The retirement — or elimination, relying on who you ask — of founding Mötley Crüe guitarist Mick Mars set in movement a sequence response of types. Rob Zombie guitarist John 5, who had been rumored to take over Mars’ position, was shortly introduced as his alternative, and the Crüe promptly hit the studio and dwell stage with their new axeman.
Till now, we didn’t know what Rob Zombie considered his trusty guitarist of 17 years transferring on to a different full-time gig. In a brand new interview with SiriusXM’s Trunk Nation with Eddie Trunk, John 5 mirrored on the second when he broke the information to Zombie, who was understanding regardless of some reticence.
“We by no means had a unfavorable phrase between us,” John 5 mentioned of his relationship with Rob Zombie [as transcribed by Blabbermouth]. “And he’s my buddy and we made nice music and nice dwell exhibits collectively for 17 years, and we by no means actually had an issue. However I used to be pondering to myself, I used to be, like, ‘Life is brief … I wanna expertise as a lot as I can in life.’ And I used to be fascinated with myself. And I used to be, like, ‘I wanna do that for me, as a result of I’m 51 years outdated [at the time]’ … What number of occasions do you get a brand new chapter in your life at this magnitude later in life?”
The guitarist mentioned he was initially approached by Nikki Sixx to affix Mötley Crüe to meet the band’s present tour obligations, and he instantly jumped on the alternative. However the “onerous half was telling Rob.”
“I talked to Rob, and he understood,” added John 5. “Rob is a brilliant, rational individual. I imply, he wasn’t psyched, however he understood. And I feel that was wonderful of him. And he was simply, like, ‘Go get ’em.’ He was wonderful about it. After which [Zombie] received [Mike] Riggs, who I feel is a good addition. That’s who he was utilizing when Rob did the early solo information, and I feel it’s a fantastic addition. They usually’re kicking ass.”
He continued: “I informed Rob earlier than it received out within the press. However I agreed to Nikki. And I known as Rob and I mentioned, ‘That is what’s taking place.’ And we did a present, Louder Than Life, collectively, and that was my final present [with Rob] in Kentucky. … Nevertheless it was no dangerous blood or something; it wasn’t something dangerous; it wasn’t dramatic or something. And Rob was tremendous cool. He was, like, ‘Hey, I get it.’ He was cool about it.”
Regardless of their friendship, John 5 revealed that he hadn’t been in communication with Zombie since exiting the latter’s band, saying, “I miss speaking with him and texting with him. I’m extra nervous about him not texting me again or not replying. I feel that will actually break my coronary heart. That’s the factor. I feel I’d be actually bummed out about that.”
In the meantime, Rob Zombie is about to embark on a co-headlining North American summer tour with Alice Cooper, together with assist acts Ministry and Filter. You may choose up tickets to these dates here.