ARTISTdirect.com editor Rick Florino recently conducted an interview with MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer and METHODS OF MAYHEM mastermind Tommy Lee. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.
ARTISTdirect.com: What inspired you to bring METHODS OF MAYHEM back now?
Tommy Lee: 2000 was the first album, and now it’s 2010! [Laughs] Every once in awhile, I’ve got to get my anything-goes-hat on and go for it. That’s what METHODS OF MAYHEM means to me. Anything goes stylistically. Whether it’s having a bunch of guest stars on the record like the first album or this one. I made this record with the whole world!
ARTISTdirect.com: Well, that aligns with your boundless mentality.
Tommy Lee: Totally, man! If I would’ve known how much work was involved in doing this, I probably wouldn’t have done it knowing that, but I’m glad I did it because it’s sick. People sent in the wildest stuff from all over the globe. You’re going to trip out when you hear it. It’s really a bitching record.