Published on June 13th, 2020 | by Darren Paltrowitz0
Exclusive: Tommy Lee On His New Album “ANDRO,” Working With Fred Durst, Mötley Crüe & More
While known to many millions of people as the beloved drummer of Mötley Crüe, Tommy Lee has always kept busy with a variety of projects. Beyond a solo career as a musician, he wrote the New York Times best-seller Tommyland — beyond co-authoring the best-selling The Dirt, as later adapted into a Netflix-released film — and starring in and producing three different television shows.
Mötley Crüe’s Summer 2020 stadium tour with Poison, Def Leppard and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts is currently on hold, due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, but Tommy Lee himself has new music to speak of. ANDRO is a full-length album and it is slated for release on October 16, 2020. Two tracks from ANDRO have already been released, “Knock Me Down” (featuring Killvein) and “Tops” (featuring Push Push), and both of those songs have music videos directed by Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst.
I had the pleasure of speaking with Tommy Lee via Zoom on June 12, 2020 about a huge variety of topics, including ANDRO, Starbucks, ballet, musical influences, drumming technique, Axl Rose, Sammy Hagar, and Mötley Crüe’s past, present and future. Food-related highlights have been transcribed for Guilty Eats, while the full audio from last week’s interview is embedded below via YouTube.
More on Tommy Lee and ANDRO can be found online by visiting www.tommylee.com.