Former Motley Crüe singer John Corabi recently talked about Vince Neil. Corabi joined in for an interview with Andrew Daly of Ultimate Guitar and discussed his work with the band.
John Corabi reveals his expectation when joining Motley Crue
Although Corabi was present on only one album, he’s still fondly remembered by some of the fans and it seems that this forgotten era is getting more attention.
It was noted that Corabi is a different singer than Vince and he was asked about his expectation going in.
“I’m not sure what they were hoping for, but I didn’t really care; I just sang the way I sang. I can’t change how I sound vocally, and I am definitely not Vince Neil, so I just went in and did my thing. But the thing that they were blown away about was that I could play guitar and that I could contribute writing-wise, which Vince doesn’t really do on the same level I did. But as far as how Vince sang or what he did, I didn’t think about it. I went with the flow and just did what I did for better or worse.”
Coming up on the east coast as Corabi did, he was asked what led to the decision to head to L.A. and stake his claim on the Sunset Strip.
Here is what he said:
“Once I realized that I wanted to make music, with as many setbacks as I had growing up as a kid, I ended up with a hardcore fucking attitude on the outside where it was like, ‘I don’t care. I’m not taking no for an answer.’ And I got to a point where nothing was happening in Philly, and nowhere for me to play. You had these bands like The Hooters, but there wasn’t enough hard rock there. So, I went out to L.A. for a visit, and I came back and said, ‘Man, I gotta move there.’
“When I went down to the Sunset Strip and visited the Whiskey and the Troubadour, it was all original rock acts playing every night. And I said,’ Okay, that’s what I need to be doing.’ And you’ve got to remember, you had bands like Ratt, Poison, and Mötley Crüe all getting signed left and right, so I was all but certain that L.A. was where I needed to be.
“And then once I got out there, maybe six months, seven months later, Bon Jovi just happened to walk in and see Cinderella play at a club in Philadelphia, and they immediately got signed. And then every other fucking band in Philly got signed, like Britney Fox, Tangiers, and Heaven’s Edge. So, now I was sitting in L.A. going, ‘Are you fucking kidding me right now?’ So, that’s another example of the luck that I had in music for a long time, man. [Laughs]”