Mick Mars’ First Reaction To John 5 Replacing Him In Mötley Crüe

John 5 recently chatted with Eddie Trunk, discussing Mick Mars’ controversial split from Mötley Crüe and how he has always felt the former guitarist’s support.

When Mars announced he was retiring from touring, his bandmates decided to carry on and quickly recruited John. A few months later, the drama broke out when Mick filed a lawsuit against Mötley, claiming the band had been trying to strip him of his rights and shares in the band.

So, with the ongoing feud encouraging bitter remarks on both sides, Trunk asked Mötley Crüe’s latest member about his friendship with Mars, especially after his recruitment. John answered with much confidence that their relationship has always been pretty good.

The rocker explained how Mick had been among the first people to reach out and congratulate him on his new gig with the band and how the pair talked all the time since they had a close relationship with one another, even exchanging gifts on holidays.

The guitarist on whether he and Mars were on good terms:

“Of course… Me and Mick, we talk all the time. We exchange Christmas gifts and things like that, and when I was announced as the guitar player, he was one of the very first texts that I got, and he said, ‘You’re gonna kill it!’ It’s good; it’s not like it’s some stranger coming in. We have great respect for each other.”

Although things hadn’t been smooth sailing with his former bandmates, it feels that Mick is on better terms with his replacement John, who disclosed how the pair exchanged texts all the time. Mars even supported the guitarist for scoring a place in his former band, so things were alright between the two guitarists.