Tommy Lee took a break from drumming for Motley Crue in 1999 to corral a star-studded album in Methods of Mayhem's first offering. The band then called it quits in 2000 and now, over 10 years later, Lee has regrouped with a new set of musicians and invited the world to join in his Mayhem.
Chartattack.com reports that the band's upcoming album, A Public Disservice Announcement, "was recoded in a rather unorthodox manner. Lee and producer Scott Humphrey (Rob Zombie, Andrew W.K.) and a team of other people uploaded parts of each song onto ThePublicRecord.com for people to download and add their own parts and submit them for possible inclusion on the record. Lee listened to every part and picked his favourites, and each player will get credit on the album."
"This really was one of the most incredible experiences I've had making a record, other than the first time I made a record — because there's nothing quite like popping your cherry!" Lee said, according to Blabbermouth.net. "This record was the craziest thing ever. Parts were sent in from all over the world by people wanting to participate in the first once-in-a-lifetime global collaboration. It was insane, dude!"
Methods of Mayhem's first single "Time Bomb" was just digitally released last week and can be found on iTunes. A Public Disservice Announcement is set for a September 21st release and can be pre-ordered at a special discount with some bonus extras at this location.