‘Tommy Lee’ was released back on June 12. The title references the drummer and boasts the lyric: “Pull up with a drum like I’m Tommy Lee.”
Last month, Lee spoke about the track in an interview with SiriusXM: “I’m playing drums on this Post Malone song that’s coming up – and if you can believe it, the song is called ‘Tommy Lee’.
“It’s killer. It’s basically about living that rock star life that people in hip-hop always seem to talk about.” The new version has now landed, and features Lee’s drums alongside guitarist from Rob Zombie guitarist John 5. Listen below.
“I was humbled that Tyla and Post chose to name a song after me,” Lee says of his involvement in the track. “I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it with them and give it my spin. We had a blast! They are the new rockstars! I love them both!”
Yaweh adds: “I’ve got a legendary track with this bad ass rockstar Tommy Lee and my brother Post Malone. This track is so special to me!”
Speaking to NME last month, Yaweh went into more detail on the thought process behind the track. “Tommy Lee just doesn’t give a fuck and I love that,” he said. “I’ve got ‘fuck the rules’ tattooed on my neck so I kinda live by that same rule – being me and not letting anyone judge me.
“That’s what I feel about Tommy Lee. And me and Tommy Lee just got cool. It’s really cool to be cool with somebody I looked up to for so many years.”
Both see the musician teaming up with special guests. The hardcore-influenced ‘Knock Me Down’ features nu-metal rapper Kilvein, while the poppier ‘Tops’ enlists South African rapper PUSH PUSH.
They’re the first solo tracks from Lee in 15 years, with his last LP arriving in the form of 2005’s ‘Tommyland: The Ride’.