Mötley Crüe respond to Mick Mars lawsuit: "Retiring from touring is resigning from the band"

(from left) Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil and Mick Mars of Mötley Crüe perform onstage at Nationals Park in Washington, DC on June 22, 2022
(Image credit: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images/Live Nation)

This Thursday (April 6), electric guitar player Mick Mars filed a lawsuit against his former band, Mötley Crüe.

Mars retired from touring with the band last October – and was subsequently replaced by John 5 – but said at the time that he would formally remain a member of the group.

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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.