John Corabi Says Eric Singer Used To Mock Him About ‘Name-Dropping’
Former Mötley Crüe singer John Corabi revealed how KISS‘ Eric Singer used to make fun of him because Corabi was fascinated with telling the stories of his encounters with other celebrities.
John Corabi recently chatted with Paul Miles about their co-written book, ‘Horseshoes and Hand Grenades.’ In his book, Corabi recounted various events and incidents he had been through while climbing the ladders of fame. As John led the audience to have a peek through the curtains into his personal life and experiences, the singer also shared numerous memories with other fellow musicians.
As Corabi is originally from Philadelphia, the rocker wasn’t used to seeing famous figures going about their day on the streets of New York or L.A. John was always amazed by encountering other musicians or artists. Corabi explained that he would be pretty excited about his casual celebrity run-ins on the streets, and the singer would tell all these stories to family and friends.
During the recent conversation, John revealed that his dear friend, Eric Singer, would make fun of him for ‘name-dropping.’ Corabi disclosed that he wasn’t raised in a big city and couldn’t easily adapt to seeing Rod Stewart passing by him on the street. Perhaps, it wasn’t much of a deal for New Yorkers or Manhattan natives to see notable figures, but whenever Corabi would see a celebrity in front of him, he would be starstruck.
”The funny thing is that my dear friend Eric Singer used to kid with me when I would tell a story. He would had his keys in his hands and dropped them on the floor. And he goes, ‘Oh, you dropped something.’ You have to understand that… Maybe for somebody who was born in L.A. or somebody that was born in Manhattan, New York, it may have been an everyday occurrence to stand on a street and have Rod Stewart pass you crossing the street. But I was from Philadelphia and came out to L.A. I am still like starstruck by certain people.”
John also explained that telling about his encounters with other artists or celebrities didn’t mean that he wanted to show off his stories. He intended to share his stories because he was eager to recall these memories. Corabi’s stories were out of pure excitement and joy to meet someone he’s a fan of. For the rocker, it was always a pleasure to see famous artists.
The singer stated:
”Me telling these stories was about how overwhelmed I was. … So I tell these stories not to name-drop, but as a fan, I’m like, ‘Holy sh*t, I’m so excited about this, and I got to tell you about the time that I met Brian Johnson.’”
John Corabi’s co-written book with Paul Miles, ‘Horseshoes and Hand Grenades,’ was published on June 14, 2022. You can buy the book from any available bookstore or order it online through various platforms.