Perks do come with the job for Abe Metz, a limo driver at Premier Luxury Services in Miami Springs. He not only got to chauffeur around Tommy Lee while the Mötley Crüe drummer was in town for the heavy metal band’s concert Wednesday night at AmericanAirlines Arena, but apparently the rocker graciously attempted to throw his driver a drum stick to him after the show ended.
“It was a mob scene and it got lost in the shuffle,” said Metz, who had a blast anyway. No time for rest, though. He was on call Thursday for Chris Brown, in town for a show at the same venue (AAA). We didn’t hear about any incidents with drum sticks, thankfully. We did see pics on Daily Mail of the singer riding around an ATV during the day in what appeared to be the Wynwood area for a music video, though.
Meanwhile, before the Crüe took the stage for reportedly the last time (it’s their final tour, they say), opening act Alice Cooper more than proved the expression, “If it’s too loud, you’re too old.”
The 67-year-old School’s Out singer certainly did not disappoint, pulling off his usual stunts; e.g., playing a crutch like a guitar, sending out a guillotine, throwing fake money to the crowd and trotting out a huge, teetering monster for his 1991 song, Feed My Frankenstein. Nice to know some things never change.
The key? Cooper knows how to relax before a gig. Earlier in the day, the golf enthusiast was spoiling a perfectly good walk at The Miami Beach Golf Club.
“I love how vaudevillian we get,” said Cooper after the show. “We take it to another level for the audience. I live for that.”