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  TOMMY LEE ANTI-PHOTO RANT EXPLAINED. FAN ASKED FOR PHOTO WHILE HE WAS CARRYING HIS DECEASED MOTHER'S ASHES
12th July 2012

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Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee was slated for posting an expletive and exclamation mark laden rant on the band's official Facebook page last week, letting Crüe fans know he "[doesn't] owe anybody anything!" and that he absolutely hates having his fucking picture taken with them. The post received 2,212 comments.

In the rant, Tommy said: "I certainly don't owe anybody anything! When I bought all my Led Zeppelin records and concert tickets I didn't say "one day these fuckers are gonna owe me a picture" It's the least they can do for me!... wtf people? You don't admire something so that it can give back... You just cherish it! [...]I'm not here to take pictures with you, I'm here to entertain you!

"Nobody put me where I am but ME!"

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The post severely divided the the band's Facebook fanbase, with some coming out in defense of Tommy, for example: "Tommy is correct, just because you are a fan does not give you the right to act out, impose or make demands upon the entertainer."

But not all were in favour, for example: "The day will come, when your fans have moved on and forgotten you, and you will be praying for people to ask for your picture. You're not the Beatles, you're not timeless. You're a hair band, and this fame thing can be fleeting. Suck it up princess. You took the money, now take the picture."

But it turns out the drumming legend has a pretty good reason to be irritated with photo-hungry fans: One of them asked for a picture while he was carrying his recently deceased mother's ashes.

In an exclusive article by Fuse.tv, Tommy is quoted: "Are you ready for this? This is going to fucking freak you out. My mother passed away recently. I was picking up her ashes to take them home with me to do a service for my mother. And so I'm at the mortuary, I've got my mom's ashes in my right hand, and my girlfriend, I'm holding her hand with my left hand, and we're walking out. And the fucking lady, the receptionist, goes, 'Oh my god, can I take a picture with you?' And I looked and her and went [takes a deep breath], 'I'm sorry, but I'd rather not.'"

And if that wasn't classless enough, the receptionist went further.

"Then she was like, 'Are you sure?' And I couldn't even believe it — she asked me if I was sure. I'm fucking standing there with my mom's ashes and it's not the fucking happiest day on the planet for me. I couldn't believe it. I go, 'Okay, that's officially the most fucked up thing that has ever happened to me.' I called the manager and said, 'You're not going to believe what just happened. I don't expect you to fire her or anything like that, but that was the most disrespectful bullshit I've ever experienced in my life.'

"I sat in the car, and I'm shaking, and my girlfriend goes, 'I'm so sorry honey,' and I was speechless. I didn't even know what to say. I couldn't believe a human being just did that."

So now you know why Tommy Lee had his outburst about fans asking for photos last week...


WACKEN WINTER NIGHTS IS HEAVY METAL WONDERLAND

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Wacken Winter Nights 2018 takes place between February 23rd and 25th 2018 and the great news is that you can now experience a full-on, top class German Metal Festival easily and affordably.

It only takes an hour to fly to Hamburg from London and we've had longer journeys than that within the capital and they were certainly more expensive than the £33 air ticket that just appeared in our 'flights to Wacken Winter Nights' search.

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Wacken Winter Nights is organised by the same team who are responsible for the world's greatest Metal festival, Wacken-Open-Air and the 2018 bill includes Skyclad, Orphaned Land, Elvenking, Finntroll, Grave Digger, Aeverium, Comes Vagantes, Coppelius, Corvus Corax, Die Pressgëng, Elvellon, Heimataerde, Hell-O-Matic, Ignis Fatuu, Ingrimm, Irdorath, Johnny Deathshadow, Krayenzeit, Letzte Instanz, Mr Hurley und die Pulveraffen, Pampatut, Pat Razket, Schandmaul, Sündenrausch, The Aberlour's, The Moon And The Nightspirit, Torfrock, Visions Of Atlantis, Vroudenspil, Wind Rose and more.



Besides this rich billing of superb Metal bands, there is so much more to see in the festival area including the medieval market and also the walking acts and jugglers you will meet at the theme worlds, including Robert Blake, three-time World Cup winner of street magic.

Wacken Winter Nights is something not to be missed and you can check out the amazing ticket and accommodation prices right here.

We just priced up the whole four day trip with hotels, flights, shuttles and festival tickets for less than £300 and we don't think you will get a better value festival than that, anywhere.

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MetalTalk recently sat down with Wacken founder and owner Thomas Jensen and that interview will be online next week and it's a fascinating insight into how Wacken originated from nothing to become the world's premiere Heavy Metal event.

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Wacken 2018 takes place from 2nd to 4th August 20218 and as with Wacken Winter Nights, if you have never experienced all it has to offer, then you owe it to yourself to remedy that.

Already announced for Wacken 2018 are Judas Priest, Nightwish, Running Wild (exclusive), Arch Enemy, Dirkschneider, Doro (Special Anniversary Show), In Extremo, Sepultura, Amorphis, Amaranthe, Firewind, W.A.R., Belphegor, Mantar, Knorkator, Deserted Fear, Watain, Night Demon, Epica, Knorkator, Belphegor, Firewind, Deserted Fear and many more and we'll have more Wacken 2018 announcements during December.

As well as being the greatest Heavy Metal festival in the world, it is without a doubt the Mecca of Metal and the one thing that every single person who loves our music should have on their bucket list.

For 2018, MetalTalk have joined forces with Wacken-Open-Air to help you get to Wacken easily and inexpensively and you can peruse the ticket and travel options right here.

If you are interested in going to Wacken 2018 and have questions, please fill out the form below and we will contact you with answers to all your enquiries. You are under no obligation whatsoever by filling this form out. We won't add you to any mailing lists or send you loads of spam - all we will do is help you get to Wacken as easily and inexpensively as possible.

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