Motley Crue has introduced that guitarist John 5 will change Mick Mars within the band’s touring lineup.
“Whereas change is rarely straightforward, we settle for Mick’s determination to retire from the band as a result of challenges together with his well being,” Motley Crue wrote in a assertion. “Little question will it take a fully excellent musician to fill Mick’s footwear, so we’re grateful that our good good friend John 5 has agreed to come back on board and be part of us shifting ahead.” Mars, a co-founding member who had been within the group for 41 years, just lately introduced he was retiring from touring “attributable to his ongoing painful wrestle with Ankylosing Spondylitis.”
An announcement from the band clarified that “Mick will proceed as a member of the band, however can now not deal with the pains of the highway.”
“To say ‘sufficient is sufficient’ is the last word act of braveness,” Motley Crue continued. “Mick’s sound helped outline Motley Crue from the minute he plugged in his guitar at our very first rehearsal collectively. The remainder, as they are saying, is historical past.”
Stepping in for Mars will probably be John 5, a guitarist with an extended resume that features work with David Lee Roth, Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie. He additionally has an in depth historical past in Motley Crue’s orbit. John 5 co-wrote three of the songs for the soundtrack to The Dust: “Crash and Burn,” “Journey With the Satan” and “The Dust (Est. 1981).” He additionally shared a writing credit score on the 2011 Sixx:A.M. single “Lies of the Lovely Folks.” In 2021, John 5 joined Nikki Sixx, Zombie and drummer Tommy Clufetos within the supergroup L.A. Rats.
John 5 had served as Zombie’s guitarist since 2005, however he was noticeably absent from the singer’s latest efficiency. Throughout an Oct. 6 set on the Aftershock pageant in Sacramento, John 5 was changed by Mike Riggs, who beforehand served in Zombie’s band from 1997 to 2003. No motive for the change was given on the time. “I am honored to hold on Mick’s legacy and am wanting ahead to enjoying these songs,” John 5 famous in an announcement.
Mars’ departure from Motley Crue’s touring lineup leaves Sixx as the one fixed member of the group since its formation. The band just lately introduced plans for a 2023 world tour alongside Def Leppard, who co-headlined alongside Motley Crue for the profitable 2022 Stadium Tour.
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