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In October 1999, Tommy Lee was arrested in North Carolina after instigating a riot during the 1997 concert at Greensboro Coliseum. Allegedly Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx made racial comments directed toward a black guard and suggested to the crowd to attack him. Sixx and Lee were to said to have poured beer over the guard's head.

Lee avoided arrest in 1997, but returned in 1999 with his attorney and was served with charges of felony riot with ethnic animosity and simple assault, a misdemeanor. He pleaded no contest to simple assault and was sentenced to 18 months probation.

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