MÖTLEY CRÜE’s Tommy Lee On New Album – “We’ll Start Compiling Ideas This Summer”

MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee has spoken to Billboard.com about the band’s upcoming tour with POISON and the NEW YORK DOLLS to celebrate the the 30th anniversary of the band’s first album. Lee says the band is “just starting” to talk about its stage production for the jaunt, which begins June 7 in Dallas, Texas and so far has 38 dates booked through August 5 in Toma, Wisc. Repertoire decisions, including how to treat the anniversary of 1981’s Too Fast For Love, will be made in April when Lee, Nikki Sixx (bass), Mick Mars (guitar) and Vince Neil (vocals) convene for rehearsals.

“When the four of us are together, which we will be in the summer, that’s usually when it goes down,” he says about creating new Crüe music. “We record sound checks with new ideas. I always have a studio on my bus. So I would imagine we’ll start compiling ideas this summer. It’s almost like you’ve got to get away from home to start writing music.”

Read the entire interview here.

Mötley Crüe, Poison, New York Dolls dates include:

June
7 – Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion
9 – San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center
10 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
12 – Albuquerque, NM – Hard Rock Pavilion
14 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl
15 – San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
17 – Phoenix, AZ – Desert Sky Pavilion
18 – Las Vegas, NV – Venue TBD
19 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
21 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
22 – Maryland Heights, MO – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
24 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
25 – Milwaukee, WI – Bradley Center
26 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
28 – Toronto, ON – Molson Amphitheatre
29 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre

July
1 – Tinley Park, IL – FMB Amphitheatre
2 – Noblesville, IN – Verizon Wireless Music Center
3 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
5 – Hollywood, FL – Seminole Hard Rock Live Arena
6 – Tampa, FL – St. Pete Times Forum
8 – Biloxi, MS – Mississippi Coast Coliseum
9 – Pelham, AL – Verizon Wireless Music Center *
10 – Atlanta, GA – Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
12 – Charlotte, NC – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
13 – Hershey, PA – Star Pavilion at Hersheypark
15 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
16 – Camden, NJ – Susquehannna Bank Center
19 – Mansfield, MA – Comcast Center
20 – Uniondale, NY – Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
22 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
23 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
24 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
27 – Cheyenne, WY – Frontier Days **
29 – Youngstown, OH – Covelli Centre
30 – Frederick, MD – Outlaw Jam 2011
31 – Scranton, PA – Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain

August
5 – Tomah, WI – Fort McCoy

* Mötley Crüe and New York Dolls only
** Mötley Crüe only

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    Awesome so dj ashba gets to write a new crUe cd
    unless it sounds like shout at the devil vol.2 who cares

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