Motley Crue’s Tommy Lee: ‘The days of the album are over’

Drummer believes making full length records is a 'waste of time'

Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee believes “the days of making a record are over.”

In an interview with Noisecreep, the infamous rock and roller spoke out about his opinions on album creation and the future of recorded music.

“No one buys them [album] anymore.” says the drummer. “I’ll never make another full record I think. It’s a waste of time cause people can only ingest a song at a time, so why not make bitching songs at a time and release them. If you want to call them singles, great, whatever; or at its maximum, an EP, four songs, done, boom. I just really feel like the days of the entire record are long gone.”


“I don’t listen to anybody’s full record anymore,” admits Lee, “and when I did, I don’t think I listened to the whole record. I guess I’m just a fan of switching it up. I want to hear some of this, some of that. Maybe it’s my child-like short attention span, but I’m not a fan of that long, drawn-out fucking album anymore. I don’t think most people are; if you look at sales most people are buying songs at a time and they’re just not really buying records.”

“That’s just a sign of the times,” says the drummer. “There’s so much more out there to play with that grabbing anybody’s attention and keeping it there for an hour and a half – good luck.”


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