Mick Mars Doesn’t See Any Future Reconciling With Motley Crue

Mick Mars Doesn’t See Any Future Reconciling With Motley Crue | Society Of Rock Videos

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Mick Mars, a founding member of Mötley Crüe, believes it’s extremely unlikely for him to reconcile with his former bandmates without involving lawyers. This stance follows his decision to sue the band after they attempted to reduce his ownership stake in their business ventures.

Initially, Mick announced his retirement from touring with Mötley Crüe in 2022 due to health issues but intended to stay involved in the band. However, in April 2023, he filed a lawsuit against them, alleging they tried to diminish his significant stake in the band’s business holdings. This led to a legal dispute that Mick preferred to keep private.

In a recent interview, Mick expressed doubts about resolving the situation with his bandmates directly, citing ongoing legal proceedings. He clarified that his retirement from touring didn’t mean resigning from the band altogether but was necessary due to health concerns.

Mick suffers from ankylosing spondylitis, a degenerative disease, which made extensive touring physically challenging for him. Despite the lawsuit, he stands firm on his decision:

“I couldn’t do it anymore — the traveling part. I mean, I’m 72 and I have this crap [ankylosing spondylitis]. It gets a little bit strenuous for me to travel around the world and keep doing that for months at a time with a two-week break. It’s just gotten to be too much for me. So yeah, that’s about it.”

The legal battle between Mick and Mötley Crüe is set for private arbitration later this year. Mick’s primary aim in the lawsuit is to review the band’s financial records to ensure fair treatment.

Fighting for Ownership Amidst Dispute

Mick, born Robert Alan Deal, has been the lead guitarist of Mötley Crüe since its inception in 1981. He feels his legacy and ownership of the band’s brand are being threatened by the actions of his former bandmates.

Mick’s lawyer sees the court’s decision as a victory, signaling acknowledgment of mistreatment by the band. Despite attempts to portray Mick negatively, he remains resolute in his pursuit of fairness.

In response to Mick’s refusal of a stake in the band’s 2023 tour, Mötley Crüe’s manager highlighted the financial opportunities offered to Mick:

“An offer was made to him at 5%, and then up to 7.5 percent, to avoid this. What Mick’s asking for is an equal share, 25% — but there’s a guy named John 5 in the band. Mick resigned from touring, and John 5’s getting paid. So who’s gonna pay John 5? None of this makes sense.”

Overall, the dispute revolves around ownership stakes and financial fairness within the band, with both sides presenting their perspectives on the matter.

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