MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee and singer Vince Neil recently spoke to Steve Morse of the Philadelphia Inquirer about the group's "Red, White, and Crüe 2005...Better Live Than Dead" reunion tour.
"The first two shows, I was dying halfway through," Lee said. "After the third show, I finally felt like, 'Come on, bring it, give me more!'
"I play [at home] constantly, but it's not the same as going out there and just crushing for over two hours straight."
In the group's 2001 tell-all, "The Dirt", Lee claimed a drunken Neil sucker-punched him in a Las Vegas airport during a 1998 tour. Neil said it was Lee who grabbed him by the neck, and that he hit the drummer in self-defense.
Asked if the brouhahas and revisionist history even matter anymore, Neil said, "It's so long ago, none of us can even remember anymore," He added with a laugh, "We each believe our own lies now."
Said Lee: "I think people blow it out of proportion. Vince and I have had a couple of run-ins, but so have we all. People are a little more mature. We're respectful of each other. Time has passed and we've just let a lot of [stuff] go."
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