Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee posted an IGTV video on his Instagram in which he explained how Mötley Crüe cleverly smuggled drugs.
Formed in 1981, Mötley Crüe is among the most iconic heavy metal acts in the music scene. Apart from their prolific career and successful releases, they are also known for their hedonistic lifestyle, both on and off stage.
Throughout Mötley Crüe’s music career, the band members often got into trouble for abusing substances. Their recklessness almost brought an end to the Crüe, and all members had to enter drug rehabilitation to continue making music as a band.
In February 1986, Crüe’s bassist Nikki Sixx almost died due to a fatal heroin overdose. That day, the bassist was declared clinically dead for two minutes. It seems Sixx’s drug addiction was quite serious, but he has now been clean for over two decades.
In a recent Instagram post, Tommy Lee shared footage from an interview where the host asked him about how they used to transport drugs abroad. Tommy Lee said that when they stopped and pulled into immigrations, they popped the roof of the tour bus and put their drugs on the top of it. Therefore, neither detection dogs nor officers realized the band had drugs with them.
In the IGTV video Tommy Lee posted, the interviewer asked him:
“What are some of the clever ways that maybe you guys used to transport drugs internationally?”
Tommy Lee then responded:
“On the ground, you’re on your tour bus. Almost like an emergency exit, it doubles as an emergency exit and for ventilation.
So as soon as we stop and pull into immigrations, we pop the top nice and slow, pick the fucking everything, put it up on the roof of the bus, and close the fucking ventilation.
Fucking dogs and immigrations dudes come through the bus and say ‘All right, all is good. See you guys later!’ As soon as the fucking bus door shut, pop that up, pull it in… Yeah!”
Nikki Sixx left a rather humorous comment in the comments section below the post. In the comment that got over 850 likes, the bassist said he has no idea what Lee talks about in the video.