Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil was recently interviewed by Miles Schuman at the Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp. Here, Neil discusses if he ever heard the music that Motley Crue made after replacing him with John Corabi. Corabi, notable for his work with The Scream, replaced Neil on Motley Crue’s 1994 self-titled album after Neil’s hiatus from Motley Crue from February of 1992 to 1997. Neil would later reveal why he was fired from Motley Crue in the first place during this exchange. Neil recently revealed a terrible Motley Crue paycheck. Alternative Nation transcribed their comments.
Schuman: I think everyone here will always agree that Motley Crue is the four of you guys no matter what lineup changes occurred. I’m curious though, did you really ever sit down and listen to the music that they made with [John] Corabi, without you?
Neil: To tell you the truth, I’ve never heard the record. Never heard it.
Schuman: Never been curious?
Neil: I wasn’t even curious because what they didn’t tell you in the movie was within a month I had the song: “You’re Invited (But Your Friend Can’t Come)” with the guys from Night Ranger. A couple months later I put out the exposed album, then I was on tour opening for Van Halen so I had no interest listening to the other guys because I was actually too busy. You know, they fired me because they said I was a race car driver, Well yeah I love racing but that wasn’t my job.
Tommy Lee posted a gross video with Limp Bizkit’s Fred Durst earlier this week. Neil wrote in The Dirt about meeting Corabi in 1997, “We drank a couple beers and bullshitted for a while. He said that he was glad I was back in the band because the last year had been rough on him. And I surprised myself, because I actually liked him. He was a pretty cool guy.”