What Mick Mars Said To John 5 When He Learned He Joined Mötley Crüe

John 5: Tyrel Snowden, CC BY-SA 4.0, Wikimedia Commons / Mick Mars: © Glenn Francis, www.PacificProDigital.com (Toglenn), CC BY-SA 3.0, Wikimedia Commons
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While Mick Mars has had a lot of heated things to say about Nikki Sixx and other members of Mötley Crüe, what does he think of John 5 stepping in as the band’s guitarist? Well, per John 5 himself, we at least know what Mars had to say to him upon finding out John was joining Mötley Crüe.

During a recent conversation on Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk, John 5 was asked an array of questions, and at one point during the interview, the guitarist talked about his relationship with Mars.

In talking about his relationship with Mars, John says that “Me and Mick, we talk all the time. We exchange Christmas gifts and things like that.”

The new Mötley Crüe member also shared how Mars reacted to the news of John joining the band. John says that when the news came out that he had joined Mötley Crüe, Mars sent him a text. Regarding what Mars said in that text, John shares the following (as transcribed by Loudwire):

“When I was announced as the guitar player, he was one of the very first texts that I got and he said, ‘You’re going to kill it.’ It’s good. It’s not like it’s some stranger coming in. We have a great respect for each other.”

There you have it folks – based on what John 5 has shared here, it does not appear that there is any bad blood between the former Rob Zombie guitarist and Mars.

The band will be performing a lot this summer with John 5, but it’s still confusing where things stand with Mick Mars. Mars has said that, regarding his initial retirement announcement, he was only retiring from touring, but was still down to record music and play one-off shows. That said, the rest of Mötley Crüe, including John 5, is currently working on new music.

What do you make of the whole controversy involving Mick Mars and the rest of Mötley Crüe?

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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