John Corabi feels ‘The Dirt’ movie makes it look like he played to tiny crowds during his Mötley Crüe era
Former Mötley Crüe frontman John Corabi was recently interviewed by Jimmy Kay (and filmed by Orlando Moshpit) in Montreal, Quebec, Canada for The Metal Voice. Corabi played a show at the Piranha Bar in Montreal two days ago (on July 3, 2023).
Corabi was in Mötley Crüe from 1992 to 1997 during which the band released its self-titled album (1994), which was a marked departure in sound from its previous albums and within the (dreaded) grunge era.
Corabi was asked about his portrayal in the movie The Dirt and whether he should have been included, to which he replied (as provided by The Metal Voice with slight edits): “I think they could have just shown the band split up and then show them talking to get back together again [without including him]. The only thing that bugs me about that movie is that they took the unfortunate liberty to make it look like I was playing in high school gymnasiums to like eight people. I’m fine, it is what it is. It doesn’t bother me at all anymore. I’m like whatever. I thought that was a little bit overblown their perception or their view of that time. I mean it’s kind of funny if you go on to YouTube and type in ‘John Corabi Mötley Crüe Live 94‘. It’s like yeah none of the shows were sold out but we still played to three, four, five, six thousand people, seven thousand people depending on the size of the arena. I just thought that was a little shitty and then the other thing is if they were going to put me in the movie which they did, I’m just angry that they didn’t get Morgan Freeman to play me. You know he’s always wise in every movie, he’s just cool in every movie.”
You can listen to the interview with John Corabi on The Metal Voice below: