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There is no elevator to success, you have to take the stairs, this line has been very well proved by Thomas Lee Bass, popularly known as Tommy Lee who is an American musician, drummer, songwriter, DJ, and founding member of Motley Crue.
In fact, he also rose to huge prominence by founding the rap-metal band Methods of Mayhem. Besides this, with this versatile personality, Tommy has captured the heart of many people through his outstanding hits.
Height / Weight / Age
Born on 03 October 1962, this handsome personality has turned 60 years old. He seems enough tall with his height which is 189 centimeters and 6’2” in feet & inches. He seems very fit and healthy with a weight of 78 kilograms and 172 lbs in pounds.
Moreover, he is very conscious about his physique and follows a regular and healthy diet in order to keep himself fit as a fiddle with body measurements of 40 inches chest, 32 inches waist, and 14 inches biceps approximately.
This renowned musician, Tommy has gathered a very handsome amount of money working in the music industry. According to the sources, his estimated net worth is $70 million approximately.
Education / Family
Born in Athens, Greece, Tommy holds Greek and American nationality. He was born to a Greek mother, Vassiliki “Voula” Papadimitriou, and an American father, David Lee Thomas Bass. His mother, Vassiliki was a Miss Greece contestant for the 1960 Miss World event while his father, David was a U.S. Army sergeant.
Moreover, he grew up with his younger sister, Athena Lee. As for his education, Lee joined Royal Oak High School and South Hills High School. However, he dropped out of high school without completing graduation. He left high school in order to pursue a career in the field of music.
|Nick Name||Tommy, T-Bone|
|Birth Place||Athens, Greece|
|Date of birth||3 October 1962|
|Height||In feet & inches: 6’2”
In centimeters: 189 cm
|Weight||In kilograms: 78 kg
In pounds: 172 lbs
|School||South Hills High School, Royal Oak High School|
|Home town||Athens, Greece|
|Fathers name||David Lee Thomas Bass|
|Mothers name||Vassilikki “Voula” Papadimitriou|
Career / Fashion and Style
Moving towards his career, Tommy took the first step in the music field with the band Suite 19. Later, he met Nikki Sixx during the late 1970s, and Nikki was impressed by Lee’s drumming and was forming a theatrical band.
It was during this time period that Tommy dropped his surname and earned the nickname “T-bone” due to his 6′ 2½″ height and his lean physique. Later, Sixx and Lee decided to form a new group together. Moreover, guitarist Mick Mars joined the band.
In the year 1981, Motley Crue built a strong fanbase and released its debut album Too Fast for Love and its success earned the band a strong fanbase. After that, Elektra Records signed the band and in the year 1982, re-released the band’s debut album.
In fact, throughout the 1980s, the band managed to establish themselves as one of the biggest hard rock/metal bands by delivering hit releases such as Theatre of Pain, Shout at the Girls, Girls, Girls, Devil, and Dr. Feelgood.
Apart from that, Tommy had a separate fanbase at the band as he used several memorable gimmicks during his drum solos at concerts. At nearly every show, he was legendary for mooning the crowd. Besides this, the band also got popularity for their decadent behavior both on and offstage including excessive amounts of drugs such as pills, cocaine, alcohol, and heroin.
Later, in the year 1999, the band went on the Greatest Hits tour. Furthermore, in the year 2001, he got appeared in Motley Crue’s autobiography, The Dirt. Thereafter, Lee reunited with the original Motley Crue line-up in 2004 in order to release the double-disc anthology album, Red, White & Crue.
In fact, in the year 2005, they embarked monumental reunion tour, The Red, White & Crue Tour 2005: Better Live Than Dead, and finished the year ranking at number 8 on the Top Concert Money Earners list. Moreover, as per the Billboard Boxscore, they played 81 shows and grossed $33 million.
Besides this, in November 2007, Nikki announced that he was no longer a member of Motley Crue. Lee already quit the band in September 2007. However, in the year 2008, they recorded their new album, Saints of Los Angeles.
In the same year, the band went on tour, Crue Fest. In addition to this, he reunited with Motley Crue bandmates in the year 2014 in a farewell tour and further signed a legal document that prevented them from ever touring under the Motley Crue moniker ever again.
Methods of Mayhem
With the increase of rap metal’s popularity, he formed a band, Methods of Mayhem in 1999. In the same year, the band released their self-titled album. In fact, the band also went on a tour to support their debut album. Later, Lee parted ways with Methods of Mayhem partner TiLo and started recording with the members of Incubus.
Lee also made his guest appearance on albums by Nine Inch Nails, Stuart Hamm, and Rob Zombie. After that, he also contributed a song, “Planet Boom” to the soundtrack of then-wife Pamela Anderson‘s 1996 movie, Barb Wire.
Other than this, this versatile personality, Tommy also produced an album for the pre-Goldfinger project from John Feldmann and Simon Williams, the Electric Love Hogs. In the year 2002, he released his first solo album, Never a Dull Moment. Besides this, his second solo album, Tommyland: The Ride, and his autobiography, Tommyland was released in the year 2005.
In the same year, he was a guest DJ at WXRK “K-Rock” in New York. Later, Lee recorded drum tracks for the alternative rock band Jack’s Mannequin’s album, Everything in Transit. Additionally, in the year 2009, he played keyboards with Deftones at a benefit show for defunct bassist Chi Cheng.
After that, he played drums for Ludacris at the BET Awards 2010 in June 2010. He also joined the Smashing Pumpkins to perform drums for their Monuments to an Elegy album in the year 2014.
Rock Star Supernova
This talented musician, Tommy formed a new band called Rock Star Supernova in the year 2006 with Jason Newsted and Gilby Clarke. From the 2006 season of Rock Star, Lukas Rossi was selected as the lead singer for Supernova.
In the year 2000, Tommy started to work as an electronic dance music DJ with his Methods of Mayhem DJ/production partner, DJ Aero. The duo together is known as Electro Mayhem. They debuted as DJs on the main stage at Ultra Music Festival during Winter Music Conference in the year 2004.
Later, in 2007, they have clocked over 60 club dates as DJs throughout North America. Furthermore, they also performed at Miami’s WMC in 2008, and the Meowington Hax tour in 2011.
Tommy also got huge popularity by making his theatrical film debut in a minor role in the 2001 fantasy romance film, Vanilla Sky. Earlier, he has also made his television debut on the talk show, Howard Stern in 1994.
After that, Lee starred in Tommy Lee Goes to College, a reality show for NBC in 2004. In fact, he also served as one of the producers of the show. Other than this, he starred in another reality TV show for Planet Green, Battleground Earth.
Girlfriend, Affairs, Wife, and More
Talking about his relationship status, Tommy has been married four times. He first tied the sacred knot of marriage with Elaine Starchuk. Later, in the year 1986, he got married to actress Heather Locklear. However, their relationship came to an end in the year 1993. Thereafter, Lee got engaged with Bobbie Brown but later split before getting married.
After that, Tommy married actress Pamela Anderson on 19 February 1995. The duo got married just four days after they met each other. Later, this lovely couple was blessed with two sons together, Brandon Thomas and Dylan Jagger. Unfortunately, the duo divorced in 1998. Again, they reunited briefly but split again in 2001.
In fact, this lovely couple once again reunited in 2008 but split once again for the last time. Furthermore, he started to date social media celebrity Brittany Furlan in 2017. Later, on Valentine’s Day in 2018, the duo announced that they got engaged. After a year on Valentine’s Day in 2019, they got married to each other.
|Wife||Elaine Starchuk (Ex-Wife)
Heather Locklear (1986-1993)
Pamela Anderson (1995-1998)
Brittany Furlan (2017- Present)
|Children||Sons: Brandon Thomas and Dylan Jagger
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|Favorite Actress||Not Known|
|Favorite Destination||Not Known|
Some Interesting Facts About Tommy Lee
- His Zodiac sign is Libra.
- When he was four years old, Lee received his first drum and received his first drum kit when he was a teenager.
- Tommy is a supporter of animal rights and PETA.
- He currently uses Remo drum heads, Zildjian cymbals, DW drums, DW and Ahead drumsticks.
- He is also very popular on Instagram has more than 1.2 million followers.
- Tommy and his then-wife Pamela Anderson had videotaped their sexual activities during their vacation. In fact, this video was stolen and released on the Internet in the year 1995.
- He also served six months in the county jail in 1998 after pleading no contest to kicking Pamela Anderson while she was holding their son Dylan.
- Lee also pleaded guilty to engaging in a fight and assaulting Kid Rock at the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards ceremony.