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. With so many things left out of the Motley narrative, they definitely could have just skipped over the Corabi era if they weren’t going to portray it truthfully and respectfully. Most Motley fans place his album in the top three of all Motley albums: “Too Fast…,” “Motley Crue,” “New Tattoo.” (#4 – “Dr. Feelgood”).

  2. The album with Corabi is brilliant in my humble opinion.

    They just should have changed the band name. I’ve heard the ‘MC94’ was put out there as a possible name, don’t know whether its true or not.

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