Stephen Pearcy Says Members Of RATT & Mötley Crüe Almost Formed A Band Together

During a recent interview with Tommy London of SiriusXM Hair Nation, Stephen Pearcy revealed that him and his late RATT bandmate Robbin Crosby almost formed a band with Mötley Crüe’s Nikki Sixx and Tommy Lee many years ago. However, the project never fully materialized.

Pearcy said the following:

“I’m doing another book, part two, next year, and that’s actually one of the stories that I kind of held back. There’s a bunch — with VAN HALEN and guys and stuff.

When we met MÖTLEY — first we have to start with how we met them. So Robbin and I used to go out all the time into Hollywood — you know, ‘The [Sunset] Strip, yeah. You’ve gotta be seen. You’ve gotta be out there.’ Well, MÖTLEY was doing the same thing. Nikki, Tommy, Vince [Neil] — they’d be doing the same thing. You know, tripping down the Strip, going to the Rainbow, going here, getting fucked up… So anyway, we meet them on the Strip, hanging out. We became friends and we became The Gladiators, which was our street thing there, when we went out together. And we each had names, which goes back to [Robbin’s nickname] ‘King’. I don’t know if it was Nikki who gave him that nickname or Robbin gave it to himself.

So in ’82, we really became close friends. don’t think Nikki was ever really satisfied. Musicians were coming and going in bands, as the whole implosion was getting going — [in] ’81, ’82 in L.A. and that whole Strip thing. He wasn’t happy with his band at that moment.

So, yes, it’s a true story. Robbin, Nikki, Tommy and myself, and me on guitar, were rehearsing at [pre-RATT band] MICKEY RATT’s rehearsal in Culver City there. And I believe we rehearsed for a couple of times. I don’t know if we wanted to start a band or if we were just jamming, but something was getting intense in there. And Nikki is, like, ‘Nah. I’m gonna go do my thing.’ And I said, ‘Well, I’m here. Me and Robbin are doing our thing.’ And so be it.

Yeah — true story. True story. So, if that would have been a band, it would have been a great band, actually. I don’t know what songs we played, but we were very supportive of each other back in the day, in the beginning, yeah. It was great.”

He continued when asked if the group were planning to use The Gladiators moniker:

“Well, that’s probably what we were gonna call it — THE GLADIATORS. I really don’t know. I’d have to check with my roadie guy back then. I forget the shit. We were kind of almost taking it seriously, if I remember, like, ‘All right. We’re gonna be here. We’re gonna rehearse.’ But it happened a couple of times, yeah — a couple of times. So there’s a bit of a tale there.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Tommy Lee Plays First Full Set With Mötley Crüe Since Breaking His Ribs

Mötley Crüe’s Tommy Lee was finally able to play an entire set with the band at Bank Of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC last night (June 28). The drummer was previously unable to make it through full shows on the group’s current tour due to some broken ribs. You can see some fan-filmed footage from the Charlotte, NC show below:

Wife Of Mötley Crüe Drummer Tommy Lee Reveals How He Broke His Ribs

As previously reported, Mötley Crüe’s Tommy Lee has been unable to play full sets on the band’s current tour due to some broken ribs. It was previously unclear how the drummer was injured, but his wife, Brittany Furlan, has since confirmed that he hurt himself after falling down the stairs while carrying luggage at a rental house in Nashville.

Furlan said the following on Snapchat:

“Everyone keeps asking how Tommy broke his ribs, so I’m just gonna tell you. We were staying at an old rental house in Nashville. It was a cool, old quirky house. But the stairs outside were made out of stones, and they were really uneven, and the roots were pushing them up from the tree. And everything was fine. I actually fell up the stairs a few times getting groceries, but whatever.

So, the day that we were leaving Nashville, our driver came and we had all this luggage and he wasn’t helping us; he just stayed in the car. And so Tommy was trying to carry all of our luggage for us. And he fell down these crazy stairs and broke — broke — four ribs. Not fractured, not bruised — broke. And it was crazy, ’cause I came out and he couldn’t breathe. It was really scary.

