Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee has led a busy musical life outside the band for a number of years, and he intends to keep on going after the band finishes its farewell tour.

"I can't talk about it, but I am writing and putting things aside," Lee told Newsday. "It's a different direction from my last solo work because I'm changing around all the components. It won't be something you've heard or seen before. Believe me, I'm not done after this."

In the meantime, Lee admits he's finding Motley's last round of dates a "weirdly emotional" experience. "It's been such a crazy tour so far," he said. "Everywhere we are playing it's been maxed out to the rafters. I got perma-grin; it's insane." We play 'Home Sweet Home' out in the middle of the audience, and there have been moments where my eyes got watered up. I'm looking around going, 'This is the last time the four of us are going to play for these people.'"

The band also has film projects in the pipeline, including an adaptation of their memoir 'The Dirt' and a concert documentary of the tour. "We're trying to have it shot in 3D IMAX," Lee said of the latter release. "I think this is the right kind of band for that experience."

And then, when it's finally all said and done for the band, Lee doesn't rule out the possibility that he'll work with his former bandmates -- including Nikki Sixx, of whom he said, "We talk about that. I'm sure we will. The dude literally lives less than a minute away from me."