After an article emerged online claiming that CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx issued an ultimatum to troubled singer Vince Neil to lose a significant amount of weight for the band’s comeback tour or be fired and replaced by Corabi, John posted a statement on social media denying that he had held “secret rehearsals” with CRÜE and shooting down the possibility of him rejoining the band, saying that he was “not even remotely interested in doing that again.”
It’s amazing how much can change in only 2 years.
On Wednesday (September 8, 2021), Corabi took part in a video interview with Let’s Rock in which he once again touched upon the rumors of him reuniting with CRÜE.
He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): “I made a post this morning. I got up and I had a gazillion e-mails on [the above-mentioned article].
“Last week, somebody posted that after a performance Vince did, all the fans are saying Corabi‘s gotta come back. Then, about three days later, there was a thing, like, ‘Nikki orders Vince to lose 50 pounds or to bring in Corabi back.’ And now today I get up and there’s this bullshit. And I’m, like, fuck, man. Let it go. I did that fucking record, like, 30 years ago. I’m proud of it, it’s a great album, but fuck off! It’s been 30 fucking years. Let it go.
“In 2022, it’ll be 30 years that I joined, and in 2026, it’ll be 30 years that I left. It’s, like, come on, guys. Seriously, let it fucking go.”
Fans will recall it was Corabi all along who insisted that Mick Mars was fired by the Crue, and that Nikki Sixx was lying to the fans. This is very telling because it sheds light on a matter that is trying to be kept hidden from the public, a very ugly legal war between four very powerful rock stars (and a fifth bastard member). By Corabi sticking by Mars’ side through it all, it seems the stage is truly being set for his majestic return behind the microphone.
John was the Crue singer on an album released by the glam metal band titled MÖTLEY CRÜE. So “if anyone deserves to sing for the band, it is Mr. Corabi”, and this was word for word pulled from Mars’ leaked legal documents.
While he vehemently denied to all Crue fans that he’s not been secretly rehearsing again with Mick and a new version of Crue, the truth is he is in very tight with Mick Mars.
***UPDATE 9/22/2023: Mick Mars launched a lawsuit versus his old band mates, claiming he is being “ripped off” and that all the other members of the band were using backing tracks on The Stadium Tour last year. If Mars somehow pulls off a legal upset, he could become the majority shareholder of the Crue and fire anyone he wants, rehiring Corabi to sing again.
The fact is John was in the studio working with Mick Mars assisting on the legendary guitarist’s solo album, and that is where the seeds were planted again for him to get back to being involved musically with Crue again.
In a 2012 interview, Mars stated about MÖTLEY CRÜE‘s 1994 self-titled album: “I thought that was probably… To me, and I can only speak for me, I think that was probably the best album we’ve done. Musical-wise, the songs, I felt, were strong. And just musically, to me, it was, I guess, my BEATLES ‘White Album’; that’s kind of how I feel about that one. I’m not saying that any of my other albums are crummy or anything like that — I love every album that we did — but that one just has a special thing for me.”
While it has been confirmed that Alabama musician Jacob Bunton has been officially named as the lead singer on Mick Mars‘ highly anticipated debut solo album, word going around is that Mars and Corabi formed an even stronger bond in recent years and there have indeed been ‘internal’ discussions about he and Mick doing something together again, whether or not they called it MÖTLEY CRÜE songs.
However, the leaked legal memo that TMD revealed, exposed some other interesting things that tend to point to a Mars and Corabi’s planned secret takeover of the Crue, once and for all.
Like a carefully planted decoy, John Corabi, takes his job back singing in the interim with the Dead Daisies. Meanwhile, behind the scene he and Mars plot the ultimate takeover to ever go down in rock n roll music history.
Now, add to the equation in the past two years that Vince Neil’s vocals live have literally flatlined, the business people behind the Crue became handcuffed to the singer when the only dude who could handle the job of singing for the Crue right now (Scott Stapp) turned down a full-time role. This is why they decided to keep Neil “propped up” and just have him lip sync all of the songs, for the most part. Stapp stayed on for a minor role subbing for Vince in the studio only using AI technology.
I called it again months before everyone else!!— Randy Rocket Cody (@rocketmetalden) April 6, 2023
Industry Source: Nikki Sixx Fired Mick Mars For “Being too old” And Told The Guitarist “You’re not ever welcome back!” https://t.co/uwuffgzgBy pic.twitter.com/yMIwAAp1AM