FrequencyMagazine.com recently conducted an interview with former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee and his Electro Mayhem Tour collaborator DJ Aero. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow:
Q: Tommy, you've been in music for a long time, you have a lot of experience to bring on the tour, how do you think your unique perspective has influenced the tour?
Lee: I think just knowing about good sound, lights and video have made me focus on getting our DJ set to look, sound and feel good!
Q: Aero, what's it like DJ'ing and partying with Tommy, how has it added to the experience of djing at different venues around the world?
Aero: It's been surreal! Getting to rock in different cities and countries is awesome.
Q: How did the idea of the tour get off the ground, who got the ball rolling?
Lee: I think, after doing random DJ gigs around the world, we decided to put a tour together and focus on it and take what we do to every city with a dance club! By the way, did I mention that we're having a fucking blast!
Q: Tommy, you've been into electronic music for a long time, longer than people realize. What brought about the tour at this point in your career?
Lee: Like I said earlier, it was really time for me to focus on this passion of mine! I'm so glad I did. Also, I really needed to not play a CRÜE song for the millionth time. When I get bored, it's dangerous for me!
Q: Aero, did you think you'd ever be touring with the drummer from MÖTLEY CRÜE?
Aero: I never planned it, that's for sure. But I always knew that I would do something in the world of music and computers.
Q: There's something about electronic music that is different from any other, something that connects everyone in the crowd to each other and to you. Do you see that in your shows, and how do you compose your beats to make the experience better for everyone?
Lee: Yes, we do see that! Once the cellphone cameras stop, people start dancing! By the way, I hate cellphone cameras. They're a satanic invasion-of-privacy. On the beats, Aero and I, on a daily basis, play each other music that, if we're feelin' it…chances are, are so with the crowd, as well. We have excellent taste in beat-treats! [laughs]
Read the entire interview at www.frequencymagazine.com.