Tommy Lee says that some of the stage production for KISS‘s “End Of The Road” tour “looks identical” to that on MÖTLEY CRÜE‘s final trek.
Earlier today, the CRÜE drummer tweeted a video of KISS‘s “End Of The Road” kick-off concert in Vancouver. The clip captured Gene Simmons and Tommy Thayer being carried by two gigantic cranes over the furthest reaches of the venue’s floor for the closing “Rock And Roll All Nite”.
Lee wrote in an accompanying caption: “Dayum @KISSOnline this sure looks identical to @MotleyCrue ‘s final tour”
This is not the first time Tommy has implied that another artist was borrowing from his band’s stage design. Last November, he threatened legal action against Travis Scott after finding out that the rapper’s stage included a roller coaster the drummer claimed was too similar to the one he used on MÖTLEY CRÜE‘s last few tours between 2011 and 2015.
Following Lee‘s comments, a lawyer for Scott told TMZ: “Tommy didn’t invent the concept of a roller coaster on stage and there’s no legal basis for his accusatory outburst. The actual creator and owner of the system has granted Travis all rights to use that equipment to complement his original stage design.”
Back in 2012, KISS and MÖTLEY CRÜE teamed up for “The Tour”, a joint summer package that saw each play a full set, with KISS closing every night.
In 2015, MÖTLEY CRÜE completed “The Final Tour”, closing the book on the band’s iconic career after performing a total of 164 shows in 72 markets, grossing over $100 million.
To cement the sense of finality, the four members of MÖTLEY CRÜE in 2014 publicly signed a “cessation of touring” contract that prevents any of them from performing under the CRÜEname in the future.