2002 Tommy Lee – Never A Dull Moment

Never a Dull Moment is the first solo album by then former Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee, released on May 21, 2002 by MCA. Tommy Lee began writing music in September 2000, following Methods of Mayhem’s stint on Ozzfest. Lee described the process in a 2002 interview:

“I locked myself in my home and I just started writing. I didn’t know what I want to do; it was more like [I thought] ‘let’s just write and see where this goes and make this like a natural progression.’ What you hear is where it went. The more we started listening to it [in the studio] the more my producer started going, ‘Dude, you know, you can just call this what it is.’ I was like, ‘What are you talking about?’ And he goes, ‘Why don’t you just call this Tommy Lee?’ After thinking about it for a while, I realized he was right. That’s when I made that decision, to just go under my own name rather than a ‘band’ name.”

Never a Dull Moment features the hit single “Hold Me Down”. Its music video debuted in late April and found significant airplay on MTV2. Directed by Dean Karr, it revolves around Lee riding a strange flying machine which crashes. Cirque du Soleil-like performers are also featured in the video. “Hold Me Down” was performed on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on May 22, 2002. The track, as well as the singles “Sunday” and “Ashamed” aired on Muzak’s Power Rock station as well.

Aside from basic alternative metal, Never a Dull Moment encompasses a variety of styles. Ballads are offered through “Ashamed” and “Blue”, which features guest vocals by Brandon Boyd, and “Sunday” boasts Neue Deutsche Härte aesthetics. A cover of David Bowie’s “Fame” is also featured on the album. In promotion of the album, Tommy Lee embarked on a tour beginning on May 24, 2002 and ending on July 20.


1  Afterglow (Tommy Lee) 03:33
2  Hold me Down (Tommy Lee; Kai Huppunen) 03:21
3  Body Architects (Tommy Lee) 02:57
4  Ashamed (Kai Huppunen) 03:51
5  Fame 02 (Carlos Alomar; David Bowie; John Lennon) 03:40
6  Blue (Tommy Lee) 04:30
7  Sunday (Tommy Lee; Kai Huppunen) 03:28
8  Why is It (Tommy Lee; Scott Humphrey) 04:02
9  Face to Face (Tommy Lee; Kai Huppunen) 02:57
10  Higher (Tommy Lee) 04:01
11  People So Strange (Tommy Lee) 03:15
12  Mr. Shit (Tommy Lee) 01:02



BassMarty O\’Brien
BassChris Chaney
DrumsTommy Lee
GuitarSteve Lukather
GuitarMikey Einzinger
GuitarTommy Lee
Background VocalsChino Moreno

Liner Notes

Producer – Scott Humphrey, Tommy Lee
Coordinator (Production) – Viggy Vignola
Engineer – Frank Gryner, Scott Humphrey
Mastered By – Tom Baker

Art Direction, Design – Meat And Potatoes, Inc.
Photography By – Todd Gallopo, Matthew Welch

Phonographic Copyright (p) – MCA Records
Copyright (c) – MCA Records
Engineered At – The Chop Shop
Mastered At – Precision Mastering
Manufactured By – Matsushita Universal Media Services