Former MÖTLEY CRÜE singer John Corabi says that someone in the band’s camp is “a little bit pissy” about the fact that he recently spent time in the studio working with CRÜE guitarist Mick Mars.
Mars earlier in the year released snippets of two two new songs, apparently called “Gimme Blood” and “Shake The Cage”, which were recorded at Blackbird Studio in Nashville, Tennessee with Corabi on vocals.
The singer, who was featured on CRÜE‘s 1994 self-titled album, talked about how his renewed collaboration with Mars came about during an appearance on the SiriusXM satellite radio show “Eddie Trunk Live”. He said: “[Mick has] been really busy. I’ve been crazy busy. Mick went right up until New Year’s Day [with MÖTLEY CRÜE]. I had a little break off for the holidays from our last tour, and then I got to work on… I recorded one of my shows with my solo band doing the MÖTLEY ’94 material. We recorded it and did a DVD. So right after the holidays, I was mixing that and going through it with [producer] Michael Wagener, and then I went on the DEF LEPPARD cruise, and then we jumped right into [working on the new THE DEAD DAISIES album]. So I talked to Mick. I know he really wants to get going, and I just… I don’t wanna hold him up. I would love to be involved and help him write some material or do whatever he needs me to do.”
He continued: “I did two songs with Mick. I think he actually wrote ’em… I could be wrong, but I think he wrote ’em with Tommy Henriksen from Alice‘s [Cooper] band. And that’s what happened.
“There was kind of a disconnect where Mick had talked to me about writing with him and all this other stuff. And I went on tour with my solo band, then I wound up hooking up with the DAISIES, Mick was out with MÖTLEY. And then I just kind of heard that he was working with Tommy and another guy. And I was, like, ‘Oh, cool. Well, he’s putting a band together.’ I thought he was doing it with [Alice Cooper‘s bassist] Chuck Garric as well. And then I ran into Bobby, [Mick‘s] tech, when we were at Download festival [in June 2015]. And he’s, like, ‘Dude, Mick needs to talk to you.’ And I said, ‘Okay. Cool.’ And it was literally, from that point, still a couple of months when I got home and we talked. And Mick asked me to go into the studio and just re-sing these two tracks that he did.”
Corabi concluded by saying that he is still unsure what shape the project will take when it finally does come together.
“I think Mick‘s trying to figure out what exactly it is he’s gonna do,” he said. “And I can’t tell him. Everybody’s, like, ‘Ah, you should do this,’ or, ‘You should do that.’ And I’m, like, ‘You’re forgetting: it’s not my record. It’s Mick‘s record. I’m helping Mick with his record.’ So whatever he wants to do, I’ll help. But I can’t go in there and tell him what to do. So he’ll sort it out. He’ll figure it out.”