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    Drummer: Tommy Lee
    Style: Hard Rock, Heavy Metal
    Main Bands: Motley Crue
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    Other Facts: Tommy "T-Bone" Lee, born Thomas Lee Bass, Drummer for rock legend's Motley Crue. Tommy has 4 Gold and 7 Multi Platinum albums with them:
    • Too Fast for Love (1981) Platinum US US #40
    • Shout at the Devil (1983) 4x Platinum US US #10
    • Theatre of Pain (1985) 4x Platinum US US #6
    • Girls, Girls, Girls (1987) 4x Platinum US US #2
    • Dr. Feelgood (1989) 6x Platinum US US #1
    • Decade of Decadence compilation (1991) 2x Platinum US US #2
    • Mötley Crüe (1994) Gold US US #7
    • Generation Swine (1997) Gold US US #4
    • Greatest Hits (1998) compilation Gold US US #20
    • Red, White & Crüe compilation (2005) Platinum US US #6


    Solo
    Methods of Mayhem (1999) Gold US US #71


    Another FUN FACT:
    Tommy's two favourite tattoos are his kids names. He had them write their names on his wrists with markers and then had an artist trace them!

    Last edited by Northern Redneck; 09-03-2011 at 04:10 AM.

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    Someday I will have that drum kit!

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    This video literally defined a generation of rock.

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    Hey Redneck, cool post, I took some pics of one of Tommys sticks from early Crue. Theatre of Pain tour. Either Tommy or tech notched the handle with a knife for grip I suppose. Mean lookin stick. Fibes nylon tip.



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    Do you realize your summary is talking about Van Halen? Not sure if that was intended?
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    ummmm....summary is for another drummer. Maybe a cut-paste error.
    Tommy Lee - first drummer to use DW drums.
    Tommy Lee - first drummer to get caught on tape in very private moments with his GF

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    Quote Originally Posted by dropdtune View Post
    ummmm....summary is for another drummer. Maybe a cut-paste error.
    Tommy Lee - first drummer to use DW drums.
    Tommy Lee - first drummer to get caught on tape in very private moments with his GF
    Actually Rikki Rockett was DW's first mainstream endorsee.

    And the VH thing was a cut and paste error. I should have read over what I pasted so for that

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    No comments on this guy.Won't touch it with a ten foot pole.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Northern Redneck View Post
    One of my favorite albums of all time. Are they triplets on db in red hot?
    I play, Gretsch Catalina Birch, 7 piece in the vintage sunburst finish.


    RIP, Frank. You will not be forgotten. Missing you, mate

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pearl MCX Man View Post
    No comments on this guy.Won't touch it with a ten foot pole.
    Then why post anything?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Northern Redneck View Post
    Then why post anything?
    That was my comment short and sweet. I don't care much about Tommy Lee.
    Last edited by Pearl MCX Man; 09-20-2011 at 01:27 PM.

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    I'm with Pearl MCX Man on this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickthedrummer View Post
    I'm with Pearl MCX Man on this one.
    Thanks Rick my friend.
    Last edited by Pearl MCX Man; 09-21-2011 at 01:24 PM.

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    Did Pearl make a custom clear acrylic kit for Tommy Lee? In last years Pearl catalog there's a picture of him playing a clear acrylic kit. It looks pretty cool, I guess he can pretty much get anything he wants.
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    Could be cause he was a Pearl man then he went to something else and now back to Pearls. His current kit is a Pearl E-Pro live. Most big named drummers move around from one brand to another or whoever pays them the most to endorse their brand.

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    Tommy Lee definitely carved a name for himself in the rock/hard rock genre and his name is pretty well known but his skills are average, nothing special.
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    Starcast mounting system (including floor toms and snare)
    Hardware- TAMA and Gibraltar
    Snare Drums- various TAMA, Gretsch, Ludwig, Leedy, Wurlitzer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pearl MCX Man View Post
    Could be cause he was a Pearl man then he went to something else and now back to Pearls. His current kit is a Pearl E-Pro live. Most big named drummers move around from one brand to another or whoever pays them the most to endorse their brand.

    are all of his drums electric now?! omg what's the world coming too? lol that is what th E-Pro's are no? shells with pads
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    Quote Originally Posted by slinky View Post
    Did Pearl make a custom clear acrylic kit for Tommy Lee? In last years Pearl catalog there's a picture of him playing a clear acrylic kit. It looks pretty cool, I guess he can pretty much get anything he wants.

    Yes, it's in this months rhythm magazine
    Have you got you're ticket for the rock train? You gotta earn that Ticket!!

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    Say what you will about Tommy Lee, but his talent level is leaps and bounds above that of his bandmates. Motley Crue never would have gone anywhere without him.
    Mmm... Saturns.

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    I know alot of guys don't like him....growing up, I wanted to be just like him.

    He WAS "Rock and Roll".

    Were his beats technical or did he "wow" anyone with his precision....no, but he put on one hell of a show and was just flat out cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slinky View Post
    are all of his drums electric now?! omg what's the world coming too? lol that is what th E-Pro's are no? shells with pads
    E-pro live are an E-kit. They are wood shells made out of poplar I gather with electonic mesh heads that with real brass cymbals ( or rubber) of your choice. The great thing about this kit is you can exchange the heads to regular ones and it will become an accoustic kit. Pearl had to find someone to endorse their E-kit to promote them and Tommy was picked don't ask me why but they did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by weezy View Post
    Say what you will about Tommy Lee, but his talent level is leaps and bounds above that of his bandmates. Motley Crue never would have gone anywhere without him.
    Are you sure it's not vice versa they made him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pearl MCX Man View Post
    Are you sure it's not vice versa they made him.
    IMO and just IMO, Vince Neal can't sing a lick, Niki Six (or however he spells it) is totally uninspiring, and Mick Mars just OK. This is a band that is the epitome of 80's style over substance.
    Mmm... Saturns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by weezy View Post
    IMO and just IMO, Vince Neal can't sing a lick, Niki Six (or however he spells it) is totally uninspiring, and Mick Mars just OK. This is a band that is the epitome of 80's style over substance.
    I agree. And I'm not sure the actual band would disagree with you.

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