Ex-ACCEPT Bassist Confirms He’s Played On MICK MARS’ Upcoming Solo Album

Peter Baltes Mick Mars

Peter Baltes, original ACCEPT bassist, has spoken up once more about his departure from the legendary German metal band. He stated that the reason for his departure after serving for more than 40 years was that he no longer enjoyed being a part of the band.

“Well, it was… maybe the last two years, it started to go down. I didn’t like it anymore,” he said in a new interview with Finland’s Chaoszine. “And I found out some things — I don’t wanna elaborate — but I found out some things that are really not nice. I’d been together with Wolf [HoffmannACCEPT guitarist] my whole life, and that wasn’t really necessary. Some people have to have all the control, and when it started going into the artistic control, then it really bothered me more. So I really wasn’t into it anymore.

“And I was glad I did it, because it was 2018, and it was the last tour. And then corona happened anyway, so I got to record a lot of different albums,” he continued. “I played on Mick Mars‘s [MÖTLEY CRÜE] solo album. I did so many different things. And I was writing music for television and radio anyway, so I had two years of working [on] other stuff that I wasn’t used to. And then, on the other hand, sitting at home for two years, when Udo [Dirkschneider, original ACCEPT singer] called [and asked me to join U.D.O. and DIRKSCHNEIDER], that’s why I took about five minutes to answer.”

Last February, country-rock artist Cory Marks spent time with Mars, and he reported that the musician’s upcoming project “sounds huge.”

On February 5th, Cory took to his Instagram to share a few photos and a short video of him with Mars at Mick‘s home studio in Nashville, Tennessee, and he included the following message: “Spent my Saturday hanging out with one of the coolest, sweetest, most kind down to earth bad as*es on this planet that I’m lucky to call a friend. So many stories and a lot of laughs talking music, guns, planes, guitars, drums, travel, road stories (he’s got cooler ones than me),health, fitness, zombies, sex, drugs and rock and roll! I now know a lot more about @motleycrue @slash @therollingstones @defleppard and the on and only @ozzyosbourne … yes… If you’re wondering Ozzy did snort a bunch of aunts…

“@mr.mickmars THANK YOU for having me over and letting me hear your new project…which sounds HUGE. The rock world is in for something weird, special, great and LOUD. Surreal walking into your studio and the first thing I see is a gold record on top of a bunch of @marshallamps stacked up together with my face and name on it and I’ll be sending you a couple more very soon. Don’t be surprised if you see Mars & Marks on more songs together down the road… Outlaws And Outsiders forever.”

Last November, legendary drummer Carmine Appice, best known for his work with VANILLA FUDGECACTUS and Rod Stewart, said that Mars is planning to finish his solo album and do some touring.

He revealed during an interview with Michael’s Record Collection: “I talked to Mick Mars, who’s been touring with MÖTLEY CRÜE. He just gave up his seat in touring with MÖTLEY CRÜE. And John 5 is gonna tour with them. He said, ‘Man, we did our final tour [seven years ago]. Now we’re out again doing this major tour with DEF LEPPARD.’ And he said, ‘I don’t wanna do it no more. I’m sick of being in a bus.’ He said he’s gonna do a solo album and go out and do some gigs. I said, ‘Look, if you need anyone to play drums, I’ll play with you.’ He goes, ‘That would be great.’ So maybe I’ll do some gigs with him. But it’s not gonna be big tours. It’ll be a weekend maybe somewhere and then go home. Two weekends later maybe a weekend and go home.”