In a new episode of the 80’s Glam Metalcast, Mötley Crüe historian and author Paul Miles talks a few things about his books, like Crüewords and the Chronological Crüe series.
About working with John Corabi, the author said:
“Over the last year and a half to two years, I have been working with John Corabi in helping him bring his life story to fruition. We are at the point where we have finished the manuscript and we’ve got his story down. Now our attention has turned to publishing and getting it out next year. It’s an amazing story, he goes into all the details about his life.
We all know Nikki Sixx had a tough upbringing, Corabi had a lot of hardships he had to overcome in his life as well. Fans know a little about that from the song ‘Uncle Jack’ (on the Mötley ’94 album) about his pedophile uncle. I won’t get into too much – Crab will do full press on it as we get closer to the release. I can tell you it’s amazing and the fans will truly enjoy reading it.”
About singer Vince Neil getting back in the band in 1997, Paul said:
“Basically, their managers convinced them that they could make more money together than apart. They actually fired Corabi in September of 1996. John did stick around after his firing and help them complete Generation Swine. Then Vince was brought back as the lead vocalist.
People thought bringing Vince would help record sales. When you stack up those two albums side by side… they both only went Gold and after all these years it looks like Mötley ’94 has actually sold a little better than Swine. To me it shows it wasn’t changing the frontman, it was just a sign of the times.”