Motley Crue Loses To Mick Mars In Legal Battle

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Mick Mars’ lawsuit against Mötley Crüe will be coming to a close in 2024 thanks to a recent decision court decision in Los Angeles, CA.

Mötley Crüe is a legendary American rock band that emerged in the early 1980s. Their mashing of glam metal and hard rock, drugs and alcohol, and controversy launched them to stardom. The band’s original lineup is lead vocalist Vince Neil, lead guitarist Mick Mars, bassist Nikki Sixx, and drummer Tommy Lee.

Why did this go to court?

Mick Mars filed a lawsuit against his Mötley Crüe bandmates in April 2023 over financial payment. As Mars health declined due to Ankylosing Spondylitis, he wanted to limit his touring duties. He was willing to continue recording songs with the band and to do limited live shows. The band claimed Mars “retired” and the animosity between Mars and Nikki Sixx came to light. The remaining members of Mötley Crüe cut his ownership from 25 percent to 5 percent. The lawsuit is seeking relevant financial documents about their businesses.

What was the ruling?

A judge has ruled in favor of Mars, prompting the case to move into private arbitration. This shift to a more confidential setting indicates a desire to resolve the issues away from the public eye. In addition, according to a report by Rolling Stone, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge James C. Chalfant states “that Mötley Crüe shouldn’t have taken eight months to hand over the documents and that the band is now entitled to pay for Mars’ legal bills.”

As the case now enters private arbitration, fans are left with burning questions about the specifics of the disagreements and how the resolution might shape the future trajectory of Mötley Crüe. Stay tuned for more updates.

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