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Mötley Crüe playing new song; Tommy Lee’s kit may be a health risk

Posted by on July 7, 2014

When Mötley Crüe announced that they would  be retiring earlier this year, the tour poster and banner read “all bad things must come to an end.” The band has been playing a new song on their tour, which kicked off on July 2nd, and not surprisingly, it’s called “All Bad Things.” While the first performance of the song was marred by a flubbed intro, footage of it from their July 4th show has made it online. In introducing the song, Vince Neil says that the song hasn’t been released to radio yet, which seems to suggest that there will be a commercial release of it before too long. In a scathing review of the tour’s first night, the Detroit Free Press said there were no less than three interruptions, claiming the band was “sloppy and unrehearsed, and weren’t in anything resembling tour shape.” Despite that, the band seem to have shaken off their opening night jitters and bugs. Or hopefully anyway, since the tour features over 80 dates.

Even the review, however, mentions that the Crüe’s production and staging was impressive. Chief among them is Tommy Lee’s drum solo. While previous Crüe tour featured his set turning upside down or spinning like a roller coaster, this time, he’s upped the ante. The “Crüecifly” is a moving roller coaster that extends over the audience while flipping 360 degrees. However, it’s not a given that all audiences will get a chance to see it in action. The band’s Milwaukee show on the 4th didn’t feature the solo, which Lee reacted to on Twitter. “Hi guys! Want you to know certain venues can’t handle the Crüecifly! It’s not our fault their roof cannot hang the rig! It’s massive!”  Footage of Lee’s drum solo from the opening night of the tour is below, and while a drum solo is usually the point of a show where you go get a drink or hit the bathroom, this one looks like a must-watch.

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