Former MÖTLEY CRÜE singer John Corabi says that he was "surprised" that he was mentioned in the band's recently released biopic "The Dirt".
Corabi joined CRÜE in 1992 as the replacement for the group's original singer, Vince Neil, who was dismissed due to personal differences. With Corabi on vocals, MÖTLEY CRÜE 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 the band UNION with ex-KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick.
Asked by LA Weekly if he thinks the boost in interest in CRÜE following the release of "The Dirt" will bring more people out to see him at his solo shows, Corabi said: "I don't know if there will be a boost per say for me, but I understand it's been quite a big boost for MÖTLEY. Personally, I just want to be my own guy and enjoy life and I've accepted the fact that MÖTLEY is Vince, Nikki [Sixx, bass], Tommy [Lee, drums] and Mick [Mars]. So I expect nothing from that camp at all. I was actually surprised I was even mentioned in the movie at all. I didn't expect it. I am a bit disappointed that they couldn't lock down Morgan Freeman to play me though," he laughed.
Corabi in 2016 said that he would avoid talking about MÖTLEY CRÜE in the future because he didn't want his comments about Sixx to descend into a feud.
In an interview with Sweden Rock Magazine, Nikki said that writing the "Mötley Crüe" LP with Corabi was a prolonged and difficult experience. He went to call it "a very unfocused record" that was "painful for me, because John Corabi can't write lyrics, and I had to do all that work."
In February 2018, Corabi released a live album of his performance of MÖTLEY CRÜE's entire 1994 self-titled album, recorded on October 27, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. "Live '94: One Night In Nashville" documents the album in its entirety along with the bonus track "10,000 Miles", which was originally released as a bonus track on the Japanese version of the "Quaternary" EP.
Corabi is currently the frontman of the supergroup THE DEAD DAISIES, which released its latest album, "Burn It Down", in April 2018 via Spitfire Music/SPV.