of $40 million for Mick Mars.
Wife, Son, Daughter
Mick Mars has been married twice. Mick Mars was initially married to Emi Canyn. The couple got married in 1990 but the marriage was a disaster, eventually ending in a divorce in 1993. Mick married for the second time, this time to Sharon. The couple had a more fulfilling relationship and were able to raise two children, Les Paul, a boy and Stormy Deal, a daughter. What a Stormy Deal!
Height: How Tall is He?
His body size hasn’t kept him from dropping magnificent riffs on the guitar, and although he suffers from a condition that keeps him from being fit, he has managed to have a long successful career. Mick is 5 feet 9 inches.
Is Mick Mars Dead?
Although he suffers from ankylosing spondylitis, a condition he’s been battling with since age 17, Mick Mars is very well alive and well. Rumors of him being dead would only be misleading.