Machine Gun Kelly — who memorably nailed his take on MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee in The Dirt biopic — has joined the CRÜE on Thursday night (June 16) in Atlanta for the live debut of “The Dirt (Est. 1981).”
Video footage from the performance can be seen below.
MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee was forced to leave group’s concert after only five songs of the band’s much-anticipated comeback performance at “The Stadium Tour” on Thursday night.
Lee made it through “Wild Side,” “Shout At The Devil,” “Too Fast For Love,” “Don’t Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)” and “Saints Of Los Angeles” before announcing to the crowd that he broke several ribs days earlier, forcing him to hand over the sticks for the remainder of the performance to Tommy Clufetos (OZZY OSBOURNE, BLACK SABBATH).
Lee said to the crowd: “We did it! You did it. We did it. We’re f*cking here. Two and a half years.
“Okay, well, anyway, what I’ve gotta tell you is about 14 days ago, I f*ckin’ broke not one, not two, not three, but four f*ckin’ ribs right here. I wish I had a f*ckin’ badass story, like me and Connor McGregor f*ckin’ scrapping out in some f*ckin’ bar or something. But I don’t,” Lee said.
“Anyway, I hope you guys have a f*cking great time,” he added. “And my boy Tommy Clufetos back here, he’s gonna help me get through this. ‘Cause the doctors told me, ‘No playing, bro. No playing.’ And I was like, ‘Are you f*cking high, bro? We’ve got a f*cking tour to do.’ So anyway, I ain’t f*ckin’ sitting out for sh*t. My boy’s gonna help me out here, and I’ll see you guys later. On with the goddamn show.”