Mick Mars Biography, Music, Age, Family, Spouse, and Net Worth
Who is Mick Mars?
Robert Alan Deal professionally known as Mick Mars is a famous American musician and the lead guitarist and co-founder of the heavy metal band Motley Crue. The deal is known for his aggressive, melodic solos and bluesy riffs.
Mick Mars Career
Mars dropped out of high school and started playing guitar in a series of unsuccessful blue-based rock bands throughout the 1970s. Sometimes he used the name Zorky Charlemagne and occasionally took on menial day jobs. One of the bands, Whitehorse, had a vocalist called Mucki Marz who inspired the later name change. The name Motley Crue came about following Mars remembered someone referring to an old band he was in as a ” motley looking crew.” Following almost a decade of frustration with the California music scene, Deal reinvented himself, changing his name from Robert Deal to Mick Mars, and dyeing his hair jet black, hoping for a fresh start.
Tommy Lee and Nikki Sixx were putting together a new band which would soon become Motley Crue. They contacted Mras and hired him following hearing him play. He has been the guitarist for Motley Crue since then. In 2015, Mars played with the band on what was reported at the time to be its last tour. Later it was revealed that he was working on a solo album with former Motley Crue member John Corabi. He has contributed songwriting to John LeCompt, a former member of Evanescence and the other band members of Machina, and the Swedish band Crashdiet. Their 2nd album, The Unattractive Revolution, was launched on October 3, 2007, and featured 2 tracks co-written by Mars.
He then played guitar on the title track of Hinder’s 2008 album Take It to the Limit. Mars also contributed a guitar solo to the song ”Into the Light” by Papa Roach, on their 2009 album Metamorphosis. He then contributed a guitar solo to the song ”The Question” on Rock Star Supernova runner-up Dilana’s U.S. debut album Inside Out. In 2010, Mars co-wrote a song with Escape the Fate for the band’s self-titled album, which was instead withheld from the album and reserved for a later launch. He co-wrote and appears in the music video of the single ”Boss’s Daughter” by Pop Evil on their 2011 album War of Angels.
Mick launched a new song, ”The Way I’m Wired”, with Black Smoke Trigger in November 2018. He was also featured on the hit song ”Outlaws & Outsiders” by Cory Marks. On October 26, 2022, he revealed his retirement from touring with Motley Crue. The following day, Motley Crue confirmed that John 5 had replaced Mars.
How old is Mick Mars?
Robert Alan Deal, known as Mick Mars is currently aged 71 having been born on May 4, 1951, in Terre Haute, Indiana, U.S. He shares his birthday with famous people such as Chris Tomlin, Erin Andrews, George Will, Jidenna, Kimora Lee Simmons, Lance Bass, Mike Dirnt, Rory Mcllroy, Will Arnett, and Charissa Thompson, among others.
Mick Mars Family
Who are Mick Mars’ parents?
Robert Alan Deal was born in Terre Haute, Indiana to his parents Tina Deal and Frank Deal, before moving to Huntington, Indiana. The family then moved to Garden Grove, California, when he was aged 9 years old.
Does Mick Mars have siblings?
Mars was born to his parents into a family of two children. He has one sibling, a sister Susie Deal.
Mick Mars Education
Mars attended high school in Garden Grove, California, before dropping out to pursue his passion for music.
Mick Mars Spouse
Mars was married from 1990 to 1994 to his ex-wife Emi Canyn. In 2013, he married his current wife, Seraina Schonenberer, and has three children in his marriage.
Mick Mars Kids
Mars has three children from his marriage, namely Stormy Deal, Les Paul Deal, and Erik Deal.
Mick Mars Height
Mars has ankylosing spondylitis, which made him shorter, and now stands at a height of 5 ft 8 in (1.75 m) and a weight of 72 kg (158 lbs).
He has openly struggled with ankylosing spondylitis, a chronic, inflammatory form of arthritis that mainly affects the spine and pelvis, for most of his professional career. He was originally diagnosed at the age of 17, and has increasingly impaired his movement and has caused him pain. Due to this, he had a hip-replacement surgery at the end of 2004. Over the years, the disease has caused his lower spine to seize up and freeze completely solid, ”…causing scoliosis in [his] back and squashing [him] further down and forward until [he] was a full 3 inches (7.6 cm) shorter than [he] was in high school.
Mick in his early career used guitars that were popular at the time. Kramer, and other Superstars; on occasion, he used a black Gibson Les Paul, and sometimes a B.C. Rich. But as per an interview published in September 2009, his main stage guitars for that tour were Fender Stratocasters with an ”HSH” (humbucker, single coil, humbucker) configuration. Mars often used Stratocasters modified from components of 1963, 1964, and 1965 models with J.M. Rolph pickups and a licensed Floyd Rose bridge system turning it into a Superstrat.
Mick Mars’ Net Worth
American musician, Mars is the lead guitarist and co-founder of the heavy metal band Motley Crue. He has been active in his music career from 1974 to the present and has amassed a net worth of $75 million as of 2022.