Guns N’ Roses Member Leaks Motley Crue Firing?


Former Guns N’ Roses member Tracii Guns recently suggested that John 5 would be a “great choice” to replace Mick Mars in Motley Crue.

Tracii Guns explains his choice

The L.A Guns member recently shared his thoughts in response to a rumor that noted John 5 would be stepping in for 71-year-old Mick Mars, who has been struggling with chronic health conditions for years, on the 2023 leg of Crue’s reunion tour.

Speculation about John 5’s involvement with Crue gained strength after the longtime Rob Zombie guitarist failed to appear with the shock rocker at this year’s Aftershock festival in Sacramento. Rob was instead joined on stage by returning guitarist Mike Riggs for the first time since 2006.

Guns, who played with Crue bassist Nikki Sixx in a band called Brides of Destruction two decades ago, took to his social media on Thursday, October 20 to write: “I have got a ton of messages about the rumor of Mick leaving Motley and what my opinion is if John 5 replaces him. First of all it’s a rumor and who knows? But, if it’s Time for Mick to tap out then that’s his business. John 5 in my opinion is a great choice if the rumor is true.”

John 5 has reportedly already dismissed the rumor of him touring with Crue. After a fan commented on an old photo of Mars and John 5 on the latter’s Instagram, and asked whether the 52-year-old guitarist was indeed joining Crue on the road, John 5 replied in a since-deleted comment: “No, just a rumor.”

It was also recently announced that Motley Crue and Def Leppard will go global in 2023 with their co-headline “The World Tour”. Produced by Live Nation, the trek will kick off on February 18, 2023 at Foro Sol in Mexico City and include stops throughout Latin America before heading to Europe in May 2023.