Mötley Crüe’s Replacement for Departing Member Revealed


Mötley Crüe is now moving on without guitarist Mick Mars, but they’ve already found a replacement. As they continue their tour, Motley Crue confirmed that Mick Mars will be leaving the band. However, they announced that John 5 would replace him. John 5 is well-known among instrumentalists. He has previously performed alongside Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson and others.

“While change is never easy, we accept Mick’s decision to retire from the band due to the challenges with his health,”In their joint statement, Vince Neil, Tommy Lee, and Nikki Sixx stated. “We have watched Mick manage his Ankylosing Spondylitis for decades and he has always managed it with utmost courage and grace. To say ‘enough is enough’ is the ultimate act of courage. Mick’s sound helped define Mötley Crüe from the minute he plugged in his guitar at our very first rehearsal together. The rest, as they say, is history. We’ll continue to honor his musical legacy. We will carry out Mick’s wish and continue to tour the world as planned in 2023. No doubt will it take an absolutely outstanding musician to fill Mick’s shoes so we are grateful that our good friend John 5 has agreed to come on board and join us moving forward. We’ll see you Crüeheads out on the road!”

John 5 (realname John William Lowery), also shared a statement with his new bandmates. “I am honored to carry on Mick’s legacy and am looking forward to playing these songs.”

Mars is no longer part of the touring line-up, but it isn’t clear if he is an actual member of the group. Mar’s rep said that he is stepping down as a touring musician, but the band’s statement seems more definitive. Mars has not indicated whether he intends to record with them or perform at future events.

“Mick Mars, co-founder and lead guitarist of the heavy metal band Mötley Crüe for the past 41 years, has announced today that due to his ongoing painful struggle with Ankylosing Spondylitis (A.S.), he will no longer be able to tour with the band,”His rep stated that via Consequence. “Mick will continue as a member of the band, but can no longer handle the rigors of the road. A.S. is an extremely painful and crippling degenerative disease, which affects the spine.”

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