Poison drummer Rikki Rockett feels that tour mate Tommy Lee is getting too much flack for having broken four ribs just before hitting the road on “The Stadium Tour.” Although Lee — against doctor’s orders — is braving through a handful of tunes every night with Motley Crue, the majority of the set is being handled by drummer Tommy Clufetos — who now plays with Ozzy Osbourne andghandled drum duties on the last Black Sabbath tour.

Rockett appeared on SiriusXM’s Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk and was asked if he knew Tommy Lee was injured prior to hitting the road, and admitted, “I didn’t know anything about it. I swear I didn’t. I went out and he wasn’t playing. And I’m, like, ‘What the heck is going on, guys?’ So I went back and got the lowdown.”

He went on to say that he thinks it’s uncool that some fans are slamming Lee for not playing the full set with the Crue: “He’s taking a lot of heat, and I don’t think he should. Because I think what’s cool about what he’s doing is he’s coming out there and he’s going, ‘This is painful to do it, but I want the audience to know that I’m here. I’m here for the duration. I’m not wussing out on this.’ Instead of running home and sitting six weeks out while he recovers, he’s (out on the road and) he’s part of the team. I think that’s badass.”

  • Def Leppard / Motley Crue / Poison / John  Jett & The Blackhearts “The Stadium Tour” dates (subject to change):
    June 24 – Flushing, NY – Citi Field
    June 25 – Philadelphia, PA – Citizens Bank Park
    June 28 – Charlotte, NC – Bank of America Stadium
    June 30 – Nashville, TN – Nissan Stadium
    July 2 – Jacksonville, FL – TIAA Bank Field
    July 5 – St. Louis, MO – Busch Stadium
    July 8 – Chicago, IL – Wrigley Field
    July 10 – Detroit, MI – Comerica Park
    July 12 – Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium
    July 14 – Cleveland, OH – FirstEnergy Stadium
    July 15 – Cincinnati, OH – Great American Ball Park
    July 17 – Milwaukee, WI – Miller Park
    July 19 – Kansas City, MO – Kauffman Stadium
    July 21 – Denver, CO – Coors Field
    August 5, 6 – Boston, MA – Fenway Park
    August 8 – Toronto, ON – Rogers Centre
    August 10 – Orchard Park, NY – New Era Field
    August 12 – Pittsburgh, PA – PNC Park
    August 14 – Minneapolis, MN – U.S. Bank Stadium
    August 16 – Indianapolis, IN – Lucas Oil Stadium
    August 19 – Houston, TX- Minute Maid Park
    August 21 – San Antonio, TX – Alamodome
    August 22 – Arlington, TX – Globe Life Field
    August 25 – Glendale, AZ – State Farm Stadium
    August 27 – Los Angeles, CA – SoFi Stadium
    August 28 – San Diego, CA – Petco Park
    August 31 – Seattle, WA – T-Mobile Park
    September 2 – Vancouver, BC – BC Place
    September 4 – Edmonton, AB – Commonwealth Stadium
    September 7 – San Francisco, CA – Oracle Park
    September 9 – Las Vegas, NV – Allegiant Stadium


  • Man — who would’ve EVER guessed going into this road trek that the story regarding Motley Crue wouldn’t be VINCE NEIL’S physical inability to play the entire Crue set on a nightly basis???

CHECK IT OUT: Motley Crue — with Tommy Lee — on June 19th, 2022 performing “Too Fast For Love” live in Orlando: