Mötley Crüe Guitarist Mick Mars to Retire From Touring 

According to a published report by Variety, Motley Crue guitarist and founding member Mick Mars will no longer tour with the band, although he will continue as a member, this according to a rep for the musician. A full statement was released:

The full statement reads:

Mick Mars, co-founder and lead guitarist of the heavy metal band Mötley Crüe for the past 41 years, has announced today that due to his ongoing painful struggle with Ankylosing Spondylitis (A.S.), he will no longer be able to tour with the band.  Mick will continue as a member of the band, but can no longer handle the rigors of the road.  A.S. is an extremely painful and crippling degenerative disease, which affects the spine.


There was no immediate official word on who will replace Mars as the band’s touring guitarist, however rumors have cited Rob Zombie guitarist John 5 will be tapped. 


The news comes on the heels after the band announced another leg of their co-headlining tour with Def Leppard, which is slated to cover Latin America and Europe from February through July of 2023.