Watch: Tommy Lee Gets Stuck on Rollercoaster During Mötley Crüe's Final Show
Mon, 04 Jan 2016 13:30:10
In what might be the most expletive filled clip to hit the net in years, Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee's custom drum rollercoaster, the Crüecifly, malfunctioned during the band's final show of its career New Year's Eve at the STAPLES Center.
The slow moving coaster, which propels Lee and his drum kit, both strapped to a platform that rotates 360 degrees, reportedly launched during Lee's final solo, and broke down about halfway through the ride.
"What the f***?" Lee belts, after keeping the beat upside down for nearly 30 seconds, the music stops short, and technicians ascend the track to repair the prop. (Though Mötley Crüe may be just dad rock these days, you try drumming upside down for half a minute.)
Apparently, it's not the first time this has happened. In a 2014 interview with Loudwire, Lee talked about getting stuck before, at a show in Green Bay, Wisconsin. "I was up there a long time — a little over a minute — and that's not cool when you're playing upside-down and all the blood is rushing to your head," he says. "The thing is, nobody knew anything was wrong but I felt like I was going to f—ing pass out and my head was going to explode. I just kept going until somebody fixed it and it came back down again. In case the thing gets seriously stuck, we have a plan B escape route. There are a couple guys that can get to me and get me out, but thank God we didn't have to use that."
Well, looks like it finally came down to Plan B. "I'm having the best time of my life, until right now," Lee shouts to the crowd. "I knew something wasn't right when I took off."
Check out the footage via Vuture, or below:
—The ARTISTdirect Staff
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