Tommy Lee, the drummer and founding member of Mötley Crüe, has called out to the millions of bands who tried to copy them, but remained right behind Crüe throughout their career, and advised them to get their own shit.
During his latest conversation on Steve-O’s Wild Ride podcast, Mötley Crüe icon, Tommy Lee, who has recently released his third solo album, ‘Andro,’ opened up about the reputation of Mötley Crüe in the rock and metal music industries since the 80s.
While promoting his new solo studio album, which welcomes his fans with a range of hip hop and R&B sounds, Tommy Lee touched upon the fact that there are countless bands who have tried to imitate Crüe for years.
The host addressed some of those bands, including the glam metal band Poison, and asked Lee of his thoughts about the general of them. The drummer has talked on behalf of Mötley Crüe and said that they react with a ‘what the fuck is going on‘ attitude every time.
Though Lee admitted that it’s some kind of a compliment, he criticized these musicians, asking them to be only themselves. Tommy said, at some point, he and all his bandmates fed up with these band’s efforts to do the exact same thing slightly different.
Here’s what Tommy Lee said about the bands who copy Crüe:
“A million, right behind us! We were, ‘What the fuck is going on, guys? Get your own shit!’ That’s a compliment, though, for sure, to be emulated, or to do another version of that, you know – I get that and that’s flattering and shit.
But at some point, we were, ‘Guys, come on, you gotta fucking change it up a lot more; you don’t do the exact same thing slightly different.'”
You can check out the rest of the interview below.