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Mötley Crüe’s Tommy Lee Launches New Project, Debuts Fred Durst Directed Music Videos


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Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee has once again branched off into other genres with his eponymous new project. In a roundabout way, this new endeavor has also found him reconnecting with his past output in his nü-metal band Methods Of Mayhem.

To that end, Lee recruited Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst to direct the below music videos for his new singles “Tops” and “Knock Me Down“. Durst of course guested on Method Of Mayhem‘s biggest single, “Get Naked“.

For this new project, Lee has dedicated his focus on representing both male and female perspectives in his music, creating a concept album of sorts dubbed “Andro“. According to a press release, ‘Androgyny is a combination of the essences of male and female genders and the album is the manifestation of the concept.’

For “Tops“, Lee recruited South African rapper Push Push. Rapper Killvein guests on the other single, “Knock Me Down“. Lee said of the latter:

“I heard his shit on the internet and I thought, this dude is badass, ‘Knock Me Down‘ had his name all over it. He raps like a beast, is super-talented, and actually says something. He’s gonna blow up.”

Killvein said of his experience working with Lee:

“It was great working with Tommy! It’s crazy because I grew up listening to Mötley Crüe so I never imagined I’d end up working with Tommy fucking Lee. I was surprised he’d even heard of me but that’s all thanks to our mutual friend, Danny Lohner.

Danny showed Tommy my music last year and that’s when Tommy sent me the beat. I recorded half the song in my garage in Sacramento and the other half in his studio in Calabasas. I was like a kid in a candy shop in there – he has everything. The video shoot was surreal. Getting to work with both Tommy and Fred Durst on that was a dream.”

Andro” will be out on October 16th through Better Noise Music with pre-orders up here. The album will also feature guest appearances from Josh Todd (Buckcherry), Brooke Candy and Mickey Avalon. Lukas Rossi , who performed with Lee in Rockstar: Supernova, cameos on an unspecified Prince cover as well.

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