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Published on June 13th, 2020 | by Darren Paltrowitz

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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.


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About the Author

Darren Paltrowitz is a New York resident with over 20 years of entertainment industry experience. He began working around the music business as a teenager, interning for the manager of his then-favorite band Superdrag. Since then, he has worked with a wide array of artists including OK Go, They Might Be Giants, Mike Viola, Tracy Bonham, Loudness, Rachael Yamagata, and Amanda Palmer. Darren's writing has appeared in dozens of outlets including the New York Daily News, Inquisitr, The Daily Meal, The Hype Magazine, All Music Guide, Guitar World, TheStreet.com, Businessweek, Chicago Tribune, L.A. Times, and the Jewish Journal. Beyond being "Editor At Large" for The Hype Magazine, Darren is also the host of the bi-weekly "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz" podcast, as co-produced with V13 (formerly PureGrainAudio.com). He has also co-authored two published books, 2018's "Pocket Change: Your Happy Money" (Book Web Publishing) and 2019's "Good Advice From Professional Wrestling" (6623 Press), with a second podcast set for a June 2020 launch.


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