Originally Posted by NaturalRaz
I just get so tired of everyone saying that he sucks, or that he isn't good, or that he is mediocre....but never comming to the table with solid facts about thier so-called opinon. Especially when they have never truly heard or seen him play. Like I said...I think most of it is a bandwagon deal. Its seems to cool to bash him and his lifestyle! Heck, thats what happens when someone is as huge as he is. Kinda like that highschool way of thinking. I have looked at the "ages of most" of the people making the negative comments and they are in thier low 20's or teens. Also they are growing up with a diffent era of drummers too and that has alot to do with taste. If they think that he isn't very good or just medioce.....why aren't they on tour selling out arenas or amphitheaters with thier band? And don't say to me that you got bills to pay, or you don't have the time to practice, or its a fad, or that your band hasn't been found yet, or the music industry isn't ready......just simply say...that you and your band are not that good and Tommy Lee and his band are. "Welcome to the world of Motley Crue." 24 years...and still selling out arenas. Why don't you go and see why they are.....you will come back with a different opinon. Make your dreams come true instead of bashing those that have!
Selling out arenas??? This is a joke right? Just 2 years ago, Vince Neil was playing venues in West Texas to 500 people for $10 a ticket. My band would draw nearly that many people on a Thursday night. So what if they 'suddenly' have had a "reunion" tour? Its a gimmick, and skanky 35 year old women just want an excuse to break out their acid wash jeans and bandanas one more time.
I hate to break it to you, but the Crue has not been together for 24 years. They took a 15 year vacation recently.
As far as proof goes to his mediocrity; the proof is in the recordings.
With that said, "Shout at the Devil" is still one of my most favorite albums of all time
. Its when Theatre of Pain hit that I lost any and all interest in the boys from Crue.
And Tommy's solo effort back around 2000 was one of the best rap/rock style albums I ever heard (best being a relative term).
Face it, he's a rockstar first, a porn star second, a party-boy third and then somewhere down the line, a drummer. He's not terrible, he's just not worth the praise as a musician on an internet forum that consistently features the likes of Vinnie Coaluta, Steve Gadd, and friends.
And his show Tommy Goes to School is now on BBC in the UK! So I can watch all the episodes I missed when I moved here in October.