Mötley Crüe to Start Rehearsals With John 5

Motley Crue is starting rehearsals this week for their first shows with new touring guitarist John 5.

The former Rob Zombie guitar player is replacing founding guitarist Mick Mars, who announced last October he would no longer tour due to his struggles with a degenerative joint disease.

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.”

Bassist Nikki Sixx wrote on Instagram, “42 years and I still get excited about the first day of band rehearsal. Here we go….”

John 5 later commented on Nikki’s post, writing: “I’m more excited can’t wait buddy.”

Mötley Crüe’s official page also posted about the start of rehearsals.


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