Motley Crue Member ‘Grateful’ To Replace Singer


The former Motley Crue frontman John Corabi had joined the band in 1992 as the replacement for original singer Vince Neil. Corabi recently reflected on his time with the group in a new interview with Australia’s “Scars And Guitars” podcast. He went on to express his gratitude to the band for reaching out to him.

John Corabi recalls his time with Motley Crue

Corabi on vocals, Motley Crue released one critically acclaimed full-length CD, which ended up being a commercial failure in the wake of grunge despite a Top 10 placing on the album chart. When Neil returned to the fold in 1997, Corabi was left on his own and formed Union with Kulick.

“I’m grateful to Motley Crue for actually making that phone call. Contrary to popular belief, I have zero bones against anybody in the band. I’ve pretty much talked to just about everybody in the band but [bassist] Nikki [Sixx], and that’s for whatever reasons; that’s his choice, that’s his choosing. And you know what? Great. Awesome. Sorry, dude. Whatever.

“I don’t regret anything,” John repeated. “I’m just trying to do my best. I’m writing new music. I’m coming to Australia. The fact that people still want me to come and play for them is a blessing. The fact that I’m still doing new music and people are downloading it and streaming it and excited about when the CD and the vinyl comes out is a blessing. [My upcoming autobiography] is a blessing. And I’m just moving forward, man. So I don’t even think about any of that stuff, to be honest with you.”

Corabi recently completed work on his autobiography. It is titled “Horseshoes And Hand Grenades” and was written with the help of Motley Cruehistorian/author Paul Miles, and is due this month via Rare Bird Books.