Legendary ex-MÖTLEY CRÜE lead vocalist, John Corabi, who was hired by the band after Vince Neil was fired in 1992, has released a brilliant new single, “Cosi Bella (So Beautiful).”
The track is available now on all digital platforms. An accompanying music video can be checked out below.
“Cosi Bella (So Beautiful)” was produced and co-written in Corabi‘s hometown of Nashville, Tennessee, with Marti Frederiksen (AEROSMITH, OZZY OSBOURNE) and is the first of several new singles to be made available.
“Cosi Bella’ came about from a writing session I did with Marti for THE DEAD DAISIES‘ ‘Burn It Down’ record,” states Corabi. “I had the initial verse idea, and a chorus that didn’t quite work for the tune. I played it for Marti, and he liked the idea but gave me a better idea for the chorus. We recorded the rough idea on my phone, with both of us just scatting the melody. THE DAISIES heard the idea but felt it didn’t quite fit their format, so I put it to bed for a bit. After leaving the band in 2019, I started to revisit old ideas I had and sat down and recorded the track. Being new to Pro Tools, I took the song as far as I could and sent it to Marti to produce. I explained the song was musically inspired to a degree by ‘Penny Lane’ by THE BEATLES and ‘Killer Queen’ by QUEEN, so Marti and his son Evan recut the drums and bass, and added some horns, and sprinkled their magical fairy dust on the track to give it that shiny polished sound. I wrote the lyrics, and after singing the song, I felt ‘So Beautiful’ was kind of an average title, so I looked those words up in a translation app and found it in Italian (‘Cosi Bella’) and felt it had a nice ring to it. It’s not what some people truly expect from me, but I LOVE the way the song turned out, and it’s just a happy little upbeat love song with a twist! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.”
With Corabi on vocals, MÖTLEY CRÜE released one critically acclaimed full-length CD, which landed a Top 10 placing on the album chart.
After Vince Neil returned to the Crue in 1997, Corabi departed and formed the band UNION with ex-KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick.
Although he tends to speak in a very positive manner about his time in Crue, Corabi in 2016 said that he would be avoiding any discussion about MÖTLEY CRÜE in the future because he didn’t want to chance sparking a feud with band leader Nikki Sixx.
It has always been a dream of many Crue fans to see Corabi jam with the band again. Will it ever happen?
A rumor has begun to circulate that Corabi is actually being considered by Sixx again to join the band, believe it or not, as a replacement for the troubled Vince Neil, who is said to be suffering from manic depression and both very serious forms of drinking/eating disorder. MOTLEY CRUE is booked to perform the twice postponed Stadium Tour in the summer of 2022.
Asked by worldwide acclaimed rock journalist, Randy “Rocket” Cody in 2013 about his plans to continue performing into his later years, Crabs made it perfectly clear that he is a rock n roll lifer.
ROCKET: Do you ever see yourself retiring from touring and playing for crowds?
JOHN: ABSOFUCKINGLUTELY NOT!!!!!!
Read Rocket‘s 2013 interview with John Corabi HERE.