Never a Dull Moment (Tommy Lee album)

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Never a Dull Moment
Studio album by Tommy Lee
Released May 21, 2002
Recorded 2001–2002
Genre Alternative metal, nu metal, industrial metal, rap metal, power pop
Length 40:35
Label MCA
Producer Scott Humphrey, Tommy Lee
Tommy Lee chronology
Never a Dull Moment
(2002)
Tommyland: The Ride
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Never a Dull Moment is the first solo album by then former Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee, released on May 21, 2002 by MCA. Tommy Lee began writing music in September 2000, following Methods of Mayhem's stint on Ozzfest. Lee described the process in a 2002 interview:

"I locked myself in my home and I just started writing. I didn't know what I want to do; it was more like [I thought] 'let's just write and see where this goes and make this like a natural progression.' What you hear is where it went. The more we started listening to it [in the studio] the more my producer started going, 'Dude, you know, you can just call this what it is.' I was like, 'What are you talking about?' And he goes, 'Why don't you just call this Tommy Lee?' After thinking about it for a while, I realized he was right. That's when I made that decision, to just go under my own name rather than a 'band' name."[2]

Never a Dull Moment features the hit single "Hold Me Down". Its music video debuted in late April and found significant airplay on MTV2. Directed by Dean Karr, it revolves around Lee riding a strange flying machine which crashes. Cirque du Soleil-like performers are also featured in the video.[3] "Hold Me Down" was performed on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on May 22, 2002. The track, as well as the singles "Sunday" and "Ashamed" aired on Muzak's Power Rock station as well.

Aside from basic alternative metal, Never a Dull Moment encompasses a variety of styles. Ballads are offered through "Ashamed" and "Blue", which features guest vocals by Brandon Boyd, and "Sunday" boasts dance metal aesthetics. A cover of David Bowie's "Fame" is also featured on the album. In promotion of the album, Tommy Lee embarked on a tour beginning on May 24, 2002 and ending on July 20. This features bands such as Abandoned Pools and Headstrong. He also appeared on the Rock Fest 2003 tour alongside Nickelback and Default.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Afterglow" – 3:33
  2. "Hold Me Down" – 3:23
  3. "Body Architects" – 2:57
  4. "Ashamed" – 3:51 (featuring Chino Moreno of Deftones)
  5. "Fame 02" – 3:39
  6. "Blue" – 4:30 (featuring Brandon Boyd of Incubus)
  7. "Sunday" – 3:28
  8. "Why Is It" – 4:02
  9. "Face to Face" – 2:57
  10. "Higher" – 4:00
  11. "People So Strange" – 3:15
  12. "Mr. Shitty" (Skit) – 1:02

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Worley, Gail There Are No Dull Moments Around Here: An Interview With Tommy Lee Ink19.com (2002). Retrieved on August 15, 2008.
  3. ^ D'Angelo, Joe "Tommy Lee Hitting The Road In May" MTV.com (April 16, 2002). Retrieved on August 15, 2008.

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