Nikki Sixx Speaks To Why John 5 ‘Checks All The Boxes’ When It Comes To Being A Mötley Crüe Member

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As of last week, it was officially confirmed that John 5 would be stepping in as the touring guitarist for Mötley Crüe. Prior to this official announcement, news came out that founding band member Mick Mars would be retiring from touring with the band.

Over on Twitter, band bassist Nikki Sixx randomly asked his followers if any of them have any burning questions. One user reached out to Sixx and asked him what made John 5 the right choice for the band. In response to this, Sixx wrote the following:

“He checks all the boxes. He’s a insane player. Has respect for our music, is funny as fuck and has history with us and we’ve written some pretty big hits together.”

Another user asked when the conversation pertaining to Mick’s retirement began – the user also spoke to how much they will miss the guitarist. Sixx replied and wrote the following:

“He’s been a soldier along with us for 4 decades. We will continue to carrying our legacy to Generations of fans and honor Micks request for us to keep touring as Motley Crue.”

Are you excited to see John 5 perform with the band? Do you think he is the ideal guitarist to fill Mick’s shoes? In other band related news, Mötley Crüe announced that they will be embarking on a world tour with Def Leppard next year! You can find all the dates and locations associated with that tour below.

  • 18 – Mexico City, Mexico – Foro Sol
    Feb. 21 – Monterrey, Mexico – Estadio Banorte
    Feb. 25 – Bogota, Colombia – Parque Simon Bolivar
    Feb. 28 – Lima, Peru – Estadio Nacional
    March 03 – Santiago, Chile – Estadio Bicentenario de La Florida
    March 07 – Sao Paulo, Brazil – Allianz Parque
    March 09 – Curitiba, Brazil – Estádio Couto Pereira
    March 11 – Porto Alegre, Brazil – Arena do Grêmio
    May 22 – Sheffield, UK – Bramall Lane
    May 25 – Mönchengladbach, Germany – SparkassenPark
    May 27 – Munich, Germany – Koenigsplatz
    May 29 – Budapest, Hungary – MVM Dome
    May 31 – Krakow, Poland – Tauron Arena Kraków
    June 02 – Prague, Czech Republic – Prague Rocks
    June 03 – Hannover, Germany – Expo Plaza
    June 07 – Solvesborg, Sweden – Sweden Rock Festival
    June 09 – Hyvinkää, Finland – RockFest
    June 11 – Trondheim, Norway – Trondheim Rocks
    June 14 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Copenhell
    June 18 – Dessel, Belgium – Graspop Metal Meeting
    June 20 – Milan, Italy – Ippodromo SNAI San Siro
    June 23 – Lisbon, Portugal – Passeio Maritimo de Alges
    June 24 – Rivas-Vaciamadrid, Spain – Auditorio Miguel Ríos
    June 27 – Thun, Switzerland – Stockhorn Arena
    July 01 – London, UK – Wembley Stadium
    July 02 – Lytham, UK – Lytham Festival
    July 04 – Dublin, Ireland – Marlay Park
    July 06 – Glasgow, UK – Hampden Park