Former Mötley Crüe frontman John Corabi says he feels “insulted” by how he is portrayed in the band’s Netflix biopic The Dirt.“The portrayal in the movie, it was pathetic,” the singer complained in a new interview with The Metal Summit podcast. “It really made it look like I was really pissed when [the band are seen] basically walking into a high school gymnasium to, like, eight people. And I’m sorry — regardless of what the ticket sales were like [while Corabi was in the band], it was never that bad. So I just kind of took it as a little bit of back-handed compliment — not even a compliment; it was like an insult. I was insulted. And I’m, like, you know, dude? If you’re gonna be a f–king asshole about it, whoever’s choice it was to put that in there… At the end of the day, I didn’t appreciate it.””I think I’m in the movie 20 seconds,” Corabi says. “So, take that 20 seconds out and skim over it completely.”

Philadelphia-born Corabi joined the band in 1992, following original vocalist Vince Neil’s exit, and fronted the band on their self-titled sixth studio album in 1994. When the album failed to match the success of its predecessor, Dr. Feelgood, and the tour promoting the record was not successful, the vocalist was let go. Neil subsequently returned to the band for 1997’s Generation Swine

Corabi, who recently fronted the Dead Daisies, released a single Cosi Bella in September. The singer hopes to release a ’70s rock-influenced solo album, and his autobiography, in 2022.

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  1. John classed up the crue , was 100 x the singer vince neil is , and in my opinion made the crue a much better band , if they would have stuck with him it probably would have been huge for them , similar to sammy joining van halen- but sadly it doesn’t surprise me at all they treated him this way ~

  2. John Corabi would have made Motley Crue a much better band if they would have had the sense to keep him around. I understand why Corabi jumped at the chance to join Motley Crue, but frankly I really wish he’d have stuck it out with the Scream. Their debut album, Let It Scream, is a really really good record. With players like Bruce Bouillet and John Aldrete, those guys had a chance to be successful. What a fantastic, bluesy rock sound they had. Regarding the dumb Crue movie, the jerks who made it knew who their audience would be, so paying any respect to an artist like Corabi was not going to be on their agenda. Not a big surprise.

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