Tommy Lee Biography: Age, Songs, Instagram, Height, Wife, Girlfriend, Wikipedia, Children

Posted By Johnson Ajiboye

Tommy Lee is a renowned American musician who plays drums for the legendary heavy metal band Mötley Crüe.

He is also the founder of rap metal band Methods of Mayhem and has released several solo albums. He is famous for his drumming skills, tattoos, and roller-coaster drum solos.

He has also been involved in various controversies, such as his sex tape with Pamela Anderson, his arrest for spousal abuse, and his feud with rapper Eminem.


  • Full name: Thomas Lee Bass
  • Nickname: Tommy Lee
  • Date of birth: October 3, 1962
  • Age: 62 years old
  • Gender: Male
  • Place of birth: Athens, Greece
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Musician, drummer, songwriter, producer, D.J.
  • Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
  • Parents: David Lee Thomas Bass, Vassiliki “Voula” Papadimitriou
  • Siblings: Athena Lee (sister)
  • Spouse: Elaine Starchuk (1984-1985), Heather Locklear (1986-1993), Pamela Anderson (1995-1998), Brittany Furlan (2019-present)
  • Children: Brandon Thomas Lee and Dylan Jagger Lee (sons with Pamela Anderson)
  • Relationship status: Married
  • Net worth: $70 million

Early Life and Education

Tommy Lee, now 62, was born in Athens, Greece, on October 3, 1962. His father was an American U.S. Army sergeant, and his mother was a former Miss Greece contestant. He moved to California with his family when he was one year old.

He grew up in West Covina and attended South Hills High School, where he joined the marching band. He dropped out of high school in his senior year to pursue a career in music.

He started playing drums at four and was influenced by bands like Led Zeppelin, Kiss, and Queen.

Personal Life

Tommy Lee has been married four times and has two sons. His first wife was Elaine Starchuk, a model, whom he married in 1984 and divorced in 1985.

His second wife was Heather Locklear, an actress, whom he married in 1986 and divorced in 1993.

His third wife was Pamela Anderson, an actress and model, whom he married in 1995 and divorced in 1998.

He and Anderson have two sons, Brandon and Dylan, who are both actors and models. His fourth wife is Brittany Furlan, a social media personality he married in 2019.


Tommy Lee began his career in music with the L.A. club band Suite 19, where he met Nikki Sixx, the bassist.

They formed Mötley Crüe in 1981, along with guitarist Mick Mars and singer Vince Neil. The band became one of the most successful and influential heavy metal bands of the 1980s and 1990s, selling over 100 million records worldwide.

Some of their hit songs include “Shout at the Devil”, “Girls, Girls, Girls”, “Dr. Feelgood”, and “Kickstart My Heart”.

Lee is known for his drumming skills, tattoos, and roller coaster drum solo, which involves playing drums on a platform that rotates and loops over the stage.

In 1999, Lee left Mötley Crüe to form his band, Methods of Mayhem, which blended rap, metal, and electronic music.

The band released two albums, Methods of Mayhem (1999) and A Public Disservice Announcement (2010).

Lee also released several solo albums, such as Never a Dull Moment (2002), Tommyland: The Ride (2005), and Andro (2020).

He collaborated with artists like Smashing Pumpkins, Rob Zombie, Jack’s Mannequin, and Post Malone.

He also started DJing and producing, working with artists like Deadmau5, Skrillex, and Afrojack.

Lee rejoined Mötley Crüe in 2004 and toured with them until 2015 the band announced their farewell tour.

In 2019, the band reunited and released a biopic, The Dirt, based on their autobiography of the same name.

2020 the band announced a stadium tour with Def Leppard, Poison, and Joan Jett, postponed to 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Tommy Lee has won several awards and accolades for his music and drumming. Some of them are:

  • Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance with Mötley Crüe for “Dr. Feelgood” in 1990
  • American Music Award for Favorite Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Artist with Mötley Crüe in 1991
  • MTV Video Music Award for Best Rock Video with Mötley Crüe for “Dr. Feelgood” in 1990
  • MTV Video Music Award for Best Cinematography with Mötley Crüe for “Girls, Girls, Girls” in 1988
  • Revolver Golden Gods Award for Best Drummer in 2009
  • Loudwire Music Award for Rock Titan of the Year in 2016

Net Worth

Tommy Lee has an estimated net worth of $70 million. He earned most of his wealth from his music career, especially with Mötley Crüe.

He also made money from his solo projects, DJing gigs, endorsements, and appearances on T.V. shows and movies.


Tommy Lee has been involved in several controversies throughout his life and career. Some of them are:

  • In 1995, he and Pamela Anderson made a sex tape during their honeymoon, which was stolen and leaked online. They sued the distributor, Internet Entertainment Group, and reached a settlement.
  • In 1998, he was arrested and sentenced to six months in jail for spousal abuse after he assaulted Anderson while she was holding their son. He also underwent anger management counseling and community service.
  • In 2000, he was sued by his former assistant, Scott King, for $1 million, alleging that Lee had assaulted him, exposed him to syringes, and forced him to perform humiliating tasks. The case was settled out of court.
  • In 2001, he was involved in a feud with rapper Eminem, who dissed him and Anderson in his song “The Real Slim Shady”. Lee responded by challenging Eminem to a fight, which never happened.
  • In 2007, he fought with Kid Rock, Anderson’s ex-husband, at the MTV Video Music Awards. The two were separated by security and escorted out of the venue.
  • In 2014, he was sued by his former engineer, James Kottak, for $200,000, alleging that Lee had failed to pay him for his work on Methods of Mayhem’s second album. The case was dismissed by a judge.

Social Media

  • Instagram: @tommylee
  • Twitter: @MrTommyLand


  • Mötley Crüe: Too Fast for Love (1981)
  • Mötley Crüe: Shout at the Devil (1983)
  • Mötley Crüe: Theatre of Pain (1985)
  • Mötley Crüe: Girls, Girls, Girls (1987)
  • Mötley Crüe: Dr. Feelgood (1989)
  • Mötley Crüe: Mötley Crüe (1994)
  • Mötley Crüe: Generation Swine (1997)
  • Mötley Crüe: New Tattoo (2000)

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