The lives of metal band Mötley Crüe have never followed a predictable path. From overdoses, car crashes, failed marries and even jail time, the band has definitely lived a life less ordinary.
But if you think the band has mellowed since they hit it big in the early ’80’s think again. Though fads come and go, the band has continued to push the envelope and was never one to go out with a wimper…Especially if you’re drummer Tommy Lee.
Lee has always been a ball of energy, known for is exploits both on and off stage. Ok, that wasn’t a hint at this marriage to Pamela Anderson and their infamous “home movie.” Or maybe it was!
Well, Lee has us talking again — this time during his now famous drum solo. Over the years Lee has built a giant “Crucify” roller coaster that twists and turns over the audience while Lee beats on wildly like a madman shouting at the devil.
This time the rollercoaster malfunctioned, leaving him hanging upside down waiting for the road crew to rescue him all while in front of a packed audience at LA’s Staples Center.
Lee, ever the pro, said, “It looks like the roller coaster is broken, well f— the roller coaster! Come on guys, help. Come get me. I can’t believe this is happening on the last night. I knew something wasn’t right when I took off.”
You have to watch the whole thing but if you just want to see where he gets stuck fast forward to about the 4:20 mark.
The drum kit was fixed and as Lee climbed down as guitarist Mick Mars launched into a blistering guitar solo. The drum kit was returned to stage and Lee could finish playing the show.
The band later kicked in the New Year’s with the title track from 1989’s Dr. Feelgood.
Though you can’t stop rock n’ roll (or Tommy Lee) it looks like time has caught up with Mötley Crüe. Let’s just hope for a reunion soon!