John Corabi Addresses His So-Called Revenge On Tommy Lee And Mötley Crüe
Former Mötley Crüe singer John Corabi recently gave an interview to Chuck Shute and remembered when he took revenge on Mötley Crüe and Tommy Lee.
After Vince Neil’s departure from Mötley Crüe in 1992, Nikki Sixx and Tommy Lee decided that John Corabi would contribute significantly to the band. At that time, the two believed that Corabi was a vocalist capable of singing anything, so it would be best to hire him as the Crüe’s new frontman.
However, things didn’t go according to their plans. The albums Mötley Crüe made with John Corabi were less successful than their previous efforts, and fans demanded Vince Neil’s return. So, Corabi decided to leave for Neil to return. After Corabi’s departure, Nikki Sixx made controversial remarks about Corabi’s contributions to the Crüe, igniting a feud.
The musician crossed paths with his former bandmates several times and even took revenge once. Speaking to Chuck Shute for an interview, Corabi recalled when he took his so-called revenge on the band. According to the singer, this incident occurred when he went to see Crüe perform with Neil at the Hollywood Bowl during the Route Of All Evil Tour in 2006.
Corabi stated that he went into Tommy Lee’s dressing room, and Lee asked him to share his thoughts on the show. Although he was nervous, John said he told Lee that they seemed like they phoned the show in, and Aerosmith performed much better than them, although they were in their 70s. As the singer said, he meant what he said and still believes the same.
Here is what John Corabi recalled of that day:
“I went into Tommy’s dressing room, and Tommy hugged me. He said, ‘What did you think?’ and I was like, ‘Uhh.’ And he said, ‘Dude, honestly, what did you think?’ and I was a little nervous about saying it, but I said, ‘Listen, dude, you had flamethrowers, midgets, and all this other stuff, and you guys just seemed like you phoned it in.’
I was looking around the audience as well, and I was seeing people literally get up to buy a beer. It was just a weird night. I said to him, ‘I think you guys phoned it in, and a bunch of 70-year-olds just walked on stage and handed you guys your ass on a platter.'”
He then continued:
“I stand by that today. Aerosmith came out on stage with just a row of amps; they had nothing, no pyro, it was just lights. And the guys were kicking ass; they were f*cking amazing. So, he asked, and I told him.”
You can watch the rest of the interview below.