Methods of Mayhem

Methods of Mayhem

The band's vocalist and founding member, Tommy Lee
Background information
Origin Los Angeles, California, United States
Genres Rock music, rap rock, nu metal
Years active 1999–2000, 2009–present
Labels Roadrunner, MCA
Associated acts Mötley Crüe, Rock Star Supernova, Econoline Crush, Jane's Addiction, The Panic Channel, Porno for Pyros, Banyan, Infectious Grooves, Beastie Boys, Sevendust
Tommy Lee
J3 Allen
DJ Aero
Morgan Rose
Past members
Chris Chaney
Stephen Perkins
Mix Master Mike
Marty O'Brien
Kai Marcus

Methods of Mayhem is an American rock band formed in 1999 by Tommy Lee, who had temporarily quit his position as Mötley Crüe's drummer.



Lee formed Methods of Mayhem on the eve of his divorce from Pamela Anderson. Lee has said he wrote most of the songs while he was in jail. Their first self-titled album was released in late 1999 and went on to be certified platinum.

The group featured appearances by Fred Durst, the Crystal Method, U-God, Kid Rock, Snoop Dogg, Lil' Kim, George Clinton and Mix Master Mike.

The band was infamous for its appearance at the Italian Gods of Metal festival where their appearance and execution style prompted a thrown-objects riot from the metalhead audience resulting in a forced cancellation of their set. They played Ozzfest 2000 which was more receptive. They disbanded in September 2000.

Tommy Lee announced that he is reforming Methods of Mayhem, and would start recording in March 2009. Rumors of new members such as drummer Will Hunt, guitarist J3, guitarist Phil X (who had contributed to the first album), and the return of touring bassist Marty O'brien circulated. While an official touring line-up still has yet to be confirmed, it is known that each of these members have contributed to the latest album. A live performance on Jay Leno's Tonight Show saw Morgan Rose (of Sevendust) playing drums, with DJ Aero on Turntables, J3 on guitar and vocals, and Tommy Lee on vocals and guitar. There was no bass player present. Methods of Mayhem recently have been signed to Loud & Proud/Roadrunner Records.


The band's self-titled debut featured a rap metal style,[1] while A Public Disservice Announcement was more varied in style, covering genres such as rap rock,[2] nu metal[2] and dance rock.[2]

Band members

Current members

  • Tommy Lee - vocals, rhythm guitar, drums, percussion (1999–2000, 2009–present)
  • John "J3" Allen III - guitar, vocals (2009–present)
  • DJ Aero - turntables, electronics (1999–2000, 2009–present)
  • Marty O'Brien - bass, vocals (2000, 2009–present)
  • Morgan Rose - drums, percussion (2010–present)

Former members


Singles and EPs


External links

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