Guitarist Mick Mars has been vocal about his troubled relationship with Mötley Crüe, both in the context of the lawsuit he filed against them and in various interviews. The 2022 stadium tour seems to have been a particularly stressful and upsetting experience for him.
In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Mars reveals that during the entire Mötley Crüe tour, he claims that “nobody” spoke to him, and he often felt like he was playing alone. He clarifies that the last meaningful conversation he had with his bandmates was during the premiere of their 2019 film, The Dirt.
Speaking to the magazine, Mars shares, “Throughout 2022, nobody spoke to me. I frequently felt like I was on my own. You know that feeling of being alone in a crowd? That’s how I felt throughout the tour. I felt used, unhappy, and powerless.”
He further adds, “When we played the final show in Las Vegas on September 9, 2022, I felt a sense of relief. A lot of the pressure dissipated. However, I was deeply hurt emotionally. These wounds were not superficial; they were profound wounds that don’t heal easily.”
In the interview, Mars also makes it clear that he has no intention of reconnecting with the members of Mötley Crüe. “I think we all agree on that. I don’t just mean speaking with them about myself, but even among themselves. I have no intention of holding a funeral. If I were to, they might come out of courtesy. But as far as I’m concerned, there will be no funeral. There will be nothing,” he firmly states.
Mars’ candid revelations shed light on the strained dynamics within Mötley Crüe and his personal struggles within the band, indicating a profound rift that may be difficult to mend.