John Corabi thinks his upcoming book won’t say anything that will surprise anyone
Former Mötley Crüe and The Dead Daisies frontman John Corabi was recently interviewed by Metal Mike for the 80’s Glam Metalcast podcast.
With respect to his upcoming book and what the guys in Mötley Crüe will think of it, Corabi stated (as transcribed by the 80’s Glam Metalcast podcast with slight edits): “The book is coming out early next year. I worked with Crüe author Paul Miles. Paul is amazing. The Mötley stuff is like 30 years ago. I’d say that certain things happened on certain dates, and he would say “I don’t think that’s right!” He researched everything… dates, times, all that shit. I don’t really think I’m telling people anything they don’t already know. The book goes through me joining the band, being in the band, and leaving the band. It goes through my mental state and the state of my ulcers as certain things were happening. I explain how I fit with the band, but then I never really did fit with them. I don’t think it says anything that will surprise anybody. I don’t mean this to sound weird, but I don’t really care what those guys think. When they brought Vince [Neil] back, I accepted everything. It’s not me that’s the one that keeps bringing it up. I’m past it. I’m over it. I didn’t really want to do a book. Paul kind of talked me into it. Paul said, “Aside from a few chapters in ‘The Dirt‘, you’re largely a mystery and there’s not a lot of stuff that people know about you.” He thought my story was fascinating, so I was like ‘OK…. we’ll do it.’ It’s called “Horseshoes and Hand Grenades” and it’s about perseverance and about someone who’s been close a lot, at all the right places at all the wrong times!”
In terms of having any issues with his former Mötley Crüe bandmates — bassist Nikki Sixx, drummer Tommy Lee and guitarist Mick Mars — Corabi indicated: “It may not seem it, but I don’t have any issues with the guys in Mötley at all. I love those guys. I don’t know why Nikki’s had a hair up his ass about me in recent years. I couldn’t tell you…don’t know, don’t care. My only beef with those guys, is I wish they left me out of ‘The Dirt‘ movie. I don’t know if it was intentional or unintentional… but my portrayal in the movie made me look like a funking babbling moron. They also made it look like we were playing high school gymnasiums for five people. It wasn’t great, but the attendance wasn’t that bad. I wish they would have left me out of the movie all together. It is what it is though.”
You can listen to the interview with John Corabi on the 80’s Glam Metalcast podcast below: