The timing is right for Motley Crue's Tommy Lee to speak up as the band rolls into Calgary for a show this week. Lee, who is an avid animal rights supporter, has penned an open letter to the Honorable Premier of Alberta, Alison Redford, asking for her support in putting an end to the long running Calgary Stampede chuckwagon races.
We'd like to send out a very happy 50th birthday today (Oct. 3) to legendary Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee. Having manned the kit for Crue since 1981, Tommy Lee has been a crucial part of rock and metal's musical fabric for over three decades. Known for his infamous exploits both on and offstage, we celebrate the unique life of Tommy Lee.
Drummer Tommy Lee has always been a huge proponent for animal rights, using his voice in the legendary rock band Motley Crue to promote fair and safe practices for animals. From his participation in the ‘Ink, Not Mink’ campaign with PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) to recently promoting the adoption of shelter dogs, his vision regarding animal cruelty has always been a clear one. Lee’s latest foray into animal rights centers around SeaWorld in San Diego, Calif. and more specifically their ‘Shamu Rocks’ show.
Recently Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee headed online to his Facebook page asking people to stop requesting photos of him. The rocker then took things a step further with Fuse TV last week revealing a story in which a mortuary worker asked him to take a photo when he arrived to pick up his late mother's ashes.
Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee has received quite a bit of flack recently after posting an open letter on his Facebook page asking his fans to back off a bit and stop asking him to take pictures with him everywhere he goes. While on the surface, it might not reflect well on Lee, a new story puts that request in a whole new perspective.