Tommy Lee Talks About Motley Crue’s Upcoming Final Tour
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 05.15.2014
He’s also working with the Smashing Pumpkins…
Billboard recently spoke with drummer Tommy Lee on Motley Crue's upcoming final tour and how it could leave the door open to more music in the future and other plans, including drumming for Smashing Pumpkins. Below are some highlights.
Tommy Lee on the new Motley Crue track "All Bad Things Must End," which he just finished the drums for: "We're just mixing (the song) and getting it together. It's pretty heavy, but it's really melodic. It's definitely about this time right now with the band and what the feeling is and kind of all that wrapped into a song. I hate to say it's like a goodbye, but it definitely references our time here."
Lee on how the band could still make music after their final tour: "Making music is still an open conversation, so who knows. Maybe there's some more music for us down there."
Lee on the new show for the tour: "There's a whole new production being built that's pretty ***king insane. So we can play all the hits and then hopefully dig into some deep stuff, since this is the last chance to play them."
Lee on the script read-through for The Dirt, the upcoming film adaptation of the band's 2001 biography: "[It's] probably the most fucking insanely surrealistic experience I've ever sat through -- probably two hours and change of literally watching people act and play through this two-hour plus movie of 30 years of your life. I was just like, 'What the f***?! That's insane! This movie is insane!' Even just the way the movie starts, you're like, 'How the hell are we gonna rate this thing? Triple R?' … I can just imagine some 25-year-old actor getting the part and being sent on the road to hang out and study us. Wow, what a trip! They're gonna definitely come back a different animal."
Lee on work he's doing with Billy Corgan for the next Smashing Pumpkins album: "I think he has probably the best record he's ever written. These are like epic, goose-bump songs. It sounds like the first couple of Smashing Pumpkins records. I was fucking blown away."