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Ex-SCORPIONS Drummer JAMES KOTTAK Praises TRUMP, Says Anyone Against America Is 'A Socialist Communist Asshole'

James Kottak says that "anyone against America is a socialist communist asshole." The unusual Independence Day greetings came after the former SCORPIONS and current KINGDOM COME drummer wished his 18 thousand followers a happy holiday on Twitter. "Happy Fourth.... Trump rules!" the 56-year-old musician wrote, adding in a separate tweet: "Any one against America is ...

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GRAHAM BONNET On Using ALCATRAZZ Moniker Again: 'People Know The Name Of The Band, But They Don't Know Who The Hell I Am'

Legendary vocalist Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, ALCATRAZZ, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP) recently spoke with Japanese journalist Masa Ito. The full conversation can be viewed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the in-progress album by the new incarnation of ALCATRAZZ: Graham: "We're in the process right now. I think we have probably five or ...

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Ex-SCORPIONS Drummer JAMES KOTTAK Says U.S. Should 'Fix' Its Homelessness Problem Before Accepting Any More 'Outsiders'

Former SCORPIONS and current KINGDOM COME drummer James Kottak says that America should take care of its "homeless problem" before accepting any more "outsiders." Earlier today, the 56-year-old musician tweeted: "I wrote a new song.... 'Get out of My Kountry' ie: stay out of my space! We don't need anymore outsiders. We can't even fix ...

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MIKKEY DEE Creates MOTÖRHEAD Lawnmower

What do you get when you combine an international rock star, Mikkey Dee of MOTÖRHEAD and SCORPIONS, with a lawnmower powered by Briggs & Stratton? Well, we know the answer. A hell of a lawnmower, that's for sure. On a cold winter day in 2019, Mikkey Dee met with the Briggs & Stratton top-notch team ...

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Former FIREWIND, HAMMERFALL Members Join Forces In THE SIGN

THE SIGN is a new multinational rock band formed by Swedish virtuoso bassist Magnus Rosén (ex-HAMMERFALL, BILLIONAIRES BOYS CLUB) and Sri Lankan-born veteran vocalist Chitral "Chity" Somapala (RED CIRCUIT, ex-AVALON, FIREWIND), with the lineup completed by Rosén's fellow countryman, the versatile session guitarist Jörgen Alnevall. Influenced by '70s classic rock bands such as BAD COMPANY, ...

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JOAN JETT On Getting 'Destroyed' By Crowd While Touring With SCORPIONS: 'I Was Covered From Head To Toe In Dripping, Gross Loogies'

Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee Joan Jett recently spoke with disc jockeys Preston and Steve of the Philadelphia radio station 93.3 WMMR. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the motivation to start her own label, Blackheart Records, in 1980: Joan: "It was survival. ...

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Watch KINGDOM COME Perform At M3 ROCK FESTIVAL

Fan-filmed video footage of KINGDOM COME's May 4 performance at the M3 Rock Festival in Columbia, Maryland can be seen below. Singer Lenny Wolf is not involved in KINGDOM COME's current reunion tour, which kicked off last September in Seattle, Washington. The trek — which is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the release of the ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Says WENDY DIO Spent A 'Bazillion Dollars' Trying To Make Fans Happy With DIO Hologram

The "Everblack" podcast recently conducted an interview with former JUDAS PRIEST and ICED EARTH frontman Tim "Ripper" Owens. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the formation of A NEW REVENGE, which also features guitarist Keri Kelli (SLASH'S SNAKEPIT, ALICE COOPER, VINCE NEIL), legendary bassist Rudy ...

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