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Tommy Lee Enlists You to Record ‘Public Mayhem’

Tommy Lee“There is a lot of talented people that are undiscovered — you know, not in the right place at the right time, don’t know what to do with their talent … they are out there. I see them,” Methods of Mayhem creator Tommy Lee excitedly explains to Noisecreep. “For them to have the opportunity to be part of something on a totally pro level is crazy.”

Tommy Lee is about to change the way modern music is recorded. No longer are established pros the only game in town. Thanks to The Public Record, anyone with a little musical ability can record and submit parts for the new Methods of Mayhem disc. This new album will be called, appropriately enough, ‘Public Mayhem.’

“I can’t even imagine. If this was around when I was 14 [or] 15 playing drums, and the guys from Led Zeppelin put out their tracks that you could download for free and record on top of them, are you kidding me? Dude, I would flip out,” Lee admits. “That would be f—ing crazy!”

Here’s the deal: Simply visit The Public Record and download the skeleton track provided by Tommy Lee. You have a week to add your own part — guitar, bass, vocals, electronics, drums — whatever, just follow the online directions. This process will continue for 11 weeks. Lee and his producer Scott Humphrey will select the best of the best, mix down the tracks and add the world’s finest undiscovered talent to the next Methods disc.

Make no mistake — Lee is definitely asking you to build on the established Methods of Mayhem sound.

“I’ve got skeletons, and I’ve been writing and demoing for the last several months … the skeletons are very Methods. We’re keeping with the tradition. The first Methods was a full on hybrid of a bunch of other artists and styles sort of smashed together. There was rock, electro, industrial stuff, some hip-hop sounding stuff. On this record, there’s no hip-hop. So yeah, it sounds very much like the first record, but who knows now with all these parts coming in what it’s going to be. To me, that gets me really excited as an artist: the unknown. It’s like, ‘What’s this gonna be like?’ How fun.”

‘Public Mayhem’ is slated for a February 2010 release via Loud&Proud/ Roadrunner.

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