(CNN) 1980s heavy metal band guitarist Mick Mars motley cruefiled a lawsuit Thursday against the band he was in for 40 years.
Mars announced that seven corporate entities associated with Motley Crue had records related to their business dealings following controversy arising from Mars notifying the band that he was retiring from touring in 2022 due to medical conditions. According to a copy of the lawsuit obtained by CNN, Mars has since alleged that the band tried to ban him outright and reduce the future income he claimed to be entitled to. ing.
“After 41 years together, it is very sad that the band is trying to kick out a member who is unable to tour due to a debilitating illness. Mick has been pushed aside in this band for far too long. We’re not going to let that continue,” Ed McPherson, the Mars attorney who filed the lawsuit on Thursday, told CNN in a statement.
McPherson said in the lawsuit that when Mars informed Motley Crue that he was retiring from touring due to an “weakening” of ankylosing spondylitis, which primarily affects the spine, he did not intend to leave the band. He was still able to record with them and perform with them in a “residency situation.”
According to the complaint, the band then “kick Mars out of the band, fire him as a company director, fire him as a company officer, and take away his company stock.”
Mötley Crüe litigation attorney Sasha Frid said the Mars lawsuit was “unfortunate and completely unfounded” and that Mars and the other members of Mötley Crue “under no circumstances will resign.” Shareholders are entitled to receive monies resulting from live performances (i.e. tours).”
Frid’s statement was that after Mars publicly resigned from Mötley Crüe, “despite the fact that the band owed Mick nothing”, “the band wanted to honor Mick for his career with the band.” provided a generous compensation package to
The lawsuit also alleges that various members played several songs to pre-recorded tracks during the tour, as well as that bassist Nikki Sixx “gaslighted” Mars and that Mars was making It outlines years of frayed relationships and turmoil between band members, including making false narrative mistakes on tour due to cognitive impairment.
In his complaint, McPherson said that errors Mars may have made while on tour were due to his in-ear monitors “failing constantly, preventing Mars from hearing his instruments.” says there is.
“Motley Crue play songs live all the time, but Mick had a hard time remembering the chords on the last tour, played the wrong songs, made a lot of mistakes, which led to his departure from the band. ,” Frid said in a statement from the band.
motley crue famous reunion The band was formed in 2019, and at the end of 2015, after finishing what was supposed to be the last live performance, they announced a new tour.