Mick Mars Biography

Mick Mars
Mick Mars
  • Born May 4, 1951

Robert Alan Deal (born either May 4, 1951 or April 4, 1955), known professionally as Mick Mars, is an American musician and guitarist. He is known for being the lead guitarist for the heavy metal band Mötley Crüe.\n', '

Deal was born in Terre Haute, Indiana, but his family moved to Huntington, Indiana soon afterward. Before he was 9 years old, his family relocated again, this time to Garden Grove, California. He dropped out of high school and began playing guitar in a series of unsuccessful blues-based rock bands throughout the 1970s, sometimes using the name Zorky Charlemagne,, and occasionally taking on menial day jobs. One of the bands, Whitehorse, had a vocalist named Micki Marz who inspired the later name change, and used the name Mottley Croo to avoid fines for performing at non-union clubs.\n', '

After nearly a decade of frustration with the California music scene, he reinvented himself, changing his name from Robert Deal to Mick Mars and dyeing his hair jet black, hoping for a fresh start. In April 1980 he put a want ad in the Los Angeles newspaper The Recycler, describing himself as "a loud, rude and aggressive guitar player". Nikki Sixx and Tommy Lee, who were putting together a new band which would soon become Mötley Crüe, contacted him. After hearing him play he was hired for the band.[citation needed] Deal has been the guitarist for Mötley Crüe ever since. In 2015 he played with the band on the final tour and soon after announced he was working on a solo album with former Mötley Crüe member John Corabi. In 2018 Vince Neil announced on Twitter that the band would record new songs for the film based on the bands biography The Dirt. In late September of that year Nikki Sixx confirmed that Deal would record the guitar for the songs. \n', '

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