Shirley Halperin
April 16, 2008 AT 04:53 PM EDT

Motley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee is no stranger to reality TV (remember Tommy Lee Goes to College?), but that doesn’t mean he’s a fan of celebreality. Following a press conference and performance to announce Motley’s new album, Saints of Los Angeles, and this summer’s Crüefest tour, the always-outspoken stick-man revealed he could have had Bret Michaels’ VH1 gig but turned it down. “They asked me to be on the second Rock of Love and I was, like, ‘Are you out of your f—– minds? F— no!,” he told “I think it’s the stupidest s— I’ve ever seen.” Crüe singer Vince Neil, ironically, was more forgiving of their Poison peer. “I think it’s pretty funny,” he said. “Trying to deal with 20 chicks in the same house? You gotta hand it to the guy.”

Lee hasn’t given up on television entirely, however. He and rapper Ludacris have signed on for Battleground Earth (a show premiering on Discovery’s new Planet Green network) in which the two will criss-cross the country in various competitions designed to raise awareness of environmental issues. And just to show he’s serious, this weekend Lee heads to San Francisco to join the Grateful Dead’s Mickey Hart and Phish drummer Jon Fishman on stage at the Green Apple Music Festival, one of eight free Earth Day concerts being held around the country. He’s also planning to make the ultimate sacrifice sometime in the coming weeks: “I’m gonna quit smoking,” he declared. “Or I’m gonna try.”      

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