Nikki Sixx: Mick Mars Is ‘Confused,’ Being ‘Misled’ By Reps

Mick Mars: © Glenn Francis, (Toglenn), CC BY-SA 3.0, Wikimedia Commons / Nikki Sixx: © / CC-BY-SA-3.0,, Wikimedia Commons
Published on:

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.

Per Sixx:

“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.

Mötley Crüe's Manager Says Mick Mars' Reps Are Taking Advantage of Him: 'It's Elder Abuse'

Nikki Sixx Gives Props to Bob Rock: He's 'Bringing Out the Best in Mötley Crüe'

The Top 10 Craziest Firings and Fallouts in Metal

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