Tommy Lee is a Greek-American musician and founding member of the heavy metal band Motley Crue.
Tommy Lee Early life and Education
Tommy Lee was born as Thomas Lee Bass on 3rd October 1962 in Athens, Greece. He was born to father, David Lee Thomas Bass, retired U.S. Army, and mother, Vassiliki Papadimitriou, a Miss Greece contestant in 1957. His parents moved towards California after he was born.
Lee was interested in musical instruments from his childhood and received his first drum at the age of 4. He completed his high school graduation from the Royal Oak High School in Covina, California. He was influenced by drummer such as John Bonham, Tommy Aldridge, Terry Bozzio, etc.
Tommy Lee Career
Tommy first band was Suite 19 in later 1970s. Eventually, he formed his band Motley Crue and no longer the band earned wide recognition. The band released its first album, Too Fast for Love, in 1981 and other such as Shout at the Devil, Theatre of Pain, Dr. Feelgood, etc and became one of the biggest hard rock/metal band of the 1980s.
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Tommy also starred in a tv show Tommy Lee Goes to College and present his past memories by publishing, Tommyland, in 2004. In 2008, he also appeared in reality tv shows along with rapper Ludacris for Battleground Earth broadcasted from the Planet Green network.
The band, Motley Crue, earned wide recognition but their decadent behavior of consuming excessive amounts of cocaine, heroin, pills, and alcohol, often made their fans depress.
Tommy Lee Personal life
Tommy earned wide recognition, fame, wealth, but couldn't earn a lifelong partner. He has been through several Ups and Downs in his love life which led him to married thrice. Firstly, he married to Elaine Starchuk then Heather Locklear who was an actress. Heather and Tommy married on 10th May 1986 and divorced in 1993.
Later, Lee married to Pamela Anderson, actress, and Playboy Playmate, on 19th February 1995. The couple welcomed two sons named as Dylan and Brandon. After three years of marital relationship, the couple divorced in 1988. The couple reunited briefly but split again in 2011.
Tommy also engaged to singer Sofia Toufa on 24th February 2014 but couldn't last long. Currently, he is dating Brittany Furlan, actress and vine star.
Tommy Lee Net worth
Tommy earns the good sum of money in his career. His several albums were successfully hit which earned him millions of dollar. His band was also listed at the 8th position on the Top Concert Money Earners list. According to Billboard Boxscore, During Motley Crue's The Red, White & Crue Tour 2005: Better Live Than Dead, earned US$33 million.
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Lee earns $1,000,000 from the album Too Fast for Love, $4,335,000 from Shout at the Devil, $500,000 from Generation Swine, $300,000 from Carnival of Sins Live, $500,000 from Methods of Mayhem, and much more. As per 2017, it is estimated that his current net worth is around $70 million.