Watch: Is Mötley Crüe’s Tommy Lee Using A Backing Track For His Drumming?

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Via a video that has surfaced online, it looks like Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee may be using a backing track to assist with his drumming. In the video footage you will find below, during the band’s performance in Kansas City, you will find Tommy Lee approaching his drum set; just as he is sitting down, you can hear drums being played – but Tommy isn’t playing anything.

The use of backing tracks has been a heated topic for some. Back in June, Ace Frehley threw a jab at Kiss singer Paul Stanley for a lip syncing incident. There was also a whole thing that took place between radio personality Eddie Trunk and the singer of Santa Cruz (when the latter was accused of using backing tracks).

When it comes to the use of backing tracks during live shows, some people argue that, if someone is to buy a ticket for a live performance, they should expect the band to sing and play their instruments live.

Where do you stand on this subject? Backing tracks can be a very helpful tool for artists, but would you rather there be no backing tracks used at all?

Mötley Crüe is currently touring with Joan Jett & The BlackheartsPoison, and Def Leppard. If you are thinking about catching a show, you can find all the upcoming tour dates and locations below.

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July 28 – Ottawa, ON – Bronson Centre
August 5 – Boston, MA – Fenway Park
August 6 – Boston, MA – Fenway Park
August 8 – Toronto, ON – Rogers Centre
August 9 – Toronto, ON – The Horseshoe
August 10 – Orchard Park, NY – Highmark Stadium
August 12 – Pittsburgh, PA – PNC Park
August 14 – Minneapolis, MN – U.S. Bank Stadium
August 16 – Indianapolis, IN – Lucas Oil Stadium
August 19 – Houston, TX – Minute Maid Park
August 21 – San Antonio, TX – Alamodome
August 22 – Arlington, TX – Globe Life Field
August 25 – Glendale, AZ – State Farm Stadium
August 27 – Inglewood, CA – SoFi Stadium
August 28 – San Diego, CA – Petco Park
August 31 – Seattle, WA – T-Mobile Park
September 2 – Vancouver, BC – BC Place
September 4 – Edmonton, AB – Commonwealth Stadium/Stade du Commonwealth
September 7 – San Francisco, CA – Oracle Park
September 9 – Las Vegas, NV – Allegiant Stadium