John Corabi — former lead singer of MÖTLEY CRÜE, THE SCREAM and UNION — joined Christian hard rockers STRYPER on stage on July 27 at the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville, Tennessee to perform a cover version of the QUEEN classic “Tie Your Mother Down”. You can watch fan-filmed video footage of his appearance below.
In a recent interview with Guitar World, STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet stated about the band’s plans for the immediate future, “Right now, we’re finishing up a re-record album of our classic hits. Then we’re going to begin work on a brand-new, all-original STRYPER studio album, most likely coming out next summer. We’re really excited about that. . . We’re going into this new record with the mentality and thinking of making it like a ‘To Hell With The Devil 2’. That’s not to say it will actually sound like that album, but we really want it to be as great as ‘To Hell With The Devil’, which was our biggest album. We want people to put on this record and go; ‘Whoa! Wow! This is as good as or better than ‘To Hell With The Devil’!’ We want the new album to be a powerhouse and we’re going to do whatever it takes to make that happen.”
Corabi originally joined CRÜE in 1992 as the replacement for the group’s original singer, Vince Neil, who was fired due to personal differences. With Corabi on vocals, MÖTLEY CRÜE released one critically acclaimed full-length CD, which ended up being a commercial failure in the wake of grunge despite a Top-Ten placing on the album chart. When Neil returned to the fold in 1997, Corabi was left on his own and formed the band UNION with ex-KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick.
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