Over the past few months, there has been tension between the band and Mick Mars, the latter who has accused Mötley Crüe of trying to kick him out of the band, and allegedly has tried pushing him to sign paperwork that would cut his percentage of profits associated with the band’s businesses. Mars has even accused the band of performing to pre-recorded tracks during last year’s Stadium Tour, an allegation the band has denied. Regarding this ordeal involving the band and Mars, Nikki Sixx commented back in April, “We wish [Mars] the best and we know that he’s a little bit confused and being misled by representatives right now.”
While chatting recently with Sofa King Cool Magazine, ex-Mötley Crüe frontman John Corabi was asked about the ongoing drama happening in the band. When asked if he’s “surprised” by all the “public fighting” taking place, Corabi says (as transcribed by Blabbermouth):
“Nope. No. Not at all.”
Last year when news came out regarding Mars’ retirement, Corabi shared in a past conversation, “I don’t totally believe Mick’s reasons for leaving Mötley. And I don’t even know if he left Mötley.” He went on to add, “Personally, I don’t believe a word of that statement at all.”
Referencing these past comments of his in the Sofa King Cool Magazine interview, Corabi goes on to share the following:
“I caught a lot of flak of this. And to be honest, I don’t really wanna get into Mick’s business or Mötley’s business; it’s not my place. I don’t know why. I caught some flak for this when I was in Europe. I was over there in November and December doing some acoustic shows, and I did a book signing in London — it was like a Q&A book-singing thing — and a fan asked me about the press release that had just come out about Mick not touring with them on the rest of this tour. And all I said was, ‘That’s a statement that’s been prepared by Mötley and their management. I haven’t heard anything from Mick. And until Mick speaks, I have nothing to say about this. But I’m not necessarily agreeing with what I’m hearing.'”
Corabi then concludes by saying “So, to me, this was just something that was inevitable. It’s unfortunate, but it was inevitable. So… c’est la vie. [Laughs]”
If you have been a longtime follower of Mötley Crüe, are you surprised by all the fighting and drama that has taken place?