Last year, Mötley Crüe‘s much-talked-about comeback tour made its way to Kansas City on July 19th, leaving a trail of negative concert reviews in its wake. Just when it seemed like things couldn’t possibly take a turn for the worse, the band’s drummer, Tommy Lee, found himself at the center of a major blunder.
The latest mishap involving Tommy Lee revolves around the revelation that he was using backing tracks during their performance, a practice that has raised eyebrows in the music industry. The incident occurred during the band’s show in Kansas City on July 19th, as reported by WEBN 102.7 FM:
“Tommy Lee is the latest member to face allegations of using backing tracks during live performances after he was caught not being behind his drum kit as the cymbal crashes introduced ‘Looks That Kill’ during the Kansas City concert on July 19th. In a video capturing the incident, viewers can clearly observe Tommy’s drum technician adjusting something on the drum kit as Tommy urgently rushes the technician away from behind the kit. This happens just as drum sounds start emanating from the PA system.”
To shed further light on the situation, a YouTube user named Curt Taft uploaded concert footage from one of Mötley Crüe’s most recent gigs on The Stadium Tour. In the video, during the opening of “Looks That Kill,” fans can plainly see and hear Tommy Lee absent from his drum kit, yet the drums seem to play on their own.