The list of drummers on this planet capable of hitting their instrument as hard and as accurately as Jimmy Chamberlin is a short one. Whatever your feelings about him, Mötley Crüe’s Tommy Lee is on it. But he is also the sort of person who is willing to appear in public looking like this. So we should probably expect some blowback from the news that Lee is playing drums on the forthcoming Smashing Pumpkins album Monuments To An Elegy. Monuments is one of two Pumpkins albums that Corgan is planning to release next year, and last night, he posted the above photo of him and Lee in the studio together, adding this: “Just finished round 1 of tracking drums with Tommy Lee for the new the Smashing Pumpkins album. Shockla-locka-boom. Yes, that T Lee for all 9 songs of ’Monument To An Elegy.’” Shocka-locka-boom.
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