11 Pets of Rock + Metal Stars to Follow on Social Media

Surely, after enduring a year of a pandemic, your social media feeds are in a terribly sorry state. The same people posting the same thing (which is nothing — it’s a pandemic, nobody has a life), the latest memes you’re already so done with by the next day and the same six photos of some cute animals. Here to liven up your life, once more, we’ve rounded up some lovable doggos and feisty cats who call some famous rock and metal musicians their prideful owners.

It’s time for some new follows and we’re starting with legendary drummer and his pup Mickey. This Maltese-Yorkie mix of Mike Portnoy‘s has amassed over 8,000 followers and is always smiling, sitting comfortably on a lap or nestled up under a blanket on the couch. He’s a brave little cancer survivor, too, deserving of a round of a-paws!

Keeping with drummers, Motley Crue‘s Tommy Lee boasts Nina Da Weena Dog and Teenie the Weenie. Teenie is a very recent addition to the home, after Lee and wife Brittany Furlan said goodbye to their dear Wicky earlier in 2021. Our condolences. Dog Heaven gained another angel that day.

As you’ll see below, we’ve got plenty more pets to follow from band members. There’s Winston Finnegan Luhrs (August Burns Red‘s Jake Luhrs) and his beefy little leg hanging over the couch, the classic dog and cat rivalry within the home of Cattle Decapitation‘s Travis Ryan, Ice-T‘s chonks and more.

11 Pets of Rock + Metal Stars to Follow on Social Media

Mike Portnoy’s Dog Mickey

Follow Mickey here.

Motley Crue: Tommy Lee’s Dogs Neena Da Weena Dog + Teenie the Weenie

Follow Neena here and Teenie here.

Cattle Decapitation: Travis Ryan’s Dog Ona + Cats Nomi and Patty

Follow Ona, Nomi and Patty here.

Body Count: Ice-T’s Dogs King Maximus and Princess Alexus

Follow King Maximus and Princess Alexus here.

Trivium: Paolo Gregoletto’s Dogs – Lady and Mochi

Follow Lady and Mochi here.

August Burns Red: Jake Luhrs’ Dog Winston Finnegan Luhrs

Follow Winston Finnegan Luhrs here.

The Word Alive: Telle Smith’s Dogs Colby Jack + Darby

Follow Colby Jack here and Darby here.

Ex-Machine Head/Sacred Reich: Dave McClain’s Dog Mr. Indy McClain

Follow Mr. Indy McClain here.

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Tommy Lee Reveals How Motley Crue Smuggled Drugs

Motley Crue are notorious for their hard-partying lifestyle, so it’s no surprise that the band came up with clever ways to hide drugs from authorities while on tour.

“I never put it in or on my body,” drummer Tommy Lee explained during an interview on the Steve-O’s Wild Ride podcast, conducted last year but circulated again recently. Instead, he and the band had methods specific to their form of transportation.

If they were traveling by bus, Motley Crue would utilize a pop-top on the vehicle’s back ceiling which doubled as ventilation and an emergency exit: “As soon as we’d stop and pull into immigration, customs or whatever, we’d pop the top, go nice and slow, take everything, put it up on the roof of the bus and close the ventilation.”

According to Lee, this move kept the drugs hidden from authorities who came on board to search the vehicle. “Dogs, immigration dudes come through the bus, ‘Alright, all good. See you guys later.’ As soon as the fuckin’ bus door shut, boom, pop that up and pull it in.”

Motley Crue used a similar method when traveling by air. “On an airplane, you’ve got your headliner upholstery,” Lee explained, describing the fabric covering used on the ceiling of their plane. “We’d take fuckin’ cocaine, whatever it was, do as much as we could before we get there, whatever’s left we’d stick … above my seat, for some reason, there was a little fuckin’ rip in the headliner. So we’d fuckin’ get the fuckin’ bag of blow and just really crank it down as little as we could and fuckin’ just get it up inside the headliner, and put it back with a little piece of double-sided tape. And you couldn’t even tell.”

Again, the technique did the trick, as the narcotics successfully stayed hidden from customs officials – though he still had a fair share of stressful moments. Lee admitted he’d be “freaked out” whenever drug-sniffing dogs came on board, imagining one jumping on his lap to reach the hidden stash above his head.

Despite these fears, Motley Crue always managed to get off scot-free: “We pulled that off several times and never got busted.”

Watch Lee’s full interview with Steve-O in the video below.

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Tommy Lee Reveals How Motley Crue Smuggled Drugs Internationally

When it comes to drugs and partying, Motley Crue is the most infamous band in rock and metal history, but how did they get away with smuggling illicit substances across the globe? Tommy Lee has revealed exactly how they did it on the tour bus and even on Crue’s private jet.

Tommy Lee was on an episode of Steve-O’s Wild Ride podcast last year, but in a newly recirculated video from the Jackass star’s clip channel, Tommy Lee gets into the gritty details of Crue’s most dangerous moments with narcotics.

“I never put it in or on my body,” Lee says. “On the ground, if you’re on your tour bus… in the back [there’s a vent] almost like an emergency exit. As soon as we’d stop and pull into immigration, we’d pop the top, nice and slow, take everything, put it up on the roof of the bus and close the ventilation. Dog, immigration dudes come through the bus, ‘Alright, all good. See you guys later.’ As soon as the fuckin’ bus door shut, pop that up and pull it in.”

Lee continues, “The airplane, same deal. “On an airplane you’ve got your headliner upholstery. We’d take fuckin’ cocaine, whatever it was, do as much as we could before we get there, whatever’s left we’d stick… above my seat, for some reason, there was a little fuckin’ rip in the headliner, so we’d fuckin’ get the fuckin’ bag of blow and just really crank it down as little as we could and fuckin’ just get it up inside the headliner with a little piece of double-sided tape. You couldn’t tell.”

“I’m sitting there, dude… poo poo in my pants. Just like, ‘Oh my god, oh my god.’ Just freaked out that the [drug-sniffing] dog’s gonna fuckin’ come stop and then jump on my lap and then fuckin’ [find the drugs]. We pulled that off several times and never got busted.”

Watch the clip above and head over to the Steve-O’s Wild Ride YouTube channel for the full podcast with Tommy Lee.

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