MUSICAL GUEST: Tom Keifer
When asked how it feels to be on That Metal Show vs being on David Letterman, Keifer responded… “it feels good to not be in HD tonight.” He is still touring in support of his first solo record The Way Life Goes. He will be continuing the solo tour this year and releasing more singles from the record. Keifer was playing a very cool guitar made out of metal. The only Cinderella performance this year will be on the Monsters Of Rock Cruise. However, half of his solo set consists of Cinderella favorites.
TMS TOP 5: Top 5 Mötley Crüe Songs
The guys were joined by Metal Church’s Kurt Vanderhoof for this segment. Vanderhoof offered his Top 5 Mötley Crüe songs to help shape the following list…
- “Live Wire”
- “Looks That Kill”
- “Dr. Feelgood”
- “Kickstart My Heart”
- “Wild Side”
Honorable mention – “Shout At The Devil”
GUEST: Mick Mars
Eddie called Mick the unsung hero of Mötley Crüe. Mars revealed that he has been writing with others, and will be releasing his own material in conjunction with a book when the band’s final tour is completed. Although there is some skepticism on the part of the guys, Mars swears that this will be the end of Mötley Crüe. He said that the band truly wants to go out on top.
Mars revealed that he thought about leaving the band during the Generation Swine days. He had a hard time coming up with guitar parts for the album. Contrary to rumors, he had no issue with John Corabi contributing guitar parts during his time in the band. In fact, it pushed him to be a better guitarist.
Eddie asked Mars about the final show ever for the band. He said that it will be in Los Angeles, and if he had his way, they would just shut down Sunset Strip with no permission or permits, set up on top of the Whiskey a Go Go and just play. While it’s unlikely that this will ever happen, it would be the coolest parting shot ever by a band that has made a living by breaking the rules.
When asked about what it felt like to open for Ozzy on the Shout At Devil Tour, Mars simply stated that he can’t remember much from those days because he was pretty high. He said that one of his favorite tours was with Mötley Crüe, Van Halen and AC/DC.
Mars discussed his health issues (he has been diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis). For all of the pain that his condition causes him, Mars is in remarkably high spirits, and has chosen not to use painkillers to help him cope.
PUT IT ON THE TABLE: Mick Mars
If you could be in any other band – Motorhead
One song you wish you wrote – I haven’t written it yet
Your one vice – M&Ms
Best concert you ever attended – Rob Zombie
First album bought with your own money – “Rave Up” by The Yardbirds
First rock or metal song you learned to play – “Smoke On The Water” by Deep Purple
Favorite new band – I haven’t formed it yet
PICK OF THE WEEK – SHIT THAT WE READ:
Eddie – Long Shot by Mike Piazza
Don – Louder Than Hell: The Definitive Oral History Of Metal by Jon Wiederhorn
Jim – The Awesome Guide To Life by Jason Ellis
THROWDOWN: Too Fast For Love vs. Shout At The Devil
Kurt – Too Fast For Love
Tom – Too Fast For Love
Mick – Too Fast For Love
Eddie – Too Fast For Love
Jim – Shout At The Devil
Don – Too Fast For Love