Tommy Lee is considered as the real American rockstar.
|Net Worth:||$ 71 Million|
|Source of Wealth:||American Musician|
|Born:||October 3, 1962|
|Children:||2 (Brandon Thomas and Dylan Jagger)|
|Birth Name:||Thomas Lee Bass|
|Height:||6 ft 2.5 in (1.89m)|
Tommy Lee is an American musician and founding member of Mötley Crüe and Methods of Mayhem. He is very fond of drumming since his childhood and had played different kinds of drums in his career. Alex Van Halen, Tommy Aldridge, and Jon Bonham are some of his drumming influences.
Thomas Lee Bass was born on October 3, 1962 in Athens, Greece. His father, David Lee Thomas, served in the US Army. His mother, Vassilikki, is one of the contestants for Miss Greece during the Miss World ceremony in 1960. Their family relocated to California when he was approximately one year old.
Lee got his first drum sticks when he was four while his first drum kit when he was a teenager. He went to Charter Oak High School, South Hills High School, and Royal Oak High School. He dropped out of school and pursued his music career. Аѕ а tееnаgеr, hе loved listening to heavy metal music and musicians like Van Halen, Led Zeppelin, and Sweet.
As of January 2020, Tommy Lee has an estimated $71 million net worth. He gained his fortune from his musician career as well as live performances and royalties of his two bands. His album Generation Swine earned $500,000.
Lee started his music career by being part of the band Suite 19 in the late 1970s and changed his nickname to T-bone. In 1981, Motley Crue was formed by him and bassist Nikki Sixx. They were joined by guitarist Mick Mars and singer Vince Neil. In the same year, they released their first album Too Fast for Love. It was followed by several hit singles including Shout at the Devil (1983), Theatre of Pain (1985), and Dr. Feelgood (1989). The band helped him rise to fame quickly.
Lee left Motley Crue and formed another band called Methods of Mayhem in 1999. Aside from being part of the two bands, he is also featured in albums of other artists including Stuart Hamm, Nine Inch Nails, and Rob Zombie. He also released his first solo album Never a Dull Moment in 2002. It was followed by his second album in 2005 called Tommyland: The Ride. The album served as a track of his autobiography Tommyland.
In 2004, Lee reunited with Crue and released Red, White, & Crue, a double-disc anthology album that went quadruple-platinum. They also launched The Red, White & Crue Tour 2005 Better Live Than Dead, a reunion tour to support their album.
Apart from being a musician, Lee starred in NBC’s Tommy Lee Goes to College in 2005. The reality show features his attendance at the University of Nebraska and the challenges he faced to fit in. Crue band members sued Lee’s manager, Carl Stubner, for forcing him to do the show. They were forced to cancel their lengthy leg tour in 2006. Sixx announced that he is no longer part of the band in November 2007 but was refuted by Neil. Lee still ended up recording the album Saints of Los Angeles and joined the band on its Crue Fest tour in 2008.
In 2008, Lee embarked on another reality TV show with rapper Ludacris. The series is a battle between Lee and Ludacris (and their respective teams) to see who can keep their act more green.
Lee first married Canadian model Elaine Starchuk on November 24, 1984. The pair dated for two years before getting married. After 7 days of their marriage, the two separated in December.
Lee meets actress Heather Locklear backstage during an REO Speedwagon concert. The pair got married on May 10, 1986 after a whirlwind year of dating. He was just 23 years old at that time but he was sure that Lockheart is the one. Their wedding was attended by about 500 guests at the Santa Barbara Biltmore. He had been excited to grow old with her, but got separated in 1994. Locklear found out about his sexual encounter with a porn star.
Lee got married for the third time with actress and Playboy Playmate Pamela Anderson in 1995. They had two sons, namely Brandon Thomas (June 5, 1996) and Dylan Jagger (December 29, 1997). He was imprisoned for six months for kicking Anderson while holding Dylan. She was left with bruises, a torn fingernail, and a safety issue for her two sons. The pair divorced in 1998 but reunited after Lee was released from jail, then split again in 2001. After seven years, they were back together again, but had separated for good.
For the fourth time, he tied the knot with social media personality Brittany Furlan on February 14, 2019. The pair met via instagram in 2017, in which Lee followed her and they’ve arranged to meet. They got engaged on February 14, 2018.
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