Former Mötley Crüe frontman John Corabi was recently interviewed by The Cornwall Seeker and spoke about what he learned during his time in Mötley Crüe.
Corabi opined (with slight edits):
“Obviously, with every band you’re in, and every studio record you do, you learn something new every day. I learned a lot form Nikki [Sixx], Tommy [Lee], and Mick [Mars] about performing. I had a great time with those guys, and it was amazing. But I also learned about life. It weird, not so much the artists, but the friends around the artists.
As soon as I got that Mötley Crüe gig I started to notice everyone around me changing. Tommy and Nikki told me that it would happen. I didn’t want to believe it, but I started to see my group of people hanging around me. I learned a very valuable lesson when Vince[Neil] came back to the band, and I wasn’t in Mötley Crüe anymore. That group of people around me got very thin. I learned a lot of life lessons being in the band, and then being out of the band. It was an eye-opening experience…”
In terms of life after Mötley Crüe, Corabi advised:
“A lot of people wrote me off when I lost the Mötley Crüe gig. I think they looked at me as a guy who blew it, who had his chance and blew it. I’ve been here the whole time. I’ve done the acoustic thing, I’ve played guitar with Ratt. I’ve been able to maintain and take care of my family and myself, and continue to make music and travel the world, and do my thing.