Tommy Lee quits Motley Crüe

Drummer quits perm rockers over lawsuit

Tommy Lee has quit US rockers Motley Crüe in a row over a lawsuit.

Lee’s former band-mates Mick Mars, Vince Neil and Nikki Sixx had filed a lawsuit against Lee’s manager, Carl Stubner, over a dispute over payments, prompting Lee to tender his resignation.

In a statement, Lee said that he had: “recently informed Sixx and Mars, the shareholders of Motley Crüe, Inc., that he was resigning from the band and his resignation was accepted.”

Mr Lee has not made any allegations against his current personal manager,” the statement continued. “Mr Lee feels fortunate to have been part of the Motley Crüe reunion tour, as well as other opportunities outside of Motley Crüe over the past several years.

“It is unfortunate that others believe that they all could have made more money had Mr Lee exclusively participated in the band that he co-founded in 1980.”