Of all the university classes Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee took for his reality TV show, Tommy Lee Goes to College, the subject he really connected with was botany.
“I think I was a tree or something in a past life,” the 42-year-old rocker told reporters, according to AP radio.
Lee, who used to be married to former Baywatch star Pamela Anderson, is a drummer for the metal band Motley Crue. He has been attended classes at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for a reality TV programme.
“I’ve always been attracted to nature. After owning several homes and landscaping them, and going to the nurseries and picking stuff out that I love, I just always have liked trees and plants and flowers.
Call me kooky, but that’s just the way it is,” he said.
Tommy Lee said was hesitant about doing the TV show.
“First I was like, I don’t know about this. This is kind of crazy. And then once the location came together and it was like middle America, Lincoln, Nebraska – and me … I can just see all these crazy scenarios start poppin’ up in my head,” he said. “I was like, this is going to be bananas.”
The rock star was on campus for about a month last fall to film the NBC network program, which was endorsed by university officials as a way to possibly increase enrolment.
Promotional clips of the six-part series include shots of Tommy Lee playing drums with a marching band during half-time of a American football game at the university.
The star said: “I hadn’t read sheet music since I was in high school.”