Tommy Lee Arrested, Charged For 1997 Mötley Crüe Concert Melee

Former Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee returned to North Carolina on Monday to face charges of attempting to incite a riot during an October 1997 concert at the Greensboro Coliseum.

Lee surrendered to authorities in Guilford County and was released after posting a $5,000 bond and being formally charged for felony rioting and misdemeanor assault, according to the Associated Press. A trial date of October 20 has been set for the case.

The charges stem from an incident at a Crüe show in which bassist Nikki Sixx allegedly directed a racial slur at a security guard after witnessing the guard assault a female fan (see "Mötley Crüe's Sixx Clashes With Carolina Security Guard"). Sixx and Lee then supposedly dumped a drink on the security guard's head.

Sixx was arrested by authorities in North Carolina when Mötley Crüe -- with replacement drummer Randy Castillo in tow -- played a concert in Raleigh

back in September.

The bassist was also charged with felony rioting and the same three misdemeanors that Lee was charged with on Monday (see "Tommy Lee Gets Naked, Nikki Sixx Gets Arrested... Again").

In addition to the criminal charges, the security guard and his employer are also pursuing a civil suit against Lee and Sixx that is currently scheduled to come to trial next month.

Lee collaborated with several rappers and hip-hop artists such as George Clinton, Snoop Dogg, and Lil' Kim for the debut LP from his new band/project, Methods of Mayhem. The self-titled album is tentatively set for release in mid-November, and a video has already been completed for the first single, "Get Naked."