Tommy Lee

Featured Tommy Lee stories

Sounding Board

The Dirt Is A Terrible Movie About Terrible People

It's hard to imagine a less of-the-cultural-moment movie than The Dirt, the story of Mötley Crüe's rise to fame and fortune. The 2001 book on…
Phil Freeman | March 22, 2019 - 10:16 am

Premature Evaluation

Premature Evaluation: The Smashing Pumpkins Monuments To An Elegy

The Smashing Pumpkins defy easy narratives, but it seems safe to say the band's "classic era" ended as soon as its "classic lineup" fractured. The…
Michael Nelson | December 2, 2014 - 11:54 am


Inside Baseball With Billy Corgan: The Smashing Pumpkins Head On Adore, MACHINA, And The End Of Teargarden

Back around the time the Smashing Pumpkins were conquering the world in the mid '90s, I'm not sure anyone would've guessed that Billy Corgan would…
Ryan Leas | August 19, 2014 - 12:07 pm

More Tommy Lee stories

Watch Mick Fleetwood, Stewart Copeland, Taylor Hawkins, & Tommy Lee Join Will Ferrell & Chad Smith’s Latest Charity Drum-Off

Celebrity doppelgängers Will Ferrell and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith held a charity drum-off on The Tonight Show back in 2014. (Ferrell won.)…
Peter Helman | April 30, 2016 - 2:58 pm

Tommy Lee Gets Stuck In Roller Coaster At Mötley Crüe’s Final Concert

During Mötley Crüe's farewell tour, there has been a recurring bit of high-tech stagecraft in which Tommy Lee's entire drum set soars and loops atop…
Chris DeVille | January 1, 2016 - 2:55 pm

The Smashing Pumpkins – “Being Beige”

We're getting a new Smashing Pumpkins album before the year is out. In December, Billy Corgan and his associates will release Monuments To An Elegy,…
Tom Breihan | October 20, 2014 - 11:04 am

Billy Corgan Explains How Tommy Lee Has Turned His Band Into “Supersonic Pumpkins”

Earlier this week Billy Corgan dropped a shockla-locka-boom on Smashing Pumpkins fans worldwide by announcing that Tommy Lee would be the drummer for all nine…
Chris DeVille | May 9, 2014 - 10:20 am

Tommy Lee Is Smashing Pumpkins’ Drummer On Monuments To An Elegy

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…
Tom Breihan | May 8, 2014 - 9:27 am

Flavor Of Dumb

The Inc. head Irv Gotti's on his way to reality television with "Gotti's Way." Yessir, the man who launched Ja Rule, Ashanti, and DMX and…
Stereogum | October 24, 2007 - 4:26 pm

Tommy Lee Explains The Kid Pebble Fracas

So we're all on the same page and in case you missed it, here's the VMAs' best moment: Off-cam, of course! Heaven…
Stereogum | September 11, 2007 - 3:38 pm

Video Hangover: Mötley Crüe – “Smokin’ In The Boys Room”

Every week, we dig in the archives for videos that we find noteworthy, memorable, or just unbelievably stupid. And then, Jon McMillan breaks 'em down…
Stereogum | September 11, 2007 - 12:20 pm

Casting Couch: Motley Crue

ABC News reports there will be some left-field cameos in The Dirt, the movie adaptation of Motley Crue's 2001 best seller, to be…
Stereogum | November 7, 2006 - 1:38 pm