Pearl Drums has welcomed MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee back to its artist roster.

After a lengthy sabbatical from playing behind the Pearl name, Tommy will debut his new Pearl kit this summer, with MÖTLEY CRÜE, throughout the band's 2011 amphitheater tour.

Lee has become an icon in the drumming world and is considered to be one of the biggest influences to the most popular and elite drum-stars of the last 25 years. Known by drummers worldwide for the hard-hitting, stick-flipping, all-out powerful assault that he unleashes on his drums, Lee personifies what it is to be a rock drummer while continuing to raise the bar for everyone else to try and follow.

Aside from the drum solos that push the limits of sanity and defy the theories of gravity, Tommy's rock drumming arsenal is filled with rolls and licks that expand much further than rock's basic beats that land on 2 and 4. His quick foot, flawless fills, and powerful slamming of the skins largely attributes to the unforgettable hit songs that have continued to flood the radio airwaves for the past 30 years.

As is with his signature technique that is emulated by many, Tommy Lee's drum kits and eccentric drum setups have become a staple on the MÖTLEY CRÜE's stage, often proving to be the eye-catching centerpiece that demands all the attention. With the desire for the outlandish and the want to have something different than the rest,

Tommy has often incorporated many different odd-sized drums and large setups to heighten the visual aspect of a CRÜE concert… as if the pyrotechnics and flipping drum risers weren't enough. This summer, the limits will be pushed; once again, with an all-new live show and a custom built E-Pro Live electronic/acoustic kit that will guarantee that Tommy has the perfect tone and pitch from each drum. The E-Pro Live kit, which was introduced from Pearl Drums back in January of 2010, is the first drum set in production that looks and sounds like a real drum kit, but with a limitless sonic capability and the feel of an acoustic kit. Tommy's custom E-Pro Live kit, will the first of its kind, for the drummer that insists on having the best possible sound and the highest quality product, night after night.

(Thanks: NJthrasher)


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