Hear MÖTLEY CRÜE's first post-MICK MARS song "Dogs of War" | Revolver

Hear MÖTLEY CRÜE's first post-MICK MARS song "Dogs of War"

John 5 makes his recorded debut with glam-metal vets

Glam metal stalwarts Mötley Crüe have just dropped "Dogs of War" — their first song to feature guitarist John 5, who replaced longtime guitarist Mick Mars in 2022.

The song, the rockers' first music since 2019, is built around John 5's bouncy nu-metal-ish riff and singer Vince Neil's calls to "don't let those bastards get you down."

"Dogs of War" is also Mötley Crüe's first music for new label Big Machine Records, and the trac was recorded with longtime producer Bob Rock.

In a recent interview with Billboard, Neil described the new song as [sounding] "like old school meets new school. It's got that old school vibe about it, but it's new music."

The singer also confirmed that "Dogs of War" is just the first taste of more new music to come: "There'll definitely be new music out next year, for sure, 'cause we recorded a couple of other songs, too.

"Maybe we'll release one of those by the end of the year, but I can't say. But we want to keep putting out new music — not, maybe, an album but a few songs here, a few songs there, and that's good."

"We want to keep putting out new music, too, so we don't get stagnant," he continued. "We recorded '(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party)' by the Beastie Boys and we recorded this song, too, and I thought it turned out pretty good."

The new song arrived with animated video directed by Nick DenBoer that follows animated versions of Crüe through various levels in an apocalyptic battle. Watch it above via YouTube.