Former Mötley Crüe singer and now Dead Daises frontman John Corabi says that someone in the band is “a little bit pissy” about him spending time in the studio working with Mick Mars. It doesn’t take a genius to work out who that would be. Vince Neil is off doing his own watered down Crüe shows and Mars and Tommy Lee have always said how much they love the first album they did with Corabi.
In stark contrast, main songwriter Nikki Sixx told Sweden Rock Magazine last year:” I think it was a very unfocused record. It was painful for me, because John Corabi can’t write lyrics, and I had to do all that work. It was the first time I ever had to work with somebody that wanted to participate in the lyrics. And my standard is so high that it was just… It was so hard, it took months… Usually, I write a set of lyrics in an hour. And it’s all about having pent-up information and aggression and just [letting it out]. And it was just hard, because he was… a nice enough guy, but he just didn’t have that fire, and it was hard for me.”
The band signed a deal to never play or work together again and that contract certainly doesn’t include Corabi. So you would think that he and Mars would be free to do whatever they wanted, apparently not. Corabi told the SiriusXM satellite radio show Eddie Trunk Live that there is one main roadblock.
“I’m just guesstimating here, but there’s still some things that they have to get situated in the Mötley camp,” Corabi said. “And I know that they all signed an agreement, and from what I’ve been led to believe is that part of that camp is a little bit pissy with me working with Mick. I don’t know [why that is]. They had to sign something that none of the members would ever work together again. So somehow… I don’t know. It’s, like, whatever. I don’t really care. If Mick needs help, I told him I’d help him. But I just said, ‘I think you need to make sure and sort all that out, so that all your stuff is in order.”
However, Corabi and Mars managed to put together two songs earlier this year, titled Gimme Blood and Shake The Cage, you can listen to the teasers below. Let’s hope for the sake of the music they can settle their differences, Mötley Crüe were great but they haven’t been that for a long time. Everyone needs to move onto something new without being nailed to the past. If Mars wants Corabi on his album, then that’s exactly where he should be.