Tommy Lee sidelined from Motely Crue tour

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Motley Crue’s traveling festival, CrueFest 2, hits the Comcast Center on Wednesday but the band will be short one member. Drummer Tommy Lee has been ordered by doctors to sit out of the band’s ongoing tour due to a hand injury he suffered last week. Lee was reportedly burned while playing with a set of sparklers. Rather than cancel any shows, Crue have enlisted Sevendust drummer Morgan Rose to fill in for Lee.

“We all wanna say were sorry Tommy has to sit out a couple shows,” wrote bassist Nikki Six on his MySpace page. “But we hope to have him back up on the drums ASAP. Until then, he is at all the shows, jumping around, helping out with vocals and playing piano ever so lightly on ‘Home Sweet Home'”. He went on to praise Morgan, calling him the “hero of the day” and explaining, “He came charging in like a knight in shining armor, drum pedals and sticks in hand, stepping onstage and pretty much nailing the show top to bottom first time out.”

There is no official word on when Lee will return to his full time role behind the kit for Motely Crue.
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As previously reported, Motley Crue are performing their classic album, Dr. Feelgood, in its entirety from beginning to end at every Crue Fest 2 performance to mark album’s 20th anniversary. Besides the 80’s glam favorites, Crue Fest 2 will feature Boston hard rockers Godsmack, along with Theory of a Deadman, Drowning Pool, and Charm City Devils.

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