Motley Crue’s drummer Tommy Lee recently released a pair of new songs titled, “Knock Me Down” and “Tops.” Both will be appearing on his upcoming solo album, Andro, which is due on Oct. 16.
“Knock Me Down” was made with Killvein, a nu-metal act – while “Tops” boasts the contribution of Push Push, the South African rapper who worked as a stripper before making it in the rap industry.
Lee teased his two new songs via his social media earlier, and the music videos were directed by Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst.
Better Noise Music released a statement saying that Andro would, “challenge virtually everything you thought you knew about [Lee] and his musical proclivities,” noting the drummer had “finally emerged with a new set of tracks that seem to truly represent the music that he was meant to make – and that definitively reveals the depth and range of his musical fascinations.”
“It was me sitting around writing like a maniac,” Lee said. “I would just go down to the studio and tweak out – it would be like, ‘Whoa, he’s been down there for fucking days.’ But I would just be banging on the keyboard, and a sound would inspire me, or suddenly there would be this beat … and it all just followed.”
Lee admitted that his collaborators wrote their own lyrics. “Everybody really brought it,” he said. “We were all just really in sync with what we were trying to accomplish.”
The album also features a cover of Prince’s “When You Were Mine,” led by Lukas Rossi, as well as other titles such as “You Dandy,” “Caviar on a Paper Plate,” “P.R.E.T.T.Y.” with King Elle Noir, “Make This Storm” and “Demon Bitches” with Brooke Candy.
The LP is divided into halves, with one set of songs led by women and the other by men.
“It just made more sense that way,” Lee explained. “Good music is so rare these days that I just tried my hardest to do something that hasn’t been done yet. I really just like turning people on to new shit. You know when the waiter asks, ‘Do you have any allergies?’ I always just say, ‘Only bad music.’”
Andro marks Tommy Lee’s first solo record since 2005’s Tommyland: The Ride.
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