TOMMY LEE's 'The Crüecifly' Malfunctions During MÖTLEY CRÜE's Final Concert (Video)

TOMMY LEE's 'The Crüecifly' Malfunctions During MÖTLEY CRÜE's Final Concert (Video)

MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee's drum kit malfunctioned during the band's last-ever concert, which took place last night (Thursday, December 31) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.

Dubbed "The Crüecifly", Lee's drum stunt saw him bolted to a platform that moves on a roller coaster-type track near the arena ceiling, passing the band's inverted-pentagram lighting rig and spiked disco ball and spinning him 360 degrees vertically, rendering him upside-down.

During last night's show, Lee's roller coaster left the rocker suspended upside down halfway through his performance. As road crew members attempted to fix the structure, Lee said: "It looks like the roller coaster is broken. Well, fuck the roller coaster! Come on, guys, help. Come get me. I can't believe this is happening on the last night. I knew something wasn't right when I took off."

The drum kit was eventually set right and Lee climbed down the roller coaster. The kit was rolled back to the stage without Tommy, allowing the drummer to finish playing the show.

As the concert drew to a close, bassist Nikki Sixx said: "Maybe a year from now, somebody's gonna look at you and say, 'Remember that band MÖTLEY CRÜE? They were pretty cool.' And you know what you're gonna say? 'Well, fuck you, because I was at their last concert ever!'"

MÖTLEY CRÜE originally announced plans for "The Final Tour" by signing a Cessation Of Touring Agreement at a press conference in Los Angeles in January 2014, solidifying the end of their touring career as December 31, 2015. Since the announcement, the band spent two years on the road, saying goodbye to fans around the world.

A full-length concert film of the final performance, which will also include exclusive interviews and behind-the-scenes footage of the last week of the tour, will be released in 2016.

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