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Wednesday, 06 January 2016 13:51

Celeb Slab - (01-06-2016)

Motley metaphor

Every so often, I'm confronted with an item that defies definition. These events, while not necessarily Slam-worthy, resonate and continue resonating. These are the moments when the general confines of this space must be shrugged off so that mention can be made of something wonderful.

This week, that moment is Tommy Lee.

For those who were unaware, Motley Crue is allegedly finishing up their last-ever tour. While we should all probably reserve judgment on the veracity of that claim rock and roll retirement has never been a cut-and-dried thing the fact remains that if they've reached the end, then they've gone out in a weird (and somehow weirdly appropriate) way.

In a New Year's Eve show at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Lee took one final ride on the massive drum kit/roller coaster that the band has dubbed the Cruecifly (because of course they have). As he reached the ride's ill-conceived apex when he sat strapped to his stool upside down high above the crowd the Cruecifly chose to soar no more, leaving the drummer dangling helplessly as he waited for crew members to come rescue him.

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