Tommy Lee

mikei

Gold Member
I own that DVD! It is great!

I have a couple of other bootleg concert dvds from the eighties and early 90s.

They kicked major ass back then!
 

ANDRES79

Junior Member
Hi

I jus want to know how does Tommy do that stick trick where he hits the hi-hat and the snare with the stick and it jumps in to the air ? I,ve watched the Carnival of sins DVD hundreds of times and i don`t know how he does it.

Thanks
 
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ihatesticktricks

Guest
I have been buying dvds latley. I bought Journey 2001 and Carnival of sin. Both Tommy and Deen Castronova have two bass drums but use a double pedal. Is it just for looks?
Tommy uses, it looks like, a 24" and the 28?" is not being touched. Why?
probably just for looks, he is a showman. i remember on rockstar supernova, the tv show, they hauled a double kick in for him to player higher ground by the red hot chili peppers, its just for show.
 

Billy1167

Junior Member
Hi

I jus want to know how does Tommy do that stick trick where he hits the hi-hat and the snare with the stick and it jumps in to the air ? I,ve watched the Carnival of sins DVD hundreds of times and i don`t know how he does it.

Thanks
okay it took me a few times how to learn how he does that trick!
okay i'm going to give it to you step by step

1) once his arm is coming down to hit the snare he lets go of the stick right before it hits the snare
2) he hits the snare head and the rim at the same time so make sure to adjust your snare so you can hit the bottom of the head and the rim at the same time
3) so make sure when you bring your arm down to hit the snare let go of the stick before it hits the snare and the rim
i hope i gave you enough information
just keep on practicing and you will get it
good luck
 

KarlCrafton

Platinum Member
I'd rather see the TOP kit as it ended up...used, abused and bruised!

A pristine kit wouldn't seem lik eit was really TL's kit, it could just be a newer kit with th eold Pearl Lugs.

I dug the Chrome Pearl kit with the red chrome hardware.

I usually hate colored hardware, but since it was red chrome plating, I liked it.

It didn't look cheap.

I think that huge bass drum in the new vid & promo for St's is cool.

I though WTF at first, but then I thought it was cool.

I liked that red acrylic kit he had too.

Too bad it was blown up at a show.
 

Stagehand Local614

Junior Member
I think that huge bass drum in the new vid & promo for St's is cool.

I though WTF at first, but then I thought it was cool.

I liked that red acrylic kit he had too.

Too bad it was blown up at a show.
yeah, I was standing off stage when they blew it up...got pics up in the "Drummers" section...
 

funky030

Junior Member
I recently bought Motley Crue´s new album "Saints Of Los Angeles" and I was really impressed.
I have to say: that dude can play! Great grooves with great kickdrum work, and some great snare-tom-fills that fit the songs very well.
Hope they will come to europe this or next year, they still kick some ass. Especially Tommy still got it, I think he is now even better than back in the days.
 

Deathtripp

Junior Member
You can't just judge tommy now you haven't seen everything he can do on drums and I think he is an excellent drummer he can do alot of stuff. His solo's are mainly about fun and he probably is better than most here that are bashing him he started playing when he was four and he's pretty damn good. Before you say you could of done better you should try out for yourself It's harder than it looks. Travis Barker is also a fine drummer he's got alot of talent but his latest solo on drummerworld was also about the fun of it! Flashing lights and a spinning drum platform that goes high it more about the visuals for that solo In my opinion And Tommy Lee is on the site just look! or type it....
In my opinion he's not that good for someone who started playing at 4 , if I would have had that far of a head start i think that I would be atleast twice as good as he is now dude!

On a side note I would love to experience playing drums upside down!! haha
 

CountHavoc

Member
My opinion is that Tommy Lee's a great drummer.He & the rest of the crue truly tipofied that genre in the 80's & paved the way for band's like Guns & Roses.Although if you've read the "Heroin Diaries" by Nikki sixx you'll know that GnR just could'nt keep up.Tommy's personal life aside,you can tell in his playing that he's constantly evolving.In an interview a while back he said that there is so many thing's he played in the 80's that he just would'nt play the same today because he nows himself that he's become a much more talented drummer.Bottom line-He's a talented & entertaining drummer & should be givin the praise & respect he deserves.Whether you like him or not.
 
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nhzoso

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In my opinion he's not that good for someone who started playing at 4 , if I would have had that far of a head start i think that I would be atleast twice as good as he is now dude!

On a side note I would love to experience playing drums upside down!! haha
Curious as to what you base this opinion on? Does he miss notes or misplay beats on albums or live that you have heard? Statements like this always make me shake my head.
 

Sirwill

Silver Member
In my opinion Mr. Lee is one of the best Rock drummers of all time. He is always looking for new ways to evolve as an artist and his showmanship on stage is second to none. His style of drumming drives the band forward relentlessly. The only odd thing is after hearing him live and on recordings his solos are somewhat different then his playing style. The solos are far from poor, just much different then his playing style and I really don't know of any other pro drummer that falls into that category. Mr. Lee rocks in my book!
 

rjlee22

Junior Member
Hi

I jus want to know how does Tommy do that stick trick where he hits the hi-hat and the snare with the stick and it jumps in to the air ? I,ve watched the Carnival of sins DVD hundreds of times and i don`t know how he does it.

Thanks
I used to watch him do that all the time in the Smoking in Boys Room video when I was a kid. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDi0Q8qBxUw if you check out that link I try to do it on a cover video you can kind see a more open look at it around the 1:38 mark. It takes some practice but your snare has to be pretty level if you have a lot of tilt it wont work. Make sure you hit the snare pretty much in the middle of the head and just release your grip. The stick will rebound off the head and at that point you basically lightly flip your wrist up...that will guide the stick in the air. Dont confuse that with just flippin the stick in the air though (which I think is kinda stupid..lol) you actually use the force of the rebound off the snare so the harder you hit it...the higher it will go!! I dont know if that helps..let me know!
 
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Baddstuff

Senior Member
I happen to like Tommy Lee and think he's a solid drummer but he's no tech wiz. Then again for Motley Crue he doesn't need to be. He's solid and fun to watch. He's clearly better than the likes of Peter Criss of Kiss and Herman Rarebell of the Scorpions. I think some people here are letting Tommy's visuals enhance their perception of his actual drum chops. Let your ears be the ultimate judge, not your eyes.
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bonzolead

Platinum Member
Just seen CrueFest back in july and let me tell you The Crue still have it I don't. care what anybody says Tommy is still killing it and there still kicking ass.the last time I seen Motley was in 83' during the Shout at the Devil tour and that was a great show but with this show they got more money then back then and not as toxic as back then so the music was great but so was the pyro. it's nice too see a big 80's like concert again everybody afraid of pyro. nowadays everybody's afraid to put on a Big 80's type rock concert anymore.but I will have to say Mick Mars still has the chops but boy is he looking rough very frail you can tell his disease is progressing it takes a lot of courage to tour for him I'm sure.Buckcherry surprised me also a lot better then I thought they would be.Great concert all around.

Bonzolead

P.S. if my wife ever kicks me out of the house I could live in Tommy's bass drum LOL
love seeing the big kicks
 
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