Because I play drums, I like drum solos. Other people, not so much. There’s an apocryphal story that during one of John Bonham’s endless solos during “Moby Dick” that Jimmy Page went back to the hotel to refresh himself.
Motley Crue’s Tommy Lee understood that just hammering away for ten minutes could but dull at best and at worst perceived as stupidly self-indulgent. So when he could afford to turn his solos in spectacles, he did. Boy, did he ever.
Ultimate Classic Rock offers up this video review of some of Tommy’s more, um, ambitious efforts.