In an interview with Heavy, Mötley Crüe icon Tommy Lee shared his personal opinions on Skrillex’s music while talking about his upcoming solo album ‘Andro’ and the music he was mostly inspired by.
As you might remember, Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee has been working on his solo project named ‘Andro‘ for a while now. His wife Brittany Furlan Lee often shares the sneak peeks of Tommy’s much-anticipated album on social media platforms. Lee previously released two singles ‘Knock Me Down‘ and ‘Tops‘ from the album which was planned to be released on October 16, 2020.
Recently, Tommy Lee joined an interview with Heavy from Australia and talked about the music he was influenced by during the creation process of his new solo album. He mentioned that even though there were so many different styles he liked, the dominance of heavy metal could be clearly seen in his new music.
Here’s what Tommy Lee stated about the inevitable influence of metal in his solo album:
“I’ve been playing heavy metal nearly my whole life, so that’s gonna come into play at all times. If anything, it’s wonderful, but there are also times where it wants to jump up and come in and it’s, like, ‘No, no, no. I’m not working on that kind of track right now.‘
Do you know what I mean? ‘You go and sit over there for a minute. I’ll be right back.’ There are so many styles that I love, but metal is definitely one that’s always there, always in the room, pounding on the door, ‘Let’s do some heavy shit.'”
Furthermore, Tommy mentioned a common situation he and Skrillex had in their music. He stated that the different styles Skrillex was inspired by could be clearly seen in the music he presented, just like the background and the influences he had could be easily seen in Lee’s solo album. Tommy claimed that Skrillex was actually doing super heavy ‘electronic metal’ which showed the music he initially inspired by.
Here’s how Tommy Lee explained his personal opinions of Skrillex’s music and the similar situation they both had in creating their music:
“What I do, though, is if you think about it, and if you listen to the beats, a lot of the sounds on the record are not your typical fucking electronic sounds; they’re fucking some pretty beasty, gnarly sounds from the dirty-ass bass to the drum beats to the hyperness of them. So my background and my influences are constantly sneaking out in all sorts of ways, all over the place, actually, but just in different forms.
It’s like when you listen to Skrillex. If you really listen to his stuff, that is fucking electronic metal — a lot of it is, super-heavy, electronic metal. So those are his influences popping out all over the place. Very similar to mine, where they do come out, but they come out in different ways via different sounds.”
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