John Corabi, the powerhouse vocalist who fronted MÖTLEY CRÜE, UNION and THE SCREAM, has slammed people who have posted unsupportive comments about his son's band on BLABBERMOUTH.NET.
MUREAU, the Southern California "heavy/melodic/groove/djent" group featuring John's son Ian Corabi on drums, will open for SILENT CIVILIAN on a U.S. tour beginning on January 6 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
In a post on his Facebook page, John wrote two days ago, "Can't say it enough... I'm very proud of my son Ian and his entire band! Going on tour in January gang... Love ya'll (proud dad)."
After an article was posted on BLABBERMOUTH.NET announcing MUREAU's participation in the SILENT CIVILIAN trek, a number of comments were posted online that criticized MUREAU for its alleged lack of musical originality and decision to "exploit women" in the band's video for the song "California".
Earlier today (Wednesday, December 28), John Corabi released the following "open letter" to the readers of BLABBERMOUTH.NET:
"To whom it may concern...
"I just wanted to write this letter as I'm EXTREMELY disappointed in some of the negative and just plain MEAN comments in regards to my son's band, MUREAU.
"First of all, I'd like to say that I was raised to say 'thank you' when given something, open a car door for a woman, say 'please' if you wanted something. Basically... just be polite. I was also taught [that] if you don't have anything NICE or POSITIVE to say about something, or someone, don't say anything at all.
"Now I didn't write my post on Facebook to have a bunch of people judge the band MUREAU, or give them a 'review,' if you will; I just wanted MY SON and his BANDMATES to know how PROUD I was of them for living THEIR dream... I also didn't EXPECT everybody to like what they do.
"I can't say that I understand or appreciate a lot of the newer music that's out there, but I ALWAYS try to encourage people to follow their dreams and hearts and basically be happy...
"My son loves playing his drums, and the guys (MUREAU) love what they are doing... They are HAPPY!!!!... PERIOD!!!! They are getting ready to embark on their first tour of the States, and I wish them the best of luck... They are playing for the love of their craft, as they are playing for next to NOTHING every night.
"Now, as far as embracing the music they play, I'm not asking you to! But let me remind you of this fact. Back in the '70s when LED ZEPPELIN and DEEP PURPLE and BLACK SABBATH ruled the airwaves, this new music called 'punk' began its modest rumblings. Did I understand it then???? NO!!!! But, out of that youth movement we were given bands the likes of the SEX PISTOLS, RAMONES, THE CLASH etc. ALL GENIUS bands!!!! How about JUDAS PRIEST and IRON MAIDEN??? I remember a time when they were called 'heavy metal'... Now look at them... CLASSICS!!! How about METALLICA's first few records... Speed metal.... Now look ... 100,000,000 records later... CLASSICS!!!! I mean, even Elvis [Presley] and THE BEATLES were misunderstood in their beginnings. THE BEATLES were denied by every record label in England, several times before they were given their chance. NOBODY saw the potential of that band.
"This is a new generation's music. We don't have to like it, but again.. I'm just glad they are doing something POSITIVE with their lives and not sitting around on a couch playing a fucking video game, smoking weed and eating TWINKIES!!!! I do appreciate the people that said... 'Not really my cup of tea, BUT good luck, guys'... That's class!!!!
"Let me also remind you that there are millions of bands worldwide that 'go for the brass ring every year, only to fall miserably on their faces, the fact that these boys... er... YOUNG MEN, were actually ABLE to write their music, get a record deal, and do a video, and go on tour, is HUGE in my book...
"KUDOS to you, guys (MUREAU)!!!!
"Again, I want to thank BLABBERMOUTH for the support, and to everybody who had the decency to write something supportive (even if it's not your cup of tea)... To the rest of you and your classless comments. GROW UP!!!
"Peace, John Corabi, a very proud FATHER!!!"
For a list of MUREAU tour dates, go to this location.
In addition to Ian Corabi, MUREAU features vocalist Taylor Voeltz, who is best known for his work for bands like AS BLOOD RUNS BLACK, SUFFOKATE and BETRAYAL.
MUREAU's music video for the song "California" can be seen below. The clip was directed by Scott Hansen, who has previously worked on videos for ILL NIÑO, ANIMALS AS LEADERS, WILLIE NELSON, THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA and A DAY TO REMEMBER, among others.
MUREAU guitarist Lanny Perelman stated about the making of the "California" video, "We wanted to make a video that basically captured the vibe and purpose of MUREAU and the song. We love to party, have fun and most importantly, play heavy music. We were fortunate enough to work with Scott Hansen at an amazing location with an amazing group of friends and hot models! I think we achieved what we set out to do with the video and the song."
"California" comes off MUREAU's debut album, "Rumors And Reputations", which was released on November 8 through Mediaskare Records.
Taylor Voeltz - Vocals
Jonny Harter - Guitar
Lanny Perelman - Guitar
John Atkinson - Bass
Ian Corabi - Drums
Pictured below: John Corabi
MUREAU's "California" video: