John Corabi Biography
John Corabi is a hard rock singer and guitarist. He has worked with such bands as Angora, The Scream, Mötley Crüe, Union, and ESP (both with former Kiss lead guitarist Bruce Kulick).
Other bands include Ratt (as a guitarist), Twenty 4 Seven (with his then Ratt bandmate Bobby Blotzer), Zen Lunatic, Brides of Destruction, and Angel City Outlaws (with his then Ratt bandmates Robbie Crane and Bobby Blotzer, and former Ratt guitarist Keri Kelli, who he replaced in Ratt). He is the current lead singer for The Dead Daisies.
John Corabi Age
John was born on April 26, 1959, in Philadelphia. He is 62 years old.
John Corabi Motley Crue
In 1992 John joined Mötley Crüe and fronted the band until they reunited with Vince Neil in 1997. He then joined forces with former kiss guitarist Bruce Kulick and drummer Brent Fitz (slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the conspirators) in a union.
John briefly re-teamed with Sixx in brides of destruction before spending several years performing with ratt. He joined the dead daisies in 2015, a group with which he has released three albums, most recently 2018’s “burn it down”.
After Mötley Crüe parted ways with lead singer Vince Neil in February 1992, John was hired as his replacement. Bassist Nikki Sixx and drummer Tommy Lee stated that John was capable of singing anything and everything and that was the reason they chose him.
In 1994 John recorded the self-titled Mötley Crüe album and the EP Quaternary. Despite the music being heavier and more elaborate than the rest of the Mötley Crüe catalog, it did not sell as well as previous releases from the band. Before a concert in Tucson, Arizona which had a 15,000 seat capacity, only 4,000 tickets were sold.
In 1997 John came very close to killing himself when he lost his job as Motley Crue’s lead singer. At a recent acoustic concert in London, he gave the details of the firing and the aftermath. The video is embedded below.
Believing he was going to a recording session, John arrived at the studio to discover people in suits waiting for him. “Crabby,” they said. “We love you. But unfortunately, the record company is not going to support this version of the band. We have to let you go because we’re bringing Vince [Neil] back.”
John Corabi Bands
- Motley Crue
- The Dead Daisies
- The Scream
- Brides of Destruction
- Eric Singer Project
John Corabi Tour
- Thursday, 28 March 2019 -The Crow Bar, Sydney, Australia
- Friday, 29 March 2019- Prince Bandroom, Melbourne, Australia
- Saturday, 30 March 2019 – Crowbar Brisbane, Fortitude Valley, Australia
- Sunday, 07 April 2019 – Trees, Dallas, Texas, USA
Mick Mars And John Corabi
Mick and John confirmed plans to reunite last year, with John saying they’d discussed “possibly going in and doing some writing together and doing a record, and maybe going out and doing some shows” after Mars wrapped up his obligations to the Mötley Crüe farewell tour.
Those plans came to pass in early 2016, and Mars shared a photo and some audio from the studio, but it sounds like it might have been a very temporary collaboration.
John Corabi Velvet Revolver
John mentions that Velvet Revolver sent him tracks, and asked him to write lyrics, and come into the studio to record vocals over them. John turned them down saying that he “doesn’t want to replace another established singer.”
Union John Corabi
A union is a rock group formed in 1997. It featured lead vocalist and guitarist John Corabi (ex-The Scream and Mötley Crüe), guitarist Bruce Kulick (ex-Kiss), bassist James Hunting (David Lee Roth and Eddie Money), and drummer Brent Fitz (Slash).
The Scream John Corabi
The Scream was a hard rock band formed in 1989 as Saints Or Sinners. Originally it featured former Angora singer John and former Racer X members guitarist Bruce Bouillet, bassist Juan Alderete, and drummer Scott Travis.
Scott Travis quickly left to join Judas Priest and was replaced by former Shark Island drummer Walt Woodward III. He co-wrote “I Don’t Care” on Let It Scream, though he didn’t actually play on the album.
John Corabi Net Worth
His estimated net worth ranges between $1million – $5 million.