He was on the ground [and] he was gasping for air. And he got on a plane that day still and went and did the rest of rehearsals [for the tour] in Pennsylvania. He went to the hospital in Pennsylvania when we landed and they were, like, ‘You have four broken ribs.’ And they wanted to keep him there, but they he did not wanna stay. And he’s just a fighter. He’s the toughest guy I know. I mean, look at all his tattoos; he just really fights through the pain. Anyway, that’s what happened.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Mötley Crüe’s Tommy Lee Throws Ribs Into The Crowd During Washington, D.C. Show

As previously reported, Mötley Crüe’s Tommy Lee hasn’t been able to play full sets on the band’s current tour due to some broken ribs. As such, the drummer decided to make light of the situation by throwing ribs and beer into the crowd during the group’s June 22 show in Washington, D.C. He shared the below footage of that:

Mötley Crüe Recruit Drummer Tommy Clufetos After Tommy Lee Breaks Ribs

Earlier tonight (June 16), Mötley Crüe kicked off their stadium tour with Def Leppard, Poison, and Joan Jett in Atlanta, GA. However, drummer Tommy Lee was only able to play five songs with the band due to some broken ribs. Despite this, he plans to continue playing as many songs as he can per show with Tommy Clufetos (Ozzy Osbourne, ex-Black Sabbath) filling in as needed. Lee commented:

“Man ya’ll ain’t gonna believe this shit!….I broke 4 fucking ribs! But I’ve been resting and healing and even though the doctor tells me I shouldn’t play at all, you know I’m stubborn and I’ll beast through the pain every show for as many songs as I can! And have no fear, my boy Tommy Clufetos is here to help me out until I’m back at 100%…we’ve all been waiting years for this moment and there’s no way I’m missing this! On with the show!”

Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder Takes Another Shot At Mötley Crüe During Recent Solo Show

As previously reported, Nikki Sixx recently called Pearl Jam “one of the most boring bands in history” after their frontman Eddie Vedder said that he “despised” Mötley Crüe and the ’80s glam metal scene. The grunge act then responded by sharing a video of a large crowd along with the caption: “We ❤️ our bored fans.” Now, Vedder has apparently decided to take another shot at Mötley Crüe by dissing Tommy Lee’s drum stunts. He said the following before his drummer, Chad Smith (also of Red Hot Chili Peppers), played a solo during a recent show in Newark, NJ:

“That drum kit — that silver, beautiful machine that he is the engine of — does not need to elevate or rotate to do its job. Let me just point that out.”

[via Ultimate Classic Rock]

Mötley Crüe’s Tommy Lee Appears In Music Video For Post Malone’s New Song “Motley Crew”

Post Malone has premiered a new video for his new song “Motley Crew.“ The clip, which features NASCAR drivers Denny Hamlin and Bubba Wallace along with Tommy Lee (Mötley Crüe), Big Sean, French Montana, Ty Dolla $ign, Tyga and more, can be found below. The track was recorded as part of a companion project for an upcoming documentary.

Tommy Lee (Mötley Crüe) Working On New Christmas Song

During an interview with VOA Music’s “Border Crossings” before the holidays, Tommy Lee revealed that he was working on a new Christmas song. The drummer said the following about that when asked if Mötley Crüe would ever consider making a Christmas album:

“That’s funny. I don’t think the dudes in the CRÜE would be down with that. But I… It’s funny you mention that, because I am working — and I can’t tell you the title yet — but I’m working on [A Christmas song]. I started working on a Christmas song a couple of months ago. And it was, like, crazy hot here [in Southern California] — we were having, like, a heatwave; it was 104 [or] 102 [degrees Fahrenheit]. And I was here in the studio, and the air conditioning was blasting, and I just wasn’t in the Christmas vibe. And I went, ‘Okay, I got it going, but I’m gonna put this on hold.’ And so coming up now, during the holidays, I’m gonna get back to work on it. So next Christmas, you’ll be hearing something from me.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Rock/Metal Musicians React To Pro-Trump Rioters Storming The Capitol

As you are probably well aware of by now, pro-Trump rioters stormed the Capitol in Washington, D.C. earlier today (January 6) as lawmakers were counting the Electoral College votes to officially certify President-elect Joe Biden’s win. A number of rock/metal musicians have since taken to social media to comment on the insurrection, which was spurred by Trump himself. You can find some of the various reactions below:

Paul Stanley (KISS):

Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine):

Mark Morton (Lamb Of God):

Tommy Lee (Mötley Crüe):

Andy Biersack (Black Veil Brides):

Robb Flynn (Machine Head):

Otep:

Alex Skolnick (Testament):

Noodles (The Offspring):

Ice-T (Body Count):

Tom DeLonge (ex-Blink 182):

Dino Cazares (Fear Factory):

Doc Coyle (Bad Wolves):

Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater, etc.):

Sacred Reich:

Mötley Crüe’s Tommy Lee Teams Up With Machine Gun Kelly And 24kGoldn For New Song “Climb”

Mötley Crüe’s Tommy Lee has teamed up with Machine Gun Kelly and 24kGoldn for a new song titled “Climb.” That track was previously featured in Audio Up Media’s four-part podcast “Halloween In Hell.”