Here’s what Mick Mars texted John 5 after he joined Mötley Crüe

Mick Mars and John 5
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It’s been a fairly eventful few months for Mötley Crüe, who started 2023 with John 5 as their new guitarist to fill in for the outgoing Mick Mars.

Mars, who stepped back from his role due to health reasons in October last year, was officially replaced by the Rob Zombie guitarist not long after, with the electric guitar star receiving votes of confidence from each remaining Mötley member.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer,

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.