MIAMI — Years before joining
"[Thursday] night for me was such an epic night. He won, like, three awards, and I got to give him one," the Mötley Crüe drummer said. "And I'm just sitting there and I'm watching [deadmau5] up there. He's sweeping awards like crazy. I'm like, 'Man, I remember this dude grubbing smokes from me.'
"It was just so cool to be sitting there and go, 'He's f---ing killing it,' " Lee added. "That made me really happy. I just had a permanent grin on me."
deadmau5, whose real name is Joel Zimmerman, will appear on the CW hit "Gossip Girl" on Monday night (March 29). Zimmerman — who, offstage, seems shy and camera-averse — found the experience to be a bit grueling.
"Yeah, the 'Gossip Girl' thing was kinda cool and all," he said. "I didn't have much of a clue at the time about what I was getting myself into, and had a laugh when they sent hair and makeup to my trailer. They looked at me with the [mouse head he wears onstage] and turned straight around.
"All the people there were really cool," he continued. "Had a long day, though — about 14 hours of shooting for probably 20 seconds of TV. Glad I don't have to do that every day."
Those fans who want to get more than a 20-second glimpse of deadmau5 can inspect his Facebook page, where videos featuring Lee and Zimmerman are on display. Among the highlights is a hilarious clip that plays off a bizarre interview with old-school rock manager Andy Gould.
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