Nikki Sixx Reflects On Mötley Crüe’s Regret Over Firing John Corabi
Mötley Crüe’s Nikki Sixx recently answered some of his fans’ questions on Twitter and touched upon John Corabi’s departure from the band in 1997.
Vince Neil departed from Mötley Crüe during the band’s peak in 1992. The remaining band members thought that Neil was being irresponsible as he was abusing alcohol and were determined that he was preventing them from achieving more success. Hence, he was fired to be replaced by John Corabi.
According to Nikki Sixx and Tommy Lee, they hired Corabi because he was capable of singing anything. In two years, Mötley Crüe released their self-titled album with their new frontman and an EP called ‘Quaternary.’ However, these two releases brought the band’s downfall. Their albums and concerts weren’t selling, and it became the only album of the band that wasn’t certified platinum.
The songs released while Corabi was there represented a different Mötley Crüe, and their sounds were heavier, which was okay for some fans who liked that kind of sound. A fan recently stated that there were great songs in that album and asked Sixx if they regretted firing him. Sixx didn’t answer the part about regret but noted that the only thing that matters is what they produced together.
Here is the fan’s question:
“I really loved the Jon Corabi’s albums with Crüe… Don’t you regret having fired him?”
To which Sixx replied:
“Some really great songs in that album… That’s all that matters.”
Even though Corabi was a talented and successful singer, the fans didn’t think Mötley Crüe was complete without Vince Neil. Hence, the band’s record label gave them an ultimatum and stated that they would only fund them if Neil returned to the band. Without considering switching labels, they fired Corabi and welcomed back Vince Neil.
You can check out the tweet below.
Some really great songs in that album……That’s all that matters. https://t.co/5P8VnrEdzn
— 📷 (@NikkiSixx) January 6, 2022