guitarist Mick Mars
has criticized the band for using pre-recorded backing tapes in their live shows, comparing them to pop star Britney Spears
. Speaking with Eddie Trunk
), Mars expressed his disapproval of the choice to use backing tapes on Motley Crue's upcoming farewell tour:"That's a whole another story - that could get me in a lot of trouble. Let me put it this way: I'll just say two words and you'll know. Britney Spears. "I don't like it. I have to say 60s and 70s bands were my favourites because they were real. They just got up there and kicked it up. Made a mistake - so what? Sounded a little bit empty here or there - so what? It's the bigness and rawness and the people that wrote the songs and presented them. "I could put on a Motley CD and play with it all day long. I don't want to do that."
Mars also stated that the band would be releasing a new single to coincide with their farewell concert shows:"I just wrote a new song with Nikki
], and we're gonna be finishing it up, like, within the next couple of months. There'll be a new single
[released in time for the upcoming tour]."