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Motley Crew member had “a f*n blast” playing trucker for a year 


A former member of Motley Crew says that he spent a year trucking after his departure from the band and had “a f*n blast.”

John Corabi was the frontman for Motley Crew between 1992 and 1997. After leaving the band, he realized the money he had made wasn’t going to last him very long, so he turned to trucking to support himself and his family. 

“That’s one of the things everybody assumes, because I did the Motley thing, that I was a multimillionaire,” he said in an interview. “But at the same time, 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.”

“So by the time the five years had passed, I lived off that money and beyond, but it was starting to get dangerously low. The music industry was changing; a lot of the ’80s bands weren’t selling any records. So it was a weird time.”

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

Corabi then ended up driving a truck across the country for a year before going on tour with another band RATT. 

“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 f*cking blast,” he explained.

“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.” 

He adds that, when he told his boss he was quitting to go on tour with RATT, his boss was confused. 

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

“It was cool, man. I had a great time. It was awesome.”


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