Tommy Lee Left Hanging at Final Motley Crue show
Rockers Motley Crue closed out their time together with a New Year’s Eve show in Los Angeles that didn’t quite go as planned. The group rang in 2016 with their final show at the Staples Center, which was briefly halted when drummer Tommy Lee’s rollercoaster drum kit malfunctioned leaving the rocker suspended upside down as he called for help from members of the road crew.
“It looks like the rollercoaster is broken,” he yelled. “Well, f**k the rollercoaster! Come on guys, help. Come get me. I can’t believe this is happening on the last night. I knew something wasn’t right when I took off.” There was then a pause in the show as roadies unhooked the drumkit from the rails, so Lee could continue performing, but the hitch didn’t ruin the show, which featured a string of hits, including a cover of the Sex Pistols’ “Anarchy in the U.K.” Vince Neil and his bandmates rang in 2016 with “Dr. Feelgood” and then performed the anthemic “Home Sweet Home” as their last ever live song, before calling it a night and ending their careers together. Bassist Nikki Sixx said, “Maybe a year from now, somebody’s gonna look at you and say, ‘Remember that band Motley Crue? They were pretty cool.’ And you know what you’re gonna say? ‘Well f**k you, because I was at their last concert ever!'”