Anne Erickson of Gibson.com recently conducted an interview with MÖTLEY CRÜE guitarist Mick Mars. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.
Gibson.com: Did MÖTLEY CRÜE ever have a dream of having your own residency in Las Vegas? I mean, you’re the first rock band to really do so.
Mick: Not really. I’m an old-school type of person. When it comes to residencies, I think MÖTLEY CRÜE is kind of breaking the ice in that area, because when I think of residencies, I think of the older names and non-rock acts. So, I feel like it’s what we did with the Roxy in Los Angeles with the rock scene. We were the first unsigned band to play there, which opened up a whole new area for bands that were unsigned to play. So, we could be doing the same thing here. I don’t know — I don’t have a crystal ball. [Laughs]. But, I’m guessing stuff like that will happen.
Gibson.com: I’ve heard that you guys are planning to put together a movie [the long-awaited film adaptation of CRÜE‘s band biography “The Dirt – Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band”] and new album by 2013. What can you tell us about the progress on that?
Mick: We’re working on it, and I believe we have the producers lined up. The directors I met with a month or so ago, and they’re all really cool people, and they get it. They understand what rock and roll is about. When I talked to them, I went, “This isn’t all fun and games and fluffy stuff. This is the real deal…” That’s the realism of how rock and roll really is. So far, these directors really get it, and the producers also really like the idea. I’d give it a 99 percent chance of happening, along with a new record.
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