How a member of Motley Crue became a truck driver

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The trucking industry is no stranger to celebrities. The list of famous people who were once behind the wheel of a big rig is extensive – you might know names like Elvis Presley, Liam Neeson, or Richard Pryor, among others.

Usually, these celebrities were truck drivers first and pursue their passions in the meantime. Sometimes, that series of events gets flipped on its head.

This was the case for John Corabi, the frontman for Motley Crue from 1992-1997. The former rockstar took up trucking after parting ways with the band in 1997.

Motley Crue frontman John Corabi described his year in trucking as “a f***ing blast”

After parting ways with Motley Crue in 1997, John Corabi didn’t have as much money as some might think. Throughout the entirety of his time in the band, he was financially taking care of two family members – one with diabetes and another with cancer. That said, his Motley Crue money was dwindling, wondering “how am I going to pay my bills?”

Corabi decided to turn to the trucking industry. The singer described his love for trains and trucks since he was a child. Plus, he figured the three-week turnaround for a CDL was a strong selling point.

“I’ve been literally touring my whole life and there was things that I’d never seen before until I started driving a truck,” he said in an interview with Logical Logistics, “pardon my French, but I had a f***ing blast.”

He enjoyed the same things that virtually every trucker enjoys about their job. He mentioned the health insurance for his family as well as the opportunity to clear his head while he was out on the road. He also mentioned that he made a decent living, especially considering the ease of access to the industry. It was the perfect transition for this part of his life.