Journey’s Neal Schon Picks His Side On Mick Mars’ Feud With Mötley Crüe

The legal battle between Mick Mars and the remaining members of Mötley Crüe has captured the attention of the music world, with Journey’s guitarist Neal Schon weighing in on the matter. Recently, Schon sided with Mars on Twitter, praising his contributions to the band and highlighting the challenges he has faced due to his health issues.

The rift between Mars and the rest of the band began when he announced his retirement from touring last October, citing his longstanding arthritic disease. However, he assured fans that he would remain a member of Mötley Crüe. The band’s announcement the following day, which implied Mars’ full retirement and revealed John 5 as his replacement, started some rumors.

Mars recently revealed he countered the band’s severance package offer, which included 5% of the earnings from the 2023 tour, being the first without him. Mötley Crüe’s attorneys then offered to increase Mars’ share to 7.5% but required him to divest all interests in the band. Feeling insulted, Mars launched a countersuit against his former bandmates, suggesting that Vince Neil and Tommy Lee should be the ones ousted from the band due to their past legal issues.

The guitarist’s legal battle came as a shock to many, as he had previously expressed his desire to remain a member of Mötley Crüe despite retiring from touring. Nikki Sixx, the band’s bassist, expressed sadness over Mars’ decision to fight the band and hinted that lawyers and management might be manipulating him. Sixx also shared that Mötley Crüe had tried to support Mars throughout their careers and wished him the best despite the ongoing lawsuit.

In response to the unfolding drama, Journey’s Neal Schon showed his support for Mars, empathizing with his health struggles and acknowledging the guitarist’s significant contributions to Mötley Crüe. Schon’s stance emphasizes the gravity of the situation and the impact that it may have on the music world.

When Mitch Lafon asked people on Twitter if they supported Mars or Mötley Crüe in their dispute, Schon simply replied:


He added:

“Given his health issues and his obvious swagger, he gives to the band through his guitar playing. He didn’t deserve this.”

As the legal battle between Mick Mars and Mötley Crüe continues, fans and fellow musicians alike are keeping a close eye on the developments. The outcome of this feud will undoubtedly have lasting effects on the band’s legacy, and only time will reveal the final verdict. For now, though, it’s clear that Journey’s Neal Schon is firmly in Mick Mars’ corner.