Tommy Lee

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Tommy Lee
Tommy Lee 2012.jpg
Lee in March 2012
Background information
Birth nameThomas Lee Bass
Born (1962-10-03) October 3, 1962 (age 58)
Athens, Greece
ArtistsThe Smashing Pumpkins
RoleDrums
Other associated actsMötley Crüe, Fuel, Rob Zombie
Websitetommylee.com
WikipediaTommy Lee

Thomas Lee Bass (born October 3, 1962)[1] is a musician most famous as the founding member and drummer of Mötley Crüe. In 2014, he joined The Smashing Pumpkins to perform drums for their Monuments to an Elegy album.[2] The idea to enlist Lee came from Jeff Schroeder. During the May 2014 studio sessions, Corgan told Schroeder "we really need to get someone like Tommy to play on this song" (which song is unclear), and Schroeder simply replied “well, why don’t we reach out to him?”[3]

Relevant discography[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Prato, Greg. "Tommy Lee Biography". Retrieved January 28, 2014.
  2. Grow, Kory. "Motley Crue's Tommy Lee to Drum on Smashing Pumpkins Record". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 7 March 2016.
  3. Billy Corgan, "Mirrors Within Mirrors, While Tom-Tomming With Hammers", Smashing Pumpkins Nexus, May 8, 2019
  4. Pattison, Louis: "Q&A", Uncut, January 2015, p67