As the free-wheeling, hard-hitting drummer of Motley Crue, Tommy Lee is one of the most notorious musicians out there. As the band's youngest member, his entire adult life has been shaped by the rock star lifestyle, for better and for worse. Here are some of the dark details from Tommy Lee's real-life story. Tommy Lee's sex tape with Pamela Anderson is ridiculously famous, and the tale behind the tape is as interesting as its contents. In 1995, the couple fired several workers renovating their mansion in Malibu. This did not sit well with one electrician, who was already so exhausted with the couple that he was reportedly ready to walk away from the $20,000 he says they still owed him for the unfinished work. When the electrician returned to the house in an attempt to retrieve his tools, he found himself facing a shotgun-wielding Lee ordering him to leave the property. This was the final straw for the working man, who decided to exact revenge by stealing a safe he knew Lee kept in the garage. One successful heist later, the electrician discovered that the safe contained something far more valuable than mere jewelry and family knickknacks: A 54-minute home video by the most famous superstar couple of the time, featuring roughly eight minutes of extremely personal one-on-one footage. In an amusing twist, the electrician just so happened to be a veteran of the adult film industry. With the help of his contacts, the tape was replicated, and copies began being distributed to the public, for a price. Despite the panicked couple's best efforts to retrieve the tape, the video spread like wildfire. By 1997, it was such a cultural staple that Variety actually published a review. Watch the video for more Dark Details About Tommy Lee.
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