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Tommy Lee: Bio, Family, Relationships, Career, and Net worth

Who is Tommy Lee?

Only a few people are genuinely gifted that way, to find their life, goal, and career, and even get successful. A name in the music industry to have earned such a good fate is Tommy Lee.

His band’s hit songs were legendary before they dissociated. Netflix has decided to make a biopic documentary on the band. So, the band members are in the limelight again.

Quick Facts

Full NameThomas Lee Bass
NicknameTommy Lee
Sun SignLibra
Weight85 kgs (187 lbs)
Hair colorBlack
Eye colorBrown
Lucky colorBlack
Lucky number6
Lucky matchGemini, Leo, Sagittarius, and Aquarius.
Favorite instrument brandsDW, Tama drums, Sonor, Pearl drums, Paiste, Avedis Zildjian Company, Vic Firth, and Vater percussion
Favorite artistsLed Zeppelin, Van Halen, Cheap Trick, Kiss, AC/DC, Sweet, John Bonham, Tommy Aldridge, Alex Van Halen, and Terry Bozzio.

What is Tommy Lee’s real name?

Tommy Lee (whose real name is Thomas Lee Bass) is an exceptional musician and a founding member of ‘Mötley Crüe.’ He is the brilliant drummer who founded the rap-metal band ‘Methods of Mayhem.’

Tommy Lee childhood

How old is Tommie Lee?

Born in Kypseli, Athens, Tommy is fifty-eight this year, on October 3rd. He started his music career in 1979 and is active to date.

Who are Tommy Lee’s parents?

Tommy’s mother, Vassiliki Papadimitriou’ Voula,’ was a model and a contestant for the 1960s Miss World. His aunt Athena was a drummer who must have influenced Tommy while growing up into the same career.

His father was a US army sergeant named David Lee Thomas Bass. His father, later on, moved from Greece to California in America.

Tommy was one year old when he came to the US. He grew up as a happy child and received love and care from his family.

Tommy Lee got his first drum at the age of 4, and by the time he was a teenager, he had a complete set. However, the happy-go-lucky kid could not pursue his academic career. Tommy dropped out of high school to pursue his music career.

He started his career in an LA club band called ‘US101.’ Then he joined a club called ‘Suite 19’ in the late 1970s. It was the formal start of his career as a musician, drummer to be exact.

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Tommy Lee personality traits

As per his sun sign, Tommy is undoubtedly a romantic guy with a great sense of fashion and art. He doesn’t have characteristics like soft, gentle, graceful, and non-threatening.

Libra is an air sign, so when things fall off, they fall off-balance too, which must be Tommy’s case. He is a cool person. However, he is nowhere near a calm and non-angry person.

Tommy sure has some anger issues in him.

Photo of Tommy Lee playing drums

How tall is Tommy Lee?

Tommy’s height is 1.89 m (6.02 ft).

Tommy Lee: Relationships

How many wives did Tommy Lee have?

Multiple marriage failures have been a bane to Tommy’s life. It looks like a world-famous rock musician is not very lucky in terms of relationships. Tommy has been married four times.

Who married Tommy Lee?

Tommy was first married to Elaine Starchuk. He divorced her only a year after their wedding.

He married his second wife – the famous actress Heather Locklear, next year, on May 10th, 1986. Their marriage did not last more than seven years, and the couple separated in 1993.

Why did Heather divorce Tommy Lee?

The divorce was a controversy and a matter of great rumors about the couple. Though nothing was officially proved, the primary reason behind the separation was said to be Tommy’s affair. He cheated on Heather with a porn star.

Who is the mother of Tommy Lee’s children?

Tommy has two children: both sons from Pamela Anderson. She is an actress by profession. Pamela was ‘love at first sight’ to Tommy as he married her only four days after meeting her for the first time.

Tommy must have been one reckless guy when it comes to love. When Tommy met Pamela, he was already engaged to Bobbie Brown. His first son Brandon Thomas was born on June 5th, 1996, and his second son Dylan Jagger was born on December 29th, 1997.

Pamela and Tommy had a naughty vacation in 1995, where they recorded their sexual activities. Those recordings got stolen and released as viral internet pornography. Their maid Rand Gauthier stole it and sold it to Internet Entertainment Group.

The company got sued, and they had to pay Tommy. But the tapes were legalized and sold, tripling the website’s regular traffic. It was both a funny and embarrassing issue, but it was enough to ruin a good couple relationship.

How long were Pam and Tommy married?

Tommy and Pamela separated in 1998. They were together for three years. He reunited with Pamela for a brief period of time when he came out of jail. But, the reunion could not lead to a successful marriage, and they split again in 2001.

Who is Tommy Lee’s girlfriend?

Tommy met Mayte Garcia –a dancer during his musical tour. She sang for Lee’s album ‘Never a Dull Moment and got engaged with him for a year, around 2002 to 2003. Their relationship did not go that well, so Tommy stayed single for a while.

After a few years, in 2008, Tommy announced that he was back with his ex-wife Pamela, but they split up again. He was traveling for his music projects when he met his girlfriend, Sofia Tufa.

Tommy met Sofia, who was a Greek-German singer, and dated her from 2014 to 2017. He was also engaged with her. This brief relationship ended when he finally met his current wife, Brittany.

Who is Tommy Lee married to today?

His latest wife is Brittany Jayne Furlan (Age 34), whom he married in 2019. Brittany is an American internet personality, actor, and comedian. She is best known for her work in Vine – an American video hosting service.

Tommy Lee with his girlfriend

She has been most famous and influential among her fellow female video stars, as Time magazine declared in 2015. She was also featured in the Netflix documentary ‘The American Meme’ in 2018.

