Mötley Crüe’s Mick Mars retires from touring

Mick Mars
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Mötley Crüe co-founding member and electric guitar icon Mick Mars has officially retired from touring, as a result of his ongoing struggle with ankylosing spondylitis.

Though the guitarist will no longer be hitting the road with his Mötley Crüe bandmates Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx and Tommy Lee, he will remain a part of the band.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer, GuitarWorld.com

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.