Ratdaddyvince.com recently conducted an interview with Stormy, daughter of MÖTLEY CRÜE guitarist Mick Mars. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow:
Ratdaddyvince.com: What was it like growing up Mick Mars's daughter?
Stormy: "I was very fortunate, being born to the parents I was.
Ratdaddyvince.com: How has it affected your daily life?
Stormy: "It makes me more aware of my surroundings and stuff. I love that there are fans and stuff, but I have had to learn who is a friend and who is just a fan ... ya know? There are a lot of really cool people, but then there are also some that are a little out there."
Ratdaddyvince.com: Did you ever play it up who your dad was in high school?
Stormy: "No not at all, I guess that is when I realized you had to know the difference in a friend and a fan. People would try to get stuff off me and ask all kinds of stuff, but then there were people who were cool about it and wanted to know me, whether I was Mick Mars's daughter or not. Les and I have friends from high school that we still see to this day."
Ratdaddyvince.com: I know that your dad has A.S. [chronic degenerative illness called Ankylosing Spondylitis, which fuses together the joints and bones of the spine], but I am sorry to say that I just recently learned that you inherited it too. How do you deal with it?
Stormy: "Well ... I, like my dad, have my good days and my bad days. A.S. is usually passed though males, there is only like a 2% chance of a female getting it ... guess I got lucky that way. I mostly get pains in my legs and hips, I have a lot of Lower back pain and left shoulder pain. And again, like my dad, I was hooked on all kinds of pain medication. A.S. affects your immune system, and the pain medication weakens it too. I got pneumonia last year, and it was really bad. It also affected my emotions to an extent. I got very apathetic at times and thought all would be better if only I took another pill or two. But now I have a good pain management team and I take alternate med's to keep limber and as a result, my head is loads clearer and I am actually feeling a lot better now a days."
Ratdaddyvince.com: From all reports I am hearing, your dad is doing ever so much better out on the road now. When the reunion first got announced, his health was an issue on everyone's mind, but now it looks as if he will out last them all!
Stormy: "Yeah he is doing so great! He loves it out there, just playing his music for everyone, he lives for that. And him being off the pain med's has boosted his energy and he is having the time of his life, doing something he really loves. Touring and making people happy."
Read the entire interview at Ratdaddyvince.com.