Mick Mars says Mötley Crüe is ‘attempting to take my legacy away’

Mick Mars is satisfied that his former Mötley Crüe bandmates try to eliminate his legacy.

The guitarist and founding member of the heavy steel band, 72, claims his exit from Mötley Crüe final yr was involuntary.

“After they needed to get excessive and f— all the things up, I coated for them,” Mars advised Rolling Stone.

“Now they’re attempting to take my legacy away, my a part of Mötley Crüe, my possession of the title, the model.”

The guitarist and founding member of the heavy metal band, 72, claims his exit from Mötley Crüe last year was involuntary.
The guitarist and founding member of the heavy steel band, 72, claims his exit from Mötley Crüe final yr was involuntary.
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“How will you hearth Mr. Heinz from Heinz ketchup? He owns it. Frank Sinatra’s or Jimi Hendrix’s legacy goes on perpetually, and their heirs proceed to revenue from it. They’re attempting to take that away from me. I’m not going to allow them to,” the rocker added.

Mars has been embroiled in a strained authorized battle with ex-bandmates Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx, and Tommy Lee since April after he filed a lawsuit towards the band for attempting to take away him from the group.

He needs to proceed proudly owning a share within the band, regardless of stepping away from touring final fall because of his worsening well being.

Mars has been embroiled in a legal battle with ex-bandmates Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx, and Tommy Lee since April.
Mars has been embroiled in a authorized battle with ex-bandmates Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx, and Tommy Lee since April.
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The rocker stepped away from touring in October 2022.
The rocker stepped away from touring in October 2022.
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Saying his determination to step away from dwell performances in October 2022, a rep for Mars stated, “Mick Mars, co-founder and lead guitarist of the heavy steel band Mötley Crüe for the previous 41 years, has introduced right now that because of his ongoing painful battle with Ankylosing Spondylitis (A.S.), he’ll not have the ability to tour with the band.”

“Mick will proceed as a member of the band, however can not deal with the trials of the street. A.S. is an especially painful and crippling degenerative illness, which impacts the backbone,” the assertion concluded.

Ankylosing spondylitis is a sort of arthritis that causes irritation within the backbone joints and ligaments and may result in stiffness over time, in line with the Nationwide Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Pores and skin Illnesses.


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On the time, the band introduced that guitarist John 5, who toured with Marilyn Manson, was set to interchange Mars on the street.

The group assured followers that Mars will “proceed as a member of the band,” despite the fact that he had no plans to tour.

The band hasn’t launched new music since 2008.