MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx has praised drummer Tommy Lee for “beasting” by a number of songs of the band’s set Thursday (June 16) in Atlanta, Georgia regardless of sustaining 4 damaged ribs a few weeks in the past. The drummer defied physician’s orders to participate in CRÜE‘s opening night time of the reunited group’s stadium tour with DEF LEPPARD, POISON and JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS.
“The truth that Tommy was instructed by the physician to not play with 4 damaged ribs & he beasted half our present is a miracle,” Nikki wrote on Twitter earlier right now (Friday, June 17). “We’re a band and are happy with his energy. He’s doing the entire tour and daily including extra songs. What a fucking animal. Anyone on the market ever break ur ribs?”
Lee performed the primary 5 songs of CRÜE‘s set after which left from behind his package to deal with the group. “We did it! You probably did it. We did it. We’re fucking right here,” Lee instructed the group, referring to the truth that “The Stadium Tour” had been postponed twice. “Two and a half years.
“Okay, properly, anyway, what I’ve gotta let you know is about 14 days in the past, I fuckin’ broke not one, not two, not three, however 4 fuckin’ ribs proper right here.
“I want I had a fuckin’ badass story, like me and Connor McGregor fuckin’ scrapping out in some fuckin’ bar or one thing. However I do not,” he continued.
“Anyway, I hope you guys have a fucking nice time,” he added earlier than introducing OZZY OSBOURNE/BLACK SABBATH drummer Tommy Clufetos, who took over for Lee for the rest of the set. “My boy Tommy Clufetos again right here, he is gonna assist me get by this,” Lee stated. “‘Trigger the medical doctors instructed me, ‘No enjoying, bro. No enjoying.’ And I used to be like, ‘Are you fucking excessive, bro? We have got a fucking tour to do.’ So anyway, I ain’t fuckin’ sitting out for shit. My boy’s gonna assist me out right here, and I will see you guys later. On with the goddamn present.”
In a message posted on social media, Lee voiced an identical sentiment, writing: “Man y’all ain’t gonna consider this shit! I broke 4 fucking ribs! However I have been resting and therapeutic and though the physician tells me I should not play in any respect, you recognize I am cussed and I will beast by the ache each present for as many songs as I can! And have No Worry my boy Tommy Clufetos is right here to assist me out till I am again at 100% . . . We have all been ready years for this second and there is not any method I am lacking this! On with the present!”
CRÜE‘s long-delayed North American trek with DEF LEPPARD, POISON and JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS was initially deliberate for 2020 and later moved to 2021 after which to 2022. “The Stadium Tour” will conclude on September 9 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The subsequent present on the trek is scheduled to happen this Saturday, June 18 on the Exhausting Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.
Clufetos is Sixx‘s bandmate in a mission referred to as L.A. RATS. The quartet, which additionally options Rob Zombie and John 5 (ROB ZOMBIE, MARILYN MANSON),got here collectively final yr expressly to document a canopy of “I’ve Been All over the place” for the soundtrack to the film “The Ice Street”.
“The Stadium Tour” marks the CRÜE‘s first reside dates since wrapping its 2014/2015 farewell tour. CRÜE toured with POISON again in 2011 and DEF LEPPARD teamed up with POISON for a string of street dates in 2017, however this jaunt marks the primary time all 4 acts have hit the street collectively for an prolonged tour.
CRÜE followers who shelled out for the band’s 2014/2015 “farewell” tour had been led to consider that the group would by no means return after enjoying its remaining present on December 2015 on the Staples Heart in Los Angeles. The band touted the signing of a pre-tour “cessation of touring” settlement as cementing the actual fact it really was the top of CRÜE‘s life on the street.
The truth that Tommy was instructed by the physician to not play with 4 damaged ribs & he beasted half our present is a miracle. We’re a band and are happy with his energy.He’s doing the entire tour and daily including extra songs. What a fucking animal.Anyone on the market ever break ur ribs?
— 📷 (@NikkiSixx) June 17, 2022