Tommy Lee replaced by Morgan Rose after injuring hand

Motley Crue

drummer and recent Rhythm cover star Tommy Lee has been replaced by


's Morgan Rose on a handful of US Cruefest tour dates after Lee injured his hand. Rose stepped in for Lee for gigs at the Cincinnati Riverbend Music Center (14 August), Clarkston DTE Energy Music Theatre (15) and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Pavilion (16).

Explaining his injury Tommy said: "I was having fun and I burned myself," reports


Motley Crue had released an online statement to announce the news of the replacement and said they hoped to have him back behind the drum kit soon.

"Tommy messed up his hand pretty bad," the statement read. "Yes, accidents do happen, and yes, frustration does happen to everybody, including Tommy, who would rather play drums (even with a damaged hand) than just about anything in the whole world.

"But following doctor's orders for a few shows is what we have to do right now (or cancel shows). We all wanna say we're sorry Tommy has to sit out a couple shows, but we hope to have him back up on the drums [soon]. Until then, he is at all the shows, jumping around, helping out with vocals and playing piano ever so lightly on 'Home Sweet Home'."

Chris Barnes

I'm MusicRadar's eCommerce Editor. In addition to testing the latest music gear, with a particular focus on electronic drums, it's my job to manage the 300+ buyer's guides on MusicRadar and help musicians find the right gear for them at the best prices. I dabble with guitar, but my main instrument is the drums, which I have been playing for 24 years. I've been a part of the music gear industry for 20 years, including 7 years as Editor of the UK's best-selling drum magazine Rhythm, and 5 years as a freelance music writer, during which time I worked with the world's biggest instrument brands including Roland, Boss, Laney and Natal.