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Tommy Lee

Rock Musician
Date Of Birth:
3 October 1962
Place Of Birth:
Athens, Greece
Best Known As:
Mtley Cre, drummer and Pam Anderson's ex-husband

Name at birth: Thomas Lee Bass

Tommy Lee first gained fame as the drummer for the heavy metal band Mtley Cre, who came to national prominence after touring with KISS in 1983. Mtley Cre was soon famous both for its maniacal concerts and its maniacal behavior offstage, with the heavily-tattooed Lee often leading the parade. Tommy Lee's musical career has sometimes been eclipsed by his very public personal life, which included tumultuous marriages to actress Heather Locklear (1986-93) and actress/pinup Pamela Anderson (1995-98). In 2005 he starred in his own "reality" series, Tommy Lee Goes to College, in which he attended classes at the University of Nebraska and played drums in the school's marching band. Tommy Lee published a memoir, Tommyland, in 2004. His albums with Mtley Cre include Shout At the Devil (1983), Girls, Girls, Girls (1987), Dr. Feelgood (1989) and Red, White and Cre (2005). The band's members published a group autobiography, The Dirt, in 2001.

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Tommy Lee dropped his last name, ?Bass,? during his early performing years in the 1970s? According to Tommyland, Tommy Lee?s father was American, his mother a Greek national? Tommy Lee has two children with Pamela Anderson: Brandon (b. 1996) and Dylan Jagger (b. 1997)? Before his marriage to Heather Locklear, Tommy Lee also was married for a few months in 1984-85 to a woman named Elaine Starchuk? Tommy Lee is no relation to actor Tommy Lee Jones.