Besides a statement released some weeks ago, the individual members of Mötley Crüe have been pretty quiet when it comes to the controversy of Mick Mars suing the band. That said, during a recent conversation talking about working with John 5, Mötley Crüe member Nikki Sixx did share some thoughts regarding Mars and his lawsuit.
While talking to Planet Rock, the Mötley Crüe bassist spoke briefly about Mars. Among the comments he expressed, Sixx shared that the band wishes him the best, and also expressed that the guitarist is being “misled” by reps.
“If a member of a band tells you that they can’t tour because of health reasons, you have two choices. You can quit as a band (after) 42 years of work. Or we could look at each other and go ‘are we done yet?!’ We’re really peaking and we understand (Mick’s) health issues.
“We wish him the best and we know that he’s a little bit confused and being misled by representatives right now. But we still have to stay focused on why we’re here.”
Sixx’s comments about Mars reflect a similar stance that the band’s manager has also expressed.
Per a past interview that took place somewhat recently, Mötley Crüe’s manager made accusations that Mars’ reps are taking advantage of him. Specifically, the band’s manager said: “He has a degenerative disease and people are taking advantage of him. It’s called elder abuse.”
What do you make of this controversy involving Mars and the band? We will continue to update you on this story as developments come out.
Upcoming Mötley Crüe 2023 tour dates
- 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
August 05 – Syracuse, NY – JMA Wireless Dome
August 08 – Columbus, OH – Ohio Stadium
August 11 – Fargo, ND – Fargodome
August 13 – Omaha, NE – Charles Schwab Field Omaha
August 16 – Tulsa, OK – H.A. Chapman Stadium
August 18- El Paso, TX – Sun Bowl Stadium