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Former Motorhead Drummer Mikkey Dee Lands New Permanent Home in Scorpions

By Joe DiVita September 12, 2016 12:59 PM

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Ever since the tragic passing of Lemmy Kilmister, Motorhead drummer Mikkey Dee has bounced around between groups, making guest appearances and filling in on tours. His latest gig was replacing James Kottak in the Scorpions and the role was just made permanent.

In late April earlier this year, the German icons announced they had tapped Dee in place of Kottak while he sought medical attention for an issue that remains undisclosed. Assuring Kottak left on a positive note, the Scorpions posted a statement on their Facebook page, recognizing the now former skinsman for his work with the band and welcoming Dee.

“We would like to thank James for so many years of lasting participation in the band and personal friendship,” they said. “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 U.S., 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.”

Commenting on landing the permanent spot, Dee said in a Facebook post of his own, “I feel truly honored and fortunate to be able to carry on playing drums on this level. I grew up listening to Scorpions and have always loved the band. We have been friends for a long time so traveling and performing this year with Klaus, Rudolf, Matthias and Pawel has been loads of fun and the crew is very professional. The Scorpions fans have been most welcoming and it’s been great to meet all the crazy wonderful Motorhead bangers along the way.”

The drummer also looked back on his time in Motorhead, adding, “I had some close to 25 amazing years with my friends and brothers Lemmy and Phil [Campbell] in Motorhead and that will always be the backbone in my future drumming. Lemmy always had great respect for Scorpions for being a real rock band and I am sure he is proud up there that I moved on and for playing with this class act.”

Before linking up with the Scorpions in April, Dee was slated to sit behind the kit with Thin Lizzy for a series of six shows. After getting the nod from the Scorps, he respectfully bowed out of the Thin Lizzy spot, being replaced by Judas Priest‘s Scott Travis.

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Green Day Announce North American Club Tour + European Arena Trek!

By Graham Hartmann

September 6, 2016 9:45 AM

Green Day 2016 North American Tour Dates:

09/20 – St. Louis, Mo. @ The Pageant
09/21 – Chicago, Ill. @ Aragon Ballroom
09/23 – Toronto, Ontario @ World Cup of Hockey
09/24 – Detroit, Mich. @ Fillmore
09/26 – Columbus, Ohio @ Newport Music Hall
09/28 – Sayreville, N.J. @ Starland Theater
09/29 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Tower Theatre
10/01 – Boston, Ma. @ House of Blues
10/03 – Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club
10/08 – New York, N.Y. @ Webster Hall
10/17 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Palladium
10/20 – Berkeley, Calif. @ UC Theatre

Green Day 2017 European Tour Dates:

01/10 – Turin, Italy @ Pala Alpitour
01/11 – Florence, Italy @ Mandela Forum
01/13 – Bologna, Italy @ Unipol Arena
01/14 – Milan, Italy @ Mediolanum Forum
01/16 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Hallenstadion
01/18 – Manheim, Germany @ SAP Arena
01/19 – Berlin, Germany @ Mercedes Benz Arena
01/25 – Oslo, Norway @ Spektrum
01/27 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Stockholm Globe
01/28 – Malmo, Sweden @ Malmo Arena
01/30 – Cologne, Germany @ Lanxesse Arena
01/31 – Amsterdam, Holland @ Ziggo Dome
02/02 – Brussels, Belgium @ Forest National
02/03 – Paris, France @ Accorhotels Arena
02/05 – Leeds, UK @ Leeds First Direct Arena
02/06 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Arena
02/08 – London, UK @ London The O2
06/23 – Scheeßel, Germany @ Hurricane Festival
06/24 – Tuttlingen, Germany @ Southside Festival

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The Noise Presents: Parkway Drive’s Unbreakable North American Tour

The Noise Presents: Parkway Drive’s Unbreakable North American Tour

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In support of the deluxe edition of their recently released album Ire, the guys in Parkway Drive are teaming up with the Noise yet again for another go-around through the US.Hitting the road with We Came As Romans and Counterparts, the Unbreakable North American Tour will kick off September 29th in Fort Collins, CO and wrap up October 25th in San Diego, CA.Tickets will go on sale to the public this Friday at 10 AM. However, if you’re looking for some exclusive pre-sales, those will be available on Wednesday – stay tuned to our socials for more details. As for tour dates and locations, be sure to look below.

