Ratt’s Stephen Pearcy also supports guitarist Mick Mars who recently filed a lawsuit against Motley Crue.
Bassist Bob Daisley had stated that Motley Crue wished to get rid of Mars since the early ’80s, then, Ratt singer also shared his opinion about it, sharing the following:
“Sorry kids, it’s been going on since circa 82. Why, Robbin (‘King’ Crosby) and I never understood. This was during the gladiators period. If Robbin was around he’d speak up on this mess in a second, believe me. And NOT be to happy. I’ve told my Ratt tale already.”
When asked by a fan: So they’ve wanted to get rid of Mick since 82?? Then why the hell did they hire him??!!! What a joke
He brought in the $ and named the band.
Stryper legend Michael Sweet has come out in support of Mick Mars.
Sweet released a statement on his Facebook page, saying:
Not that my opinion matters (because it really doesn’t) but I wanted to at least say that Mick has always struck me as a true gentleman and a true professional.
When I was working on a solo album a few years back I reached out to Mick about playing guitar on the album. He was gracious and courteous and seemed like a real genuine guy.
I’ve always respected him as a player and IMO is an integral part of the MC sound and brand. Whatever happens, I wish Mick Mars nothing but the best🙏
Earlier Neal Schon too came out in support of Motley Crue’s Mick Mars.
Schon, who founded JOURNEY in 1972 and remains the band’s sole consistent member, having participated in every album and tour to date, weighed in on Mick‘s dispute with CRÜE on social media on Saturday (April 8).
Responding to a Twitter poll asking “Are you on #TeamMick [or] #TeamMotleyCrue”, Schon wrote “Mick” and added in a follow-up tweet:
“Given his health issues, and he obvious swagger, he gives to the band through his guitar playing. He didn’t deserve this.”
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.