The former Motley Crue singer John Corabi opened up on Nikki Sixx. Corabi noted that he would have to “bury the hatchet” with Sixx before he would ever consider doing anything with the band again. The band was recently blasted by Hanoi Rocks and John Corabi, who also revealed that Hanoi Rocks guitarist Andy McCoy almost hit him with his cane because of his association with Crue.
John Corabi talks about possibly working with Nikki Sixx’s Motley Crue
Corabi joined Crue in 1992 as the replacement for the group’s original singer, Vince Neil, who was dismissed due to personal differences. With Corabi on vocals, Motley Crue released one critically acclaimed full-length CD, which ended up being a commercial failure in the wake of grunge despite a top 10 placing on the album chart. When Neil returned to the fold in 1997, Corabi was left on his own.
John reflected on his time with Crüe during an appearance yesterday (Thursday, August 18) on SiriusXM’s “Trunk Nation with Eddie Trunk”. He was asked if he thinks there is a possibility that he would ever get a call from Motley Crue again if the group had an issue with Neil and he leaves or is fired, John replied: “No. I can absolutely, certifiably tell you there is zero chance of that ever happening. Until Nikki and I would be able to sit down at a table and have a cup of coffee and chew the fat and just whatever, it’s never gonna happen.
“Initially, I was, like, ‘whatever. it doesn’t matter. I’m done reaching out to those guys,’” Corabi continued. “Tommy [Lee, Crue drummer] reached out to me. now we’ve got a communication again. Mick [Mars] I’ve been fine with. Even Vince I’m fine with. But for some reason, Nikki started this whole thing about me not contributing to the ’94 record, that it was painful, and I was just, like, ‘whatever.’
“But it’s just this nagging thing that keeps going. and even we did a show at this thing called loud park in Tokyo when I was with the [dead] daisies and Nikki sat on the side of the stage and he just made some comments and he was just commenting negatively about the band. And I’m, like, ‘dude, what is your problem?’”
Corabi added: “But I don’t care. you know what? if that’s what makes him happy, have fun with it. it doesn’t matter to me. but now it’s at a point where the only way that I would ever even remotely think about doing anything with Motley is if Nikki called me and said, ‘I’m sorry. I wanna bury the hatchet.’ and I’d be, like, ‘well, I’m sorry too for anything that I said if it offended you.’ but until that happens, there’s no chance. it’ll never happen.”
Corabi recently released his autobiography. Titled “Horseshoes And Hand Grenades”, it was written with the help of Motley Crue historian/author Paul Miles, and was made available via Rare Bird Books.