John Corabi recalls witnessing dysfunction amid the Ratt camp during his time in the band
Former Mötley Crüe and current The Dead Daisies frontman John Corabi was recently interviewed by Eddie Trunk on SiriusXM’s Trunk Nation. Corabi played rhythm guitar for Ratt from 2000 to 2008. Corabi first played in Ratt with guitarist Warren DeMartini, drummer Bobby Blotzer, lead vocalist Jizzy Pearl and bassist Robbie Crane until in or about December 2006 when Pearl left. Corabi then played in Ratt with Stephen Pearcy handling lead vocals until in or about August 2008 when the latter left the band.
With respect to the dysfunction within the Ratt camp during his time in the band, Corabi indicated (as provided by SiriusXM‘s Hair Nation):
“I love Warren, Bobby, Juan, uh, even Carlos, Robbie Crane, like everybody that’s been involved in things. Jizzy, you know, Stephen, but it’s crazy, dude. Like we used to laugh. Robbie Crane will tell you too, but like me, Robbie Crane and like Craig Bradford, who’s actually tour managing Tom Keifer right now. We would go out, we would show up at rehearsal and they would say, “Oh yeah, rehearsal at 12.” And we’d get in there and we’d start setting our gear up and then Bobby and Warren would start going at it about the tempos of the song, and it would just go on and on. So I’d be sitting there with my guitar on and Crane sitting there, and then Crane would go, “Hey dude, you want to go get a sandwich?” I’m like, “Yep, okay.” And we’d literally go get a sandwich, eat the sandwich at Subway or wherever we went, come back and they’d still be arguing about the same song.
And it’s just, it’s crazy to me. I love all those guys individually, but when you put them all together, they’re all like, it’s like this toxic, I don’t know what it is. Like they cannot function together. And I even told, I just saw Blotzer at Troy Patrick‘s wedding a couple years ago, and I’m like, “Dude, Mötley‘s figured it out. They just travel separately. Like, just do what you gotta do. Like put the band back together again. Get out there, like you said, I mean, I could have easily seen Ratt on that, you know, Mötley, Def Leppard, Poison, Ratt tour. It could have been awesome. And, but they can’t get out of their own way.”
You can listen to an excerpt from the interview with John Corabi by Eddie Trunk on SiriusXM‘s Trunk Nation below: