Who is Tommy Lee?
Tommy Lee is a famous name in the music industry. Tommy has been able to establish his name as an awesome musician. Furthermore, he founded the popular band, “Motley Crue”, as well as the rap-metal band, “Methods of Mayhem”. Tommy has more gained fame as a drummer. Likewise, he has done many solo projects which came into hits, including “Hold Me Down”, “Ashamed”, “Hello Again”, and many more.
Tommy Lee was born on October 3, 1962, in Athens, Greece, as the name Thomas Lee Bass. He was born to his father David Lee Thomas Bass, and his mother Vassiliki Papadimitriou. David served as an American US army sergeant, whereas Vassiliki competed at the 1960 Miss World event. Furthermore, Tommy grew up along with his younger sister, Athena Kottak, who is also a skilled drummer.
Besides, Tommy holds an American and Greek nationality, and as per ethnicity, his father is an American, and his mother is Greek. He has the star sign of Libra. With a height of 6 feet 2inch (188 cm), and weigh about 127 lbs (78 kg), he has an attractive personality. Likewise, he has been able to maintain his body fit and healthy along with the chest size 40 inch, bicep size 14 inch, and waist size 32 inch. Tommy has hazel eyes, and his hair color is black.
Early Life of Tommy Lee
Tommy grew up in West Covina, California. He became interested in playing drums from an early age. Just at the age of four, he had his first drum. Though he attended a school, he left and carried on his musical career. During his teenage, he listened to several bands like Led Zeppelin, Cheap Trick, Kiss, Sweet, from where he became inspired in music. Moreover, he became determined for being a drummer being motivated by John Bonham, Tommy Aldridge, Alex Van Halen, and Terry Bozzio.
After dropping the school, Tommy started to enroll in the band “Suite 19” in the 1970s. During the time, he had an interaction with the band members of Motley Crue. Then, in 1980, the band, where Nikki Sixx, Mick Mars, and Vince Neil involved, released their debut album “Too Fast for Love”. They released the album from the “Leather Records”, and then the next year, they signed with the “Elektra Records”. In the 1980s, the band Motley Crue aired series of hit albums, which contains “Girls, Girls, Girls”, “Shout at the Devil”, and “Dr. Feelgood”. Also, the band became recognized as the functional hard rock/metal bands at the time.
Tommy also had to go to the jail, as third wife Pamela Anderson accused him of hitting their first son. So, in 1999, while he was in jail only, he left Motley Crue, and formed next bane “Methods of Mayhem”, though he worked with the band for a brief time.
More About His Career
Furthermore, Tommy started doing a solo. In 2002, he released his first solo album with a mix of electronica and rap metal, named “Never a Dull Moment”. Eventually, he also started starring at the television. For the first time, he played in a reality television show “Tommy Lees Goes to College” in 2005. Also, in 2005, he reunited with his band Motley Crue for a tour and supported “The Red, White & Crue”.
Then, in 2006, Tommy found a band “Rock Star Supernova”, and released the self-titled album on November 21. Likewise, in 2008, he starred in the reality show”Battleground Earth” against Ludacris. Also, in the same year, he reunites with the Motley Crue released the album, “Saints of Los Angeles”. After two years, he starred in the show “Tosh.0”.
Subsequently, in 2014, in the album “Monuments to an Elegy” by the rock band The Smashing Pumpkins”, he played the drum. Also, in the same year, Tommy went with the Motley Crue for the last time. Particularly, in March of 2019, the film “The Dirt” released on Netflix, based on the biography of Motley Crue.
Personal Life of Tommy Lee
Tommy Lee is married for four times. Firstly, he married a model Elaine Margaret Starchuk on November 24, 1984. However, they divorced the next year. Then, after a year, in 1986, he married an actress Heather Locklear. Remaining together for about seven years, they separated in 1993.
After two years, in 1995, Tommy married Pamela Anderson. Moreover, Anderson came into attention after wearing a bikini on her wedding day. Also, the couple has two sons together; Brandon Thomas, and Dylan Jagger, born in 1996, and 1997 respectively. In 1998, the two divorced. Though they again reunited for a short time, they again separated in 2001. Likewise, also in 2008, they came along with each other and again got split.
Furthermore, in 2014, Lee had an engagement with Sofia Toufa, who is a Greek-German singer. They remained together until 2017 as a fiancee, however, then separated. Then, after a year, on February 14, 2018, he came into an open relationship with a social media influencer Brittany Furian. Then, on February 14, 2019, they tied a knot with each other.
Tommy Lee has been able to earn massive popularity from his professional career. Likewise, along with earning name and fame, he has also earned a handsome amount of money. His net worth is estimated to be about $70 million, as of 2020.