Motley Crue ex John Corabi bewildered by Nikki Sixx attack

Motley Crue featuring John Corabi
Corabi, second left, with Motley Crue in the 1990s (Image credit: Getty)

Former Motley Crue singer John Corabi believes Nikki Sixx thinks he’s “the biggest piece of shit to roam the Earth” – but he has no idea why.

He’s even spoken to Vince Neil, the man he replaced, about the bassist’s recent attack on the 1994 self-titled album he, Mick Mars and Tommy Lee made together.

In April, Sixx described their one record with Corabi as “very unfocused” and “painful,” describing the vocalist as lacking “fire.”

Asked about the comments, Corabi – who’d previously said he didn’t care – tells Sleaze Roxx: “For the life of me, I have no idea.

“I was hanging out with Vince. We did a festival together and we were talking. I was like, ‘Vince, what the fuck is up Nikki’s ass right now?

“’22 years later he decides it’s a very unfocused record, there’s no choruses, John Corabi couldn’t write and he had to do everything? Where does that come from, Vince?’

“He laughed – I think he wanted to say something, but he came back with, ‘Dude, you know Nikki. Whatever. Fuck it!’”

He continues: “Let me be clear. I love that record. I’m very proud of that record. I’m good with Tommy. I’m good with Mick and I’m good with Vince. I have no idea why Nikki feels that I’m the biggest piece of shit to roam the Earth.”

Corabi – who’s currently working with the Dead Daisies before releasing a solo live album – recently recorded two tracks with Mars. He said this week that he’d like to extend the collaboration, although one member of the Motley Crue organisation was being “a little bit pissy” about the idea.

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