Tommy Lee, the founding member and drummer of Mötley Crüe, has talked about his latest solo album, ‘Andro,’ and his collaboration with the new rap music icon Post Malone as he explained if he thinks Malone is a true rock star.
On a recent interview Tommy Lee gave to Spin, he clarified the most wondered issues about his totally distinct collaboration with the rapper Post Malone. Included the self-titled remix song to his third solo album, ‘Andro,’ which came out this year after Lee worked almost two years on it, Tommy said he did a super rocked-out version of the original.
Lee was also asked during the conversation about the image of a ‘rock star’ in our culture since he is one of the greatest representatives of that title with his boundless music and crazy lifestyle for years now. Especially working with Post Malone, who has a famous song named ‘Rockstar’, Lee was questioned whether Malone fulfills the role of a rock star or not.
Tommy Lee admitted that some of the people who call themselves like that cannot push the boundaries of life as a real rock star does, however, Post Malone surely is a rock star. Also mentioned Puff Daddy, whom he hung out for a while, Lee said that he parties like a rock star, as well.
Here is what Tommy Lee said about his collaboration with Post Malone:
“That’s exactly how it went down. They reached out to my manager and said, ‘Hey, we’ve got a song called ‘Tommy Lee’ we want to make sure that Tommy’s cool with it.’ And I was like, ‘Fuck, yeah.’ It’s like the ultimate shout-out.
And I love Post. I played drums on Post’s Beerbongs & Bentleys record a year or so ago. So I heard the track, and it was amazing. And once I was cool with it, the next question was, ‘Hey, will Tommy remix it?‘ Of course. It’s just like, This’ll be wild, you know?
Just for the credits: ‘Tommy Lee,’ featuring Tyla Yahweh and Post Malone and… Tommy Lee! So I did a super rocked-out version and they loved it.”
He continued and talked about how proud he is to be shot out at:
“I mean, I did this thing a little while ago, an online show. And the show was all about lyrics and all these shout-outs. And I was surprised. I mean, dude, there’s a lot of fucking big, huge rap and hip-hop dudes shouting me out.
I was like, ‘What’s going on with that?’ But it’s cool that I represent that or mean that to them to where they’ll shout me out in a song. I had no idea how many there were. Like, ‘Whoa, this is fucking nuts, dude!'”
When asked if these guys really tear it up at his level, Tommy said:
“Um, well…I mean, some of them do. Post for sure does. And fucking Diddy is a maniac. He fucking parties like… like a rock star! So you know, a lot of them do…and some of them don’t.”
You can check out the rest of the interview here.