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Poison drummer Rikki Rockett is sticking up for fellow drummer/tourmate Tommy Lee, who has been dealing with broken ribs and cannot play for the entirety of Motley Crue’s set on the Stadium Tour.

Rockett said in a new interview he didn’t know about Lee’s injury saying, “I didn’t know anything about it. I swear I didn’t. I went out and he wasn’t playing. And I’m like, ‘What the heck is going on, guys?’ So I went back and got the lowdown.”

Rockett added, “He’s taking a lot of heat, and I don’t think he should, because I think what’s cool about what he’s doing is he’s coming out there and he’s going, ‘This is painful to do it, but I want the audience to know that I’m here. I’m here for the duration. I’m not wussing out on this.’ Instead of running home and sitting six weeks out while he recovers, he’s part of the team. I think that’s badass.”

Lee broke the news about his broken ribs the first night of the Stadium Tour on June 16. He shared in a statement, “Man y’all ain’t gonna believe this s—! I broke 4 f—ing ribs! But I’ve been resting and healing and even though the doctor tells me I shouldn’t play at all, you know I’m stubborn and I’ll beast through the pain every show for as many songs as I can! And have no fear, my boy Tommy Clufetos is here to help me out until I’m back 100%. We’ve all been waiting years for this moment and there’s no way I’m missing this! On with the show!”

The Stadium Tour Kickoff: Setlists, Tommy Lee's Broken Ribs & More

  • Joan Jett & the Blackhearts - Setlist

    Victim of Circumstance
    Cherry Bomb
    Light of Day
    You Drive Me Wild
    Everyday People
    Fake Friends
    Do You Wanna Touch Me (Oh Yeah)
    I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll

    Crimson & Clover
    (I’m Gonna) Run Away
    Bad Reputation
    I Hate Myself For Loving You

  • Poison - Setlist

    Look What the Cat Dragged In
    Ride the Wind

    I Want Action
    Talk Dirty to Me
    Something to Believe In
    You Mama Don’t Dance
    Eruption
    Fallen Angel
    Unskinny Bop
    Every Rose Has Its Thorn
    Nothin’ but a Good Time

  • Motley Crue - Setlist

    Wild Side

    Shout at the Devil
    Too Fast for Love
    Don’t Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)
    Saints of Los Angeles
    Live Wire
    Looks That Kill
    The Dirt (Est. 1981) (With special guest Machine Gun Kelly)
    Rock and Roll, Part 2/Smokin’ in the Boys Room/White Punks on Dope/Helter Skelter/Anarchy in the U.K.
    Home Sweet Home
    Dr. Feelgood
    Same Ol’ Situation (S.O.S.)
    Piece of Your Action
    Girls, Girls, Girls
    Primal Scream
    Kickstart My Heart

  • Def Leppard - Setlist

    Take What You Want
    Fire It Up

    Animal
    Foolin’
    Armageddon It
    Kick
    Love Bites
    Excitable
    This Guitar
    Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad
    Two Steps Behind
    Rocket
    Bringin’ on the Heartbreak
    Switch 625
    Hysteria

    Pour Some Sugar on Me
    Rock of Ages
    Photograph

 

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