Ex-Mötley Crüe Singer John Corabi Reflects On His Feud With Nikki Sixx
Former Mötley Crüe frontman John Corabi recently joined Artists On Record Starring Adika Live for an interview during which he touched upon the issues between him and Nikki Sixx.
When Vince Neil departed from Mötley Crüe in 1992, Nikki Sixx and Tommy Lee thought John Corabi would be a great addition to the band as they believed he was a great singer capable of singing anything. However, the albums Crüe made along with Corabi weren’t a success, and fans wanted Vince Neil back. So, Corabi left Crüe for Neil to return. Following his departure, he occasionally appeared on the same stage with Crüe, and he was also included in the 2019 biopic ‘The Dirt.’
However, Nikki Sixx made controversial remarks about Corabi’s contributions to the Crüe, and a feud began. Corabi responded by saying he doesn’t care about what Nikki says about him. Later on, Corabi slammed Sixx about his book ‘Heroin Diaries’ by claiming that the book is colored like the biopic ‘The Dirt,’ and heroin addicts don’t carry a diary with them. In an interview with Artists On Record, the musician recently shared his insights about his feud with Sixx.
Corabi stated that he doesn’t know much about the problem between him and Sixx. The musician then said he was going through a divorce at that time, and his focus was not on the band. Moreover, Corabi stated he reads that he has problems with Tracii Guns and Sixx, but it’s not the case. Corabi revealed he left the band due to creative differences and his divorce. His issues were not related to Crüe, and he was distracted. He then touched upon Nikki Sixx’s remarks about him and said he doesn’t know what Sixx’s problem is, as he is beyond past it.
Artist On Record’s Arika asked John Corabi the following:
“What’s the deal with Nikki? Why do you have a problem?”
In response to this, Corabi said:
“I don’t know. Look, it’s kind of common knowledge I sued them in 1997 or 1998. We settled the whole thing, and then if you think about it, I was in a band with them after that in 2003, called ‘Brides Of Destruction.’ Yeah, we did it. If you remember, I was going through a divorce with my second wife. Honestly, it had nothing to do with anything. My head just wasn’t in the band. I was all over the place.”
He then continued:
“I had some opinions on the band. Now, it’s weird I’ve been reading that I didn’t get along with Tracii Guns. That was not the case. I read that I didn’t get along with Nikki. That wasn’t the case. I just left the band because I didn’t understand the direction the band was taking musically, and I was going through a bunch of personal shit with Leila at the time, which you remember. You and I were therapists for each other for a long time.
So, I just said, ‘You know what? I’m going to tap out. I’m going to go do something else.’ It had nothing to do with anything, and everything was fine. And then, all of a sudden, it just started five years ago — Nikki just started doing interviews and taking potshots at me. I was like, ‘You know what? I don’t even give a sh*t.’ It doesn’t matter. I’m beyond past it. I’m just trying to make ends meet like everybody else.”
After Corabi’s remarks, Adika said:
“So, do you think his feelings were hurt because you said no to him?”
And John responded as follows:
“I don’t know. I don’t know what his deal is; I really don’t.”
You can watch the full interview below.