Video: Mötley Crüe’s Tommy Lee got stuck upside down in a rollercoaster at their final show

Video: Mötley Crüe’s Tommy Lee got stuck upside down in a rollercoaster at their final show

Motley Crue put on an epic farewell concert in LA at the Los Angeles’ Staples Center. The performance was incredible as always with Hollywood’s bad boys, but is was also sad knowing it would be their last. It’s almost like the end of an era. One that was the very best time of my life and the end to an incredible journey. Billboard reports that Thursday’s (Dec. 31) show began when the lights dimmed and The Sound of Music’s “So Long, Farewell” was piped through the speakers. Shortly into the set, lead singer Vince Neil stopped to thank everyone who helped put the show together, mentioning that drummer Tommy Lee’s drum kit roller coaster took two crews alone to assemble. Neil, visibly choked up, paused and turned away from the microphone. He finished by saying, “Most of all, I want to thank you motherf—ers for coming out and spending New Year’s Eve with us. Now let’s get to the music.”


From YouTube:

Tommy Lee gets stuck on drumming roller-coaster.

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The opening set included longtime hits like “Wild Side” and “Kickstart My Heart,” as well as a cover of The Sex Pistols’ “Anarchy in the UK.” During Lee’s solo, his infamous drum kit roller coaster malfunctioned, leaving the rock star suspended upside down halfway through his performance. As road crew members scrambled up the structure, Lee said, “It looks like the roller coaster is broken, well f— the roller coaster! 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.” That’s a heck of a way to end a rocker’s wild ride of a career… hanging upside down on a roller coaster. The drum kit was set right and as Lee climbed down the roller coaster guitarist Mick Mars launched into his solo. The drum kit was rolled back to the stage without it’s passenger, so Lee could finish playing the show. Motley Crüe rang in 2016 with the title track from 1989’s Dr. Feelgood. The quartet ended their 34 year-long career with the ballad “Home Sweet Home,” a fitting choice as all four wanted to end their life as a band in the same place where everything began. The 80’s was my favorite decade – it rocked, was uplifting and was prosperous. Here’s to hoping those times return as we say a tearful goodbye to Motley Crue… one of the all time greats of rock n’ roll.

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

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