Motley Crue's Mick Mars: the 10 greatest blues guitarists of all time

Posted Jul 17, 2012 at 5:09pm

Although he's famous for playing fat, crunchy riffs and stinging solos - through walls of Marshall stacks, of course - on heavy metal classics such as Girls, Girls, Girls and Shout At The Devil, Mick Mars, the 'silent shredder' of Motley Crue, really considers himself a bluesman at heart.

"I discovered the blues when I was maybe 12 or 13," Mars says. "I was in my house and they were playing this really loud music next door. I could literally feel it through the window – our houses were pretty close together. I didn't know what they were playing, but it sounded good. So I went over, knocked on the door and said, 'Hey, can I borrow that record?' I can't remember what the album was, but it was the blues."

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