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The Dirt: Mick Mars Once Mailed Nikki Sixx A Bag Of His Own Feces (UPDATED)

TMD reports:

As the MOTLEY CRUE scandal continues to dominate the news headlines day after day, TMD has learned that ousted Crue guitarist Mick Mars has been fighting against the band’s leader Nikki Sixx for many years now, due to the fact that Sixx would not allow Mars to play guitar on any of the Crue’s past few studio albums, believe it or not.

The animosity between Mars and Sixx got so bad at one point during the production of the Crue’s “New Tattoo” album in 2000 that the legendary guitarist had his assistant collect a large stool from the toilet at his home residence and mailed it to Nikki Sixx.

Mick Mars told Rolling Stone that he had little involvement in MÖTLEY CRÜE‘s last three records: Generation Swine (1997), New Tattoo (2000) and Saints of Los Angeles (2008).

He said the band began to exclude him from the creative process more than 20 years ago when they brought back their original vocalist Vince Neil.

“I don’t think there’s one note that I played,” Mars said, referring to Generation Swine. “They didn’t want my guitar to sound like a guitar, basically. They wanted it to sound like a synthesizer. I felt so useless. I’d do a part, they’d erase it, and somebody else would come in and play.”

An industry source who actually is a sought after audio engineer was brought in to help with mastering the New Tattoo album (uncredited) has tipped TMD off as to the moment when Sixx actually opened the bag of Mick’s feces in the studio.

“It was the funniest thing I have ever seen in my entire life, besides the time I was working at Guitar Center (in Sherman Oaks) and Nikki walked into the store fully dressed in his stage outfit and face paint makeup, like he was Bozo The Clown!”

The source goes on to say that “The whole time I was mastering that album all that Nikki did was talk on the phone. He never once asked me a question about anything. All he did was stay on the phone.”

“Nikki walked into the studio one day and sat down next to me with this unopened package he got from Mick. He thought it was a gift of some kind, a friendly gesture, but when he opened it, all hell broke loose because it was a big piece of shit that Mick dumped at home and had mailed Nikki to piss him off!”

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE singer John Corabi, who was present for the beginning of Generation Swinepreviously said that that majority of guitar parts on the record are his. He said: “When we were doing the Generation Swine record, they were complaining about his guitar playing then. And if you really look at all of the records they’ve done since then… The majority of the guitars on the Swine record, which is one of the reasons why I sued the guys, are mine. They were complaining about Mick the whole f*cking time. And I don’t know if he played on New Tattoo — I’m not sure — but I know on Red, White & Crüe, it was D.J. Ashba; on Saints Of Los Angeles, it was D.J. Ashba; and on The Dirt [soundtrack], it was John 5.

Mars is suing CRÜE alleging that the band reduced his share of earnings from 25 percent to a mere 5 percent after revealing his decision to withdraw (or as John Corabi claims, was secretly forced out) from touring. Additionally, he states that the group’s attorneys made him feel as if he should appreciate this minimal portion, as they believed they had no obligation to provide him with anything. Mick also asserts that a complete band gathering took place where they chose to “unilaterally” exclude him from MÖTLEY CRÜE.

Mick consistently alleged that bassist Nikki Sixx was “gaslighting” him by suggesting his guitar abilities were declining, even though Sixx didn’t “play a single note on bass” throughout a recent tour, as stated by the guitarist. Mick asserts that all of Nikki‘s segments were pre-recorded.