STILL LOVING YOU James Kottak issues apology to Mikkey Dee over “average drummer” comment Twitter — Former Scorpions drummer James Kottak has issued an official apology to Mikkey Dee. Kottak took to his official twitter this week and wrote: “RE: Mikky Dee, I consider him a good friend for 30 years & obviously a great drummer.” Kottak then added: “I was responding to a heckler on my Twitter saying “Kottak, you will never be a Bonham or[…]Read More »
NO ONE LIKE YOU James Kottak on Scorpions drummer Mikkey Dee: “He is an average drummer” Twitter — It seems there’s a battle brewing between former Scorpions drummer James Kottak, and the band’s current drummer Mikkey Dee. Kottak took to his official twitter last week and commented about Dee. Kottak wrote: “You mean Mikky de. He is an average drummer who is playing my part as the drummer for scorpions… I am the OG[…]Read More »
BREAKIN’ THE LAW … Thieves steal $50,000 worth of gear from storage unit belonging to Ex-Scorpions drummer James Kottak
BREAKIN’ THE LAW Thieves steal $50,000 worth of gear from storage unit belonging to Ex-Scorpions drummer James Kottak Bravewords — Former Scorpions drummer James Kottak has revealed in a number of Facebook postings that he had over $50,000 worth of gear stolen from his storage unit. According to Kottak, a number of leather/stage clothing, over 13 guitars, and all his Gold and Platinum album awards were stolen. If anyone has any information on please Kottak[…]Read More »
THE GLAM RETURN OF PUNKY MEADOWS AND ANGEL Metal Sludge celebrates a weekend in Las Vegas for the Vegas Rocks Hair Metal Awards plus concerts by Scorpions and Night Ranger LAS VEGAS — Since enjoying ourselves so much the last time we were in Las Vegas for New Years Eve, Metal Sludge returned to Sin City for another weekend of rock, this time featuring Scorpions live at the Hard Rock on Saturday, May 14,[…]Read More »
SIN CITY BLACK OUT Scorpions announce spring residency at “The Joint” Las Vegas — Mötley Crüe, Guns N’ Roses, Def Leppard, Kiss … and now, The Scorpions. The Joint’s latest hard-rock mini-residency will feature the German band behind such hits as “Rock You Like a Hurricane,” “No One Like You” and “Wind of Change.” The Blacked Out in Vegas shows—May 13, 14, 18, 20 and 21—will also feature support from veteran American metal outfit Queensrÿche, perhaps[…]Read More »
LIVE REPORT: Scorpions sell out The Forum in L.A., and Metal Sludge is there to mark down all the gory details
LIVE REPORT: Scorpions sell out The Forum in L.A., and Metal Sludge is there to mark down all the gory details LOS ANGELES – This is the last hurrah for Scorpions, and the German band celebrated its 50th annivesary in style with a soldout concert Saturday, Oct. 3 before a delirious crowd of nearly 20,000 at the Forum. We wish a lot of brand-new bands featuring snot-nosed adolescents could show half of Scorpions’ exuberance[…]Read More »
Scorpions drummer James Kottak issues statement on his recent arrest and jail stint in Dubai. Statement from James Kottak: After years of drinking alcohol, on April 3rd, 2014 my addiction finally caught up with me during a 5-hour flight from Ekaterinburg, Russia to Bahrain via Dubai, during which I consumed 5 or 6 glasses of wine. While at the airport in Dubai I approached an airline representative to check on status of my flight.[…]Read More »
Scorpions drummer James Kottak jailed and convicted of insulting Islam, raising his middle finger, and being under the influence of alcohol while in transit at Dubai airport.
Scorpions drummer James Kottak jailed in Dubai for insulting Islam. Newspapers in the United Arab Emirates are reporting that the American drummer for the rock band Scorpions has been sentenced to one month in jail after being convicted of offensive behavior in Dubai. The government-backed National newspaper reported Tuesday that James Kottak was convicted of insulting Islam, raising his middle finger, and being under the influence of alcohol while in transit at Dubai[…]Read More »
Michael Schenker talks about his new release "Bridge the gap", a late night phone call from Ozzy Osbourne in 1982, working with Don Dokken and more.
Michael Schenker talks about his new release “Bridge the gap”, a phone call from Ozzy in 1982, working with Don Dokken and more By: John Parks Michael Schenker is flying high again, out touring the world in support of his album, “Bridge The Gap”, an appropriate title for the latest effort from the legendary guitarist from Hannover, Germany. ”Bridge The Gap” is an exciting, hard rock album with all the finesse you would[…]Read More »