According to TMZ, MÖTLEY CRÜE guitarist Mick Mars has sued his bandmates, claiming they are ripping him off financially.
Mars, whose actual name is Robert Alan Deal, revealed in October that he was quitting touring with MOTLEY CRÜE because of his continuous, excruciating battle with Ankylosing spondylitis, a kind of arthritis that causes swelling in the joints and ligaments of the spine and can eventually cause rigidity.
But according to the 71-year-old’s lawsuit, which TMZ was able to get, he made it clear that while he could still record with the band or play in small doses, he couldn’t manage a full tour due to his illness.
Mick also repeatedly accused bassist Nikki Sixx of “gaslighting” him about his guitar skills diminishing, despite the fact that Sixx didn’t “play a single note on bass” during a recent tour, according to the guitarist. Mick claims all of Nikki‘s parts were pre-recorded.