Ex-Motley Crue Member Rejects Bandmates At Funeral

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Rolling Stone magazine recently revealed a few outtakes from its feature article with Motley Crue guitarist Mick Mars, based on an interview that was conducted in early May in Mick’s hometown of Nashville, Tennessee.

It has been noted that among the revelations is Mars’s claim that the last time the band really talked was at the premiere of “The Dirt” movie in 2019.

“Nobody spoke to me in 2022 [during Crue’s ‘The Stadium Tour’ with Def Leppard]. A lot of the time felt like I was just playing by myself. You know how you can be in a crowd of people and still feel alone? That’s how I felt that whole tour. I felt used, sad, and inferior. When we played the last show [in Las Vegas on September 9, 2022] I felt relieved. A lot of the pressure was gone. But I was very emotionally wounded. They weren’t just shallow wounds. They were deep ones; the kind you can’t get over.

Mick went on to say that he hopes to never talk to his bandmates again. “I think all of us would be okay with that,” he said. “And I don’t just mean me with them. I mean them with each other. I don’t plan on having a funeral. If I did, I think maybe they’d show up for that just out of courtesy. But for me, there’s no funeral. There’s no nothing.”

Last year in October 2022, John 5 departed Rob Zombie’s band to become a part of Motley Crue as he replaced Mick Mars as the guitarist struggled with health issues.

The split seemed amicable enough until last month when Mars sued the band for his share of the profits, accusing bassist Nikki Sixx of “gaslighting” him into thinking that his mental faculties were declining and that memory loss was preventing him from playing the songs properly. Mars also added that the hair metal legends extensively used backing tracks, claiming that Nikki didn’t play live at well, something that the guitarist was opposed to.

Crue also addressed the issue with a counterstatement reiterating that the guitarist was unfit to perform and stating that there were no backing tracks involved in their performances, which led to many fans and musicians becoming divided between both parties.