Mick Mars, the former guitarist of Mötley Crüe, has filed a lawsuit against his former bandmates, claiming that he has not received his fair share of the profits from their 2019 reunion tour. The lawsuit alleges that Mars was promised a certain percentage of the profits from the tour, but that the other members of the band have not honored that agreement.
The lawsuit, which was filed in Los Angeles on Friday, also alleges that Mars was not given a fair share of the profits from the band’s merchandise sales. According to the lawsuit, Mars was promised a 20% share of the profits from merchandise sales, but that he only received 10%.
Mars, who left the band in 2015, is seeking damages in excess of $1 million. In a statement to the press, Mars said that he was disappointed that he had to take legal action against his former bandmates, but that he felt that he had no other choice.
Mötley Crüe has not yet responded to the lawsuit.
The band, which formed in 1981, has had a tumultuous history, with several members leaving and rejoining the group over the years. The band announced its retirement in 2015, but then reunited for a tour in 2019. The tour was a massive success, grossing over $150 million.