Mötley Crüe’s iconic drummer Tommy Lee was recently interviewed by SiriusXM’s Never Meet Your Heroes show that is hosted by Anthrax star Scott Ion, and he revealed the untold details about their upcoming tour.
As you might remember, Mötley Crüe and Def Leppard has made a recent announcement this month and exposed the fresh dates for the postponed tour and did it with a common statement on their official social media accounts.
In the interview, Tommy was asked if the huge success of Mötley Crüe’s biopic ‘The Dirt’ which was made with $23.1 million worth budget back in 2019 has affected their decision to come back.
According to Tommy, the ‘come back plan’ was always on his mind since he’s in touch with the fans all the time. However, whenever the band members spoke to each other here and there, the thing that ignites them was not making a stadium tour ever in their career.
Here is what Tommy Lee told Anthrax guitarist Scott Ion:
“For real, 2016, I think it was like New Year’s Eve, at the Staples Center, that was it. We were, like, ‘Dude, let’s just go out like… We don’t wanna just continue this thing on and end up playing fairgrounds and shit we see so many of our bands we grew up on doing that.’
We were like, ‘We don’t wanna do that. We wanna go out on top – be like – mic drop, we’re out. We’re done.’ And that was it, man. We all said goodbye and we hardly even spoke – I mean, we spoke to each other here and there, but literally, that was it.”
“And then, what is it, four or five years later, Live Nation calls us and says, ‘We’d like to do a stadium tour,’ and all of us were, like, ‘Hold up. That’s the last thing on our mind.’
We were done, and we were all moving on to other things. And that’s the one thing… Yeah, we’ve all played stadiums, festivals here and there, but never your own stadium tour. Fuck!
We were, like, ‘Hold on. Let me think about this. Okay.’ It was a no-brainer. And I wish I could say there was some weird master plan because if there was, that would have been really smart, but that’s just not how it happened at all.”
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