A lady of Italian-American descend, Brittany, was born on September 5th, 1986, in Perkasie. After many failed trials of an acting career, she finally got her golden chance in web art.

She fell in love with Tommy, and the relationship excelled to the level of permanent bonding. Tommy finally proposed to her on February 14th, 2018. They exchanged their vows precisely a year later, on February 14th, 2019.

Tommy Lee road to fame

Tommy has also inclined his career a little towards songwriting and working as a DJ. He has been doing solo music projects for a long time now. Tommy is an all-in-one package for a musician.

Tommy’s career with discography is vivid and consistent, unlike many musicians. He has so far published three solo studio albums, ‘Never a Dull Moment’ (2003), ‘Tommyland: The Ride’ (2006), and ‘Andro’ (2020), with a total of twelve songs.

Tommy has one album with ‘Rock Star Supernova,’ eight with ‘Motley Crue,’ and two with ‘Mayhem’s Methods.’ His albums are solid hits and pay him off for the hard work he bestows on every single of them.

‘Motley Crue’ was famous for its debut in 1981 under Elektra records. The group had a strong fanbase.

However, the band was famous for its decadent behavior both on and offstage. The band members were often accused of very high consumption of drugs and alcohol.

Are Nikki Sixx and Tommy Lee still friends?

Apparently, ‘Motley Crue’ had signed a ‘No tour’ contract after their’ final tour.’ Nikki Sixx and all other band members had agreed never to have a reunion. Since there was a lot of drama involved in the band, and disputes among members were common.

However, the bandmates are known to have a good relationship. The members had agreed on the dissociation. Therefore they have been friends for life.

Who owns Motley Crue?

When Motley Crue had retired in 2015, the group dissociated. The record label Motley Records, which owned the rights over ‘Motley Crue’ and their music, also ended.

This record label reopened when the band reunited in 2019 to record new tracks for their biopic called ‘The Dirt.’

Why did Motley Crue sign a contract never to tour again?

Motley Crue did not want to end like how regular bands would end up, reuniting time and again. They believed their mission to blow the audiences up was successful.

The band members believed that they should take their different paths. It is why they signed such a contract never to tour again.

Tommy got lucky to be pretty rich out of his talent. Not everyone has the luxury to live such a rich life having the career option he has chosen.

For instance, Generation Swine earned $5 million, which was a good return for its hard work on its creation. Tommy also tried working in reality shows and producing one of them during 2004. However, those were not very popular.

He had guest appearances on several shows since a program called Rush Street by Richard Max in 1991. He also featured in Post Malone’s album ‘Beerbongs and Bentleys’ for the song “Over Now.”

Tommy uses different drums like DW drums, DW and Remo drum heads, Zildjian cymbals, and Ahead drumsticks for his performances.

Tommy Lee controversies

The scandalous love life of the big-time drummer is no less than a big pile of controversies. Apart from his personal life, Tommy had some terrible controversies that led him to legal consequences.

Tommy has faced a lawsuit for exposing an illegal tattoo of ‘Swastika,’ which he had to remove. He also went to jail for spousal abuse – for kicking the mother of his child while she was holding their baby.

Tommy had a bitter fight with his photographer when the incident of ‘Swastika’ happened. In 1997, he got arrested with Nikki Sixx after instigating a riot in their concert. Nikki had made racist comments and physical misconduct on the black security guard.

Tommy had to face a lawsuit again in 2001. It was because his son’s friend drowned to death during his son’s birthday party at his swimming pool. He was charged with negligence in the case.

He also fought with Kid Rock at MTV Video Music Award function in September 2007. Tommy and his present wife were involved in a controversy for publicly foul-mouthing actor Ryan Peavey.

Tommy Lee net worth, charity, and social life

What is Tommy Lee’s net worth?

Tommy Lee’s estimated net worth as of January 2020 is USD 71 million. His music career bestowed upon him gifts of live performances and royalties of two bands. Tommy is so far the wealthiest member of Motley Crue.

Tommy’s Facebook page has 64,949 followers. His Twitter has 673.4 K followers, and his Instagram account has 1.1 M followers at present.

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Tommy’s personality seems to be much of a carefree and jolly nature. He likes to keep funny adult jokes, share his favorite Netflix shows, performances, and anything that he agrees with within his posts.

His profile pictures, including most famous DPs on pages like Wikipedia, also have deliberately shown anger in them. Tommy has a whole-body tattoo, showing immense confidence.

He has archaic symbols like the ‘Om’ and lotus around his belly, dragon scales on limbs, etc. It shows his interest in mythological fantasies. Tommy’s pictures are mostly ‘in action,’ more or less candid shots.

Tommy has not made any personal charities or has not disclosed it to the media.

However, Tommy is also known for his undying love of pets. He openly supports animal rights and the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) organization. He was once on the news due to his action based on animal love.

It’s nice now and then to learn that our favorite celebrities are kind-hearted?

Tommy’s letter in 2010 to the president of SeaWorld park made him famous on the media. The letter protested against rare found Tilikum Orca’s treatment. It was hindering normal reproduction, and the enforced captivity also didn’t suit the poor thing.

He was strict against spending any more lives on the trainers due to the aggressiveness of the whale. Tommy sent a letter to Alison Merilla Redford, a Canadian politician, speaking against horse killings in Chuckwagon races of Calgary Stampede.

“A cowboy should know to respect his horse rather than riding it to death to show off a crowd.”

The Ministry of Canada well-acknowledged these kinds of thoughts expressed in his letters. Tommy is a kind of animal rights activist in his way. We all hope to see him in better performance soon.