In an interview with Guitar World magazine, Nikki Sixx discussed how Mick Mars’ resignation put Mötley Crüe in a difficult situation. In an interview with Guitar World magazine, Nikki Sixx discussed how Mick Mars’ resignation put Mötley Crüe in a difficult situation. “We never saw it coming that Mick wouldn’t be able to tour, would have to tour, and would have to leave the band.” We had to question ourselves, ‘Do we want to let the people down?’ in the middle – not even the midpoint – of a massive tour. Do we want to disappoint Live Nation? ‘Do we want to disappoint Def Leppard?'” Sixx continued by describing Mötley Crüe’s ‘dilemma’ and how they debated whether or not to quit: “‘Do we want to let ourselves down because an original member of our band can’t tour any longer?'” We needed to take a long, hard look at what we were going to do.
” He then discussed the hiring process for Mars’ replacement, John 5, and if bandmates Tommy Lee and Vince Neil had ever considered employing someone other than John: “No, we talked about John and that was the end of it.” I mean, it’s almost as if we knew. Because we knew him… ‘We’re in a bad predicament,’ it wasn’t like. Let’s just get a guitar player, and then another guitar player, and then another guitar player.’ We were seeking for someone who will be here with us on a permanent basis.” Mick’s resignation not only put Mötley Crüe in a quandary about what to do, but also into a legal struggle. Since then, the two parties have accused each other of everything from being greedy to being felons.