Mick Mars sues Mötley Crüe, accusing band of conspiring to fire him, miming onstage

Mick Mars performs with Mötley Crüe at Nationals Park on June 22, 2022 in Washington, DC
(Image credit: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images/Live Nation)

One-time Mötley Crüe electric guitar player Mick Mars has filed a lawsuit against his former band, Variety reports.

Mars, a co-founding member of the band, announced his retirement from touring with the group last October, following the conclusion of their 2022 North American stadium tour with Def Leppard, Poison, and Joan Jett & the Blackhearts.

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.