Back in 1992, the rock community was abuzz with speculation when Mötley Crüe parted ways with Vince Neil due to his struggles with alcohol. Rumors circulated about Ken Tamplin possibly stepping in as the new vocalist, but Nikki Sixx recently debunked that notion.
Responding to an inquiry about Tamplin’s potential role in Crüe during the ’90s, Sixx bluntly stated, “I don’t know who that singer is, so the answer is ‘No.'”
Contrary to the Christian rock artist, John Corabi took on the role of replacing Vince Neil. With Corabi, Mötley Crüe released their self-titled album in 1994. Speculation arose about unreleased tracks from ‘Generation Swine,’ but Sixx clarified that there were no recordings from that era yet to be unveiled.
Addressing the possibility of these alleged recordings seeing the light of day, Sixx clarified, “There are no songs recorded during that era. Everything we’ve recorded has been released, unless they’re unfinished demos from various periods.”
Despite Corabi injecting fresh energy into the group, the 1994 album fell short of commercial expectations. Consequently, the late ’90s witnessed Mötley Crüe reuniting with Neil, leading to the release of ‘Generation Swine’ in 1997.
Reflecting on his return, Neil shared with Classic Rock, “They admitted they couldn’t do it without me, and I wasn’t selling records the way Mötley Crüe had.”
Mötley Crüe is now gearing up for a new album with Neil back at the forefront. The untitled album is slated for release in 2024.