John Corabi wants to give 100% to Mick Mars collaboration

A picture of John Corabi on stage with The Dead Daisies
John Corabi (Image credit: Getty)

John Corabi says he and former Motley Crue bandmate Mick Mars are still trying to find time to work together on the guitarist’s debut solo album.

Corabi – who was on vocals for Motley Crue’s self-titled 1994 album – joined Mars in the studio earlier this year, with snippets for two tracks being shared later.

But the vocalist admits he’s currently unable to devote as much time to the collaboration as he’d like because he’s so busy with The Dead Daisies.

He previously suggested someone close to Motley Crue was being “a little bit pissy” about his work with Mars.

Now Corabi tells UCR: “We’re just honestly really trying to figure out what the deal is as far as the schedule. Because I don’t want to hold Mick up and I also don’t want to, without being cocky, I don’t want to do it for the money. It’s not about money.

“I want to be able to sit in a room with Mick. It’s his first solo record that he’s ever done outside of Motley Crue. So I want to be able to, when I sit in a room with him, I want to be able to sit there and it’s going to take a little bit, I’m going to have to sit there for a little time and we’re going to have to put material together.

“I want to be able to give him 100%. Right now, between his schedule and my schedule, I’m I’m struggling to find chunks of time where I can go in and do it.”

Corabi says he hopes the album, when it’s finally released, will be the beginning of a successful solo career for Mars.

He adds: “I just really respect him and I think he’s an underrated guitar player and he’s just a nice guy.

“Nothing would put a bigger smile on my face than to have Mick do a record that people just embraced and kind of opened the door for him to have a very healthy, long successful solo career.”

A war of words between Corabi and Crue bassist Nikki Sixx erupted recently when Sixx said he thought the self-titled Crue album was a “painful” experience. Corabi eventually said he didn’t want to talk about the falling out any more, but he tells UCR: “Honestly, I wasn’t worried about it.

“That’s Nikki’s opinion and he’s entitled to it. I don’t have any ill will for Nikki, Tommy Lee, Mick or Vince Neil. I had a great run with them for five and a half years.

“We did a lot of shit together, and because of that, I’m very grateful. It has actually opened some doors for me later on in my life.”

The Dead Daisies have a number of tour dates still to come in 2016 and their third album Make Some Noise will launch on August 5 via SPV.

The Dead Daisies tour 2016

Jul 14: Bang Your Head Festival, Germany
Jul 15: Kostryzn Woodstock Festival, Poland
Jul 16: Masters Of Rock Festival, Czech Republic
Jul 20: Dublin Academy Green Room
Jul 21: Belfast Limelight
Jul 23: Kent Ramblin’ Man Fair
Jul 23: Derby Rock & Blues Custom Show
Jul 24: Ebbw Vale Steelhouse Festival
Jul 26: Wolverhamptom Slade Rooms
Jul 27: Bingley Arts Centre
Jul 29: Cologne Luxir, Germany
Jul 31: Munich Free & Easy Festival, Germany
Aug 01: Berlin BiNuu, Germany
Aug 02: Osnabruck Bastard Club, Germany
Aug 04: Wacken Open Air, Germany
Aug 05: Skogsrojet Festival, Sweden
Aug 06: Knislinge Helgeafestivalen, Sweden
Aug 08: Zurich Komplex, Switzerland
Aug 10: Green Bay Resch Center, WI (with Kiss)
Aug 12: Fort Wayne Allen County Memorial Coliseum, IN (with Kiss)
Aug 13: Grand Rapids Van Andel Arena, MI (with Kiss)
Aug 15: Saginaw Dow Event Center, MI (with Kiss)
Aug 17: Springfield Illinois State Fair, IL (with Kiss)
Aug 20: Rockford BMO Harris Bank Center, IL (with Kiss)
Aug 22: Dayton Nutter Center, OH (with Kiss)
Aug 24: Toledo Huntington Center, OH (with Kiss)
Aug 26: Youngstown Covelli Centre, OH (with Kiss)
Aug 27: Erie Erie Insurance Arena, PA (with Kiss)
Aug 29: Rochester Blue Cross Arena, NY (with Kiss)
Aug 30: State College Bryce Jordan Center, PA (with Kiss)
Sep 01: Allentown Great Allentown Fair, PA (with Kiss)
Sep 03: Worcester DCU Center, MA (with Kiss)
Sep 04: Portland Cross Insurance Arena, ME (with Kiss)
Sep 07: Bridgeport Webster Bank Arena, CT (with Kiss)
Sep 09: Richmond Richmond Coliseum, VA (with Kiss)
Sep 10: Huntington Big Sandy Arena, WV (with Kiss)
Oct 08: Saitama Loud Park 16, Japan
Oct 09: Saitama Loud Park 16, Japan

Ex Mötley Crüe singer John Corabi on the upcoming Dead Daisies tour

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