Mick Mars Recording with Former Motley Crue Singer John Corabi
Nearly a year ago, we learned that, upon completion of Motley Crue's last-ever tour, Mick Mars was going to be working on a new project with John Corabi, who provided the lead vocals on Motley Crue's 1994 self-titled album. Less than three weeks after the band's final show, they've already begun recording in Nashville's Blackbird Studios.
Mars posted the above picture to his Facebook page and gave it the following caption. "Blackbird studio yesterday. Dave Natale, John McBride,(owner) another John, & me. What a great great time I'm havin creating new, fresh, greasy LOUD ASS, slamming music."
Corabi joined Motley Crue after they had parted ways with Vince Neil in the early '90s. But the album they recorded clashed with the alternative revolution and sold considerably less than its predecessor, Dr. Feelgood. Although they planned to continue with Corabi, Motley Crue's label pressured them into bringing Neil back into the band. Corabi has said that his firing nearly caused him to commit suicide.
During his time in Motley Crue, he felt particularly close to Mars, which he credited to the fact that they were both guitar players. “Mick’s a great player,” he said. “Me being able to play [guitar], and play as well as I do … Mick didn’t have to worry about, ‘Okay, I’ve gotta play the rhythm here.’ ‘Okay, I’ve gotta [break into] the solo.’ ‘Now I’ve gotta get back to the rhythm.’ He had the freedom to just be the lead guitar player, and I was able to cover up and do whatever rhythms he asked me to do that gave him freedom to be that lead guy. And I think he enjoyed it.”
Last year, Corabi launched a Motley '94' tour, in which he played the Motley Crue album in its entirety. He is planning a CD/DVD release documenting the tour at an undisclosed date in 2016.
Two other Motley Crue members have publicly revealed that they have gone back to work. This weekend, Neil performed a solo concert at the Mohegan Sun casino in Uncasville, Ct. And Sixx:A.M., Nikki Sixx's band, is putting the finishing touches on the two albums they plan to release in 2016.
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