If you watched the Motley Crue biopic, ‘The Dirt’ and were surprised to see their one-time vocalist John Corabi in the film, you weren’t alone: Corabi said he also was “surprised” to be included. In the film, Corabi is played by Anthony Vincent Valbiro.
Corabi had a
brief stint in the band: he replaced Vince Neil in 1992 and appeared on the
band’s self-titled album in 1994. Two years later he was fired by Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee and Mick Mars in order to open the door for Neil’s
return. The decision was also forced by the band’s record label because of the Corabi-Crue
album’s disappointing sales.
Corabi told LA Weekly, “Personally, I just want to be my own guy and enjoy life and I’ve accepted the fact that Motley is Vince, Nikki, Tommy and Mick. So I expect nothing from that camp at all. I was actually surprised I was even mentioned in the movie at all. I didn’t expect it.”
Along with his solo career, Corabi also serves as the lead vocalist for Dead Daisies.
‘The Dirt’ is an adaptation of Crue’s 2001 memoir ‘The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band.’