Nikki Sixx On Mötley Crüe’s Plans After Mick Mars’ Departure

Mötley Crüe has always enjoyed a good challenge, and even with Mick Mars’ recent decision to retire from touring, it seems like they have already started preparing to carry on. While chatting with fans on Twitter, Nikki Sixx discussed the band’s upcoming plans, touched upon Mick Mars’ departure, and disclosed why they chose John 5 to fill in for the guitarist.

Mick Mars recently announced that he would no longer tour with Mötley Crüe due to his health issues. However, the statement regarding Mars’ departure noted that he would remain a band member despite getting off the stage. His bandmates supported Mars’ decision, and Sixx honored his bandmate with a recent tweet.

“He’s been a soldier along with us for four decades,” said Nikki, appreciating Mick’s dedication to the band and his bandmates. “We will continue carrying our legacy to generations of fans and honor Mick’s request for us to keep touring as Mötley Crüe.”

“We have no plans of stopping now,” stated Sixx as he answered if the band had any plans to hit the road once they complete the upcoming tour with Def Leppard. “We’re having too grand of a time, and in a short eight years, we will celebrate 50 years together as a band.”

When asked about the band’s plans to change their playlist in the following tours, the bassist revealed, “We’ve worked out the whole show and are really happy with it for a while. [We] will change it up at some point.”

Sixx also opened up about why Mötley Crüe chose John 5 to fill in for Mick Mars during their live shows and tours. The bassist emphasized that John was the right fit for numerous reasons, and he had been working with them, which made it easier for him to adapt.

“He checks all the boxes,” remarked Nikki as he disclosed why John was the right guitarist to replace Mars. “He’s an insane player. [He] has respect for our music, is funny as f*ck, and has a history with us, and we’ve written some pretty big hits together.”

Mötley Crüe just completed their Stadium Tour with Def Leppard, Poison, and Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, and they are currently getting ready for another tour with Def Leppard. Sixx signaled that the band also has plans to hit the road once they complete their upcoming tour, so perhaps it would be safe to say they will be active in the rock scene for a long while.