Mötley Crüe, a legendary rock group with a career spanning over four decades, is in the midst of a crisis due to a lawsuit filed by their guitarist Mick Mars.
Mars claimed that he was the only member of the quartet to play all 36 shows on the 2022 stadium tour and alleged that Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil, and Tommy Lee had been absent from their instruments and mics during some of the performances.
Mick also asserted that his portion of the earnings were reduced from 25% to a mere 5% following his declaration to cease touring.
The lawsuit states that the group’s lawyers made him feel as if he should be content with this small proportion, as they believed they had no need to offer him anything.
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.
Recently released video footage has revealed the use of pre-recorded tracks in the band’s live shows, leaving fans feeling disappointed and questioning the legitimacy of the concerts. The utilization of pre-recorded tracks has become commonplace in the music industry, but it can be detrimental to the live experience. Concertgoers expect to witness their favorite artists perform in person, and the use of pre-recorded material can be viewed as a betrayal. It also casts doubt on the musicians’ abilities. Footage can be seen below.