Collaborate with Tommy Lee!

Tommy Lee's Methods Of Mayhem band have just announced an innovative and interactive concept for an album collaboration. The band is inviting fans, musicians, maniacs, and anyone with a great idea to help record their upcoming album. Participants will also have a chance to perform with the band at their US record release show. The album, entitled Public Mayhem, is set for release in early 2010.

An excited Tommy Lee says, “This is a dream come true project where I get to play with the entire world´s creativity and add it to mine. That will produce something truly mind-blowing and amazing!” Producer Scott Humphrey (Mötley Crüe, Rob Zombie, The Crystal Method) elaborates, “The original Methods Of Mayhem project that we did 10 years ago was a collaboration with some of the biggest artists of the day. The Public Mayhem project is a collaboration with the entire world.”

To watch Tommy Lee and Scott Humphrey explain the concept´s inception, visit either of the following links: or

Starting on 5 October, isolated instrument tracks, or stems, will be posted on the website Participants can download the stems and add their own musical ideas, including original recordings, song mixes, arrangements and more. Stems will be available via a wide range of formats including RiffWorks, WAV, Logic, GarageBand, ProTools, and the Four Track 3.0 iPhone application.

A charitable donation will be made on behalf of all participants to the MusiCares Foundation®. Established by The Recording Academy® in 1989, MusiCares® provides emergency health and human services and addiction recovery resources to music people in need. Whether artists or other industry professionals, MusiCares is there with a safety net of support for those who have given the gift of music to our lives.

Following the launch, video and sound updates will be posted at featuring submission highlights and weekly giveaways for the best audio and video entries.

Chris Barnes

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