Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee has proposed settling his punishment for spousal abuse by performing concerts at military bases around the world.

Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee has proposed settling his punishment for spousal abuse by performing concerts at military bases around the world. If Lee is able to follow through with the idea, proposed yesterday (Oct. 10) during a probation hearing, Judge Lawrence Mira expressed optimism that the musician may be released from probation before its May 2003 expiration date and also satisfy his remaining 237 hours of community service.

Lee was charged in February 1998 with spousal abuse, child abuse, and a firearms violation after then-wife Pamela Anderson called police from her Malibu home and reported she had been assaulted during an argument. Lee pleaded no contest to felony corporal injury to a spouse and was sentenced to terms of 180 days in jail and three years in state prison, both of which were suspended. Lee is set to return to court for another hearing April 10, at which point Mira could chose to release him from probation.

"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's probation was extended in May 2000 to its current date after it was discovered he violated the court's order by drinking alcohol. The additional community service hours involve a Beverly Hills battery case.

Lee's latest MCA solo album, "Never a Dull Moment," debuted in early June at No. 39 on The Billboard 200.


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