Motley Crue are being ‘a little bit pissy’ over Corabi-Mars collaboration

John Corabi
John Corabi (Image credit: Getty)

John Corabi wants to do more work with former Motley Crue colleague Mick Mars – but he says someone close to the band is being “a little bit pissy” about it.

The singer, who fronted Crue from 1992 until 1997, recently recorded vocal tracks for two songs written by Mars, and he’d like to continue the collaboration.

But he believes there might be a problem with the contract Crue signed before their farewell tour, forbidding them from undertaking particular activities after their split in December.

Corabi tells Eddie Trunk on SiriusXM: “Mick said he wants to write. I said, ‘Mick, if you can be patient with me, I’d love to do something with you – but right now I’m doing this Dead Daisies record, then my record, the live one, comes out shortly after that.’

“So I’m kind of busy. I don’t need to do it for the money. I want to be able to focus and put a hundred percent into it.”

He continues: “The other thing I’m kind of concerned with is, I’m just guesstimating here, but there’s still some things they have to get situated in the Motley camp.

“I know they all signed an agreement, and from what I’m led to believe, part of that camp is a little bit pissy with me working with Mick.

“They had to sign something that none of the members would ever work together again. I don’t know – it’s like, whatever.

“If Mick needs help I told him I’d help him. But I said, ‘I think you need to make sure and sort all that out, so that your stuff is in order.’”

Corabi underlines that, if the project goes ahead, it’ll be led by Mars. “Everybody’s like, ‘Ah, you should do this,’ or, ‘You should do that.’ I’m like, ‘You’re forgetting – it’s Mick’s record. I can’t go in there and tell him what to do.

“He’ll sort it out.”

In April, Corabi dismissed comments by Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx, who said the 1994 album the band made with the singer had been “painful” to write. Corabi tours Europe, North America and Japan with the Dead Daisies starting next month.

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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

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