Ex-Mötley Crüe Singer Corabi Addresses His Only Problem With Nikki Sixx
Former Mötley Crüe singer John Corabi gave an interview to Full In Bloom during which he revealed the reason why he got into a disagreement with Nikki Sixx.
John Corabi is a rock singer and guitarist who played in Mötley Crüe between 1992 and 1996 as Vince Neil’s replacement. When he joined the band, Nikki Sixx and Tommy Lee thought that Corabi was a great singer who could sing anything. However, Crüe’s albums with Corabi weren’t a success.
Besides, although there was a 15,000 seat capacity, Mötley Crüe sold only 4,000 tickets before a concert in Tucson, Arizona. The fans were also not content with this version of the band, and they wanted Vince Neil back. As a result, John Corabi left the band for Neil to return.
After his departure, Corabi appeared on the stage with Crüe on several occasions. In 2008, he even joined Vince Neil to perform AC/DC’s ‘Highway The Hell .’ Their fans got the chance to witness a unique moment with two Crüe vocalists sharing the same stage. Moreover, Corabi was also included in the 2019 Mötley Crüe biopic ‘The Dirt.’
Speaking to Full In Bloom, John Corabi talked about ‘The Dirt’ and Nikki Sixx’s book ‘Heroin Diaries.’ He then said that the biopic got him into a disagreement with Sixx. Following that, Corabi revealed he once claimed the biopic is colored like Sixx’s ‘Heroin Diaries.’ To support his argument, the musician stated that the film portrayed him differently to make things more interesting.
According to John Corabi, this caused trouble between the two musicians. In the interview he made these claims, the singer also said that heroin addicts don’t carry a diary with them as they can hardly remember what they did the day before. So, it is no surprise that these statements offended Nikki Sixx.
John Corabi told Full In Bloom about ‘The Dirt’ that:
“This got me into a disagreement with Nikki Sixx. Somebody asked me one time what I thought of the ‘Heroin Diaries,’ and I said, ‘Oh man, it’s a great book.’ I was in Brazil, and the interviewer said, ‘Do you think it was colored?’ And I said, ‘Yes.’ And he goes, ‘Why?’ And I said, ‘Because ‘The Dirt’ was colored as well.’ He was like, ‘What do you mean?’
I was like, ‘OK, just for example…’ And I was kidding with him, but I went, ‘There’s a part in there where it says I went back to this apartment and I had an orgy with five girls.’ And I was kidding with him, I said, ‘In actuality, it was only four.’ Truthfully, it was only one girl, but they had to make me seem bigger than life and whatever. It was colored.”
He went on to say:
“You know, this is the thing that I got into trouble with Nikki, and I really meant no disrespect because it’s a great book. If you look at it as a book, it’s a great book. Nikki took offense to the fact that the guy that was interviewing me – he kept asking me more questions, and he asked me about the coloring, and I said, ‘Of course…’ Like, name me a fucking movie, a true-story movie that isn’t beefed up a little bit to make it more interesting for the viewers.
You tell a story, and you tell it to the next guy, and he tells it to the next guy, it goes around through 15 people, and by the time John Corabi’s in a hotel room in Japan, he’s fucking five women. By the time he gets to the last guy, I was with 35 women, and I killed three of them. So it’s colored. Everybody colors everything.
What Nikki took offense to was, the guy said, ‘Do you believe this to be factual?’ And I said, ‘I don’t know, most of the people that I’ve dealt with that did heroin didn’t have the foresight to bring a diary with them, and the ones that did write their escapades couldn’t remember what they did the day before.’ But I followed it with, ‘Maybe Nikki’s different, I don’t know.’ It’s probably colored a little bit to make it more interesting to the reader.”
You can check out the interview below.