The Noise Presents: Parkway Drive’s Unbreakable North American Tour

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In support of the deluxe edition of their recently released album Ire, the guys in Parkway Drive are teaming up with the Noise yet again for another go-around through the US.

Hitting the road with We Came As Romans and Counterparts, the Unbreakable North American Tour will kick off September 29th in Fort Collins, CO and wrap up October 25th in San Diego, CA.

Tickets will go on sale to the public this Friday at 10 AM. However, if you’re looking for some exclusive pre-sales, those will be available on Wednesday – stay tuned to our socials for more details. As for tour dates and locations, be sure to look below.

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Tour Dates:

Sep 29 Ft. Collins, CO Aggie Theater
Sep 30 Omaha, NE Sokol Auditorium
Oct 01 Janesville, WI Sonic Boom*
Oct 02 Louisville, KY Louder Than Life*
Oct 03 Charlotte, NC The Fillmore
Oct 04 Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore
Oct 05 New York City, NY Playstation Theater
Oct 07 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
Oct 08 Boston, MA House Of Blues
Oct 09 Montreal, QC Metropolis
Oct 10 Toronto, ON Danforth Music Hall
Oct 11 Grand Rapids, MI Intersection
Oct 12 Chicago, IL House Of Blues
Oct 14 Dallas, TX Gas Monkey Live!**
Oct 15 New Orleans, LA House Of Blues
Oct 16 San Antonio, TX Aztec Theater
Oct 17 Houston, TX House Of Blues
Oct 19 Phoenix, AZ Pressroom
Oct 20 Las Vegas, NV House Of Blues
Oct 21 Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue
Oct 22 Reno, NV Cargo
Oct 23 Sacramento, CA Aftershock*
Oct 24 Riverside, CA  Riverside Municipal Auditorium
Oct 25 San Diego, CA House Of Blues

* Festival Appearance/ Parkway Drive Only
** No We Came As Romans

Korn Announce New Album ‘The Serenity of Suffering,’ Unleash Video For ‘Rotting in Vain’

By Graham Hartmann July 22, 2016 8:59 AM

Roadrunner

Are you ready?! Korn have just announced the release of their 12th studio album, The Serenity of Suffering. Even more exciting, Korn have shared a creepy video for the new single “Rotting in Vain,” featuring Sons of Anarchy star Tommy Flanagan (watch below).

The Serenity of Suffering will hit shelves on Oct. 21 and marks Korn’s return to Roadrunner Records. The album was produced by Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters / Deftones / Mastodon) and will feature a guest vocal performance from Slipknot’s Corey Taylor.

“Rotting in Vain” is classic Korn. Led by a heavy groove and chaotic atmosphere, the track spirals into darker realms with Jonathan Davis’ tortured vocals. “‘Rotting in Vain’ was written about being in that black place, being in situations that I don’t like in life — be it relationships, or feeling when you’re stuck and you’re just being abused or you don’t like where you’re at, and you just sit there and rot,” shares Jonathan Davis.  “It takes you years and years to figure out how to claw your way out. That’s where ‘Rotting in Vain’ came from. I’m just sitting there, f—ing dying and letting it happen for years and years and not helping myself to get out of that place. That’s the vibe that inspired the song.”

Korn’s video for “Rotting in Vain” feels gothic and suffocating as Flanagan’s character repeatedly inhales inhuman amounts of a mystery drug. Surrounded by dead animals, clocks, laboratory equipment and much more, Korn plow through “Rotting in Vain” while remaining understandably uncomfortable within their environment.

Check out Korn’s new video for “Rotting in Vain” below and prepare yourselves for Oct. 21! Korn are currently touring across North America with Rob Zombie and will co-headline even more U.S. dates with Breaking Benjamin later this year.

Korn, “Rotting in Vain”

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