Mötley Crüe singer Vince Neil has recently talked about touring in 2023 internationally with plans stretching into 2024 as well as another Las Vegas residency. What that means is quite simply, the band may at some point have to replace their aging guitarist Mick Mars.
Mars will be turning 72-years old next year, and with his long-standing condition known as ankylosing spondylitis, the guitarist is reaching the end of his tenure as a touring musician and simply won’t be able to endure the demanding schedule with international travel.
So, with that in mind, the rumors of Rob Zombie guitarist, John 5 as his replacement have been gathering momentum over the last few days suggesting that he is strongly being considered and just might be the guy you will see playing guitar for Motley Crue at some point in the future.
Adding fuel to the fire are reports that John 5 is no longer a part of Rob Zombie’s band. Guitarist Mike Riggs was on stage with Zombie as John 5’s replacement at the Aftershock Festival on October 6th in Sacramento, CA. Zombie didn’t make note of John 5’s absence during the show, merely stating that Riggs had returned after a 20-year absence.
We’ll bring you more updates as soon as we have them.