In a new interview with The Metal Summit, former MÖTLEY CRÜE singer John Corabi has called out his ex-bandmates over how they portrayed him in The Dirt movie.
“The portrayal in the movie, it was pathetic,” Corabi said. “It really made it look like I was really pissed when [the guys in the band are seen] basically walking into a high school gymnasium to, like, eight people. And I’m sorry — regardless of what the ticket sales were like [while I was in MÖTLEY CRÜE], it was never that bad.
“So I just kind of took it as a little bit of back-handed compliment — not even a compliment; it was like an insult. I was insulted. And I’m, like, you know, dude? If you’re gonna be a f*cking a—shole about it, whoever’s choice it was to put that in there… At the end of the day, I didn’t appreciate it.”
Released in March 2019, “The Dirt” currently has a 36% critic score from 74 reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, the online review aggregation service that allows both critics and the public to rate movies. The same site has an 94% audience score for “The Dirt” from more than 6,000 reviews.
After MÖTLEY CRÜE parted ways with lead singer Vince Neil in February 1992, Corabi was hired as his replacement. Corabi recorded the self-titled Mötley Crüe album in 1994 and the EP Quaternary.