Tommy Lee: Recording Albums Is Pointless
Motley Crue drummer suggests that there won't be another record from rock's hellraisers
In an interview with Noiscreep Lee attacked the idea of recording albums in the current climate.
He said, "As far as new music goes, and people say it all the time, 'When are you guys gonna make a new record, dude?' It's like, 'Really, why?' No one buys them anyway anymore. And I'm not sure what the reason is. To tell you the truth, I think the days of making a record, for me personally, are over.
"After this last Methods [of Mayhem, his side project] record I did I'll never make another full record I think. It's a waste of time cause people can only ingest a song at a time, so why not make bitching songs at a time and release them. If you want to call them singles, great, whatever; or at its maximum, an EP, four songs, done, boom. I just really feel like the days of the entire record are long gone."
He confirms that it would be a group decision if Motley Crue were to record again, but "I think it's just a waste of time, it really is. I don't listen to anybody's full record anymore and when I did, I don't think I listened to the whole record".
He suggests it might just be his "child-like short attention span", saying "I'm not a fan of that long, drawn-out f***ing album anymore. I don't think most people are; if you look at sales most people are buying songs at a time and they're just not really buying records."