The former Mötley Crüe frontman and veteran of the hard rock scene John Corabi recently joined with Stefan Adika at the Artists On Record Starring ADIKA Live! Podcast. Corabi went on to talk about different topics. He went on to address a few misunderstandings about his relationship with Mötley Crüe and Vince Neil in particular. Previously Vince Neil was spotted drinking at the hotel.
Motley Crue had released the self-titled album in 1994 in which Corabi had worked. Upon its release, “Mötley Crüe” debuted at No. 7 on the Billboard 200 chart and was certified gold by the RIAA only months after its release. The album’s success eventually led to speculation about whether Corabi was a better singer than Vince Neil, which in turn gave birth to rumors about there being some sort of rivalry between the two singers.
Vince is a good dude, man. You know what’s funny? Everybody assumes that Vince and I can’t stand each other, and what’s really funny is we did a festival together here in Nashville probably six or seven years ago. I played earlier in the evening and I kind of hung out for a little bit, and I had some cocktails with some friends, and then I was leaving, and I was walking past his bus.
The guys in his band came out, and they’re like: ‘Dude, Vince wants to say hi!’ So I went on the bus, and we sat there for a f**king hour. We just sat there and bullshitted, we were laughing about a bunch of stuff. And then it was funny, he did the ‘Monsters on the Mountain’ – unfortunately fell and broke some ribs, a little freak accident – but it was funny, the next day, the guys in his band, obviously everybody knows it’s Slaughter – Dana [Strum] and Mark [Slaughter], and Jeff “Blando” [Bland]- they were all there.
“I played two or three times that weekend, and I was leaving the venue. I saw Dana, and they were like: ‘Hey, dude, I got to tell you. As soon as we got here last night, Vince saw that you were on the bill, and he was looking for you. He just wanted to say hi.’ So we actually get along – again – without opening a can.”
John Corabi is in touch with former Motley Crue members
In the recent interview, Corabi explained how he’s had a great relationship with Neil in the past. Though he never mentioned if he is in touch with Neil, he revealed that he keeps in touch with Tommy Lee and Mick Mars, while appearing to regret how his relationship with Nikki Sixx hadn’t been as warm in the past.
Corabi further explained how his time with Mötley Crüe was quite pleasant, appearing to be at peace with his reputation as “the other Mötley Crüe singer.” Here is what he said:
“When I was in that band, they went out of their way to make me feel welcome. You know, it got a little convoluted at the end, but they made me feel welcome, and I’ll never forget it. And the bottom line is – I’m not stupid: whether I want to talk about Mötley or not, fans and promoters and agents – I’m always gonna be the other singer from Mötley Crüe.
“I can’t change that, I’m not pushing it, it’s not my agenda to push it, but that’s how people perceive me. And, to be honest with you, it’s given me some longevity in my career because of it.”