In an interview with Guitar World, John 5 said he received a text message from Mars shortly after he was announced as a new member of the band. The message reads, "Welcome to the Crew family. It's a tough job, but someone has to do it."
John 5 went on to explain that it meant a lot to him to get the news from Mars, who had been with Motley Crue for over 30 years at the time. "It was really cool for him to do that," John 5 said. "I'm a huge Motley Crue fan and have always been a huge fan of Mick's games, so it was an honor to receive this news from him."
John 5 played guitar on Motley Crue's 2006 to his 2007 Carnival of Sins tour. This tour was he one of the band's most successful tours. His addition to the band's live line-up was well received by fans and critics alike, and his virtuoso playing style proved to be the perfect complement to the band's energetic performances.
Mick Mars, who retired from touring with Mötley Crue in 2015 for health reasons, is always considered one of the most talented and innovative guitarists in rock history. His message in John No. 5 reflects the brotherhood and friendship that exists between musicians across generations and genres.
Overall, John 5's revelation of Mick Mars' message is a glimpse into the behind-the-scenes relationships and interactions that shape the music industry. It's a reminder that even the big names in rock and roll are just human and can be connected through their passion for music.