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31 May

Tommy Lee Bids Farewell to the 360 Rollercoaster Kit

Last week brought an end to an exciting and jaw-dropping chapter in rock history, as Tommy Lee and Motley Crue gave a bittersweet retirement o the now-legendary 360 Rollercoaster drum kit.  And what better way for a rockstar to to say farewell, then by smashing a bottle of Dom Perignon over the bass drum? 

Over the course of the last 2 years, Tommy Lee has provided the highlight of every Motley Crue show by pulling off a drum soloing spectacle that simply can’t be beat.  Sitting atop a massive rollercoaster loop that resides at center stage, Tommy’s Epro Live drum set races around the track firing off a choreographed and unforgettable light and pyrotechnics show, all while Tommy is slamming his way around the kit.  To add just a bit more excitement into the mix - and maybe a little bit more insanity- Tommy has been bringing lucky fans who he personally selected from the sold out crowds to join him on this looping adventure, sitting in a custom seat behind the drumming icon.  A video of the “360 Rollercoaster kit” in action can be seen below.

While designing the 360 Rollercoaster kit, Tommy Lee turned to the innovative design of Pearl’s Epro Live drums, especially the Tru Trac drumheads, to pull off and trigger his sounds throughout the looping madness of his solo.  With the wide variety of sounds both found in the Redbox module and those available in the Epro Live Sound Shop library, Tommy was able to find the exact tones he was looking for, even while hanging upside down.  Currently, Tommy is in the process of designing another Epro Live drum set for Motley Crue’s upcoming ventures, threatening a drum solo that somehow rivals the 360 Rollercoaster kit.  Tweeting on the topic, Tommy types, “Don't you all worry! Just wait 'til ya see what crazy I got for ya next!”

Tommy Lee will debut his new Epro Live kit, along with his predictably dangerous new solo, during Motley Crue’s upcoming Las Vegas residency this fall.  For more information on Tommy Lee and Motley Crue, and for ticketing information for their upcoming must-see Las Vegas shows, please be sure to visit the band’s official website, www.Motley.com. 

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