MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee says that he is "not done" after the completion of the band's "The Final Tour" and he claims to be planning a project that will be unlike anything "you've heard or seen before."
While announcing the first details of "The Final Tour" at a Los Angeles press conference in January, the four members of MÖTLEY CRÜE revealed that they took the unusual step of having their lawyer draw up a formal "cessation of touring" agreement that goes into effect at the end of 2015 and prohibits the members of the group from going on the road again under the MÖTLEY CRÜE banner.
Asked what the main reason was that MÖTLEY CRÜE decided to call it quits, Lee told Newsday.com: "We have musical peers that we've watched fade out by playing in clubs and county fairs. There was no way we were going to let this band hobble around on three legs. We chose the route that every professional actor, athlete and musician should do — leave the legend intact and bow out at the top. It's such a respectful way to do it. This way you leave all your fans with great memories. It's been such a crazy tour so far. Everywhere we are playing it's been maxed out to the rafters. I got perma-grin; it's insane."
Lee also spoke about the possibility of MÖTLEY CRÜE one day being inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. "If we get in, cool, [and] if not, that's cool too," he said. "I don't need material things like gold and platinum records on my wall, Grammys or Hall Of Fame nods."
He continued: "If you looked at the list of people who've never won a Grammy, it would make your neck snap off. It's insane. There's a lot of red tape and weird stuff involved.
"At the end of the day, I know what we've done."
Asked if he has plans post-MÖTLEY, Lee said: "I can't talk about it, but I am writing and putting things aside. It's a different direction from my last solo work because I'm changing around all the components. It won't be something you've heard or seen before. Believe me, I'm not done after this."
"A Public Disservice Announcement", the latest album from Lee's METHODS OF MAYHEM project, sold 2,900 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 153 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD was released in September 2010 via Loud & Proud Records, a Roadrunner Records imprint focusing on established artists.