Mikkey Dee Says Scorpions Have “Over 25 Songs” Written For Their New Album

During a recent appearance on “The MetalSucks Podcast,” Mikkey Dee offered an update on the new Scorpions album. The drummer said the following:

“I actually go back to Germany here on Sunday and continue the record. We’re making a very good record. We record everything live together, and it’s coming along really nice. We’re just in the beginning of the actual recordings, because it’s quite a lot of production, demoing, doing the writing. I think we have over 25 songs, and that’s gonna be down to 12. And that’s all great. And I can’t wait to continue smacking the drums on that record.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Mikkey Dee (Scorpions, Motörhead) Says He Recovered From COVID-19 In April

Mikkey Dee (Scorpions, Motörhead) has confirmed that he tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this year and that he has since recovered. The drummer decided to issue a statement on his condition after Don Dokken recently shared the news with some incorrect details.

Dokken previously told Songfacts the following:

“I talked to Mikkey Dee from the Scorpions the other night, and he and his wife got COVID in Australia. They were in the middle of nowhere and got it. He called me up and he said, ‘I’ll tell you, Don, you don’t want to get it. I was on the floor.’ He lost 35 pounds. He was sick as a dog. He was in a hospital. He was really in bad shape. He said, ‘I don’t know how I got it.’ Because they had social distancing big-time in Australia.”

Dee then responded:

“Hello guys! I just want to set some rumors straight regarding Don Dokkens statement about my Corona situation.

I did get Corona and was sick for about 1 month. I am now fully recovered since mid April. I was already playing hockey and drums by the end of April.

Unfortunately my good friend Don got some info wrong. I did not get Corona in Australia, the virus was contracted in Sweden. I did not loose 35 pounds, I lost 15 pounds. But as I just mentioned, I am now fully recovered and have registred antibodies so that feels great.

I can’t wait for things to go back to normal so we can hit the road again.

Thank you guys for caring and my heart goes out to each and everyone affected by the current situation our world is in.

Stay safe! Mikkey”

[via Blabbermouth]

Phil Campbell & Mikkey Dee Added To Motörhead’s Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Nomination

After previously being snubbed, Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee have officially been added to Motörhead’s Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame nomination. The band commented:

“Thanks to everyone who spoke up loudly. Thanks to the #ROCKHALL2020 for listening and adding Phil & Mikkey. All for one and one for all!”

Mikkey Dee (Scorpions, Motörhead) To Open Alabama Rock Bar In Paris

Mikkey Dee (Scorpions, Motörhead) has announced that he will be opening a new rock bar called Alabama in Paris, FRA. The bar will open to the public on April 12 at 8 p.m. and the drummer will be in attendance. He said the following:

“Alabama is a tiny bar filled with rock spirit: a fine selection of beer and whisky, great music, and even a jukebox to play your favorite songs on vinyl.”

Motörhead’s Phil Campbell Joins Scorpions Onstage For “Overkill” Cover At Spain’s Rock Fest

Scorpions, who currently feature Mikkey Dee, were joined onstage by Dee’s Motörhead bandmate Phil Campbell during their July 7 set at the Rock Fest in Barcelona, Spain. You can see footage of them paying tribute to Lemmy Kilmister with a cover of Motörhead’s “Overkill” below:

[via Blabbermouth]

Watch Dennis Lyxzén (Refused) & Mikkey Dee (Scorpions, Motörhead) Cover Metallica’s “Whiplash”

Metallica were honored with the Polar Music Prize during a ceremony at Konserthuset in Stockholm, Sweden today (June 14) and during the event Dennis Lyxzén (Refused) and Mikkey Dee (Scorpions, Motörhead) performed a special cover of Metallica’s “Whiplash.” You can see footage of that below. Metallica’s Lars Ulrich and Robert Trujillo accepted the award from His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, and the group are planning to donate the million Swedish krona ($125,000 USD) it comes with to their All Within My Hands Foundation. If you missed it, you can also see footage of Ghost’s Cardinal Copia performing “Enter Sandman” with Candlemass at the ceremony HERE.

Deep Purple Members To Read Citation For Polar Music Prize Laureates Metallica, Ghost & Candlemass Members To Perform At Ceremony

Deep Purple’s Ian Paice and Roger Glover have been chosen to read the citation for Metalica when they are honored with Sweden’s Polar Music Prize. The ceremony will take place on June 14 at Konserthuset in Stockholm, and it will also feature members of Ghost and Candlemass playing one of Metallica’s song. Refused’s Dennis Lyxzén and Mikkey Dee (Scorpions, Motörhead) will make appearances as well. Dee in particular will perform a piece that was written specifically for the occasion. Metallica’s Lars Ulrich and Robert Trujillo will accept the award from His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, and the entire event will be broadcast live on Sweden’s TV4.

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[via Blabbermouth]

Watch Metal Allegiance’s Full “Fallen Heroes” Show

Metal Allegiance, the band featuring core members David Ellefson (Megadeth), Mike Portnoy (The Winery Dog, etc.), Alex Skolnick (Testament), and Mark Menghi, performed their special “fallen heroes” show at City National Grove in Anaheim, CA yesterday (January 20), and the whole thing was streamed via Loudwire. Guest musicians featured at the event include: Mike Inez (Alice In Chains), Richie Faulkner (Judas Priest), Vinny Appice (ex-Black Sabbath, etc.), Mikkey Dee (Scorpions, Motörhead), Eddie Hermida (Suicide Silence), Carla Harvey (Butcher Babies), Arejay Hale (Halestorm), Charlie Benante (Anthrax), Chuck Billy (Testament), Phil Demmel (Machine Head), Gary Holt (Slayer, Exodus), Chris Jericho (Fozzy), Mark Osegueda (Death Angel), and Billy Sheehan (The Winery Dogs, etc.).

Judas Priest, Alice In Chains, Etc. Members Added To Metal Allegiance’s “Fallen Heroes” Show

As previously announced, Metal Allegiance, the band featuring core members David Ellefson (Megadeth), Mike Portnoy (The Winery Dog, etc.), Alex Skolnick (Testament), and Mark Menghi, will be playing a special “fallen heroes” show at City National Grove in Anaheim, CA tomorrow (January 20), and now more artists have been added to the event. The latest round of artists added to the event include: Mike Inez (Alice In Chains), Richie Faulkner (Judas Priest), and Vinny Appice (ex-Black Sabbath, etc.). 

Previously announced artists include: Mikkey Dee (Scorpions, Motörhead), Eddie Hermida (Suicide Silence), Carla Harvey (Butcher Babies), Arejay Hale (Halestorm), Charlie Benante (Anthrax), Chuck Billy (Testament), Phil Demmel (Machine Head), Gary Holt (Slayer, Exodus), Chris Jericho (Fozzy), Mark Osegueda (Death Angel), and Billy Sheehan (The Winery Dogs, etc.). There will also be special sets from Mart Friedman (ex-Megadeth), Gus G. (Firewind, etc.), and Martyrd.
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