John Corabi Has Concerns About Mick Mars’ ‘Seclusion’

With new concert dates in line, John Corabi recently joined an interview with Eddie Trunk’s Trunk Nation. During the chat, he remarked on Mick Mars’ upcoming solo album and mentioned the Mötley Crüe dispute’s effect on the guitarist. While answering a question about whether he would be in Mars’ new album, the singer said:

“I don’t know, and I have to be honest with you. I texted Mick when that first press release came out, and he did not respond, which was odd for Mick. So, it was funny. I was in Switzerland, and I texted his wife Seraina, and I’m like, ‘I’m in your motherland.’ She immediately texted me back and said, ‘Oh, I can’t wait to go there at Christmas,’ or whatever it was. Then, I wrote, ‘How’s Mick?’ Radio silence.”

Referring to his early statements about the guitarist’s departure from the band, he went on:

“Then, I got asked at a book signing in London; they said, ‘Hey, what do you think of this whole Mötley Crüe thing?’ You know, the release that was put out, and I said, ‘Well, from experience, that release was put out by Mötley Crüe and their management. I’m not saying a word. I don’t believe a word of it, but I’m not saying a word until I hear from Mick.’ And then, obviously, we know what happened there.”

Corabi repeated his concerns about Mars’ album release and added:

“But the mixed record, I don’t know if I’m on it or not. I think that there’s going to be, between me and you and fans posed, I don’t know if the record will come out because unfortunately, I believe – I could be wrong on this – but… When he was finished, he signed the record deal with Alan Kovac’s record label [Mötley’s label and management].”

Detailing his point, he continued:

“So, I gotta believe that they’re not gonna allow him to release that record because I know how those guys worked. It’s like if he releases his record and makes any money at all, it’s gonna go through a lawyer to help him with his lawsuit. So, they’re probably gonna sit on that record. I just hope that Mick can get it back, get it out.”

On the other hand, Mick Mars announced the title of his solo work in an interview with Rolling Stone last month. The guitarist listed the song names in the record called ‘Another Side of Mars’ and said he hadn’t signed a deal yet, although negotiations were in the works.

About a possible tour in support of the album, the former Mötley Crüe member added:

“I’m done touring. If somebody really, really wants a one-off or a couple of nights, I would probably do it. But all that travel stuff and planes… I’m way over it.”

While Mars is getting ready to release his own project, his ex-bandmates are working on their new album and traveling the world for their tour with Def Leppard.

You can listen to John Corabi’s statements about Mick Mars and Mötley Crüe here.