At this time, he changed his name to Tommy Lee and earned the nickname "T-bone" due to his 6′ 2½″ height and his lean physique.Shortly afterwards, guitarist Mick Mars joined the band.Lee has a younger sister, Athena Lee (née Bass) (b.
As well as being the band's long-term drummer, Lee founded rap-metal band Methods of Mayhem, and has pursued solo musical projects. He has been married to actresses Heather Locklear and Pamela Anderson.
He received his first drum when he was four years old, and his first drum kit when he was a teenager.
Famous hair metal drummer Tommy Lee has a lot more free time on his hands now that Mötley Crüe has hung up the leather for the last time since ending their final tour back on New Year’s Eve 2015.
In addition to filling his time jamming out to pop hits on stage with John Mayer and Post Malone, the now 54-year-old drummer seems to be enjoying the retired life by analyzing how younger generations interpret his days of performing back in the 1980s.
In August 2002, Tommy Lee and his solo band joined Ozzfest, mainstage.
In 2006, he formed a new band called Rock Star Supernova with Jason Newsted (Voivod, ex-Metallica) and Gilby Clarke (ex-Guns N' Roses).As a teenager, Lee listened to Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, Cheap Trick, Kiss, AC/DC and Sweet.His main drumming influences were John Bonham, Tommy Aldridge, Alex Van Halen and Terry Bozzio.” Lee's reactions are equally as fun, as the drummer goes from calling one kid a “little hipster guy in training” to admitting that “there’s nothing better than looking out into the audience and seeing these age kids doing this [mimicking metal hands]”.The video was the latest in the "React" series from Fine Brothers Entertainment, which features both kids and adults watching videos or content that weren’t exactly created for their age group or demographic.Tommy recommended a singer he had met during high school, Vince Neil, who soon joined the group, and Mötley Crüe was formed.