John Corabi Reveals His Truck Driver Life After Motley Crue

John Corabi Reveals His Truck Driver Life After Motley Crue | Society Of Rock Videos

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Former Motley Crue frontman, John Corabi, revealed that he became a truck driver working for a logistics company before, following his departure from the band and he really had a great time.

The singer was Vince Neil’s replacement from 1992 to 1997 and says “that’s one of the things everybody assumes, because I did the Motley thing, that I was a multimillionaire” which according to him, wasn’t the case. During Corabi’s interview he talks about how he was making money when he first joined the band, saying:

“I joined Motley in 1992 and I left the band in ’97, and in that five years my son was diagnosed with diabetes, my mom had been diagnosed with cancer. So fortunately/unfortunately, I wound up taking care of them financially.”

He also recalled the time that he had to pay huge taxes, adding:

“I remember, fuck, there was two tax checks that I wrote. My first one was $139,000 and then the following year I had to spend $219,000 in taxes.

“When the music industry was changing; a lot of the ’80s bands weren’t selling any records. So it was a weird time.”

The rock star then joined RATT as their rhythm guitarist, but the band was taking a year off and he had child support and alimony to pay. He was also in the middle of crisis with his divorce case, which also adds to his burden. That’s when he thought of working as a truck man. He recalls:

“I thought I can get a trucking license in three weeks. And I’m going to learn how to do this.”

Corabi got to see parts of the United States for the first time while driving a truck. He explained:

“I’ve been literally touring my whole life and there was things that I’d never seen before until I started driving a truck. And I had a fucking blast.”

The musician ended up being a truck driver for almost a year before going on tour with RATT. By the time that he needs to be on tour and quitted his job, his boss was confused and he explained who he was:

“It was funny. ‘Cause a lot of people didn’t know who I was, or they didn’t know anything about my history.

“Mentally, it cleared my head, ’cause I was just driving and thinking and mapping things out in my head. And then I made a really decent living, and I had health insurance for me and my son. It was cool, man. I had a great time. It was awesome.”

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