Tommy Lee 2011 drum solo on roller coaster

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I know some of this was on another post......here is some more. Hang on!!!!


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Good for Tommy!

Maybe not the best "solo"......but Tommy keeps the fun and entertainment in drumming. And what a great thrill for that fan.
 

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Meh. I remember watching a VH1 Rockumentary.... they had other "pro's" talking about his "playing":

"Man, he was the first person to play upside down. No one ever done that before".

Of course Buddy Rich already did it:

 
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I saw a porno of TL with PA back in the day. He might be able to get the whole stage to shift by moving his unit from one pants leg to the other!
 
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Gotta chime in on Tommy. IMO, He was better in the early years. He has withered over the years. His solo's are "beats". Definitely not a polyrhythm guy. He was on fire for the first few albums... honestly, the drugs, alcohol, and age are taking its toll on him. He definitely a great, "beats" guy, but that's about it.
 
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Meh. I remember watching a VH1 Rockumentary.... they had other "pro's" talking about his "playing":

"Man, he was the first person to play upside down. No one ever done that before".

Of course Buddy Rich already did it:


I have seen alot of Buddy clips, but not that one. Awesome! Thanks for sharing
 
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Meh. I remember watching a VH1 Rockumentary.... they had other "pro's" talking about his "playing":

"Man, he was the first person to play upside down. No one ever done that before".

Of course Buddy Rich already did it:

 
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Meh. I remember watching a VH1 Rockumentary.... they had other "pro's" talking about his "playing":

"Man, he was the first person to play upside down. No one ever done that before".

Of course Buddy Rich already did it:

Toooooo Koooool! Buddy did it ALL!
Kudos to the man put that video together!
 
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Meh. I remember watching a VH1 Rockumentary.... they had other "pro's" talking about his "playing":

"Man, he was the first person to play upside down. No one ever done that before".

Of course Buddy Rich already did it:

When I read this, I had to do some fact checking and I have the results. Buddy didn't do it first! This clip of Buddy is from the 1975 TV Show "I've Got a Secret" hosted by the great Steve Allen. The thing is, Buddy was a replacement guest. A friend of mine had developed an upside down drum stage for his band Whitehorse. As a side note, one of their "other" band names was Motley Crew (correct spelling). Their guitarist was a fellow who later went by the name Mick Mars. I've mentioned this before, but this is all germane to this topic. Anyway, my friend Jack was scheduled to play an upside down duet with Steve Allen on the show. As fate would have it, Jack broke his leg and was replaced on the show by Buddy. Hard to believe when a guy I've known for a decade starts telling me Buddy Rich took his gig, but he sent me a copy of this 1979 MD article to prove it.

View attachment 109167

So Buddy and Tommy got the idea from Jack. Tommy just did it bigger and obviously, Buddy did it better.

Now I just have to convince Jack that Steve and Vinnie have been stealing my gigs for years...
 
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Well, that was just a neat read! Thanks for setting the record straight!

-Ryan
 

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In the Tommy Lee video - was he playing with MOTLEY CREW or THE OHIO PLAYERS?
 

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pretty lame if you ask me.
Which, the idea, Tommy, or Buddy?

Pretty much anything Tommy Lee does to me is kinda lame. I love Buddy...he could never be lame.
Tommy has always been innovative, and he was much more of a showbiz drummer. I have had two friends see Buddy play once, ages 18, and 17. They approached Buddy and he screamed at them for wanting an autograph. To me, great drummer or not, your persona as a drummer is just as important as your playing. I probably would of knocked out his teeth had he spoke to me in that manner.

Tommy is know for being a great guy, and Buddy is know for being a complete ahole... I would rather have Tommy's reputation than Buddy's....
 


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