John 5 Shares More Video Of Himself Jamming Mötley Crüe

John 5 Shares More Video Of Himself Jamming Mötley Crüe

Earlier this year, Mötley Crüe announced that longtime Rob Zombie guitarist John 5 would replace co-founding member Mick Mars in a touring capacity. Mötley Crüe cited Mars’ long battle with ankylosing spondylitis as the reason the 71-year-old guitarist was stepping aside. 

“While change is never easy, we accept Mick’s decision to retire from the band due to the challenges with his health,” Mötley Crüe said Mars’ retirement. “We have watched Mick manage his Ankylosing Spondylitis for decades and he has always managed it with utmost courage and grace. To say ‘enough is enough’ is the ultimate act of courage. Mick’s sound helped define Mötley Crüe from the minute he plugged in his guitar at our very first rehearsal together. The rest, as they say, is history. We’ll continue to honor his musical legacy.”

“We will carry out Mick’s wish and continue to tour the world as planned in 2023. No doubt will it take an absolutely outstanding musician to fill Mick’s shoes so we are grateful that our good friend, John 5 has agreed to come on board and join us moving forward. We’ll see all you Crüeheads out on the road!”

John 5 commented: “I’m honored to carry on Mick’s legacy and am looking forward to playing these songs.”

Previously, John 5 has shared videos of himself jamming along to various Crüe songs including “Wild Side,” “Girls, Girls, Girls,” “Primal Scream” and “Too Fast For Love.”

Now the six-string virtuoso has shared video of himself playing along to “Looks That Kill,” which comes from Mötley Crüe’s 1983 album, “Shout At The Devil.” 

“He checks all the boxes,” bassist Nikki Sixx said of John 5. “He’s a insane player. Has respect for our music, is funny as f*ck and has history with us and we’ve written some pretty big hits together.” 

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