John 5 still isn’t sure how he came to replace Mick Mars in Motley Crue | Entertainment

John 5 nonetheless is not positive how he got here to exchange Mick Mars in Motley Crue.

The 53-year-old musician took over from the axeman within the band in 2022, after the veteran guitarist introduced his retirement – however there was by no means any formal dialogue about his position.

John – whose actual identify is John Lowery – instructed Australian Guitar journal: “There was by no means actually any speak about it.

“It is humorous as a result of we did not speak about enterprise loads. It was a lot in our lives, so we did not speak about it.

“We talked about music and bands and information we love, films and issues like that, however I would not say, ‘Oh, [Rob] Zombie, John 5 and the Creatures…’

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“I imply, Nikki [Sixx] would say, ‘We’re preparing for the tour and the tour’s enormous,’ and issues like that. I do not even know the way it all took place.”

Regardless of this, John did not hesitate when he was provided the possibility to affix the band.

The guitarist – who left Rob Zombie to affix the Motley Crue – shared: “There have been occasions once I was taking part in a present in the very same metropolis as Motley. I would be three miles away on this massive membership whereas they had been in a stadium.

“On the finish of the tour, Nikki was like, ‘You realize, I believe Mick’s going to retire. A tour’s arising. We’re gonna go to Europe and South America and do all this touring.’

“He stated, ‘Is that this one thing you’ll be occupied with?’ To be sincere with you, I take a look at this as ‘life may be very brief and I need to expertise as a lot as I can.’ I used to be like, ‘Nicely after all’.”


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