Motley Crue has introduced that guitarist and founding member Mick Mars is retiring from touring.
A press release from the band, printed by Selection, famous that Mars’ retirement was “on account of his ongoing painful wrestle with Ankylosing Spondylitis (A.S.).” The assertion additional clarified that “Mick will proceed as a member of the band, however can not deal with the trials of the street.”
Mars had all the time been the elder statesman of Motley Crue. Born in 1951 (although some have questioned the accuracy of that 12 months), the rocker initially named Robert Alan Deal was greater than seven years older than all of his Crue bandmates. Well being points plagued Mars all through his profession, most notably the aforementioned ankylosing spondylitis, a persistent, inflammatory type of arthritis that has progressively impaired his motion.
That is actually not the primary time one of many core members of Motley Crue has departed. Among the many extra memorable lineup modifications, frontman Vince Neil was changed by John Corabi from 1992 to ’96, and drummer Tommy Lee left the group for 3 years across the flip of the millennium to pursue different musical endeavors. Nonetheless, Mars has been a mainstay within the famously unstable band. Assuming that is certainly the tip of his touring Crue tenure, the last cease of the Stadium Tour, Sept. 9 in Las Vegas, will show to have been his final efficiency with the group.
Motley Crue not too long ago introduced plans for a 2023 world tour alongside Def Leppard, who co-headlined the wildly profitable 2022 Stadium Tour trek. The band has not but formally named a substitute for Mars of their touring lineup.
Mick Mars 12 months-by-12 months Photographs 1982-2022
Photos from all through the profession of Motley Crue guitarist Mick Mars.