Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Motley Crue's Tommy Lee: "At some point the band just stopped making new music"
Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee was recently interviewed by Billboard.com, you can read some excerpts below.
About his disappointment over the way things ended between him and his bandmates after the conclusion of the group's final show: "We had a super, super crazy afterparty, but none of the other guys came to it. It was interesting. I asked around, like, 'Hey, where are the guys at?' and they're like, 'Oh, they left.' 'Whoa! Okay...' Very disappointed, but in the same breath I kinda knew that was gonna happen, so I was prepared for it, y'know? And after a nearly two-year-long tour, I didn't blame them for wanting to just get the fuckin' out of there and go home. It's all good."
He added: "There won't be any new music or anything like that. It's clear that at some point the band just stopped making new music, and what are you supposed to do? Keep going around the country playing the same old songs? No way. In a world that was changing rapidly in all senses, musically and business and style and everything, people need to be really open and not really follow but forge ahead and make something new. That's a big challenge and you have to have a lot of open minds for that stuff. I can remember experimenting on a couple of our last Motley Crue album efforts and getting resistance from other band members, saying things like, 'Well, our fans, if it's a Harley-Davidson they know they're going to get a Harley-Davidson, and you can't give them a beefed-up weird version of that. And I just don't believe in that. So there was nowhere to go, really, except to stop."