SCORPIONS Drummer Discusses Band's Decision To Call It Quits, Future Plans

David Priest of OnTrackMagazine.com recently conducted an interview with SCORPIONS drummer James Kottak. During the chat, Kottak discussed his favorite times with the SCORPIONS, his feelings on the close of this particular legacy, what's happening with his KOTTAK project (in which he handles guitar and vocals with his wife Athena Lee [sister of Tommy Lee] sitting behind the drums) and what options await him in the future.

You can listen to the conversation using the audio player below.

"Sting In The Tail", the new album from SCORPIONS, sold 18,500 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 23 on The Billboard 200 chart. This marks the band's highest chart debut in over 20 years. The CD also landed at No. 6 on the Rock Albums chart.

SCORPIONS' last record, "Humanity - Hour 1", opened with 10,500 units back in September 2007 to enter The Billboard 200 chart at No. 63.

"Sting In The Tail" was released in North America on March 23 via Universal Music Enterprises. The CD was recorded at a studio in Hannover, Germany with Swedish producers Mikael "Nord" Andersson and Martin Hansen (the team behind THE RASMUS' "Dead Letters" CD).

SCORPIONS — known worldwide for their mega, arena hard rock and over 100 million records sold — will travel the globe one last time on the "Get Your Sting And Blackout" tour. Kicking off the North American leg in June, the tour will take the band across the U.S. all summer and continue on around the world with special guests supporting along the way.

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