Motley Crue Name Sank Corabi Era's Chance Of Success? (Week In Review)

On Wednesday Motley Crue Name Sank Corabi Era's Chance Of Success? was a top story. Here is the recap: (Classic Rock) John Corabi insists Motley Crue's 1994 self-titled album would have been a huge success if they'd released it under a different band name. He says they took bad advice by not following their own instincts. And they compounded the error by making their only release without Vince Neil into a self-titled work.

Corabi tells One On One With Mitch Lafon : "That album would have been massive had it been any other name but Motley. The band wanted to change the name. We were thinking of NC for New Crue. We were tossing around names. Nikki Sixx always wanted to call a band Christmas.

"All the people involved with the band - the record company, lawyers, agents, managers - everybody that was getting a commission saw that if Motley changed the name, Motley wasn't going to be making $300,000 a night. They were going to have to come back down to earth and start probably in theaters for a lot less money."

He continues: "Everyone saw their commission dwindle, and they were the ones that talked us back into it. 'You guys are Motley Crue, you can't do this, you just signed a huge record deal'. They talked us out of it." Read more - here.

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