Tommy Lee — 'Drum Solo Live 1987'

Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we’ll provide the jams.

AHHHHHH. How the hell you doing, Jalops? I hope you had a fine Labor Day, though I highly doubt it was as productive and wonderful as mine. That’s because I closed out the long weekend by watching this video for the first time, after my best friend showed me an edited version that I thought couldn’t possibly be real. The banter is so awkward and hilarious, and while I know Tommy Lee had a spinning drum set, I was sure it was one of those fake lip-sync videos I watched several years ago.


But it’s real, and it’s fucking choice.

I planned to just post a transcription of his banter, but I’m still in a tizzy about one thing here, and I needed to let it out: What did he dream about????? There’s a several minute gap between the disclosure of a “sick, motherfucking dream” and letting his adoring fans know that “I guess dreams do come true, don’t they?” But what is the dream, dude??? Come the fuck on.

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Ryan Felton

Senior Reporter, Jalopnik/Special Projects Desk

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