DARK NEW DAY drummer Will Hunt (ex-SKRAPE) has been tapped by MÖTLEY CRÜE to fill in for injured drummer Tommy Lee on the last few dates of their North American tour. Hunt, who had previously backed Tommy in his solo band, has taken over the drumming duties after a member of the Canadian MÖTLEY CRÜE tribute band BRÖKEN TÖYZ stepped in at the last minute to cover for Lee at the band's April 5 concert at the Enmax Center in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada.
"After playing multiple shows wearing a brace and taking anti-inflammatory injections, Tommy Lee's doctor instructed him to give his injured right-hand wrist a break after his tendinitis made it difficult for him to perform," MÖTLEY CRÜE's publicist, Dvora Vener Englefield, had previously said in a statement. Tendonitis is a common and painful injury for drummers who pound the skins with great force.
DARK NEW DAY guitarist Clint Lowery (ex-SEVENDUST) confirmed that Hunt was playing with the CRÜE, but was quick to add, "Will's not leaving to join MÖTLEY CRÜE. They called him in to do a small string of dates because Tommy has a small medical issue that he will recover from in a week. Will's very close with Tommy and is stepping in to help, not to mention [that] it's gonna be cool to do."
Remaining MÖTLEY CRÜE tour dates:
Apr. 11 - Red Deer, CAN @ Enmax Centre
Apr. 12 - Lethbridge, CAN @ Enmax Centre
Apr. 13 - Regina, CAN @ Brandt Centre