Third Eye Blind Frontman Says Mötley Crüe Interaction in ‘Pam and Tommy’ Didn’t Happen – 2022

Variety: Third Eye Blind frontman Stephan Jenkins has never interacted with, or even met, Tommy Lee and the rest of Mötley Crüe — despite what viewers see on this week’s episode of Hulu’s Pam And Tommy. –READ MORE

Mötley Crüe and I’ve never been in the same studio,” he tells Variety. “I recorded my whole first album in Northern California. So we were across the state from each other at the very least. I had never, in fact, listened to Mötley Crüe. I never even heard them. I actually saw Tommy Lee’s penis before I ever heard their band. I was like, ‘Well, good on ya, Tommy. Well done, lad.’ I literally had never heard them. But I somehow saw the sex tape. I’d also never seen ‘Baywatch.’ So I had never seen Pam or Tommy. That was my first introduction to them.

“Years later I heard this song, maybe when somebody put it on the jukebox or something,” he says. “But I’m like, oh my god, what is that groove? It’s so nasty like aggressive and heavy. And it was ‘Shout at the Devil.’ And so I got this blind introduction to Mötley Crüe and I was like, this shit is great. And so we never kicked them out of the studio, but my drummer Brad said that what inspired him to play drums when he was a little kid was Mötley Crüe. He loved that metal shit. So there is a part of Third Eye Blind taking some kind of inspiration from Tommy Lee’s drumming.” –READ MORE