Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee has called out Kiss for the band's stage production on its current “End Of The Road” tour, saying it “looks identical” to the show that the Crue took out on its own farewell trek a few years ago.
Lee tweeted a video of Kiss's “End Of The Road” kick-off concert in Vancouver, in which bassist Gene Simmons and guitarist Tommy Thayer are carried by two gigantic cranes over the entire arena floor. Lee wrote in a caption, “Dayum @KISSOnline this sure looks identical to @MotleyCrue's final tour.”
Fans responded to Lee's tweet by taking one side or the other, with one writing, “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.”
This is not the first time Lee has implied that another artist was borrowing from his band's stage design. Last November, he threatened legal action against Travis Scott after finding out that the rapper's stage included a roller coaster the drummer claimed was too similar to the one he used on the Crue's last few tours.