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Tag Archives: Scorpions

Music Vault releases 12,000+ live video recordings on YouTube

Posted by on July 9, 2014

Seemingly overnight, a whopping 12,000 rare live recordings spanning the last 50 years and including some of the biggest names in the entire rock and roll world were released on YouTube yesterday, and they all came from the same place, MusicVault.com’s official YouTube channel. The videos range from recordings of  The Who in 1970 to […]

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Scorpions drummer returns to the US

Posted by on May 7, 2014

In case you missed it, Scorpions drummer James Kottak was arrested a month ago for allegedly getting drunk at a Dubai airport and doing a bunch of stupid shit. News about the incident wasn’t reported until nearly a month afterwards and it looks like the rest of the band wasn’t very well informed either. Nonetheless, […]

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Scorpions address drummer’s legal issues

Posted by on May 1, 2014

On Tuesday, we posted a story about how Scorpion’s drummer James Kottak was arrested upon arriving in Dubai about a month ago due to allegedly yelling drunken obscenities and mooning the crowd among other things. Strangely, the rest of band has continued to perform since as if nothing happened and haven’t commented on the incident […]

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Scorpions drummer jailed in Dubai for insulting Islam

Posted by on April 29, 2014

Here’s something a bit random: earlier this month on April 3rd, James Kottak, drummer for Scorpions, was arrested and jailed in Dubai for insulting Islam. Specifically, he allegedly “started swearing and talking about ‘non-educated Muslims’ before he flashed his middle finger at passengers” and then yanked down his pants to show everyone the full moon, according […]

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Today in Metal: ‘Heaven and Hell’ by Black Sabbath turns 34

Posted by on April 25, 2014

Metal Insider contributor Anthony Maisano is listening to a different metal album that was released on that day every day this year. 34 years ago today, Ronnie James Dio saved Black Sabbath with the release of Heaven and Hell. This is the album that saved Black Sabbath, and the first with Ronnie James Dio. It’s heavy, […]

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New Dio tribute album “This Is Your Life” features Metallica, Rob Halford, Anthrax, and more

Posted by on February 6, 2014

We’ve seen a few different tributes to Ronnie James Dio ever since he died of stomach cancer on May 16, 2010, but this is a doozy. A new all-star tribute album titled This Is Your Life is coming via Rhino set to release on April 1, 2014 (and if you think it’s April Fools, the mob rules). […]

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Metal By Numbers 1/29: Have an Iced day

Posted by on January 29, 2014

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. We’re finally getting to the point of the year where there are a decent amount of debuts. The charts this week found many releases from Sunday’s Grammy awards getting a sizable bump, which is […]

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Metal Insider top 5: Retirements that didn’t last

Posted by on January 27, 2014

Metal Insider’s Top 5 is a column where we count down the top five of…well basically anything. Tomorrow is a big day for Mötley Crüe. At 3pm EST, they’re widely expected to announce their retirement 33 years after their formation. Then they’ll be playing Jimmy Kimmel Live! later that night. And while the Crüe stepping down makes sense (Mick Mars is 62, […]

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Scorpions take an acoustic ‘Holiday’

Posted by on January 16, 2014

While Scorpions announced a few years back that they would be releasing a final album and retiring, that’s turned out to not be the case. They are, however, rocking a little bit less, as their first- ever acoustic album, MTV Unplugged, will be released on Tuesday (21). Filmed last September 11th and 12th at the  Lycabettus Theatre […]

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Here’s Tom Araya singing a Scorpions song

Posted by on December 16, 2013

Let’s go back to 1982, a year after Tom Araya joined Slayer, but a year before their debut album was released. The Scorpions’ Blackout was released in 1982 as well, and here’s a video of Tom singing the title track at Bell High School, a Los Angeles suburb, later that year. It’s a little weird to […]

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