Former MÖTLEY CRÜE singer John Corabi has once again said that he has “no idea” why Nikki Sixx would describe the writing process for the band’s “Mötley Crüe” LP as a prolonged and difficult experience.
In a new interview with Rock Interview Series, John explained this, saying:
“I’ve had a few people ask me, ‘What’s the beef with you and Nikki?’ And I go, ‘I have no f*cking idea.’ I don’t know. The one beef that I did have with Nikki was probably 10 years ago, and it was something in relation to his…
“I had done an interview. And I was in Brazil. And the interviewer asked me a question, and they said, ‘Have you read Nikki‘s book ‘The Her*in Diaries’?”
“And I said, ‘Yeah. I own the book. I bought the book.’ And he said, ‘What do you think?’ And I said, ‘It’s a great read.’ Now the guy, I don’t know if he was doing this to bait me or what, but the guy said, ‘Well, do you believe it all?’ And I said, ‘Whatever, dude. It doesn’t matter. It’s a great read.’ And he goes, ‘Well, do you think it was colored?’ And I said, ‘Of course. Of course it was.’ ‘Well, why do you say that?’ ‘Well, ’cause [the CRÜE official band biography] ‘The Dirt’ was colored. I know for a fact ‘The Dirt’ was colored.’ … And then I said, ‘And besides, all of the her*in addicts that I knew didn’t have the foresight to bring a diary with them and write sh*t down as it was happening or could not remember what they did the night before.’ Now I followed it up with, ‘Maybe Nikki‘s different, but the ones that I knew… So I think it was a little… It may have been a little colored.’ And we left it at that.
Then, two months later, Nikki e-mailed me and he was pissed. He’s, like, ‘Dude, I don’t appreciate you slagging my book.’ And I go, ‘I didn’t slag it.’ So I responded to him, and I said, ‘Okay. First of all, a couple of things. Did you read the whole interview? ‘Cause in the interview I did say, at the beginning and at the end, that it was a great read and I bought the book.’ And then I said, ‘Why do you give a f*ck about anything I have to say?’ And I just hit ‘send.’ And then he came back and he was, like, ‘ Oh, okay, dude. Sorry. I didn’t read the whole… Okay. Great. Awesome.’ And it was cool. It was put to bed.
John further added:
“I’ve never said anything negative about that band ever.”
“But then all of a sudden he started with, ‘Corabi can’t write.’ ‘It was painful.’ ‘He doesn’t have any fire.’ And I’m just, like, going, ‘Where the f*ck did that come from?’ It was just random. Now it’s weird. If I retort to it, [the music news web sites] take every little piece of retort and they dissect it and then they reprint just the parts that — you know, the clickbait — and it’s just been this ongoing thing, like I’m saying Nikki doesn’t like it, and it’s back-and-forth volleying between me and Nikki when in all actuality I have zero bad things to say about any of them. They’re irreleveant to me — completely irrelevant.”