I did the marching band all throughout junior high and high school. Music was one of my favorite things in school.— Tommy Lee
The most off-limits Tommy Lee quotes that are simple and will have a huge impact on you
Nikki lives around the corner from me and I see him all the time.
We talk a lot, and of course we're still friends. That was our baby, Motley Crue, we put that band together.
I'm a hopeless fu**ing romantic. That's a part of me that a lot of people don't know about. They know everything there is to know about another part of me, but not a thing about my heart.'- Tommy Lee
My father lived by the philosophy, 'Be yourself, because everyone else is taken,' and he made sure I did, too. Whatever I wanted to do, he supported me. I don't mean that I was spoilt - he didn't believe in material gifts - but he watched my back while I worked to achieve things.
Why is it that the hot chicks never can sing?
It sounds kind of strange, but Jail time was almost a good experience for me.
When I was a little kid, I took tap and ballet. I've always loved to dance. I'm a rhythm machine.
I'm happy doing what I'm doing, and if you have that kind of attitude then everything else from there on is a bonus.
I hate rude behavior in a man. I won't tolerate it.
But you know what I'm trying to say, it's that there's a couple of really dangerous drugs out there and I've lost some friends to them.
I still play but for some reason, I am having so much fun playing guitar and singing that I don't really miss it because I've done it for so long like twenty-something years with Motley.
A lot of hip-hop artists wear fur, and they think it's a status symbol.
That doesn't register for me; I just see dead animals.
What I wanna do with Methods is keep that around as sorta my freak out, creative free for all- anything goes project.
You never know what's going to happen sometimes, or what you think's going to happen never happens, or when you least expect it, the Santana record comes along and just blows up.
I think that when I did the Methods Of Mayhem record, some of the hip-hop stuff probably freaked a lot of Motley Crue fans out.
Sometimes when you have children they're the opposites of you.
Sometimes when you cut your bed tracks right off the bat, you don't really know where the vocal is landing and where the background vocals are, and other loops and stuff that are going on.
Single's fun - you don't have to check in with your girl, but it's not easy. I do get lonely.
I lived up on Kanan and Mulholland. It's a bit of a drive, but once you get there, the horses, vineyards, it's just so peaceful.
The Radiohead record, The Bends is my all-time favorite record on the planet.
I'm not Superman. I can't handle all of these women.
I don't think anybody should ever touch anybody in anger, ever.
I don't have a problem with my temper.
The record is definitely a musical journey. It's kind of all over the place, which I like.
The quad toms are a completely different animal than the standard drum set/trap kit. Playing wise and stylistically, they are two different beasts.
I don't listen to anybody's full record anymore and when I did, I don't think I listened to the whole record. I'm sorry, and I don't care who it is, if it's the Beatles, I can't listen to an hour and a half of anybody straight so I guess that's just my personal preference.
Being married to two extremely high profile, you know, actresses, and being sort of chased by, you know, paparazzi and people, it's a whole different dynamic happens to a relationship when that happens. All of a sudden, things get a little crazy, a little crazy.
If it's successful and it sounds awesome, and looks killer live, then I guess I can pat myself on the back and take all the credit too.
When I'm single, I'm one guy, and when I'm in a relationship I'm totally another. They're both a good time.
At 17, I signed a recording contract right out of high school, so I started touring and traveling the world. I sort of missed out on the college experience.
You know what's weird, I just write to write, with no intention, I just write.
Just because we are wearing lipstick doesn't mean we can't kick your ass!
I got it: stay away from cocaine and heroin.
Imagine how frustrating it is, being completely locked up and watching your family leave, your wife and children, and not being able to do anything about it.
I don't really put too much emphasis on what somebody else might think of it.
Otherwise your putting limits on yourself.
There's Tommy, Tommy Lee the rock star, and Tommy the dad. I'm wearing several hats these days.
I'm really a cool, mellow guy. I'm not as crazy as everybody thinks.
I find that doing the drums last, coming from a drum history, really works well for me.
That's the good part of having my past follow me, is that sometimes some of that stuff can help.
I just write... if it's really good, it's going on the record. If it's average, it's going in the trash.
The only thing that's changed for me is that I've figured out a new way to do this; when I go to record, I like to do the drums last, if that makes any sense to you.
Obviously, I'm a little more responsible these days.
Whenever I write, I only write about what I know or what I have experienced or feeling.
When I got home from The Ozzfest in September 2000 with Methods.
.. I just locked myself in my house and I started writing.
I start my own frat, and try out for the women's swim team.
Getting married in four days was the biggest.
.. mistake I've ever made. I have two beautiful kids, but... how can you know somebody in four days? Bonehead.
It's all about the music. For me, that's truly what I live for. Just music constantly. Always listening to, writing, or playing music. That's definitely me.
I was just reading some poetry, and it talked about how things start as one thing and change into another, and I just thought, what a great concept for a song.
Once the song is done and recorded, I like to go back and then cut the drums, because then I know exactly what the song needs, and what it doesn't need.
Well, some people die and then they sell more records, go figure.