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Former MÖTLEY CRÜE Vocalist JOHN CORABI Is A MICK MARS Retirement Denier

It's not cool to be a hooligan this close to the holidays.

John Corabi

Is there a QAnon for heavy metal fans? If not, sign John Corabi up as the inaugural member. The former Motley Crue vocalist is skeptical about Mick Mars actually retiring from touring with the Crue, and then presented a really flimsy reasoning in an interview Corabi gave on the latest episode of the Life In The Stocks podcast

Corabi, when asked if he had an opinion on the shake-up, had this to say: "I will just say this: I know John 5… He's a brilliant — and I cannot say 'brilliant' loud enough — he's a brilliant guitar player and a great dude. But the verdict for me is out until I hear a statement from Mick. The statement that we heard was put together by Motley and their people. And I'm not totally sure I believe what they're saying. So I'll just leave it at that."

He later elaborated on his comments, saying: "I don't totally believe Mick's reasons for leaving Motley. And I don't even know if he left Motley. I believe maybe he was shown the door. Because as long as I can remember… Fuck, when we were doing the Generation Swine record, they were complaining about his guitar playing then. And if you really look at all of the records they've done since then… The majority of the guitars on the Swine record, which is one of the reasons why I sued the guys, are mine. They were complaining about Mick the whole fucking time. And I don't know if he played on New Tattoo— I'm not sure — but I know on Red, White & Crüe, it was D.J. Ashba; on Saints Of Los Angeles, it was D.J. Ashba; and on The Dirt [soundtrack], it was John 5.

Corabi continued by saying, "I don't know, I could be totally wrong about this, so don't run around and fucking, whatever, put it in print yet"—which is exactly what happened next—"I'm just saying I'm waiting for Mick's response. The one that we've all heard came from Motley and their management."

Frankly, I'm not sure why Corabi is creating this innuendo, given the history between the two camps. I don't know Mick Mars, personally, but it doesn't take a doctor to see that dude has been playing in a lot of pain for many, many years. For Corabi to make a statement about what he thinks might have happened after openly admitting that he has no clue what happened is just… well, you know… not helpful, I'll say that.

Dates for Motley Crue's first shows with John 5, happening this February in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in addition to their stadium dates this summer of Europe with Def Leppard, can be found below.

2/11 – Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena – Atlantic City, NJ
2/12 – Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena – Atlantic City, NJ
2/18 – Mexico City, Mexico – Foro Sol
2/21 – Monterrey, Mexico – Estadio Banorte
2/25 – Bogota, Colombia – Parque Simon Bolivar
2/28 – Lima, Peru – Estadio Nacional
3/03 – Santiago, Chile – Estadio Bicentenario de La Florida
3/07 – Sao Paulo, Brazil – Allianz Parque
3/09 – Curitiba, Brazil – Estádio Couto Pereira
3/11 – Porto Alegre, Brazil – Arena do Grêmio
5/22 – Sheffield, UK – Bramall Lane
5/25 – Mönchengladbach, Germany – SparkassenPark
5/27 – Munich, Germany – Koenigsplatz
5/29 – Budapest, Hungary – MVM Dome
5/31 – Krakow, Poland – Tauron Arena Kraków
6/02 – Prague, Czech Republic – Prague Rocks
6/03 – Hannover, Germany – Expo Plaza
6/07 – Solvesborg, Sweden – Sweden Rock Festival
6/09 – Hyvinkää, Finland – RockFest
6/11 – Trondheim, Norway – Trondheim Rocks
6/14 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Copenhell
6/18 – Dessel, Belgium – Graspop Metal Meeting
6/20 – Milan, Italy – Ippodromo SNAI San Siro
6/23 – Lisbon, Portugal – Passeio Maritimo de Alges
6/24 – Rivas-Vaciamadrid, Spain – Auditorio Miguel Ríos
6/27 – Thun, Switzerland – Stockhorn Arena
7/01 – London, UK – Wembley Stadium
7/02 – Lytham, UK – Lytham Festival
7/04 – Dublin, Ireland – Marlay Park
7/06 – Glasgow, UK – Hampden Park

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