Methods of Mayhem

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Methods of Mayhem
Methods of Mayhem album.jpg
The band's self titled album from 1999
Background information
Origin Los Angeles, California, United States
Genres Rap metal, nu metal
Years active 1999–2000, 2009–present
Labels Roadrunner, MCA
Associated acts Mötley Crüe, Rock Star Supernova, Econoline Crush, Jane's Addiction, The Panic Channel, Porno for Pyros, Banyan, Infectious Grooves, Beastie Boys, Hed PE, Sevendust
Members Tommy Lee
John Allen III
DJ Aero
Marty O'Brien
Morgan Rose
Past members TiLo
Chris Chaney
Stephen Perkins
Mix Master Mike
Kai Marcus
Kevin "Doc" Sullivan

Methods of Mayhem is an American rock band formed in 1999 by Tommy Lee, who had temporarily quit his position as Mötley Crüe's drummer.

History[edit]

Lee formed Methods of Mayhem on the eve of his divorce from Pamela Anderson. Their first self-titled album was released in late 1999 and went on to be certified platinum. The album featured appearances by Fred Durst, Crystal Method, U-God, Kid Rock, Snoop Dogg, Lil' Kim, George Clinton and Mix Master Mike. The band disbanded in September 2000.

Tommy Lee announced that he is reforming Methods of Mayhem, and would start recording in March 2009. Rumors of new members such as drummer Will Hunt, guitarist J3, guitarist Phil X (who had contributed to the first album), and the return of touring bassist Marty O'brien circulated. While an official touring line-up still has yet to be confirmed, it is known that each of these members have contributed to the latest album. A live performance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno saw Morgan Rose (of Sevendust) playing drums, with DJ Aero on Turntables, J3 on guitar and vocals, and Tommy Lee on vocals and guitar. There was no bass player present. Methods of Mayhem recently have been signed to Loud & Proud/Roadrunner Records.

Style[edit]

The band's self-titled debut featured a rap metal style,[1] while A Public Disservice Announcement was more varied in style, covering genres such as rap rock,[2] nu metal[2] and dance rock.[2]

Band members[edit]

Current members[edit]

  • Tommy Lee - vocals, rhythm guitar, drums, percussion (1999–2000, 2009–present)
  • John "J3" Allen III - guitar, vocals (2009–present)
  • DJ Aero - turntables, electronics (1999–2000, 2009–present)
  • Marty O'Brien - bass, vocals (2000, 2009–present)
  • Morgan Rose - drums, percussion (2010–present)

Former members[edit]

  • Stephen Perkins - drums, percussion (1999–2000)
  • Will Hunt – drums, percussion (2009–2010)
  • TiLo - vocals (1999–2000)
  • Chris Chaney - bass (1999–2000)
  • Mix Master Mike - turntables (1999)
  • Kai Marcus - guitar, vocals (1999–2000)
  • Kevin "Doc" Sullivan, keyboards, vocals (1999–2011)

Discography[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[3]
AUT
[4]
GER
[5]
1999 Methods of Mayhem
  • Released: December 07, 1999
  • Label: MCA
71 32 93
2010 A Public Disservice Announcement 153

Singles and EPs[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Huey, Steve (1999-12-07). "Methods of Mayhem - Methods of Mayhem". AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-10-21. 
  2. ^ a b c Heaney, Gregory (2010-09-21). "A Public Disservice Announcement - Methods of Mayhem". AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-10-21. 
  3. ^ "Methods of Mayhem – Chart History: Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved January 30, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Austrian Charts > Methods of Mayhem" (in German). austriancharts.at Hung Medien. Retrieved 2014-01-30. 
  5. ^ "Methods of Mayhem album chart positions in Germany". Retrieved 2014-01-30. 
  6. ^ "American certifications – "Methods of Mayhem"". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2014-01-30. 

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