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Posted: Tuesday, August 16, 2005 6:38 am | Updated: 8:45 am, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

LOS ANGELES - Of all the classes Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee takes at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, the subject he connects with the most is ... botany?

Lee said he must have been "a tree or something in a past life." He said call him "kooky" but he's "always been attracted to nature."

If there was one part of college life you thought he would ace, it would be drumline, right? Well, it wasn't that easy. Lee said he was waiting on the football field before dawn one morning to audition when they put a bunch of sheet music in front of him. One problem: He hasn't read music since high school. Not wanting to be embarrassed, he re-taught himself.

And, chemistry? Uh-uh. So, he gets an attractive tutor for that class.

"Tommy Lee Goes to College" debuts Tuesday night on NBC.

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