20 Of The Most Notorious Rock And Roll Stories Of Mötley Crüe

Noelle Talmon | March 7, 2019 2:56 pm

They Had A Female Member For A Few Years

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At one point, Tommy Lee took a break from the band to launch a solo career. The drummer quit in the late ’90s, and the band needed a drummer to replace him. They picked Randy Castillo, who played on their 2000 album New Tattoo. But he got sick, and the band needed another drummer.

They wound up selecting Samantha Maloney, who would perform during their New Tattoo tour and on their live DVD. Maloney was a member of the band until 2004 when Lee returned. She has also played in the bands Shift, Hole, Eagles of Death Metal, and in The Herms.