John Corabi wants the media to “let it go” when it comes to questions regarding his time with MÖTLEY CRÜE, explaining that he hasn’t been in the band for 19 years.
Corabi, who joined CRÜE in 1992 as the replacement for the group’s original singer, Vince Neil recently said that he would avoid talking about the band in the future because he didn’t want his comments about CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx to descend into a feud.
In an interview with Sweden Rock Magazine, Sixx 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.”
Corabi initially responded to Sixx’s comments by saying that he didn’t “give a shit” about what his ex-bandmate had to say, but later told an interviewer, when asked about it again, “I have no idea why Nikki feels that I’m the biggest piece of shit to roam the Earth.” He then proceeded to take to his Facebook page to claim that he would “officially have nothing to say about any member of MÖTLEY CRÜE ever again,” adding that he was “not backing this bullshit stirring that is happening to start a feud.”
But now, in an interview with the “Music Mania” podcast, conducted just a few days ago, Corabi admitted to being bothered by constantly being asked about his time with MÖTLEY CRÜE, insisting that the media never focuses on “the good things” that he has to say about his former bandmates.
“Honestly, I’ve just been a little frustrated,” Corabi said (hear audio below). “I’ve done a few interviews in the last week or so where people ask me some question about my time in MÖTLEY or some of the recordings I’ve done with [MÖTLEY CRÜE guitarist] Mick [Mars] or whatever, and it’s just, like, I’ll sit there and talk for ten or fifteen minutes, or some of the interviews I’ve done are, like, thirty, forty minutes, and there’s no mention of THE DEAD DAISIES [Corabi’s current band], there’s no mention of anything else other than the fact that… you know, they hone in on one sentence and it’s just like they make these big stories out of it when I’m on the Internet, and I kind of got a little — pardon my French — I got a little pissy about things, and I just said, ‘You know what? I’m not gonna talk about…’ Obviously, I can’t talk about MÖTLEY CRÜE, because they don’t talk about the good things that I have to say about the guys or any of that; it’s just always focused on one thing, the negative, and I’m just tired of it. I’m not that guy.”