Tommy Lee, the drummer of Mötley Crüe, recently caused a stir on his official Instagram account by sharing a photo of himself, bassist Nikki Sixx, and guitarist John 5 jamming together, accompanied by the caption ‘New Crüe?’. This has sparked speculation about the future of the band and whether they intend to continue producing music with a new member, potentially excluding Mick Mars.
The relationship between Mars and Mötley Crüe has been a topic of discussion since the guitarist announced his retirement from touring last October. Despite assuring fans that Mars would remain a part of the band, Mötley Crüe announced John 5 as his replacement, leading to rumors and ultimately causing Mars to reject the band’s severance package offer. This resulted in a countersuit against his former bandmates, exacerbating the tension between them.
In response, Sixx confirmed on social media that the band is writing new music and even shared a tweet about spending time in the studio with John 5. Moreover, Tommy Lee’s Instagram post featuring the three musicians appeared to confirm the band’s commitment to continue creating music together, even if Mars is not involved.
According to Sixx’s tweet, the band is currently in the creative process of songwriting and plans to record some new tracks soon, with the songs guiding their direction. However, some fans have expressed mixed feelings about the possibility of a ‘New Crüe’ without Mars, pointing out that the band’s essence lies in the original members and that creating music without Mars would not truly be Mötley Crüe.
While the ongoing legal issues between Mars and the band may create some uncertainty, it is clear that Mötley Crüe is moving forward with new music and a potential lineup change. Fans can take solace in the fact that the legendary rockers are still committed to making music and carrying on the Mötley Crüe legacy, although some believe that if they release new material without Mars, they should consider renaming the band to show respect for his contributions to the group.
We are writing.The creative process of songwriting has always been the heartbeat of our band. We’re gonna go in the big studio next week and record a few off the floor and see where it goes. We don’t have a definitive plan at this point.Just letting the songs guide us.
— 📷 (@NikkiSixx) April 13, 2023