Mikkey Dee (Motörhead) Officially Joins Scorpions As Their Permanent Drummer

Scorpions have officially welcomed Mikkey Dee (Motörhead) as their permanent drummer. Dee will be taking over for James Kottak, who has chosen to exit the band.

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Scorpions posted the following:

“MIKKEY DEE JOINS THE BAND PERMANENTLY!
James Kottak leaves on a positive note.

Since 1992, the Swedish Mikkey Dee used to be a former band member of Motörhead until the dissolution of the rock band after the death of Lemmy Kilmister.

“We would like to thank James for so many years of lasting participation in the band and personal friendship. We understand and respect his need for time as he makes his way through the final stages of his healing process.”

“After our incredibly successful shows in the US, Europe and Asia, we are sure to have found a fantastic drummer with Mikkey Dee. He brings a fresh energy to the band and we look forward to the exciting time together that lies ahead.“ – SCORPIONS”

Mikkey Dee (Motörhead) To Drum For Scorpions On Upcoming Tour

Scorpions have recruited Mikkey Dee (Motörhead) to play drums for their upcoming North American tour. He will be filling in for James Kottack, who is taking a break for health reasons. Dee was originally planning to drum for Thin Lizzy’s upcoming tour, but has now been replaced by Scott Travis (Judas Priest).

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Scorpions posted the following:

Scorpions recruit Mikkey Dee Official to fill in on U.S. Dates!

SCORPIONS will hit the road in May for twelve North American headlining dates with Mikkey Dee formerly of Motörhead sitting in on drums for James Kottak, announced today. Kottak is currently on break while he seeks medical attention. Swedish-born Mikkey Dee joined Motörhead in 1992 and is well-respected among the rock and metal community.

Scorpions singer Klaus Meine states “We would like to continue our Return to Forever tour with James, but we have to realize that his health is priority. We wish James a speedy recovery and he will be back to Rock with us very soon! We look forward to seeing all our fans this month.”
Scorpions kick off the 2016 U.S. leg with twelve dates in May beginning at Carolina Rebellion in Charlotte, NC on May 6th and includes a Las Vegas residency.

Scorpions Premiere “We Built This House” Live Video

Scorpions have premiered a new live video for their song “We Built This House,” via Ultimate Classic Rock. This clip is from the new tour edition of their latest album, “Return To Forever”, which will be released on April 22. This set will include seven bonus tracks and two live DVDs.

Scorpions To Release Return To Forever In February

Scorpions have revealed the details for their new album. It will be titled Return To Forever and will be released on February 20.

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Return To Forever Track Listing:

01. “Going Out With A Bang”
02. “We Built This House”
03. “Rock My Car”
04. “House Of Cards”
05. “All For One”
06. “Rock ‘N’ Roll Band”
07. “Catch Your Luck And Play”
08. “Rollin’ Home”
09. “Hard Rockin’ The Place”
10. “Eye Of The Storm”
11. “The Scratch”
12. “Gypsy Life”
13. “The World We Used To Know” (deluxe edition)
14. “Dancing With The Moonlight” (deluxe edition)
15. “When The Truth Is A Lie” (deluxe edition)
16. “Who We Are” (deluxe edition)
17. “Delirious” (iTunes)