Tommy Lee is an American musician and famous for being one of the founding members of the rock band Mötley Crüe, a heavy metal band. He is the drummer in the group. In addition to musical solo projects, Tommy founded the rap metal band Methods of Mayhem.
Tommy Lee was born on October 3, 1962 in Athens, Greece to the family of an American US Army Sergeant David Lee Thomas Bas, his father and mother Vassiliki “Voula” Papadimitriou. He was raised in California with his sister Athens when their family moved when he was two years old. His love of drums was appreciated by his parents. They bought him his first drumsticks when he was four and later a real drum set when he was a teenager. Not much information about his education is available online, but it is known that he dropped out of high school to start his career in music.
Tommy Lee career
Tommy’s career began when he dropped out of school and formed the LA club band Suite 19. They gained popularity in the 1970s when the band performed regularly at the Sunset Strip Club Circuit in Los Angeles. There he met Nikki Sixx, who was in the process of starting a theater band. Nikki was very impressed with Tommy’s drumming. They finally came together in 1981 to form a new group, joined by guitarist Mick Mars and vocalist Vince Neil. They called the band Mötley Crüe. They soon gained popularity and released their first album Too Fast for Love. Not only because of his drumming skills, he soon became notorious for his indecent behavior in concerts. The band often used heavy drugs. Lee temporarily left Mötley Crüe and formed a band called Methods of Mayhem in 1999.
But the band soon broke up in 2000. In 2002 he released his first solo album, Never Dull A Moment. In 2004 he rejoined his first band and the band embarked on their first tour in 2005, The Red, White & Crüe Tour 2005: Better Live Than Dead. That same year, Tommy released his second solo album, Tommyland: The Ride, and his autobiography, Tommyland. In 2006 he formed a new band called Rock Star Supernova. In November 2007, it was revealed that Tommy had bitterly left the Mötley Crüe band after the other members had some trouble with his manager, but he toured with the band again in 2008.
Rise to Fame
From 2009-2011 the band Methods of Mayhem reformed and carried out various projects. In 2014, he performed on the Smashing Pumpkins album Monuments to an Elegy. That same year, he rejoined the band Mötley Crüe and the bandmates for the group’s farewell tour. In addition to his music career, he is also involved in the film and television industry. In 2004 he produced and starred in a reality show, Tommy Lee Goes to College. Soon after, he was filming for the reality TV show Battleground Earth. He recently starred as the devil in the fictional musical horror podcast Halloween in Hell.
Tommy Lee Social media
Tommy Lee is very active on social media. He has over 1.5 million Instagram followers and has recently come under the spotlight for the controversial image he posted on the platform. He joined Twitter in July 2009 and has a massive following of over 700,000 followers.
Tommy Lee Biography
|Real name||Thomas Lee Bass|
|Date of birth||October 3, 1962|
|Age (as of 2022)||59 years|
|Place of birth||Athens, Greece|
|Height||in feet inches – 6′ 2” – in centimeters – 189 cm|
|weight||in kilograms – 78kg – in pounds – 172 pounds|
Tommy Lee family
|Father||David Lee Thomas Bass|
|Who is Tommy Lee’s wife?||Brittany Furlan|
|children||Two (Brandon Thomas & Dylan Jagger Lee)|
The 59-year-old actor has been married four times. His first wife was Elaine Starchuk. He married actress Heather Locklear in 1986. In 1995 he married Pamela Anderson just four days after meeting her. They have two children together – Brandon Thomas Lee and Dylan Jagger Lee. The couple divorced in 1998 but later reunited and split again in 2001. He was accused of physically abusing his wife Pamela and was jailed. Aside from this one time, Tommy’s personal life is filled with cases and lawsuits. In 2008, the couple got back together, but soon separated again. Lee married social media celebrity Brittany Furlan for the fourth time in 2019.
Tommy Lee Net Worth
Over the years, this American musician has made a lot of money through his hard work and talent. He has released 20 albums, 6 of which have been certified platinum. It is reported that his estimated net worth is $70 million.
Facts About Tommy Lee
- Tommy is heavily influenced by drummers like John Bonham, Tommy Aldridge, Alex Van Halen and Terry Bozzio.
- Lee’s sister is also a drummer.
- He remembers listening to Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, Cheap Trick, Kiss, AC/DC and Sweet as a teenager.
- He formed his band Methods of Mayhem when he divorced Pamela Anderson.
- Although not part of his previous band, he took part in the band’s 2001 autobiography, The Dirt.
- Lee is a supporter of animal rights and PETA.