Multi-tattooed rocker Tommy Lee, a high school dropout, plunged into life as a University of Nebraska student yesterday (Oct. 7).

Multi-tattooed rocker Tommy Lee, a high school dropout, plunged into life as a University of Nebraska student yesterday (Oct. 7). Lee mingled with fellow Cornhuskers for an NBC show in which he'll take classes in chemistry, literature and the history of rock'n'roll.

Flanked by production crews and cameras, Lee bought books and Nebraska apparel at the University Bookstore while a mass of onlookers strained for a glimpse. "It's like a big circus," student Paul Penke said. On Monday, the Motley Crue drummer will even try out for the Nebraska marching band.

NBC spokesperson Susan Ross said the network hopes to get six episodes worth of footage for a series set to air next summer. Lee will have a tutor and live off-campus.

Lee told the Lincoln Journal Star he was looking forward to "a little music, some education, some partying -- the whole college experience." Asked why Lincoln was chosen, Lee responded: "Because it rules, man."

As previously reported, Motley Crue is attempting to organize a reunion tour for 2005.


AP LogoCopyright 2004 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.