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THE DOG ATE MY HOMEWORK … James Kottak Blames Sub-Par Show on Injuries from Falling Out of Bed at Four O’Clock in the Morning

James Kottak

Metal Sludge –– According to Kingdom Come drummer James Kottak, his sub-par performance at Sweden Rock was due to an injury he received falling out of bed.

The drummer admits to using everyday over the counter pain medications like ibuprofen and Aleve, but not alcohol.

Kottak spoke to Troy Patrick Farrell the host of This, That & The Other radio show and podcast to clear the air about the debacle in Sweden.

Kottak publicly discussed KINGDOM COME‘s performance at Sweden Rock for the first time in a new interview with “This That & The Other With Troy Patrick Farrell”. Regarding what caused the show to fall short of expectations, James said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): “I wanna say about eight or nine days ago, maybe 10 days ago, in the middle of the night, like four o’clock in the morning, I was in a dead sleep and I just rolled off the bed and I cracked three ribs on my left side. And I went to my chiropractor guy and he says, ‘Oh, you have hairline fractures.’ And I’m, like, ‘Oh, great.’ And dude, it’s just been non-stop pain. It’s not just my ribs; it’s head to toe. That’s why things were a little bit slower. ‘Cause I took ibuprofen and the usual, Aleve or whatever, but, man, it was an uphill battle from the time we started. And it was just — I mean, not pain; I’m talking pain-pain, big-time stuff. That’s no excuse, because the show must go on. But, yeah, I was a little slower than usual. But also we [usually] have a click track, of course, ’cause we might have a little bit of playback. Something was up with that, so we were flying solo… And [when] you don’t have it, you go, ‘Oh-oh. Okay. We’ll do this.’ It was just an off day, and there’s nothing you can do about it.”

According to James, there was “definitely no drinking” involved prior to the KINGDOM COME mishap at Sweden Rock. “Because that with the medication, it doesn’t go good together,” he explained. “And it was just an off day, man. I did everything to [make it better] — tons of tea, this and that, and all the usual things that I do — but, man, it was just too soon after falling that we went to play this gig. But it’s Sweden Rock, and you don’t wanna bail out on that.”

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