Mötley Crüe’s John 5 Spotted Using Backing Tracks At Milwaukee Concert

Mötley Crüe‘s John 5 was caught using backing tracks during the band’s show in Milwaukee, WI.

The Metal Den and Metal Addicts reports that a fan noticed at the 3:45 mark of “Wild Side,” John 5 stopped playing his guitar and walked across the stage, yet the guitar music continued. Check out the video below.

John 5 joined Mötley Crüe as Mick Mars’s replacement in the fall of 2022, following Mick‘s official retirement from touring in October 2022 due to health issues.

In April 2023, Mars filed a lawsuit against his Mötley Crüe bandmates, claiming he was wrongfully dismissed by his “brothers of 41 years.”

Mick‘s lawsuit alleges that after he announced his decision to stop touring, the band reduced his share of earnings from 25 percent to just 5 percent. He also claims that the band’s lawyers implied he should be grateful for even this reduced amount, suggesting they owed him nothing.

Moreover, a complete band meeting was held where they chose to exclude Mick from the band without any consent. Mick also asserted that Nikki Sixx‘s segments were all pre-recorded, and he did not “play a single note on bass” throughout the tour, as mentioned by the guitarist.