During a recent chat to SiriusXM’s “Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk“, Poison’s drummer Rikki Rockett said how he was just as nonplussed by Tommy Lee’s announcement as the audience must have been.
Here’s what Rikki said:
“I didn’t know anything about it. I swear I didn’t. I went out and he wasn’t playing. And I’m, like, ‘What the heck is going on, guys?’ So I went back and got the lowdown.”
“He’s taking a lot of heat, and I don’t think he should. Because I think what’s cool about what he’s doing is he’s coming out there and he’s going, ‘This is painful to do it, but I want the audience to know that I’m here.
”I’m here for the duration. I’m not wussing out on this.’ Instead of running home and sitting six weeks out while he recovers, he’s [out on the road, and] he’s part of the team. I think that’s bad**.”