Friday, June 24, 2011

Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee calls Mosaic lame, world keeps spinning

Posted By on Fri, Jun 24, 2011 at 3:00 PM

click to enlarge Does this look like a man who wants attention?
  • Does this look like a man who wants attention?

When Tommy Lee strapped himself, half-nude, into his rotating drum kit to solo for 10 minutes before a crowd of thousands at the Sprint Center Tuesday night, he did it because he's crippled with shyness. As he hung, suspended high above the masses, the nearly 50-year-old percussionist thought, Ah, how I despise being the center of attention! Thank God I became a rocker! while his exposed nipple piercings glistened in the spotlight.

So you can imagine his shock after the show when he appeared for a DJ gig at Mosaic, only to find that people were more interested in seeing him than listening to his brand of inoffensive techno music.

"Winner of lamest photosession danceclub EVER goes to KC's Mosaic!" tweeted Lee at 2:33 a.m. immediately upon finishing the gig.

I sent Mosaic a message through their Facebook page and tried to reach

someone from the club on the phone to talk about what happened, but

haven't gotten a response. However, it seems safe to say the club booked Lee -- whose last solo album of funk and techno failed to chart in the U.S. -- because management knew the crowd would enjoy the blips and noises that Lee made while hiding from the public in a restroom stall, and in no way was he likely paid a large appearance fee because people would want to see or interact with him.

Several of Lee's Facebook fans were alternately confused and supportive.

David Lee Floss tommy

i dont care if this is you --or the blue haired old lady in a diaper

that runs this page ---but wtf is the drummer of motley crue doing in a

dance club in the first place

Christina Lovell thought that was a gay bar?!!

Jerry Prater Tommy

too bad your success is not all about the love and not about the

money...your annoyance with the fans on this tour is old and boring

bro...Apparently your unhappiness of being in Motley Crue is causing you

to lash out at the very people who made you who you are. And to support

what others are saying, your solo and dj gigs really do suck...lol


In the future, Lee will likely take precautions like he does in this video -- at the 34-second mark, he records the crowd for his personal website, to document how uninterested in him they are.

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