Former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee signed copies of his his new 288-page autobiography, "Tommyland", at Barnes And Noble at Rockefeller Plaza in New York City on Monday (Oct. 25). Check out pictures from Wire Image, Film Magic, Star File.
In other news, Lee recently told the New York Times that he is spending much of his time nowadays with his sons and working on new music. In addition to a song that he recently recorded with BACKSTREET BOYS singer Nick Carter, Lee said that he is "approaching Lenny Kravitz" about appearing on his next solo release. He also played a collaboration with a woman he dated who is a musician, but she won't let him release the song. (He discussed their work on the song only if she was not identified.)
"I'm like, 'Why, why, why?'" he said. "Come on." They are no longer dating, he added, although the term he used was a bit more brusque.
Lee told the New York Times that he feels confident about entering the next phase of his life, in part because he has worked through some of his major problems. Under court order, he participated in more than 50 anger-management classes. "I think I know what to do now," he said. "If something is making me crazy, I bail. I will run, I will drive, I will do whatever I have to do to remove myself from the situation. I'll go outside and yell, throw something, smash something."
He now relies on a life coach, Gerald Wil Rafferty, at times of stress. "Sometimes I still spin out," he said. "He keeps me from totally bouncing off the walls. But I'm not starting a self-help book club or anything."
And drugs and alcohol are no longer a major problem. Although the Jägermeister on tap in his studio is certainly cause for suspicion.
"Oh, I still drink, but the days of bad craziness are done," Lee said. "I woke up one day and said, 'You know, I can't do this anymore.' It's either going to get worse, or I'm going to wind up dead." He paused, pulling thoughtfully at the square patch of beard on his chin. "And also, I was like, dude, I've done it all. There's really nothing else to do. I mean, unless they come out with something new I haven't tried. Which I doubt."