Mötley Crüe has bitten some of biggest rock stars ever, including Eddie Van Halen

They aren't called one of rock's most dangerous band's without reason
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By RADIO.COM

It’s a story that would usually raise tons of eyebrows and garner significant blowback. Since it’s Mötley Crüe, it’s business as usual.

In a new interview with USA Today, Crüe drummer Tommy Lee addressed a rumor that one of his bandmates had bitten Eddie Van Halen. It’s true, and that member was Vince Neil.

“We were all on the Monsters of Rock Tour (in 1984): AC/DC, Van Halen, Mötley Crüe,” Lee said.

“We were all partying, and Mötley had this thing we would do if we really loved you: Some people high five, other people hug, we would bite you. Vince went over and just chomped on Eddie and Eddie was so mad. He was like, ‘What the (expletive) is wrong with you?’ He wasn't very receptive to it.”

The fun doesn’t stop there. Even Lee admitted to getting in on the biting action.

“I bit Malcolm Young (of AC/DC), and he hated it, too,” he said.

Eventually, the Crüe stopped biting people as they didn’t want to take things too far.

“We did that for a couple of years until we were either over it or realized it might be a little dangerous,” Lee said.

Like many, Eddie Van Halen’s death came as a shock to Lee. He hung out with former singer Sammy Hagar a few weeks ago and he didn’t make any mention of the guitarist’s declining health.

“I assumed he had gotten the cancer taken out, and he was on the up and up. But man, what a sad thing. We literally lost one of the most innovative, incredible guitar players of our time. By far,” Lee said.

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