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Ex-Mötley Crüe Singer John Corabi Thinks Mick Mars Was “Proven the Door”

Former Mötley Crüe singer John Corabi has expressed skepticism concerning guitarist Mick Mars’ current retirement from touring.

Corabi’s remarks got here throughout an interview on the Life within the Shares podcast. When requested for his ideas on Mars’ retirement, the singer opens up with some bombshell theories, hinting that Mars was compelled to exit the band. Official statements from Mötley Crüe and Mars’ consultant indicate that the parting was mutual, with the guitarist hampered by his ongoing battle with Ankylosing Spondylitis, a degenerative illness that impacts the backbone.

“I don’t completely imagine Mick’s causes for leaving Mötley,” Corabi mentioned [as transcribed by Blabbermouth]. “And I don’t even know if he left Mötley. I imagine perhaps he was proven the door. As a result of so long as I can keep in mind… Fuck, after we had been doing the Era Swine report, they had been complaining about his guitar enjoying then.”

Corabi, who changed Vince Neil within the ’90s earlier than the latter’s return, went on to say that he believes Mars didn’t play on most of Era Swine and the band’s previous couple of releases: “I don’t know if he performed on New Tattoo — I’m unsure — however I do know on Pink, White & Crüe, it was D.J. Ashba; on Saints of Los Angeles, it was DJ Ashba; and on The Filth [soundtrack], it was John 5.”

Given Corabi’s uncommon place within the Mötley Crüe household — drummer Randy Castillo (and now John 5) being the one different non-founding members to play within the lineup — the singer tried to speak immediately with Mars concerning the state of affairs. Nevertheless, he hasn’t heard again.

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“Since that announcement got here out, I’ve reached out to Mick and his spouse a number of occasions,” Corabi mentioned. “And Mick hasn’t responded in any respect. And I despatched [his wife] — she’s from Switzerland — so once I was there final week, I despatched some images of the Alps — I used to be within the Alps — and I wrote to her, and I mentioned, ‘Hey, I’m in your motherland.’ And she or he wrote again. Then I got here again, and I used to be, like, ‘Hey, man, how’s Mick?’ And she or he goes, ‘He’s wonderful.’ [And I said], ‘Hey, what’s occurring?’ Crickets. In order that’s sort of uncommon conduct for Mick and [his wife]; they’d usually [be] simply, like, ‘Yeah, dude. All the pieces’s cool. No matter.’”

After wrapping up their blockbuster North American stadium tour with Def Leppard this previous summer season, Mars introduced his retirement from touring. The band swiftly named Rob Zombie axeman John 5 as his alternative. The latter will be part of the group in Mars’ stead for its 2023 worldwide tour dates, additionally with Def Leppard. A pair of Atlantic Metropolis warmup exhibits had been additionally lately introduced, with tickets out there right here.

In different information, Mötley Crüe lately introduced the Crücial Crüe field set, which culls their first 5 studio albums. The vinyl version retails for $174.98 and might be pre-ordered right here, whereas the CD model retails for $49.98 and might be pre-ordered right here.

You may hearken to the complete interview with Corabi beneath.

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