Ex-Motley Crue wildman Tommy Lee has started drinking again - and reportedly consumed so much he got thrown out of a Las Vegas club he was DJing at.

The former husband of PAMELA ANDERSON - who has had well-documented struggles with drugs and alcohol - was the guest record-spinner at LIGHT in Sin City's Bellagio Hotel and upset the venue's management by playing "lousy music".

And, when Lee refused to change his choice of tunes he had his music turned off, which is when club manager SEAN CHRISTIE claims the drummer started downing bottles of $800 (GBP445) champagne and refused to pay for them.

Christie tells website PAGESIX.COM, "He was playing lousy music. Some of it was his own and most of it was totally unrecognisable, and the bottom line is, the crowd didn't dig it.

"The last thing we were trying to do was embarrass the guy, so we told him to wrap up his set and make a graceful exit. When he refused, we said we would just pull the plug on him, which is what we ended up doing.

"We bent over backwards to accommodate Tommy, but he was just being crazy.

"If he cleans up his act we'd welcome him back with open arms. But dealing with him was probably one of the worst experiences I've ever had in this business."

23/06/2004 20:58