Mick Mars Retires from touring with Motley Crue

In a statement from Variety :

The full statement reads:

Mick Mars, co-founder and lead guitarist of the heavy metal band Mötley Crüe for the past 41 years, has announced today that due to his ongoing painful struggle with Ankylosing Spondylitis (A.S.), he will no longer be able to tour with the band.  Mick will continue as a member of the band, but can no longer handle the rigors of the road.  A.S. is an extremely painful and crippling degenerative disease, which affects the spine.

I first saw Motley Crue in 1984 opening for Ozzy and have seen almost every show in the Twin Cities since then. Good and bad they were always one of my favorites. We did an in store with them in 1994 on the Self Titled album tour. Spent a day with him and the band. There are many memories with the band and it is an end of an era.

Here are some photos from the Stadium tour and The End Tour.

Thank you Mick!!!