Tommy Lee's ready to enlist for a tour of duty.
No, that's not a misprint. While Lee isn't exactly ready for boot camp, and we doubt those tattoos would pass military muster, the rocker does say he wants to take his Mötley talents on the road to entertain our troops abroad.
He sprung that idea on a judge Thursday during a probation hearing.
As Lee has it figured, he still needs to complete 237 hours of community service by next spring in order to make good on his probation stemming from a 1998 spousal abuse charge involving ex Pamela Anderson. And what better way of doing a good than playing at overseas military bases with his current band Methods of Mayhem?
The 40-year-old drummer also says he could do work with VH1's Save the Music Foundation to help whittle down the hours.
Both Judge Lawrence Mira and prosecutors seemed please with Lee's progress and expect him to finish off the community work by his next hearing in April.
"He's done everything he's supposed to do except his community service," said prosecutor Kathryn Solorzano. "He has a great incentive to finish it by April 10th."
Lee actually has until May 2003 to complete the probation. He pleaded no contest to striking Anderson during an argument at the Malibu home they once shared. Because he was already on probation from a 1996 attack on a photographer outside an L.A. club, Lee got an addition dose of community servitude, putting his grand total at 450 hours. (He was also ordered to six months in jail.)
Lee's sentence was extended again after Anderson ratted him out for drinking alcohol, a probationary no-no.
Anderson filed for divorce following the attack.
For now, the exes appear to have put their stormy past behind them, reportedly reaching a settlement in their hotly contested child custody fight. Each has also become engaged this year, Lee to Mayte Garcia (a musician and dancer who happens to be Prince's former spouse) and Anderson to Kid Rock.