In a new Interview with “Worst Firsts” podcast, Motley Crue drummer recalls his first Japanese groupie experience. He said:
“[It was our] first time in Japan, which in itself is just epic,” Tommy recalled. “We were, like, ‘Oh my God! We’re in Japan.’ The cars, the people, the food — everything’s so rad. And we’re playing there… I think we were playing in Budokan — two nights sold out, which was huge. We go back to the hotel after the show, and it was packed with fans outside… So, this super-cute girl was just like… She was almost crying. ‘Tommy! Tommy! Tommy! Tommy Ree! Tommy Ree! Tommy Ree!’ They can’t pronounce Ls. Their Ls are Rs. ‘MÖTREY CLÜE.’ So I just grab her by the hand, bring her up to my room. And I got this bottle of Jack and a bunch of crazy sh*t in my room.”
According to Lee, the Japanese girl spoke “zero” English and giggled at everything he said and did. “And I’m just pouring Jack down her face like crazy,” he said. “So we get all f*c*ed up. So we do the thing. And after a night of drinking and doing all that, I wake up in the morning and I look around and she’s gone, first of all. And I’m, like, ‘Yes! This is awesome!’ Then I start to jump out of this stupor, and I look around the room and I’m, like, ‘Oh my God!’ When we went to bed, it looked like a bomb went off in the room — there was sh*t literally everywhere. Party room… Tables tipped over, clothes everywhere, bottles, cans… And I wake up and I look around. My clothes are all folded on the dresser… Everything’s perfect, and she’s gone, which is even more perfect.”
He added: “I don’t think I will ever forget that — to wake up after mayhem and look around… I was, like, ‘Did that even happen last night? Was that a dream or…?’ And I was, like, ‘No, it happened last night. But everything’s different.'”
Tommy went on to say that the girl left a thank-you note, expressing her gratitude to the drummer for a fun shared experience.