Does Tommy Lee of Motley Crue really need an introduction?
I think not, so here are some snippets from my recent chat with him.
The full story will be in the Wednesday, July 27 issue of the Weekender.
“You have to, when you plan a tour, kind of forecast and look and see what’s going on out there. If it’s really over-saturated with too many festivals, well, you don’t want to really compete with a bunch of crazy shit. It’s not like it’s good times for everybody, they’re picking their favorite one or two kick-ass events to go to during the summer, and we want to be one of them. Maybe we’ll do Crue Fest again next summer.”
— on switching back to a standard small lineup from Crue Fest
“It was interesting because we were kind of off and running, and I remember when Poison started making some noise, I remember liking them, going ‘These guys are cool,’ although I saw a lot of us in them, a lot of similarities, but at the time, there were a lot of bands that looked and sort of sounded like us, but I didn’t pay that much attention to it because it was like a scene emerging, and anytime there’s a scene emerging, that shit happens when something becomes popular, everybody just sort of comes up in it, you know?”
— on his thoughts about 2011 tourmate Poison back in the ’80s