Tommy Lee, the founding member and iconic drummer of Mötley Crüe, has revealed one of the craziest tour stories from the time when Guns N’ Roses was opening for Crüe back in 1987, and recalled the moment he took the shot of Nikki Sixx’s balls on Slah’s chin.
During his recent conversation on Steve-O’s Wild Ride, Tommy Lee has recalled the good old days when they were touring with the legendary rock band Guns N’ Roses and opened up about a prank he did with his bandmate and great bassist, Nikki Sixx, to Slash as a result of a drinking competition.
When asked if in that period Mötley Crüe drank Guns N’ Roses under the table and did their set, Lee said that actually Slash and Duff McKagan tried to out-drink them. All of a sudden they’re sitting there and Slash was starting to get fucking shitty, he said.
As Slash began to blow chunks of vomit, they took him to his hotel room with Nikki Sixx. Lee admitted that they laid him down on the bed face up, grabbed their Polaroid cameras, and Nikki pulled his pants down, put his ball right on Slash’s chin.
Tommy Lee continued and said that he captured this hilariously bizarre moment. The next day, their head of security went up and cut off Slash’s laminate all-access artist pass and gave him the new one, and the picture ID was him with Nikky’s balls on his chin. Lee also mentioned that they’ve made posters and put him up everywhere.
Here’s what Tommy Lee said when asked if Mötley Crüe went out and did Guns N’ Roses’ set after the drinking competition:
“No, we didn’t do their set… They did try to out-drink us and we were like, ‘Oh, fuck, here we go again, another band trying to fucking keep up with us. This isn’t going to happen.’
So we went at it, and Slash will tell you this to this day, we’re just sitting there, Slash and Duff McKagan, and me and Nikki Sixx were just fucking pounding shots at the bars.
Then you could clearly tell it was, ‘OK, we’re gonna out party you guys,’ and we’re like, ‘Alright.’ So we just keep going, keep going, and all of a sudden we’re sitting there and Slash is starting to get fucking shitty.
And he’s just right at the bar, just right in between him and Duff, he just blows chunks of vomit, and he’s like, ‘OK, I’m back…’ He’s getting rid of it…
Anyway, we keep going, we keep going, we keep going… It seems like a million shots later and he does one of these on the bar. And we go, ‘Ah, this is fucking great…'”
“Nikki and I grab him, we take him, carry him up to his room, his hotel room – keys in his pocket, get it out, open his room, lay him down on the bed face up. Dude, we went and grabbed our Polaroid cameras, and Nikki goes, ‘Dude, get a picture of this!’
Nikki jumps up on the bed, pulls his pants down, and puts his ball right on Slash’s chin! And I fucking rip a Polaroid. And the next day, our head of security went up and cut off his laminate all-access artist pass and gave him the new one, and the picture ID was him with Nikky’s balls on his fucking chin!
I think we’ve made posters and put him up everywhere. That’ll fucking teach you to think you’re gonna fucking out party us dude!“
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