Today is the birthday of Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee,
born in 1962. Formed in 1981, the band married two big styles: glam rock and
heavy metal. Soon there were opening for Kiss and Ozzy Osbourne. In 1985, The
Crue hit gold with their cover of Brownsville Station's "Smoking In The Boys'
Room," and developed a conscience (yeah, sure they did), performing on a heavy
metal Ethiopian famine relief single "Stars." In any case, the following year
Lee married "Dynasty" vixen (and future "Melrose Place" bad girl) Heather
Locklear, who he met at an REO Speedwagon concert (how romantic). In 1991 the
band won Rolling Stone's Best Heavy Metal Band reader's pick award, and Lee and
Locklear separated soon after. Lee has since married America's dream date and
"Baywatch" babe in arms, Pam Anderson, and most of his recent appearances have
been in the tabloids, brandishing weapons. Just the other week, Lee allegedly
got in a fight with a photog. As for what the Crue are up too, we don't know,
and, at this point, we don't really care.