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The disastrous end of Mötley Crüe — the rock band in which Tommy Lee triumphed

From The Look we have gathered all the data you need to know what happened with Mötley Crüe and what has been the key to Tommy Lee's success
The disastrous end of Mötley Crüe — the rock band in which Tommy Lee triumphed
The disastrous end of Mötley Crüe — the rock band in which Tommy Lee triumphed

Music can become that unconditional friend that keeps us company in the moments when we need it most, and even brings a smile to our faces when it seems that no one else can. It is for this reason that professionals dedicated to it can reach high levels of popularity at an international level. One of the most recognized voices in this regard is Tommy Lee. Born on October 3, 1962 in Athens, he is an American musician who owes much of his popularity to having belonged to the band Mötley Crüe.

It is precisely because of the relevance of his musical career that, over the years, we have been able to receive a lot of information regarding his professional life. However, not so much what we know about more personal aspects of his life. For that reason, from The Look we have prepared this article, which will be of great help to you to discover what happened with Mötley Crüe and how Lee has been so successful.

Tommy Lee
Tommy Lee

This is Tommy Lee

To go into more specific aspects of his life and talk about them, first it is important to review his early years. Born Thomas Lee Bass, he is the son of David Lee Oliver and Vassiliki Papadimitriou, elected Miss Greece in 1957. The reason Tommy was born in Greece is because his father was on duty in this country.

Since he was a child, he already began to show his great interest and passion for music. In fact, when he was only four years old he already had his first drum set. In this sense, the first full drum set he could enjoy was during his adolescence, when he decided to join his school's music band. Lee dropped out of school and dedicated himself completely to his musical career. 

The history of Mötley Crüe

Mötley Crüe is an American hard rock band formed in 1981 in Los Angeles, California. Its first two members were Tommy Lee himself, on drums, and Nikki Sixx, who played bass. Some time later, guitarist Mick Mars and vocalist Vince Neil joined the band.

Their music always had a great reception among the public, so much that they reached more than 12 million copies sold in the United States and more than 33 around the world. This aspect makes them to be considered one of the most important bands of the 80's, but also of the present time. Although there were changes in the members of the group, their success did not suffer negative consequences.

How was the end of Mötley Crüe?

In spite of this, we already know that everything in life has an end, although it is not always forever. The band decided to retire from the stage, but four years later, in 2020, they got back together on tour. So far they continue to surprise their fans with their music, but not everything is rosy.

The latest news about the band is that Mick Mars, who was Mötley Crüe's guitarist until last October, has filed a lawsuit against his bandmates for, in his words, "paying him less money than they owe him". Likewise, he has also wanted to assure that, to this day the group is offering its concerts "in playback".

It is a story that has only just begun and, therefore, we will still have to wait some time to see how it is solved, but everything indicates that it is a matter that will give much to talk about.

The disastrous end of Mötley Crüe — the rock band in which Tommy Lee triumphed