Mick Mars John 5

There have been rumors circulating in the music industry that MÖTLEY CRÜE may be looking to replace their guitarist Mick Mars.

With the band’s massively successful The Stadium Tour under their belts, it seems that they’re eyeing up options for touring in 2023 internationally and into 2024.

As Metal Sludge reports, John 5 is strongly being considered and just might be the guy you will see playing guitar for MÖTLEY CRÜE at some point in the future.

And strangely enough, John 5 might not be a member of ROB ZOMBIE anymore as Mike Riggs has returned to play with the band on October 6 at the Aftershock festival in Sacramento, California.

ROB ZOMBIE frontman and namesake didn’t address John 5‘s status with the group while introducing Riggs from the stage at Aftershock, simply telling the audience that Mike had returned “after a 20-year absence” to play the gig.

Rock Feed also reports that John 5 and Rob Zombie “no longer follow each other on social media,” lending credence to the theory that John 5 is no longer a member of Rob‘s band.

We will update this story as more information becomes available.