Tommy Lee Permanently Banned From Coachella
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The web series, hosted by EDM superstar deadmau5, takes a page from Jerry Seinfeld‘s ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee’ show, in which the ‘Seinfeld’ star tools around in various vintage vehicles while talking about the art of comedy with fellow legends. Of course, deadmau5 isn’t a comedian, so you’re not likely to see him chauffeuring David Letterman anytime soon. Instead, his guests include the likes of Lee.
In the episode (which you can watch in its entirety above), the duo discusses a wide variety of subjects, including what it’s like to get drunk and accidentally give away your valuables and which parts of Greece are best for partying. Highlights include Lee’s explanation of Motley Crue’s decision to retire, as well as some reminiscing about the time Lee and deadmau5 were permanently banned from the Coachella music festival.
Remembering that the promoter was so angry “he was shaking,” Lee recalled how the incident was set off when he and deadmau5 made an unorthodox entrance on the festival grounds. Amid much laughter, the two admitted, “We just landed a helicopter in a field with burning vans.”
“I’m just wondering if one of us maybe accidentally f—ed his girlfriend,” chuckled Lee. “You can’t be that mad at somebody or hate somebody that much unless you’ve personally done something to him.” Whatever the reason for promoter’s rage, the confrontation ended with him screaming, “Motley Crue will never play Coachella!” and Lee shrugging, “OK.”
Of course, according to the band members, they won’t be playing much of anywhere after their upcoming farewell tour is finished. “This will be it,” vowed Lee. “Our guitar player [Mick Mars] has a spinal disease that’s slowly fusing his vertebrae together, so he’s … it’s one of those things that’s treatable but not curable, so he’s progressively getting worse. He doesn’t want to tour much longer, and I don’t blame him.”
Deadmau5 commiserated, pointing out that hiring a replacement for Mars is out of the question. “That’s such a bad look,” nodded Lee. “When bands are still playing the county-fair shows, and it’s like two original guys … we don’t want to do that.”