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MÖTLEY CRÜE Recruits OZZY's Drummer Live After TOMMY LEE Breaks Ribs

Tommy Lee still played five songs with the band.

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Photo: Myriam Santos

Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee performed the first five songs of the band's kickoff stadium tour show at Suntrust Park in Atlanta, GA before handing off the sticks to Tommy Clufetos (Ozzy Osbourne, Black Sabbath). In a statement to the crowd and on his Instagram, Lee cited broke ribs incurred days prior to the tour as the reason, though he still did a great job considering his predicament. Of course we wish Lee a full recovery from his injury, and a hearty congrats to Clufetos for his position! Clufetos is also a part of L.A. Rats with Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx. So the replacement isn't exactly out of left field.

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"Man y'all ain't gonna believe this shit!" wrote Lee. "I broke 4 fucking ribs! But I've been resting and healing and even though the doctor tells me I shouldn't play at all, you know I'm stubborn and I'll beast through the pain every show for as many songs as I can! And have no fear, my boy Tommy Clufetos is here to help me out until I'm back at 100%… we've all been waiting years for this moment and there's no way I'm missing this! On with the show!"

Check out footage of the show below, with the setlist running as follows:

w/ Lee

  1. "Wild Side"
  2. "Shout At The Devil"
  3. "Too Fast For Love"
  4. "Don't Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)"
  5. "Saints Of Los Angeles"

w/ Cluefetos

  1. "Live Wire"
  2. "Looks That Kill"
  3. "The Dirt (Est. 1981)" (w/ Machine Gun Kelly)
  4. Medley: "Rock And Roll, Part 2" / "Smokin' In The Boys Room" / "White Punks On Dope" / "Helter Skelter" / "Anarchy In The U.K."
  5. Home Sweet Home"
  6. Dr. Feelgood"
  7. Same Ol' Situation (S.O.S.)"
  8. "Piece Of Your Action"
  9. "Girls, Girls, Girls"
  10. "Primal Scream"
  11. "Kickstart My Heart"

Mötley Crüe is now on their stadium tour with Def LeppardPoison, and Joan Jett And The Blackhearts.

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6/18 – Miami, FL @ Hard Rock Stadium [Tickets]
6/19 – Orlando, FL @ Camping World Stadium [Tickets]
6/22 – Washington, DC @ Nationals Park [Tickets]
6/24 – Queens, NY @ Citi Field [Tickets]
6/25 – Philadelphia, PA @ Citizens Bank Park [Tickets]
6/28 – Charlotte, NC @ Bank Of America Stadium [Tickets]
6/30 – Nashville, TN @ Nissan Stadium [Tickets]
7/2 – Jacksonville, FL @ TIAA Bank Field [Tickets]
7/5 – St. Louis, MO @ Busch Stadium [Tickets]
7/8 – Chicago, IL @ Wrigley Field [Tickets]
7/10 – Detroit, MI @ Comerica Park [Tickets]
7/12 – Hershey, PA @ Hershey Park Stadium [Tickets]
7/14 – Cleveland, OH @ First Energy Stadium [Tickets]
7/15 – Cincinnati, OH @ Great American Ballpark [Tickets]
7/17 – Milwaukee, WI @ American Family Field [Tickets]
7/19 – Kansas City, MO @ Kauffman Stadium [Tickets]
7/21 – Denver, CO @ Coors Field [Tickets]
8/5 – Boston, MA @ Fenway Park [Tickets]
8/6 – Boston, MA @ Fenway Parl [Tickets]
8/10 – Buffalo, NY @ New Era Field [Tickets]
8/12 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PNC Park [Tickets]
8/14 – Minneapolis, MN @ U.S. Bank Stadium [Tickets]
8/19 – Houston, TX @ Minute Maid Park [Tickets]
8/21 – San Antonio, TX @ Alamodome [Tickets]
8/22 – Arlington, TX @ Globe Life Park [Tickets]
8/27 – Inglewood, CA @ Sofi Stadium [Tickets]
8/28 – San Diego, CA @ Petco Park [Tickets]
8/31 – Seattle, WA @ T-Mobile Park [Tickets]
9/7 – San Francisco, CA @ Oracle Park [Tickets]

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