Former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee was interviewed in the December 2004 issue of Blender magazine as part of the "Dear Superstar" regular feature (where readers get to ask rock stars inane ane invasive questions). Several excerpts from the interview follow:
Q: When did you first realize you had a huge rod?
Tommy Lee: "Probably when I started fuckin' around with porno stars. 'Cause they see a lot of dick. That's their job, right? So they see a lot. And then you hear from a girl, 'Fuck! You've got a huge dick!' You're like, 'Wow, right on! Really? Compared to what?' And then you realize: compared to all kinds of dicks! Yeah, fucking with porno stars ruined my marriage. That was in '93, right before I got divorced from Heather [Locklear]."
Q: I bet women send you naked pictures all the time. What do you do with them?
Tommy Lee: "At one point, we used to keep 'em all. They were plastered inside giant wardrobe cases. But old-school Polaroids coming in the mail? I haven't seen any of those in a while. On my computer I keep the good ones on my hard drive, buried, titled something else, with a lock on and a password."
Q: Which MÖTLEY CRÜE album do you least remember making?
Tommy Lee: "'Girls, Girls, Girls'. We were all at the peak of our indulgence. We would come in, record, party, record some more, party and go. It went by really quick. Sometimes now, the song 'Girls, Girls, Girls' will come on and I think, 'What a perfect song to be fucked-up to.' It's about going to strip clubs, being crazy and playing with girls. If we'd recorded that sober, it would probably have sucked."
Q: You've been to anger-management classes. Is there anything that still makes you really mad?
Tommy Lee: "Traffic. Traffic just makes me fuckin' crazy. I absolutely hate it. You're sitting there in the carpool lane, and there're no stoplights and everybody's carpooling — so where's the congestion coming from? Is it just one asshole up there with his foot on the brakes? How's this possible on a five-lane highway with a carpool lane, that I'm stuck just sitting here? I just make myself really angry. I turn up the radio really loud to just try to get through it. If you're ever really angry, you need to take a walk, scream, do something physical like ride a bike or do a punching bag to get the anger out of you. But if you’re in a car, what can you do?"
Q: How many women have you slept with?
Tommy Lee: "Oh my God…does that include blowjobs? It says 'slept.' OK. I stopped counting a while ago, but I don't know. I'm gonna just guess. (Thinks for agonizingly long time) Fuck. I don't know. Two…hundred? I don't know how many. After marriage, after divorce, you stop counting."
Read more of Tommy Lee's interview with Blender magazine at this location.