Nikki Sixx Blasts Drummer Over Claims About Mick Mars’ Departure From Mötley Crüe

Nikki Sixx Blasts Drummer Over Claims About Mick Mars’ Departure From Mötley Crüe
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Earlier this week, legendary drummer Carmine Appice told Ultimate Guitar that Mötley Crüe guitarist Mick Mars left the band because he “was not happy” with the rest of the group. Appice said that Mars objected to the band using pre-recorded tracks in their live show and that the guitarist traveled separately from the rest of the band. 

“The truth is that everything has been weird for a while with Mötley Crüe, and Mick didn’t like that everything was on tape,” Appice said. “Mick told me that people that came to see it could tell that it was all pre-recorded and that everything was on tape.”

“Their lifestyles are different than his, and so there were a lot of disagreements,” Appice continued, “I think he was just done.”

Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx took to Twitter to respond.  “Love how people talk FOR us without talking TO us,” he wrote. “This is why the media has lost credibility. Obviously by printing BS they make money off of advertising and we’re not into that clickbait game. When the truth comes out it will be FROM üs.”

Sixx went on to add: “A washed up drummer trying to speak for us? And bottom feeder media running with it to make money off of lies? Welcome to the sad new world of LOOK AT ME LOOK AT ME.”

Sixx also re-iterated his position in a Twitter Q&A responding to a fan who asked “Is what Carmine Appice said true?”

“A washed up drummer speaking for our band without any of the facts is as ridiculous as bottom feeder media running with stories without fact checking,” Sixx said. “When you hear the truth it will be from us.”

When Mötley Crüe performed for the first time with new guitarist John 5, some fans were upset that there was no mention or acknowledgement of Mars in the show. 

Former Crue singer John Corabi has also said he doesn’t believe Mötley Crüe’s statement about Mars retiring due solely for health reasons. 

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