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JOHN 5! Photo: Calvin McEachern

Detroit’s own John 5 took to the stage with Motley Crue for the first time last night. The show, in Atlantic City at the Hard Rock, was his first with the band, as he replaces Mick Mars, who has decided to stop touring due to health reasons.

The band ripped through a fiery set for their first show of 2023.

01. Wild Side
02. Shout At The Devil
03. Too Fast For Love
04. Don’t Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)
05. Saints Of Los Angeles
06. Live Wire
07. Looks That Kill
08. The Dirt (Est. 1981)
09. Rock And Roll, Part 2 / Smokin’ In The Boys Room / Helter Skelter / Anarchy In The U.K. / Blitzkrieg Bop
10. Home Sweet Home
11. Dr. Feelgood
12. Same Ol’ Situation (S.O.S.)
13. Girls, Girls, Girls
14. Primal Scream
15. Kickstart My Heart

I texted “5” Saturday afternoon about his first night playing with the band….I got a one-word response back – Perfect. I guess that sums it up.

A huge Thank You to John’s brother-in-law, Calvin McEachern, for the great shots!


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