TOMMY LEE TALKS MOTLEY CRUE SUMMER TOUR WITH POISON, NEW YORK DOLLS
Motley Crue talked about teaming up with Poison and the New York Dolls for a summer tour to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the band's first album.
Tommy Lee said: "It's definitely not Crue Fest. Crue Fest is, like, five bands, and this is just the three of us. But it's special because it's another Crue tour and it's summertime, man. That's always special."
The tour starts June 7th, with 38 dates booked through August 5th.
Tommy is also excited about both of the groups that will be heading out with them. He said: "I'm really excited about the Dolls. They were in that handful of early inspirations when we were all 17 and 18 years old, looking at their style and their music. So it's cool to go on tour with them."
As for Poison, Tommy said: "I never really got into all that rivalry or feud with them. Just go up and bang out your tunes, dude. Who cares about anything else? I really don't."
As for new Crue music, Tommy said the group planned to have something out this year but was sidetracked by side projects.
He said: "When the four of us are together, which we will be in the summer, that's usually when it goes down. We record sound checks with new ideas. I always have a studio on my bus. So I would imagine we'll start compiling ideas this summer. It's almost like you've got to get away from home to start writing music."