Tommy Lee replaced by Glen Sobel for one Motley Crue gig
Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee had to sit out the veteran band’s concert at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, New York on October 14, 2015 due to a sore wrist.
Lee was replaced by Glen Sobel who is the drummer for Alice Cooper‘s backing band. Alice Cooper has been the opening act for Motley Crue‘s farewell tour dubbed “All Bad Things Must Come To An End” since July 2014.
Sobel posted the following Facebook message regarding his surprise Motley Crue gig: “So today at 12:30pm I got a call from Motley Crue management about me filling in for Tommy Lee who has a hurt wrist. After our Alice Cooper set, I rocked a set w/ Crue here in Buffalo, NY. It’s been an insane day of prep & making cheat sheets. I can’t describe what an honor its been to rock tonight with Vince, Mick, Nikki & Tommy who was handling some of the electronics and cueing me through the in ear monitors from side stage. No- I did not do the Cruecify drum solo. But I played with the guys for the finale of Home Sweet Home on the hydraulic stage by front of house. It’s one of those things- had I known when I was a kid this would happen one day—-you get the picture. Here’s to hoping Tommy Lee‘s wrist heals up quickly. I’m familiar with the experience of playing though pain while being on tour. It isn’t fun.”
Lee actually went out to apologize to the Buffalo crowd explaining that he had tendonitis in his wrist, received a shot for it, could not play and would be replaced by Sobel.
The following message was posted on Lee‘s Twitter account on October 14, 2015: “im so sorry to say that i’m unable to play drums tonight guys!! i woke up at 3am with tendinitis!! fuck!!! cant even hold a drumstick!”
Tommy Lee talks to crowd about not playing Buffalo 10/14/15