MÖTLEY CRÜE's TOMMY LEE Is Enjoying 'The Golden Years' Of His Life: 'It's Been Pretty F**king Rad'

MÖTLEY CRÜE's TOMMY LEE Is Enjoying 'The Golden Years' Of His Life: 'It's Been Pretty F**king Rad'

MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee is featured in the latest episode of Ben Coleman's storytelling film series "Why I Create". You can now watch it below.

Speaking about his decades-long struggle to balance family duties with life as a touring musician, Lee said: "When you're touring and working all around the world constantly, I missed so many of those, I'm sure, really special times and years that just blew by. I'd be on tour, and you're out there for a year, and I'd maybe see my kids twice in a year. They'd come out for a weekend and go home. So there's times that I'll never get back that I missed. I don't know what I missed, but I know I missed something probably really beautiful. So I feel like I'm playing catch-up."

The rocker, who has been off the road since the CRÜE completed its final tour in December 2015, continued: "I don't think people understand how that all works when you have kids and a touring career where you're constantly gone — you're always gone. And I often wonder: why do I have this big, beautiful fucking mansion that I'm never at. I ask myself 'why' a lot. But now I'm actually enjoying it. I can take a year off and float in the pool that I've never floated in [because] I'm never here. I'm doing shit that I needed to do, like catch up with my kids, enjoy my home — do the things that I never get to do. And I really feel like these are the golden years, man — with my family and me personally. It's been pretty fucking rad."

This past December, Tommy made up with his son Brandon, less than a year after an alleged brawl between them at the rocker's home in Calabasas, California.

At the time of the March 2018 incident, Brandon released a statement to People, in which he claimed his father is battling alcoholism and that he had worked "tirelessly organizing an intervention."

Tommy denied the allegations the same day, tweeting: "You didn't arrange any intervention, you barely spoke to me while u were here."

Last June, Brandon offered to pay for his father's rehab, less than a day after Tommy took another swipe at Brandon on social media. After Brandon shared some of their turbulent recent history — even revealing that Tommy did not call his son for his birthday on June 5, 2018 — Tommy posted a tweet in which he tallied up the costs of various things in Brandon's life he paid for, including a stint in rehab.

Tommy married Brittany Furlan this past Valentine’s Day.

The 56-year-old rocker tied the knot with the 32-year-old social media star one year after they got engaged.

COMMENTS

To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).