Former MÖTLEY CRÜE singer John Corabi responded to Nikki Sixx‘s description of the band’s self-titled album as “very unfocused,” saying that he is “very proud” of the record and saying that he has “no idea why Nikki feels that I’m the biggest piece of sh*t to roam the earth.”
In a recent interview with Sweden Rock Magazine, Nikki Sixx said that writing the “Mötley Crüe” LP with Corabi was a painful experience. He said: 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 so hard, it took months. Usually, I write a set of lyrics in an hour.
“It’s all about having pent-up information and aggression and just [letting it out]. 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.”
Asked by Sleaze Roxx if he thinks Nikki feels that way about the album he worked on with the band or is he simply doing it to stir up some controversy, Corabi said: “The the life of me, I have no idea. It’s funny, I was hanging out with Vince. We did a festival together called ‘Farm Rock’ and we were talking. I was like “Vince, what the f*ck is up Nikki’s a—s right now? 22 years later, he decides that it’s a ‘very unfocused record’, there’s no choruses and 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, f*ck it!” If my phone didn’t start blowing up with calls and texts regarding that comment, I would have never known it. I am so far removed from that record. Let me be clear. I love that record. I’m very proud of that record. I’m good with Tommy [Lee]. I’m good with Mick [Mars] and I’m good with Vince [Neil]. I have no idea why Nikki feels that I’m the biggest piece of sh*t to roam the earth?”