Last night (June 16th), after two years of COVID postponements, Mötley Crüe took the stage at Atlanta's Truist Stadium to kick off their long-awaited comeback tour, with Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett playing in support. The set was full of surprises.
First, after playing just five songs, drummer Tommy Lee had to be replaced behind the kit due to lingering pain from an injury that he sustained roughly two weeks ago when he broke four ribs. In his place, Ozzy Osbourne and Black Sabbath drummer Tommy Clufetos stepped in to play the remainder of the set, which later featured an additional surprise — a duet with the controversial rapper-turned-pop-punker Machine Gun Kelly.
The collaboration isn't completely out of left-field. In 2019, MGK portrayed Tommy Lee in the Mötley Crüe biopic, The Dirt, and mid-way through last night's set he took the mic to join in a performance of song from that film's soundtrack, "The Dirt (Est. 1981)." It was actually the first time the track had ever been performed live, and you can see how MGK did by checking out the fan-shot videos above and below.