How much is Mick Mars worth?
|Date of Birth:
|May 4, 1951 (age 71)
|United States of America
|5 ft 8 in (1.75 m)
About Mick Mars
Mick Mars is an American born musician that is known for different genres such as; heavy metal, hard rock and blues rock. He is the lead guitarist and co-founder of the band Motley Crue. He was born as Robert Alan Deal but later changed his name to Mick Mars to reinvent himself. Mick Mars was born in Indiana but later his family relocated to California.
Motley Crue rose to fame in the United States after playing at the US Festival in 1983 and thanks to MTV even more people were able to see the band perform. Motley Crue released another album called Shout at the Devil in September 1983 which helped the band dominate the 80’s metal market. Shout at the Devil was the band’s first major breakthrough and eventually became 4x platinum. Due to their success in heavy metal and rock, they gained the attention of Ozzy Osbourne and became the opening act for Osbourne’s tour in 1984.
In the 1970s, Mick Mars dropped out of high school and began to play guitar in various rock bands. He usually played in blues rock bands and called himself Zorky Charlemagne while playing. When playing with the band Whitehorse, Mick Mars met a vocalist named Micki Marz who was the inspiration for Robert’s eventual name change.
After 10 years of not getting the break he was looking for, Robert Deal dyed his hair jet black and changed his name to Mick Mars. He put an ad in the newspaper called The Recycler advertising that he was a guitar player that was aggressive, rude and loud. It wasn’t until April 1980 that he would get hired by Nikki Sixx and Tommy Lee to form a band that would eventually be named Motley Crue.
After hiring another vocalist named Vince Neil, the band performed gigs around Hollywood which created a large fan base. The band members chose the name Motley Crue from Mick Mars’ memory of someone describing the band Whitehorse as a “motley looking crew”. Mick Mars just changed the spelling to create the unique name Motley Crue. Eventually the band received their own record deal with a company called Elektra Records. In 1982, Elektra helped the band to reissue their first album called Too Fast for Love.
In the following years 1985, 1987 and 1989, Motley Crue released three multi platinum albums called Theatre of Pain, Girls, Girls, Girls and Dr. Feelgood. Theatre of Pain was very successful and reached number 6 on the Billboard album charts. The album became quadruple platinum and spawned Motley Crue’s first world tour.
The album Girls, Girls, Girls was released in 1987 and made it to the number spot on the Billboard 200. Dr. Feelgood was the band’s most successful album which had their album number 1 on the charts for 114 weeks after being released. Motley Crue had a lot of success in 1989 an 1990 while on a world tour to promote their albums which created a lot of financial success as well.
The band members stood out from the rest due to their crazy antics such as; lighting themselves on fire and spitting blood. Motley Crue also had strange clothing and strange styles such as; wearing extremely high heeled boots and very heavy make up. The band worked very hard to earn the success and respect they finally received in 1983 after playing at the US Festival. Motley Crue also reinvented their rock genre multiple times to prevent the audience from becoming bored. The band went from glam and outrageous outfits to the biker look to promote their latest albums. Also Motley Crue continued to be successful despite their antics, alcoholism and drug use, at least that’s what came across in the The Dirt (2019).
They would bounce back after rehab and continue making music. The band didn’t let anything stop them from making great music and performing on world tours. They pushed each other to continue to be successful by going to rehab together.
Mick Mars became rich after dropping out of high school to play guitar in various rock bands. He didn’t become rich right away but he kept trying to get the break through he needed. He eventually realized that to be noticed he needed to reinvent himself and changed his name to Mick Mars. He put in the hard work to put himself out there in a newspaper ad and the hard work paid off. Mick Mars is successful because he doesn’t give up and knows that he needs to keep trying to achieve his dream of being rich and famous. His drive for success sets him apart from others because most people would’ve given up if after 10 years they didn’t become famous.
Mick Mars became famous after he reinvented himself to be an aggressive and loud guitarist for rock bands. He put an ad in the newspaper and got hired by Nikki Sixx and Tommy Lee to eventually form the band Motley Crue. Mick Mars rose to fame with the band Motley Crue after huge success playing at the US Festival in 1983.
He continued to have success with the band releasing multiple albums that stayed at the top of the charts for many weeks. Even though Mick Mars and the other band members of Motley Crue were often running amuck, this didn’t stop them from performing on world tours or making great music.
Mick Mars’ drive for success is what sets him apart from other musicians and makes him successful. Mick Mars didn’t give up even after not being successful for 10 years during the 1970s before reinventing himself and finding success. As of 2023, Mick Mars’ net worth is estimated to be $45 million dollars.