On September 18, Jacky Bam Bam of the 93.3 WMMR radio station in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania conducted an interview with MÖTLEY CRÜE guitarist Mick Mars. You can now listen to the chat at this location.
Asked about MÖTLEY CRÜE‘s 1994 self-titled album, which featured John Corabi on lead vocals instead of Vince Neil, Mars said, “I thought that was probably… To me, and I can only speak for me, I think that was probably the best album we’ve done. Musical-wise, the songs, I felt, were strong. And just musically, to me, it was, I guess, my BEATLES ‘White Album’; that’s kind of how I feel about that one. I’m not saying that any of my other albums are crummy or anything like that — I love every album that we did — but that one just has a special thing for me.”
Mars also spoke about his long-rumored solo album of RB, soul, and blues songs, which he had asked American RB and soul singer-songwriter Macy Gray to guest on. “I would love to have Macy Gray sing stuff for me,” he said. “What I have in mind is not like your shuffle beat kind of blues, it’s more of an Etta James kind of blues. If you listen to the first Paul Butterfield album, with Sam Lay playing drums, there’s not a shuffle in it. He takes the drums and he does a whole different thing with them. I want lots of movement in the rhythm, so you can’t help but move. Like a Macy Gray voice on it, or Andy Garcia — people like that are, to me, they’re fabulous singers. Not that I wanna do a hodgepodge of singers and stuff, but to [have them] guest on a couple of songs would be very cool.”