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Tommy Lee

Thomas Lee Bass (born October 3, 1962), best known as Tommy Lee, is an American musician and founding member of glam metal band Mötley Crüe. As well as being the band's long-term drummer, Lee founded rap-metal band Methods of Mayhem, and has pursued solo musical projects. He has been married to model Elaine Bergen and actresses Heather Locklear and Pamela Anderson. Lee was born on October 3, in Athens, Greece, as Thomas Lee Bass, the son of David Oliver Bass, a US Army serviceman of Welsh descent, and Vassiliki Papadimitriou, a 1957 Miss Greece contestant. His family moved to West Covina, California one year after his birth. He received his first drum when he was four and his first drum kit when he was a teenager. Lee has one younger sister, Athena Lee (Athena Michelle Bass, b. 1964), who was married to James Kottak, the drummer for the band Scorpions and she was also the drummer of his solo band KrunK. As a teen he listened to Queen, Kiss, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin and Judas Priest. After listening to Kiss, his main drum influence became Peter Criss. After transferring from South Hills High School (West Covina, California); he joined the marching band at Royal Oak High School (now

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Motley Crue Retiring -- We're Done!!!

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Dunzo!!!

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Tommy Lee Lawsuit -- I Can Keep Bangin' My Roller Coaster Drums

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I Can Keep Bangin' My Roller Coaster Drums

Drum roll please ... Tommy Lee is officially allowed to play his roller coaster drums on stage, because the guy who drummed up the idea has no claim of ownership.We broke the story ... Howard… READ MORE >

- 202 days ago
Tommy Lee EXPLODES On Nic Cage's Son

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EXPLODES On Nic Cage's Son

Tommy Lee went LIVE WIRE Sunday night in Vegas -- all over Nic Cage's son Weston -- with bloodbath potential.Nic and Weston were at the Mötley Crüe show at the Hard Rock Sunday night… READ MORE >

- 301 days ago
Tommy Lee -- SUED Over Roller Coaster Drum Stunt

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SUED Over Roller Coaster Drum Stunt

The man who claims he invented Tommy Lee's awesome roller coaster drum solo thing has kept his word -- officially following through on a promise to SUE the drummer ... for allegedly jacking his… READ MORE >

- 663 days ago
Tommy Lee -- Legal Threats Over Roller Coaster Drum Stunt

Tommy Lee
Legal Threats Over Roller Coaster Drum Stunt

Tommy Lee STOLE the idea behind his awesome upside-down rollercoaster drum solo thing -- so says an engineer from L.A., who claims he pitched the idea for the concert stunt back in 1991 ...… READ MORE >

- 706 days ago
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Charlie Sheen's latest pornquaintance has a connection to pop princess Britney Spears -- as in she used to date Kevin Federline and even watched Britney's little munchkins ... TMZ has… READ MORE >

- 1269 days ago
Tommy Lee and deadmau5  -- Swingers

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During a visit to Six Flags Magic Mountain -- Tommy Lee and a mask-free Deadmau5 strapped on some safety harnesses and swung into action on a ride aptly named "Dive Devil" earlier this… READ MORE >

- 1276 days ago
Mötley Crüe -- Accused of Graphic Robbery

Mötley Crüe -- Accused of Graphic Robbery

Mötley Crüe is being sued over a sweatshirt ... and it all stems from an iconic photo taken way back in 1981. The Crüe and Live Nation are being sued by Ron Toma who claims he owns… READ MORE >

- 1281 days ago
Prince's Ex-Wife Mayte: 'Memba Her?

Prince's Ex-Wife Mayte
'Memba Her?

While she did date Tommy Lee a few years back, singer/dancer Mayte first became famous for being Prince's wife in the '90s. Guess what she looks like now! READ MORE >

- 1318 days ago
Tommy Lee's Save the Whale Sperm Crusade

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Tommy Lee is not down with SeaWorld using cow vaginas to extract killer whale sperm -- which is cool with SeaWorld since they deny doing it ... but an accusation that bizarre deserves a closer… READ MORE >

- 1322 days ago

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