Motley Crue’s Tommy Lee Discusses Passion for Dance Music
As has been well documented, Motley Crue's touring career is coming to an end on New Year's Eve this year, which will leave drummer Tommy Lee with plenty of time to tend to other projects. Though the rocker has yet to reveal what his post-Crue plans will entail, it's safe to say there will be more dabbling in his love of dance music. In a pair of new videos (above and below) from upstart video channel Louder Noise TV, Lee shares his passion for dance music.
While the link to his love of dance music should be obvious, the drummer reveals, "I've always gravitated towards the beats, obviously. And when I was growing up I always loved funk music or even dare I say it, disco. Being a drummer, I'm always like, 'Oh, that's got a funky beat, that's cool,' and I like to dance."
Lee says he's gotten a mixed reaction from fans over the years, revealing that some get that he's doing something different than Motley Crue while others are not thrilled that he's stepped outside of the hard rock genre. But that makes no difference to the drummer. "The older I get the more I don't care what people think or what people say. I just do what moves me," says Lee in the video above, but he reminds fans that he's just as likely to guest on Smashing Pumpkins' or Courtney Love's records as he is to create or write a dance record.
In the video below, Lee gets more into the technical side of his love of dance music, comparing the beats of dance and rock, sharing his writing process and fondness for certain software and also revealing a number of dance artists who have inspired him. Check out the videos above and below and get a glance at what Louder Noise TV has to offer at this location.
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