February 28, 2008 04:12:34 GMT
Tommy Lee put to an end the rumor that he was out of the band, saying that the original line-up will embark on a tour that begins July.
Despite on and off status as well as frequent line-up changes, drummer Tommy Lee confirms that his band Motley Crue will embark on a tour to support their first album in eight years, "The Dirt". All the original members will be on board including Lee who was rumored to quit last year.
Writing on his website, Lee said, "Nope! I never quit! Silly rumours! We're all together! We're goin' on a world tour starting July 4th!". The confirmation was further enhanced by bassist Nikki Sixx who wrote "10 songs done for the new CRUE album so far, I'm very proud of the songs. I think we're onto some of the better songs we've had in years... .The chemistry in the studio as we're writing (The Dirt) is unbelievable."
"The Dirt" reportedly will be released on July 8 while the first single from the new album is expected to impact radio outlets on May 7.
Back in late 2007 Sixx said that Lee was "definitely out of the band". However few weeks later vocalist Vince Neil said, "What happens is, there's a press release saying that Tommy was out of the band and everybody jumped on that. But when Tommy issued his own press release saying 'no,'nobody paid attention to him. So he was never out of the band."