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The spirit of rock'n'roll lives on with Tommy Lee's Andro, if not its music

Expecting Shout At Devil? Better look away from Tommy Lee's Andro now

Tommy Lee - Andro
(Image: © Better Noise Music)

This record will have many Mötley Crüe fans screaming in terror. Because anyone expecting Looks That Kill or Kickstart My Heart is in the wrong hallway. 

Lee has never done the obvious on his solo albums, and Andro is no different, with hardly a trace of the hard rock with which he made his name. 

Instead he mixes rap, Afrobeat, electronica, pop and dance, and in a way that really works. Let’s be honest, were it not for his name there’s no way this album would even be considered for review in Classic Rock

And apart from a respectful cover of Prince’s When You Were Mine there’s little that links this Tommy Lee to the Tommy Lee behind the Crüe kit. But that’s the point.

Working with rappers and like-minded vocalists, he has created music that deserves everyone to put aside prejudice and listen.

Malcolm Dome had an illustrious and celebrated career which stretched back to working for Record Mirror magazine in the late 70s and Metal Fury in the early 80s before joining Kerrang! at its launch in 1981. His first book, Encyclopedia Metallica (opens in new tab), published in 1981, may have been the inspiration for the name of a certain band formed that same year. Dome is also credited with inventing the term "thrash metal" while writing about the Anthrax song Metal Thrashing Mad in 1984. He would later become a founding member of RAW rock magazine in 1988.

In the early 90s, Malcolm Dome was the Editor of Metal Forces magazine, and also involved in the horror film magazine Terror, before returning to Kerrang! for a spell. With the launch of Classic Rock magazine in 1998 he became involved with that title, sister magazine Metal Hammer, and was a contributor to Prog magazine since its inception in 2009. He was actively involved in Total Rock Radio (opens in new tab), which launched as Rock Radio Network in 1997, changing its name to Total Rock in 2000. In 2014 he joined the TeamRock online team as Archive Editor, uploading stories from all of our print titles and helping lay the foundation for what became Louder.

Dome was the author of many books on a host of bands from AC/DC to Led Zeppelin and Metallica, some of which he co-wrote with Prog Editor Jerry Ewing.