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||THE METAL PIT: Hi
Athena , thanks for answering some questions for THE METAL PIT. How you
are enjoying your summer in L.A? Any travel plans?
ATHENA LEE: This is my best summer EVER in L.A.!! Not really traveling
because I'm working on the tv show "Ex-Wives ROCK" with my girls Bobbie
Brown,Sharise Neil & Blue. We're busy getting crazy here in L.A. right
now! Travel soon ;)
As a new author congrats on your new book
coming out “Coming In Second” ! Can you tell us when it will be available at
I don't have an
exact date yet as I am making changes with it as things change for me...I am
focusing on the show right now,but the book is definitely moving
Also as Athena the actress , word has it you are working
on a reality show (VH1) “ EX WIVES ROCK” . Were all excited to get a glimpse .
When can we expect to see this television show on the air?
I wouldn't call it acting. LOL!!! I call
it FUN.. But it's DEFINITELY interesting & super funny! You'll see it
before the year ends for sure ;)I also want to mention that the show was
created by One of the Coolest Chicks Alive..Lorrane Lewis (singer-Femme
Fetale) So you KNOW it's gonna ROCK ;)))
Ok this question is
inevitable Athena . Whats it like being the sister of Tommy Lee (Motley Crue)
Tommy a big influence for you in instrument selection growing up ?
I guess so..being that there were always
drums in the house.HA!
Would you ever work on a joint project
with your brother Tommy Lee ?
What drummers were you influenced by?
Terry Bozzio was the first drummer I
REALLY could relate too,because I was a dancer & he always looked to me
like he was dancing while he was playing!
What could one expect
from a live show with Athena Lee ?
TOTALLY different Athena than a year ago!!!..I was basically told what to do,
when & how to do it in my last project & now it's ON! ALL ME
What musical projects are you currently working on?
I'll be able to talk about all of that
soon,since my main focus is the show right now..but SOON ;)
session player . Who have you collaborated with musically in your career?
I'm not really a session player..as much
as I like creating & seeing a finished project...I'm LIVE all the way!
That's what I love & why I do it! I can sometimes get bored easily in the
studio if things don't move fast enough.I'm kind of a Spaz like
Any gigs lined up to play outside of the USA ?
Not until there is a break in the show
& no one knows when that is yet..So, no plans JUST YET.. But I will be
letting you know for sure!
Any current gigs lined up for Athena
Lee in the region ?
Just goofing off
& sitting in with friends right now until I have the time to really focus
on something great!
I know you are endorsed by ROCKETT DRUMWORKS
are there any other endorsments lined up for you in the near future ?
I'm all set! What more can a Girl ask
for? ROCKETT DRUMS, REGAL TIP STICKS. ZILDJIAN CYMBALS!! It'a all
What are some of your personal favorites on any of the
old projects you were associated with ?
OLD? I'd have to say Hardly Dangerous for sure! Those were some
GREAT times,Great Girls,Great songs & non-stop FUN!
the song writing process for Athena Lee?
Lyricly I'm on my own & usually write about "real life" but
musically I need to write with a partner because I SUCK at guitar.HA! I pretty
much vocalize what I hear & a guitar player will translate
What inspires you to keep playing ?
Alot of things! But mostly it's hearing
something that really moves me in some way, or seeing a good band live!!
That'll do it every time!
Being a mother have your children
envisioned themselves in the music business thanks to their musically talented
My Son Miles is a monster
drummer & just yesterday played for 15,000 people in San Jose with his
band "BAD SUNS" opening for the Neon Trees...Check em' out! They fuking ROCK!
Whenever I can be.. I'm right there in the crowd whooping em' on with everyone
On a serious note :You’ve battled cancer in the
past. What advice or wisdom can you give our readers ?
I've said it before & I'll say it
again & my answer will NEVER change..POSITIVE..EVERYTHING POSITIVE..from
your attitude, to the people you keep around you & to everything you allow
in your world! TRUST ME ON THIS!! well..me & a million other survivors
Will you be attending NAMM in January 2012?
Oh HELLZ YES!! This is the first
year I am actually looking forward to it!
What was the last
music concert you saw?
Jenna & they kicked ASS!!!
Any current NEW bands out there on the
scene that you would like to play with ?
For people reading this that
don’t know anything about your music can you tell them why they should check
out ATHENA LEE ?
Cause I'm a
You also got a great sense of rock and roll fashion
style . I was wondering where does that inspiration come from? Do you have any
favorite designers ?
Yeah, I really
like Frankie B. & SYC FUK for casual wear.. Oh & I LOVE boots &
Chuck Taylors!! I honestly don't really put that much thought into
it..I'm just usually a mix of Tomboy & Girly Girl..I'm never usually all
the way one or the other...So if you think that looks cool THANKS! LOL!! It's
only because I can't make up my mind what to wear so I throw it all
Thanks for taking the time for this interview
Athena ! Good luck to you and we look forward to seeing more of you out on the
scene in the future . Any closing thoughts for THE METAL PIT readers?
YES!! Thanks so much for taking the time
to read this & keep your eyes out for the show "Ex-Wives ROCK" & get
ready to have some craziness & FUN with us!!! Have an Awesome summer!
THANKS GEORGINA xoxo