Nikki Sixx alleges Mick Mars is “a little bit confused and being misled by representatives”

Nikki Sixx (left) and Mick Mars onstage with Mötley Crüe in 2022
(Image credit: Kevin Mazur / Getty)

Nikki Sixx has alleged that Mick Mars is “confused and being misled” by his team, according to an interview with Planet Rock.

Mars retired from touring with Mötley Crüe due to his ongoing struggle with Ankylosing Spondylitis (A.S.) – a painful degenerative disease that affects the spine – in October 2022, and was replaced in the band's live line-up by longtime fan and friend of the group John 5

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Matt Parker
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Matt is Features Editor for Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar,, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.