Rocker Tommy Lee and Motley Crue were once banned from attending the Coachella festival in California after the drummer made an unannounced arrival at the annual music event by helicopter.

The two friends chuckle about their showdown with festival bosses on the latest episode of Deadmau5's webchat series Coffee Run, explaining their antics left one official "shaking" with fury.

Lee says, "We just landed a helicopter in a field with burning vans... I'm just wondering if one of us maybe accidentally f**ked his (promoter) girlfriend. You can't be that mad at somebody or hate somebody that much unless you've personally done something to him."

Lee recalls the altercation ended with the festival boss screaming, "Motley Crue will never play Coachella!"