Tommy Lee

Guest Musician: Tommy Lee

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The other day while still on my Smashing Pumpkins kick, I was delving more into the album Monuments To An Elegy and remembered that all the drums on the album were played by Tommy Lee. Yes, Tommy Lee of Motley Crue played on a Smashing Pumpkins album. As usual with any of my delves, it got me thinking about what else Tommy has played on over the years. So, here are a handful that Tommy has guested on over the years.

The Smashing Pumpkins- Monuments To An Elegy:

Jack’s Mannequin- Everything In Transit (played on tracks 2, 3, 4, 8, 10, & 11):

Rob Zombie- Meet The Creeper (from Hellbilly Deluxe):

 

Rob Zombie- The Ballad of Resurrection of Joe and Rosa Whore (from Hellbilly Deluxe):

 

 

Fuel- Wasted Time (from Angels & Devils):

 

 

Post Malone- Over Now (from Beerbongs and Bentleys):

 

Album Rank: Motley Crue

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I went to bed last night with Motley Crue’s song “Live Wire” stuck in my head. Whenever something like that tends to happen, I feel compelled to follow it up with some sort of article for Audioeclectica. So, with that in mind, I thought what better thing to do than to rank all of Motley Crue’s albums from not their best to THE best.

 
Saints Of Los Angeles:

 

 
Generation Swine:

 

New Tattoo:

 

 
Theatre Of Pain:

 

 

Girls Girls Girls:

 

 
Too Fast For Love:

 

 
Dr. Feelgood:

 

 
Shout At The Devil:

Cover Song: White Zombie (Kiss)- God Of Thunder

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I’m still hoping that one day White Zombie will get back together for at least one show. But at least there is still the music. One of my favorite Kiss songs “God Of Thunder was covered by White Zombie way back when. It’s definitely an interesting cover. Enjoy it!

 

White Zombie- God Of Thunder:

 

Kiss- God Of Thunder:

 

Rob Zombie, Slash, Scott Ian, Tommy Lee, Ace Frehley, Gilby Clarke (from VH1 Rock Honors)- God of Thunder:

That Was A Bad Idea: Motley Crue Staying As Motley With John Corabi

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After Vince Neil quit or was fired (depending on whose story you believe) from Motley Crue in 1992, Tommy, Nikki, and Mick regrouped and recruited singer/guitarist John Corabi to be the new singer for Motley Crue. Motley would go on to record only one album without Vince as their singer but, that one album they did with John Corabi is quite an underrated album. There are a ton of fans out there that want to disregard it but they really shouldn’t. Corabi brought in something else to the band that had been missing for sometime. John’s ability to write lyrics and guitar parts gave new life to Motley Crue. The album also saw them move past their “glam” image and sound to a more rock vibe a la 90’s rock and “grunge.”

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