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.”

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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:

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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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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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Suicide Silence, Butcher Babies, 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 on January 20, and now more artists have been added to the event. The latest round of artists added to the event include: Mikkey Dee (Scorpions, Motörhead), Eddie Hermida (Suicide Silence), Carla Harvey (Butcher Babies), and Arejay Hale (Halestorm). Previously announced artists include: 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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@metalallegiance is gathering at the @citynationalgroveofanaheim on January 20th for a monumental tribute to our fallen heroes. Hosted by @officialjacksonguitars @charvelusa & @evhgear the night will be a who’s who of the metal community. Today, the band is proud to announce that @loudwire will be the official media partner along with @mihollywood and @monsterenergy joining as co-sponsors of the event. Mikkey Dee ( @officialmotorhead )Eddie Hermida ( @suicidesilence ), Arejay Hale ( @halestormrocks )and Carla Harvey ( @butcherbabies ) will be joining the line-up! VIP packages are now sold-out, General Admission tickets are available and can be purchased here: http://bit.ly/MAheroestix

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