Mötley Crüe were thinking of maybe keeping John Corabi as a guitarist when Vince Neil rejoined band
Former Mötley Crüe and current The Dead Daisies frontman John Corabi was recently interviewed by Scotty Mars of the Live 105 radio station in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (you can hear the interview below) and spoke about Mötley Crüe possibly expanding from four to five band members when singer Vince Neil rejoined the band back in 1997.
Corabi stated (as indicated by Blabbermouth): “[The idea] was floated for a minute…. I don’t know if it was management or what the deal was, but they were, like, ‘We’re bringing Vince back. And maybe we could keep you as a guitar player and you could maybe give Vince a break midway through the set and do a couple of your tunes.’ And I was just, like, ‘Yeah, sure. Whatever. Let me know.’ And I actually was going to the studio with them for about a month, even after they told me Vince was back; I was in the studio with them and Vince pretty much daily for about a month, and then it just kind of stopped.”
Corabi was the lead vocalist for Mötley Crüe on their self-titled studio album released in 1994. Sleaze Roxx stated the following in its review of that album: “If you’re looking to fill in your Mötley Crüe back catalog and want to hear more of Vince or tunes like “Smoking In The Boys Room”, I’m pretty comfortable in saying you probably won’t like this CD. If you’re looking for a straight-ahead hard rock, heavy metal recording that just happens to have the musical talents of Mötley Crüe backing a relative unknown, then you will love this disc. Had this band taken their cues from some of today’s successful merged groups they quite possibly could have been huge. All in all this is a great hard rock CD.”
I got to chat with John Corabi about the latest Dead Daisies album, state of the music industry, luck and more