John 5 Shares Rob Zombie’s Reaction To His Decision To Join Mötley Crüe

During an interview with Sirius XM’s Trunk Nation, John 5 revealed Rob Zombie‘s response to his choice to join Mötley Crüe. Notably, he stressed that the transition did not create animosity or ‘bad blood’ between them.

The previous year, to replace Mick Mars in Mötley Crüe, the guitarist left Zombie’s band after 17 years of membership. While their parting was civil, he admitted concerns about this change, as it could impact his relationship with his former bandmate.

Sharing his anxiety about contacting the musician, John 5 said:

“I miss talking with him and texting with him. I’m more worried about him not texting me back or not replying. I think that would really break my heart. That’s the thing. I think I’d be really bummed out about that.”

In contrast, he recalled Zombie’s reaction to his departure as follows:

“I talked to Rob, and he understood. Rob is a smart, rational person. I mean, he wasn’t psyched, but he understood. And I think that was amazing of him. He was just, like, ‘Go get them.’ He was fine about it.

I called Rob, and I said, ‘This is what’s happening.’ And we did a show, Louder Than Life, together, and that was my last show. But no bad blood or anything; it wasn’t anything bad. It wasn’t dramatic or anything. And Rob was super cool. He was, like, ‘Hey, I get it.'”

Currently, the artist is in the process of preparing new material with Mötley Crüe. According to him, this new work will be heavier than the songs on the band’s ‘Shout At The Devil’ album.