During an interview with Tulsa Music Stream, John Corabi mentioned that the Motley Crue era in which he was the vocalist (1992-1997) replacing Vince Neil, is being ignored by the band on purpose. Regarding this, Coabi explained:
“When they were doing ‘The Dirt’ (biopic movie) their production company called me, and they go, ‘Hey, we didn’t realize that you wrote one of the songs that we’d like to use in the movie.’ And I said, ‘Oh, what song is that?’ And they’re like, ‘Hooligan’s Holiday.’ I said, ‘I co-wrote all those songs.’ So they were like, ‘Well, we want to use ‘Hooligan’s Holiday’ in the movie.’ So, I just stopped this chick and I just said, ‘Look. Here’s the deal. I don’t have an issue with you using the song in the movie. But I’m just going to say this right now…’
”She said it was a set fee, it was what they call a ‘sync fee’ to be in the movie. I said, ‘Alright. Whatever. But here’s the deal, there’s two things I need to ask you. First of all, I just want to say that you can use the song. I don’t give a s*it. You send me over something to sign. I’m going to have my managers and lawyers look at it, and if they tell me it’s good, I’ll sign it. I don’t have an issue. But I’m just telling you right now that if I make one penny less than the other three guys in Mötley, I’m coming after you. And she goes, ‘Oh, no, no, no, it’s all set.’ I go, ‘OK. No worries.’ […]
“Number two, do the guys know that you’re talking to me right now?’ And she goes, ‘What do you mean?’ I said, ‘Do they know that you want to use ‘Hooligan’s Holiday’ in the movie?’ And she was like, ‘Yeah, yeah, yeah. They’ve all signed the contract.’ I said, ‘That’s not what I asked you. I didn’t ask you if they signed the contract. What I asked you was do they know, and when I say ‘they,’ the entire band, management, whatever, do they know that you’re talking to me right now and that I’m going to make some money off this movie, ‘The Dirt’?
”And she goes, ‘Well, I don’t see why it would be an issue. We already told them and they all signed the contracts.’ And I go, ‘OK. Well, I’m telling you right now the song will never be in the movie, I guarantee you.’ And I wasn’t wrong about that either. They pulled it from the movie. If you look at the scene where Vince Neil played by actor Daniel Webber is sitting in the bar, he looks up, and he sees a snippet of ‘Hooligan’s Holiday’ on the TV, but you don’t hear the music. It was not in the movie.”
“So, I’m left to believe…like these fans keep coming to me and saying, ‘Hey, are you ever going to release the “Mötley ’94” (record on vinyl)?’ I just stopped them and go, ‘Listen, it says ‘Motley ’94.’ Motley. I’ve got nothing to do with that band anymore. Motley Crue controls all that s*it.
”If you want to buy vinyl, you’re either going to have to hunt it down or you’re going to have to write to Nikki Sixx and ask him to put it out on vinyl. l I’ve got nothing to do with that s*it. But I can also guarantee that it will never happen.”