JOHN 5 posts video of himself tearing up MÖTLEY CRÜE’s “Wild Side”

Extraordinary and new guitar Motley Crue six strings John 5 is back with another reason he got the job.

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This time John 5 Tear it Flood classic (and live staple) “Wild Side”, which is also the opener of the 1987 album Girls, girls, girls. Check it out below and be incredibly surprised that John 5 makes it so easy. There’s a reason the dude is well-known in the industry and among fans.

As you probably already know, John 5 intervenes for Motley Crue guitarist Mick Mars, who announced his retirement from touring due to his painful battle with ankylosing spondylitis.

“Although change is never easy, we accept Miketo withdraw from the group due to health issues,” said Motley Crue at the time. “We watched Mike dealing with his ankylosing spondylitis for decades and he always handled it with the utmost courage and grace. Saying “enough is enough” is the ultimate act of courage. Mikesound helped define Motley Crue from the minute he plugged in his guitar during our very first rehearsal together. The rest, as they say, is history. We will continue to honor his musical legacy.

“We will realize Mikeand continue to tour the world as planned in 2023. No doubt it will take an absolutely outstanding musician to fill Mike‘s shoes, so we’re grateful that our good friend, John 5, has agreed to come aboard and join us moving forward. We’ll see all the Crüeheads on the road!”

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Motley Crue recently announced a handful of tour dates with Def Leppard for 2023, which you can view below.

2/18 – Mexico City, Mexico – Foro Sol
2/21 – Monterrey, Mexico – Estadio Banorte
2/25 – Bogota, Colombia – Parque Simon Bolivar
2/28 – Lima, Peru – Estadio Nacional
3/03 – Santiago, Chile – Estadio Bicentenario de La Florida
3/07 – Sao Paulo, Brazil – Allianz Parque
3/09 – Curitiba, Brazil – Estádio Couto Pereira
3/11 – Porto Alegre, Brazil – Arena do Grêmio
5/22 – Sheffield, UK – Bramall Lane
5/25 – Mönchengladbach, Germany – SparkassenPark
5/27 – Munich, Germany – Koenigsplatz
5/29 – Budapest, Hungary – MVM ​​Dome
5/31 – Krakow, Poland – Tauron Arena Krakow
6/02 – Prague, Czech Republic – Prague Rocks
6/03 – Hannover, Germany – Expo Plaza
6/07 – Solvesborg, Sweden – Swedish Rock Festival
6/09 – Hyvinkää, Finland – RockFest
6/11 – Trondheim, Norway – Rocks of Trondheim
6/14 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Copenhagen
6/18 – Dessel, Belgium – Graspop Metal Meeting
6/20 – Milan, Italy – Ippodromo SNAI San Siro
6/23 – Lisbon, Portugal – Passeio Maritimo de Alges
6/24 – Rivas-Vaciamadrid, Spain – Auditorio Miguel Ríos
6/27 – Thun, Switzerland – Stockhorn Arena
7/01 – London, UK – Wembley Stadium
7/02 – Lytham, UK – Lytham Festival
7/04 – Dublin, Ireland – Marlay Park
7/06 – Glasgow, UK – Hampden Park

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