James Kottak, former Scorpions drummer, dies at 61 | EUROtoday

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He joined the band in 1996 and performed till 2016, when he left the group to obtain medical consideration.

Sorpions, with James Kottak on the right.
Sorpions, with James Kottak on the proper.METROPOLIS

The former drummer of the German band Scorpions, James Kottakhas died on the age of 61, as confirmed by the band’s supervisor to DPA, who provides that the causes of dying are nonetheless unclear.

“Very sad news. Our dear friend and drummer of 20 years James Kottak has passed away at the age of 61. James was a wonderful human being, a great musician and a loving family man. He was our ‘brother from another mother’‘ and we will miss him greatly. Rock’n Roll forever”, Scorpions has revealed from their ‘X’ profile.

Kottak was the band’s drummer for twenty years. The band was based in 1965 and the drummer joined from 1996 till 2016, when he left the group to obtain medical consideration for an sickness, in accordance with the aforementioned media.

His place within the group was then assumed by former Motrhead drummer Mikkey Deewho’s till in the present day a part of the band that may go on tour in 2024 to have a good time the fortieth anniversary of ‘Love at First Sting’.