MÖTLEY CRÜE’s JOHN 5 Caught Using Backing Tracks During Band’s Concert In Milwaukee (Video)

John 5 Backing Tracks

***UPDATE*** JOHN 5 Responds To Backing Track Accusations

MÖTLEY CRÜE‘s John 5 was caught using backing tracks during band’s show in Milwaukee, WI.

As reported by The Metal Den, a fan noticed that at the 3:45 mark during the performance of “Wild Side,” John 5 stopped playing his guitar and walked across the stage, yet the guitar music continued. You can check out the video below.

John 5 stepped in as Mick Mars‘s replacement in fall of 2022. Mick officially retired from touring with the band in October 2022 due to deteriorating health conditions.

In April 2023, Mars initiated legal action against his MÖTLEY CRÜE bandmates, alleging that he was unjustly terminated by his “brothers of 41 years.”

In the lawsuitMick alleges that MÖTLEY CRÜE reduced his share of earnings from 25 percent to a mere 5 percent after revealing his decision to withdraw from touring. Additionally, he states that the group’s attorneys made him feel as if he should appreciate this minimal portion, as they believed they had no obligation to provide him with anything. Mick also asserts that a complete band gathering took place where they chose to “unilaterally” exclude him from MÖTLEY CRÜE.

Mick consistently alleged that bassist Nikki Sixx was “gaslighting” him by suggesting his guitar abilities were declining, even though Sixx didn’t “play a single note on bass” throughout a recent tour, as stated by the guitarist. Mick asserts that all of Nikki‘s segments were pre-recorded.