Ex-Motley Crue Guitarist Mick Mars Shares Update On Relationship With His Former Band

Ex-Motley Crue Guitarist Mick Mars Shares Update On Relationship With His Former Band
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Last year, former Motley Crue guitarist Mick Mars sued his ex-bandmates saying that they unfairly cut his share of profits after he announced he was retiring from touring. A nasty public back-and-forth ensued. Guitarist John 5 took Mars’ spot in the touring lineup, and Mars himself released new solo material. 

In a new interview with Guitar World, Mars was asked if it would ever be possible to sit down with his former bandmates and hash things out. 

“I would say it’s past… impossible,” Mars said. “I don’t have a gag order, but it’s like anything you say can and will be used against you. I have to be pretty cautious about what I say because it could be relevant to what’s going on.”

Mars was also asked if his retirement meant he was totally resigning from the band? 

“Two different words, two different meanings. It was just retiring from the touring part. I’d actively be involved in every entity of Motley Crue. I wouldn’t be here today if it wasn’t for them. I don’t regret anything we’ve ever done — good, bad or ugly, whatever. My body just couldn’t do it anymore.”

Mars “continued: “I couldn’t do it anymore — the traveling part. I mean, I’m 72 and I have this crap [ankylosing spondylitis]. It gets a little bit strenuous for me to travel around the world and keep doing that for months at a time with a two-week break. It’s just gotten to be too much for me. So yeah, that’s about it.”

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