Jim Harrington of InsideBayArea.com recently conducted an interview with MÖTLEY CRÜE/ROCK STAR SUPERNOVA drummer Tommy Lee. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow:
On the perception that he never slows down:
"If I am sitting still, that's when I get in trouble. I just like to stay busy and stay creative. If I'm not playing music, I'm playing with my kids or something."
On whether MÖTLEY CRÜE singer Vince Neil would have made the cut on the "Rock Star: Supernova" show:
"That's really not the kind of guy we were looking for. We were looking for something new and fresh — something 2007."
On choosing Canadian singer Lukas Rossi to front ROCK STAR SUPERNOVA:
"Lukas busted out this original piece of music called 'Headspin'. Right then, I said, 'You know what? That might be our guy right there.' "
On the clincher, which was when Rossi was able to make a certain cover song sound appealing:
"Lukas took a BON JOVI song and actually made it sound great. I was blown away."
On ROCK STAR SUPERNOVA's tour opener on New Year's Eve at the Joint in Las Vegas:
"It was awesome. What a way to bring in the new year with a new band. And Vegas, obviously, is retarded. After about three or four days of that, we finally got out of there alive."
On ROCK STAR SUPERNOVA's current touring lineup:
"Gilby [Clarke] comes from a hard rock, bluesy kind of school. I come from an anything-goes type of school. You got Johnny [Colt], who comes from hard rock, but is also a bluesy player. Then you got Lukas and he's into the RADIOHEADs and COLDPLAYs. It's really the ultimate mix."