Footage from Motley Crue‘s present in Kansas Metropolis, Mo. on July 19 seems to point out the band using a backing monitor for drums, as evidenced by a missed count-in to “Seems to be That Kill” as Tommy Lee scrambles to take a seat behind his package in time.
After the primary few dates of the Stadium Tour taking part in anyplace from a pair to a handful of songs as a consequence of not too long ago sustained damaged ribs, Lee has been powering via the damage and performing the total Motley Crue set every evening since June 29.
The usage of pre-recorded audio tracks, both as segues between songs or as backing help for a dwell band, isn’t a completely unusual follow in rock and metallic live performance efficiency. It has, nonetheless, left followers fairly divided on the difficulty and with regard to what capability these backing tracks are getting used.
Within the fan-filmed video clip beneath, pre-recorded audio of a lightweight droning noise blares via the PA system between “Dwell Wire” and “Seems to be That Kill.” As that is occurring, Lee’s presumed drum tech is seen making changes to the package earlier than Lee shortly scrambles to overhaul his spot and get seated for the start of the subsequent monitor.
With no drum sticks in his fingers, a cymbal count-in is heard and Lee makes his first drum strikes because the tune totally begins with different instrumentation. The video doesn’t seem to supply any indication that the audio and video is out of sync as Vince Neil’s lip actions are in time with the audio.
Loudwire reached out to a consultant for Motley Crue requesting a remark/clarification for what’s seen within the video. The response we acquired said that the band isn’t at present fielding media requests.
Earlier this yr at a KISS present in Belgium, drummer Eric Carr made a mistake that threw off the timing of the pyrotechnic results throughout “Detroit Rock Metropolis.” The slip-up additionally appeared to reveal a backing monitor of Paul Stanley‘s vocals because the Starchild’s voice was heard when he was not positioned behind a microphone.
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Motley Crue, “Seems to be That Kill” — Drum Miscue + Again Tracks
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