Thomas Lee Bass is the drummer for hard rock band Mötley Crüe. He also founded rap-metal band Methods of Mayhem. In 2004, Lee reunited with the original MöTley Cruee line-up to release the double-disc anthology album Red, White & Crües.
About Tommy Lee in brief
Thomas Lee Bass is the drummer for hard rock band Mötley Crüe. He also founded rap-metal band Methods of Mayhem. He has made guest appearances on albums by other artists, including Rob Zombie, Stuart Hamm, and The Wire. In 2004, Lee reunited with the original MöTley Cruee line-up to release the double-disc anthology album Red, White & Crües. He is married to Pamela Anderson and has a younger sister, Athena, who is also a drummer. Lee is a member of the U.S. Army National Guard and the Hell’s Angels. He was born on October 3, 1962 in Kypseli, Athens, Greece, to an American Army sergeant and a Greek Miss World contestant. He dropped out of high school to pursue a career in music, starting with the L.A. club band Suite 19. He earned the nickname ‘T-bone’ due to his 6′ 2½″ height and his lean physique. He and Nikki Sixx formed Mö tley Cröe in 1981 with singer Vince Neil and bassist Mick Mars. The band released its debut album Too Fast for Love in 1981 on its own independent label. Elektra Records decided to sign the band shortly thereafter, reissuing the debut in 1982. It then began a string of hit releases throughout the decade—1983’s Shout at the Devil, 1985’s Theatre of Pain, 1987’s Girls, Girls, girls, and 1989’s Dr.
Feelgood. Lee has also contributed a song to the soundtrack of Pamela Anderson’s 1996 movie, The Wire, and produced an album for the pre-Goldfinger project from John Feldmann and Simon Williams. In 2002, Lee parted ways with Methods of. Mayhem partner TiLoLo and began recording with members of Incubus. He released his first solo album, The Moment of The Never, in 2002, and a self-titled album in 2003. In 2005, he toured with the band for the first time in six years, playing on their Greatest Hits tour. In 2009, he released his autobiography, The Dirt, in which he talks about his time in the band and how he came to be part of the band. In 2010, he appeared in the film The Dirt: The Dirt Behind the Music, which was directed by Rob Zombie and produced by Simon Williams, and also starred in the music video for The Wire’s “The Wire” The Dirt is out now on CD and DVD. He lives in Los Angeles, California, with his wife, Pamela Anderson, and their daughter, Athena. In 2011, he moved to New York City to be closer to his daughter, who lives with her mother, Amy, and his son, Alex.