Sunday, July 14, 2013

Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee rants about celebrity



Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee took to Facebook Friday to issue a full-on rant about the definition of celebrity in 2013.

The blurb began with a critique of reality tv, something Lee participated in on “Tommy Lee Goes To College” (2004) and “Rockstar Supernova” (2006).

"I’m a celebrity….really?,” begins Lee. “I think that means being famous, having pissed on the world’s fire hydrant, leaving your mark for years to come and making a dent in the globe the size of the hole in the ozone? The world’s view of a celeb today is the most fucked up, watered down bullshit I’ve ever seen. I’ve been in this game for many years now and the abundance of lame TV shows really sets a gruesome standard. Stupid shows about finding love on national TV? Partying in Jersey? Trapped on some island? Celebrity Rehab? The B-C crew that weren’t celebs in the 1st place!! Celebrity Apprentice? If you are a celeb why are you looking for an internship?”

“People wonder 'where the hell did the rock star go?' THE BOWIE’s, PRINCE’s, MICK JAGGER’s, They’re STILL here people!,” Tommy continued. “There’s nobody to blame but our own silly ass! We watch the shit like fans at an Indianapolis 500 race where folks only go just to wait for a fiery crash and burn! Ok I admit I do it too…but for the love of Jesus, I know it’s not right. Do you? Really? And these people who have their few episodes of airtime go on to host parties, sell perfumes, wonder why they’re not bigger than they are? They wonder why their “stars” don’t continue to “rise.” WOW!”

“Do you guys remember the days of talent?,” writes the drummer. “Something God gave you, or YOU crafted it into something special that people wanted to go see again and again! And if you were lucky and you made it, you found a way to showcase what you could do? And get paid? Getting paid for your God-given talent…that rules. I am lucky.”

“Celeb Dj’s? Ok!…don’t even get me started!!...how is that some (and I use the word super-loosely) celebrities show up and plug in their ipod or slam their “killer mix tape CD” and pretend to have created or dance behind the turntables to some shit that they have no idea how it was recorded or what machines or people created these yummy beats/songs!!!.....Celebrity!...The most misused word EVER! Getting beaten up more every day!”

“Here’s an example for you……CELEB CHEATERS? Yep, they’re out there. We all know that. And so does everybody else. But please…a TV SHOW??..Enter that tattooed Jesse James chick and Tigers Ping-fling! Nailed that putt, didn’t he? Here’s how I see Christmas going down at those girls’ houses: Hey mom n dad! I’ve got a job this year! Look, I’ve got a show, with a cool girl I met in L.A. We’re into the same stuff – like fucking rich guys for the sake of entrapment. It’s great. It comes with a 401K plan. Aren’t you guys proud of me?”

“The last thing these home wreckers need is more attention! They are nothing but fame whores and giving them a show is only rewarding them for their disgusting behavior. They should be forgotten! What were their names again? All I’ll remember is that one of them looked like MARILYN MANSON.”

Lee and Motley Crue have a few festival and headline shows lined up this summer before they head to Las Vegas this fall for their second residency in Sin City.

Billed as an “Evening In Hell,” the Crue will return to The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino for an exclusive 12-show run from September 18 through October 6.




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