Rob Zombie guitarist John 5 is the new guitarist of Mötley Crüe. He is Mick Mars’s replacement, who retired from touring due to his ongoing battle with the degenerative disease Ankylosing Spondylitis. Mick Mars will keep being a member but won’t be part of the shows anymore.
Mötley Crüe’s full statement
“While change is never easy, we accept Mick’s decision to retire from the band due to the challenges with his health. 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! Vince, Tommy, & Nikki.”
It is said that John 5 checks all the boxes for their new guitarist. He is an amazing guitarist and shows the respect for our music, beside that Mötley Crüe has already written some big hits together with John 5. So it seems that John 5 looks like the perfect new member.
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