Tommy Lee Released

Tommy Lee was released from the L.A. County lockup this weekend after serving 16 weeks of his six month sentence for spousal abuse. The rocker was reportedly let out very late Friday night.

According to an Internet post by bandmate Nikki Sixx, Lee is expected to soak up some sun for a week or two before settling down to prepare for the group’s pending tour. Mötley Crüe will be hitting the road to support the album “Greatest Hits” which features two new tracks, “Bitter Pill” (formerly the title track before a change of plans), and “Enslaved.” The album is scheduled for an October 27 release.

The band begins its North American tour most likely kicking off in Boston that same day. The trek is so far schedule to run through January, though Sixx says that’s only the first leg.

Sixx also denied rumors that the band will break up after the tour.

Still, according to sources close to the band, it’s likely they will take a break before recording another studio album
while the various members work on solo projects.

Meanwhile, Sixx is in the studio with the first band signed to his own label Americoma Records, namely Laidlaw, formerly known as Moonshine. Sixx is at the controls as producer. He reports that former Journey singer Steve Perry made a surprise visit to the studio and was pressed into service on background vocals. There’s no release date set for the project at this time.