JOHN CORABI: ANDY MCCOY Tried To Hit Me With A Cane After Mistaking Me For VINCE NEIL

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In a new interview with Artists On Record Starring ADIKA Live!, former MÖTLEY CRÜE singer John Corabi says that HANOI ROCKS guitarist Andy McCoy almost hit him with his cane because of his association with MÖTLEY CRÜE.

McCoy has repeatedly expressed his displeasure about MÖTLEY CRÜE over their account of HANOI drummer Nicholas “Razzle” Dingley‘s death and CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx‘s h*roin overdose. Razzle was killed and two other people were seriously injured when CRÜE singer Vince Neil, whose blood alcohol level was 0.17, which was over the legal limit, smashed his car into another vehicle in Redondo Beach, California in December 1984. In September 1985, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Edward Hinz, Jr. sentenced Neil to 30 days in jail and five years’ probation. Neil was ordered to pay $2.6 million in restitution to the victims of the crash and undergo 200 hours of community service.

Corabi now said:  “I met Andy the first time [while I was playing guitar] with RATT. We played — it was a huge club in Helsinki. And afterwards, Andy took me and [RATT drummer BobbyBlotzer out to a nightclub, and it was, like… I love Andy, but holy sh*t — he’s a whole other [out there]. So, we hung out and everything was great. And then a couple of years later, I went back to a Swedish rock festival, and I didn’t realize it but a very good friend of mine, Conny Bloom, who plays guitar with the ELECTRIC BOYS, he was playing with HANOI ROCKS. So I was kind of walking by, and Conny [called me over], so I went over and I sat at the table that they were sitting at. And Andy was just kind of staring at me. I had a red scarf — I just kind of had it tied around the top of my head — and he took offense to me wearing the scarf, ’cause it was, like, ‘That’s my thing.’ So somebody said, ‘Oh, Andy, this is John. He sang with MÖTLEY CRÜE.’ And I thought Andy was seriously gonna pummel me to death.

“He had his cane and he came at me with his f**king cane and he was, like, literally wanting to hit me with the cane,” Corabi continued. “So I grabbed the cane, and then his [then-wife] Angela and Conny came over… He had this cane with a skull on top of it. It was a black cane. Honestly, I was kind of pissed. I’m, like, ‘What the f**k is your problem, dude? I’ve already met you before.’ And I’m holding on to the cane and I’m going, ‘he doesn’t have a f**king clue. He’s out to lunch.’ And I’m sitting there, like, ‘Okay.’ So I kind of let go of the cane. Conny came over, Angela came over, and they were, like, ‘Dude, that’s not Vince. That’s John. Different singer.’ And he kind of settled down. But I was, like, ‘Dude, seriously, I’ll f**king beat you to death with your own cane. Stop with this s**t.'”

“His f**king beef, and I can’t say that I blame him, was the fact that MÖTLEY had just released [a box set titled] Music To Crash Your Car To, and he was not having it,” John added. “And he sat there in his very difficult-to-understand English, he sat there and he was, like, ‘I think that’s f**king bulls**t. Nikki Sixx and those guys are nothing but a bunch of scumbags.’ And he was just going on and on and on about how he felt it was distasteful. Not only did they call it Music To Crash Your Car To, but there was a volume one and then they turned around and did a volume two. So it was like a double shove up Andy‘s and Michael‘s [MonroeHANOI ROCKS singer] a*s. And they weren’t happy about it, and I can’t say that I blame ’em. I was, like, ‘Okay, dude. I had nothing to do with that. Here’s when I was in the band. I’m out. You’ve got a whole other issue with those guys.’ … When he explained himself, I was, like, ‘Hey, dude.’ I gave him a hug and I’m, like, ‘I totally understand your displeasure right now with MÖTLEY CRÜE. I get it.’ I didn’t have an argument. I can’t argue. His rationale made sense to me. It made sense. So I didn’t make a stink about it.”