“Dayum @KISSOnline this sure looks identical to @MotleyCrue ‘s final tour,” Lee wrote.
— T❍mmy L33 (@MrTommyLand) February 7, 2019
See how music lovers responded to Lee’s tweets, picking sides in the debate.
OK and? Your entire stage show and looks were inspired by kiss in the first place. Pretty much every 80s “hair metal” band were doing what kiss had done years before. Pot – kettle brother.
— Shinnox (@shinnox) February 7, 2019
You want the best you copy the best! Ha
— motleyone (@Robcrue1) February 7, 2019
Kiss has always found ways to get close to the audience in the back. You did it once and never went as far back as they did.
— Erika Gallo (@ErikaGallo) February 7, 2019
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, like how you guys imitated KISS all those years. Haha! Just busting balls. Love you guys, saw you a few times back in the day, including the Shout at the Devil Tour. Awesome time.
— Matt from Queensbury (@MattTheKing) February 7, 2019
This is not the first time Lee has called out artists for supposedly stealing Mötley Crüe’s stage design. In November, he told Travis Scott to “lawyer up” after he caught wind that the rapper used a rollercoaster on his ASTROWORLD tour setup. Lee also used a roller coaster on Crüe’s tours between 2011 and 2015.
See his posts below.
Hey @trvisXX lawyer up!
— T❍mmy L33 (@MrTommyLand) November 29, 2018
Mötley Crüe’s “The Final Tour” ended the band’s career in 2015. They played 164 shows and grossed more than $100 million.
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