LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 19: (L-R) Singer Vince Neil, guitarist Mick Mars and bassist Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue perform during the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 19, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
- Motley Crue guitarist and founding member Mick Mars is retiring from touring.
- A statement from Mars’ rep explained that although he will continue as a member, his health struggles will keep him from the road.
- The statement said, “Due to his ongoing painful struggle with Ankylosing Spondylitis 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 is no word on who will replace Mars as the band’s touring guitarist, however rumors have surfaced that Marilyn Manson/ Rob Zombie guitarist John 5, will fill in for him.
- Who should take over touring duties for Mars?