Former Mötley Crüe singer John Corabi recently gave an interview to Rock Show Critique and talked about his time back in Ratt. Corabi gave a piece of advice to Ratt’s members about putting their egos aside while performing as Mötley Crüe does.
After John Corabi left Mötley Crüe since their singer Vince Neil returned, he had been involved in various other bands in the following years. Corabi also joined Ratt as a touring guitarist for a few years. Later on, in 2008, he parted ways with Ratt to continue his music career as a solo performer.
Although Ratt was commercially successful in the 1980s, they had several lineup changes and also had a few breakups, which resulted in a number of reunions. During an interview, John Corabi recalled his time with Ratt and stated that he has a very good relationship with his former bandmates. However, he also had some criticisms towards them.
John Corabi referred to the classic lineup of Ratt and touched upon the problems between the band members at the time. Some names of the classic lineup parted their ways with Ratt and according to Corabi, the original members should put their egos aside and get back together. Corabi advised them to find a way to make it out as Mötley Crüe does and also noted that the fans would be very happy if they could manage it.
In John Corabi’s words:
“I love Warren, separately. I love Bobby, separately. I love Stephen, separately. I even love Juan separately. I know all of those guys. But until they realize that it’s not 1985 anymore or not 1987 anymore. The fans would like to see the original guys do their thing, go out and play the songs that everybody grew up listening to. And check your egos at the door, guys. It doesn’t matter.
It’s not Stephen alone, it’s not Warren alone, it’s not Bobby alone, it’s not Juan alone, it’s Ratt. Figure it out. Figure out how to make it work, just like Mötley Crüe, and go out and do your thing.
Fans would be nothing but happy if you could just put your differences aside and just go out on stage and play for an hour and a half, two hours a night and then go to the next city and do the same thing without flipping each other off behind the stage. Just make it work.”
You can watch the full interview below.