John Corabi Says He Didn’t Receive An Offer To Replace Glenn Hughes
In a recent interview with Artists On Record, former Mötley Crüe frontman John Corabi revealed that the Dead Daisies did not offer him to replace Glenn Hughes. Corabi also opened up about his reaction to not being called by his former band.
The Dead Daisies made a debut with the eponymous debut album in 2013, in which they teamed up with Slash in the song ‘Lock ‘n’ Load.’ Later, they hit the road for their first tour and shared the same stage with ZZ Top and Aerosmith. Between 2013 and 2015, they made some line-up changes, and John Corabi first appeared with the band during that era.
Corabi filled for Jon Stevens during the band’s United States tour. The singer contributed to the band’s energetic performance in which they collaborated with Cuban musicians at Havana’s Maxim Rock Club. On April 15, 2015, the band announced John Corabi as the permanent lead vocalist due to Stevens’ departure.
The vocalist contributed to several of the band’s works, such as ‘Make Some Noise’ and ‘Live & Louder.’ However, he decided to leave in 2019, and Glenn Hughes joined the band to fill his spot. Hughes, who has continued with the band since that year, tested positive for COVID-19 in the previous days. Buckcherry’s Yogi Lonich joined the band to continue their summer European tour.
During a recent interview, John Corabi revealed that he learned about Hughes’ health condition via Instagram. Corabi indicated that he knew they got Whitesnake’s keyboard player to replace Glenn Hughes. After receiving the news, he texted his former bandmate and wished him to get well soon, giving him some advice. The singer noted that the fans were waiting for him to return to the stage.
John Corabi said the following about Glenn Hughes’ current situation:
“I just texted Glenn last night, and I saw on his page that Glenn and I are friends on Instagram and Doug. I saw Glenn’s thing that he said, ‘Oh, I have COVID, I’m going home,’ and Doug did a video that said, ‘Glenn’s got COVID, so he’s going home. They got the keyboard player from Whitesnake to fill in for him. So, I just reached out to Glenn and said, ‘Hey buddy, hope you’re feeling better. Go home, get some rest, pour yourself a cup of earl grey tea, and get back out there.’ I’m sure the fans would love to see Glenn get out there and do his thing.”
Later, Corabi revealed that he has not had any contact with his former bandmates since 2018. He stated that the band had to continue no matter what following Hughes’ illness. According to him, the keyboardist Yogi Lonich was there with them, and the band decided to continue without interruption, adding him to fill the spot immediately.
John Corabi said the following when asked if the members called him to fill the space:
“No, I haven’t talked to those guys; I have had zero contact with those guys since 2018. I got nothing.”
Corabi on not being called by them:
“They’re in Europe; I’m in Nashville, back and forth between Nashville and Florida. So, they got to do what they got to do. The keyboard player from the Whitesnake was right there; they already had Yogi out with them doing some stuff with them.”
You can check out the interview below.