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Motley Crue Drummer Tommy Lee Got Stuck in a Roller Coaster During His Farewell Concert

Kept playing, though.

Peter Kafka covers media and technology, and their intersection, at Vox. Many of his stories can be found in his Kafka on Media newsletter, and he also hosts the Recode Media podcast.

Tech angle? Nope! Just footage of Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee playing upside down, in a roller coaster, above the stage during the band’s New Year’s Eve show. And then getting stuck.

Unless you’re very interested in hearing what Motley Crue sounded like in 2015*, skip ahead to the 3:30 mark. Note that Tommy Lee seems to have a very good attitude about the whole thing. A teachable moment, perhaps:

And now, as your day-after-New Year’s bonus — keep the dwarf clear:

* Actually it is surprising to learn that Motley Crue now plays some sort of EDM-inflected dance pop that includes a Bruno Mars sample. Then again, it was also surprising to learn that Motley Crue was still playing, and that Motley Crue was finishing up a farewell tour.

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