When it comes to drinking alcohol, I’m unashamed to admit that I’m not a big vodka guy. When I’m out with buddies, I’ll do two shots max and that’s it, and I don’t even think about doing mixed drinks just because I know that hangover is gonna feel like it came straight from the pits of Hell.
So needless to say, I can’t even fathom drinking two gallons of vodka…
I think my liver just shut down on me while typing that. However, there are a few rare breeds out there that were born with an iron liver, and were able to do that on a regular basis without, you know, dying?
And one of those people is Tommy Lee, the famed drummer from the legendary rock band Mötley Crüe. Now at 61-years-old, Lee is astonished that he’s still in good health, admitting that he used to drink around two gallons of vodka a day back when he was constantly on the road.
Lee discussed this wild time in his life while on Bill Maher’s Club Random podcast, saying:
“Alcohol is such a f*cking weird one too because … it’s easy to fall in love with the way it makes you feel, the way it makes you relax, and then all of a sudden you’re like, f*ck, I’m drinking 2 gallons of vodka a day? … You’re trying to kill yourself now.”
And if you thought two gallons was an exaggeration, Lee doubled down on his statement:
“Yeah. Two gallons a day. I swear to you, dude. I swear to God. Gallons. The big handle. Two.”
He also talked about how when he and bandmate Nikki Sixx would run out of cocaine, they would begin shooting Jack Daniels with a syringe:
“It was quick, faster, louder and harder. We would do this s— all the time. We’d run out of coke, well, let’s shoot some Jack.”
However, those days appear to be in the past for ol’ Tommy Lee, as he’s been sober for nearly four years now.
Still, I think it’s safe to say the rock star lifestyle isn’t for everybody.
Tommy Lee just celebrated 1 year of sobriety but used to drink 2 gallons of Vodka a day.
Somehow in all of this madness, I forgot he married pretty much everyone’s childhood crush, and favorite Baywatch babe, the beautiful Pamela Anderson, back in 2006.
Pamela Anderson has been in the news quite a bit recently as some stories from her recently released memoir, Love, Pamela, started getting to the public, the biggest of which was her memory of Tim Allen flashing her on the set of Home Improvement in 1991.
Well, now another story is gaining some traction, and this time it involves Mr. Kid Rock himself.
The two got married in August of 2006, but like most celebrity marriages, it didn’t last long, due in major part to a public argument they had over Pam’s cameo in Borat, while the two of them were at the movie’s premier.
According to Pam, she didn’t tell him about her role the movie so she could surprise him, but happened to forget a detail in the film that ended up being the beginning of the end.
“I didn’t tell Bob I was in the movie because I wanted to surprise him… I forgot about the part in the film that referenced the sex tape.”
If you aren’t aware, a sex tape of her and then husband Tommy Lee, drummer of legendary rock band Mötley Crüe, was leaked to the public back in 1995, something which she was mortified by, and still haunts her to this day.
Well, Kid Rock didn’t take to well to this reference, but instead of being mad at the writers, took it out on his wife and stormed out of the premiere:
“Bob stormed out, calling me a whore and worse. He was embarrassed, and his reaction was not thought through.
After I chased Bob to his car, he peeled out, leaving me there alone. I turned back and apologized, then asked if anyone could give me a ride home.”
While I kinda, sorta understand why he would be upset, but it’s not like Bob didn’t know what he was getting himself into… Pam was a superstar at that point, starring in Baywatch and being a cover girl for Playboy, plus, let’s be honest news of the sex tape was everywhere.
Well, he didn’t cool off by the time he got home either, because when Pam arrived at the house, she found him destroying her stuff, including a picture he thought was of her and another man, but apparently he was mistaken.
“When I walked in, Bob was smashing a photo on the wall. He said he was sick of waking up to a picture of me and photographer David LaChapelle every day, but it wasn’t me and David… it was Marilyn Monroe and photographer Bert Stern.
Marilyn Monroe, your wife, hey… easy mistake.
Anyway, the marriage didn’t last much longer, as the two split up in November of 2006, less than 4 months after tying the knot.
“We broke up. I didn’t stay in touch with Bob.”
Just another of those celebrity stories that leaves you scratching your head…
In a separate altercation, Kid Rock and Tommy Lee got into a fight at the MTV VMAs a few years later, after Tommy whistled at her as she walked on stage as the presenter.
Here’s a pretty poor quality video of the altercation:
Kid Rock would later go on to testify on why he hit him at the VMAs: