As Mötley Crüe’s feud with Mick Mars continues to garner public attention, the band’s former lead singer John Corabi expressed his thoughts on the matter in a recent interview with Sofa King Cool Magazine. When asked about it, the frontman attempted to separate himself from the debate. Corabi said that the guitarist was sacked because the rest of the band was unhappy with his performance. In response to the criticism he received following this statement, the vocalist stated: “I took a lot of heat for this. And, to be honest, I don’t want to get involved in Mick’s or Mötley’s business; it’s not my place.
I’m not sure why. When I was in Europe, I received some criticism for this. I went over there doing some acoustic performances in November and December, and I did a book signing in London — it was like a Q&A book-singing thing — and a fan asked me about the press release that had just come out about Mick not touring with them for the rest of this tour. ‘That’s a statement prepared by Mötley and their management,’ I said. Mick hasn’t gotten back to me. And I have nothing to say about this till Mick talks. But I’m not always convinced by what I’m hearing.”
He was not surprised, however, that the two factions split ways: “So, to me, this was just something that had to happen.” It’s unfortunate, but it had to happen. So… that’s life [laughs].” When asked about John 5’s performance with Mötley Crüe, Corabi responded: “I’ve watched a couple videos… I honestly don’t care, and I don’t mean this as a criticism or disrespect to Mötley. I honestly don’t. We had three years of COVID at the time. I’m glad everyone is back to work. I’m glad Mötley is back on the road. I know their tour with Def Leppard in the United States was a huge success. I wish them the best of luck. I wish Mick the best of luck. But, guy, that’s between them.”
In recent feud news, Nikki Sixx spoke to the UK’s Metro and revealed his disagreement to Mick Mars’ legal letter, saying the band exploited backing recordings. During the live gigs, the artist explained that he played all of the bass sections himself. As a result, he disagreed with the purported issues in the letter. Corabi’s entire conversation is available below.