Nikki Sixx spoke out towards Carmine Appice‘s declare that guitarist Mick Mars had been in dispute together with his bandmates within the run-up to his retirement from Motley Crue.
Mars’ departure was announced on the completion of their 2022 Stadium Tour, with John 5 named as his replacement quickly afterwards. The official motive given was that Mars’ longterm sickness had lastly caught up with him – however in a latest interview, former Ozzy Osbourne and Vanilla Fudge drummer Appice prompt in any other case.
“[Mars] instructed me, ‘Once I was on the Stadium Tour, I used to be not completely happy,’” Appice instructed Ultimate Guitar. “Principally, all the pieces was on tape; it was all deliberate out and in the end quite a lot of crap. … The reality is that all the pieces has been bizarre for some time with Motley Crue… Mick instructed me that folks that got here to see it may inform that it was all pre-recorded and that all the pieces was on tape.”
Appice added that Mars “would journey alone on a bus whereas the opposite guys flew all over the place,” and continued: “He mentioned, ‘Man, these guys are pissing their cash away, flying to each gig.’ They had been all busy nonetheless attempting to be rock stars, and Mick simply wished to play the music. … [T]right here had been quite a lot of disagreements. I feel he was simply performed.” When Mars was instructed about Crue’s World Tour with Def Leppard, Appice claimed, the guitarist instructed his colleagues: “You are able to do it. I am not going out with you for this.”
Earlier this week Sixx appeared to refer not directly to Appice’s feedback, tweeting: “Love how individuals discuss FOR us with out speaking TO us. That is why the media has misplaced credibility. Clearly by printing BS they earn a living off of promoting and we’re not into that clickbait recreation. When the reality comes out will probably be FROM us.”
However he was extra direct throughout a Twitter Q&A session final evening. “A washed up drummer attempting to talk for us? And backside feeder media working with it to earn a living off of lies? Welcome to the unhappy new world of LOOK AT ME LOOK AT ME,” the bassist wrote.
He kind of repeated the identical reply when requested: “Is what Carmine Appice mentioned true?” Sixx replied: “A washed up drummer talking for our band with none of the details is as ridiculous as backside feeder media working with tales with out truth checking. Whenever you hear the reality will probably be from us.” He later commented: “It’s a humorous cash recreation.”
Crue will proceed on the street by way of a lot of the yr. Requested if 5’s standing within the group was safe, Sixx acknowledged: “In fact. He’s our guitar participant. Now we have massive plans.”
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