John Corabi says that getting fired from MÖTLEY CRÜE taught him the value of friendship, loyalty and family.
Asked by the Impact metal channel what he learned from being a musician that he wouldn’t have learned had he worked a regular job, Corabi said:
“Being in MÖTLEY CRÜE really made me value friends and family. When I was in the band, everybody wanted me to come to the parties, everybody wanted to go with me to the parties, people were giving me free guitars and free this and free that, and then as soon as I didn’t have that gig anymore, it was like I had a plague.
I learned because the people that were with me before MÖTLEY, my friends, and that were with me after MÖTLEY, I kind of went, ‘Oh, okay. That’s a really good friend. They’re still here. They were there before and they’re still here.’ So I think I just learned the value of friendship, loyalty, family — you know what I mean? — that I probably wouldn’t have learned in a regular job. ‘Cause I didn’t have that really high ‘high’ to see all these people come out of the woodwork, like little ants and roaches. I think that’s the main thing.”
Corabi added that moving on with his life immediately following his split MÖTLEY CRÜE was “very hard. That year, the year after being in MÖTLEY CRÜE was very difficult,” he said.
“But I learned, and I coped with it. And life is good still. I have a beautiful wife, I have two great kids, my career’s still going, I’ve got my health. What can I ask for?”