Scorpions Recruit Motorhead Drummer Mikkey Dee For U.S. Tour

May 2, 2016
German rock legends Scorpions will hit the road in May for 12 North American tour dates with Mikkey Dee (Motorhead) sitting in on drums. Dee will be filling in for drummer James Kottak, who is currently seeking medical attention for alcohol abuse. The shows begin at Carolina Rebellion in Charlotte, NC on May 6 and the run includes a Las Vegas residency.

Scorpions singer Klaus Meine states: "We would like to continue our 'Return To Forever' tour with James, but we have to realize that his health is a priority. We wish James a speedy recovery and he will be back to rock with us very soon!"

Kottak, who has been receiving treatment for alcohol abuse, released a statement in June 2014 in which he said "It is time to stop drinking once and for all so that I can become the father, musician, and friend that I know I can be."

(Photo by Ken Tomczak)