MÖTLEY CRÜE member Tommy Lee is featured in the latest episode of Ben Coleman‘s storytelling film series “Why I Create”.
When asked about the regrets he has from touring a lot, Lee said:
“When you’re touring and working all around the world constantly, I missed so many of those, I’m sure, really special times and years that just blew by. I’d be on tour, and you’re out there for a year, and I’d maybe see my kids twice in a year. They’d come out for a weekend and go home. So there are times that I’ll never get back that I missed. I don’t know what I missed, but I know I missed something probably really beautiful. So I feel like I’m playing catch-up.”
The rocker, who has been off the road since the CRÜE completed its final tour in December 2015, continued:
“I don’t think people understand how that all works when you have kids and a touring career where you’re constantly gone — you’re always gone. And I often wonder: why do I have this big, beautiful f*c*ing mansion that I’m never at. I ask myself ‘why’ a lot. But now I’m actually enjoying it.
I can take a year off and float in the pool that I’ve never floated in [because] I’m never here. I’m doing sh*t that I needed to do, like catch up with my kids, enjoy my home — do the things that I never get to do. And I really feel like these are the golden years, man — with my family and me personally. It’s been pretty f*c*ing rad.”