"Let There Be Rock" recently conducted an interview with KOTTAK (formerly KRUNK) — the band featuring singer/songwriter/guitarist Jimmy Ratchitt (a.k.a. former KINGDOM COME and current SCORPIONS drummer James Kottak) and his wife Athena (sister of MÖTLEY CRÜE's Tommy Lee) on drums. The chat is now available for streaming using the audio player below.
"Sunset Blvd.", the new video from KOTTAK, can be viewed below. The clip was directed and photographed by Steve Macia and it was edited by Paul DeNigris. The song comes comes off the group's new album, "Scream With Me", which was produced by Tommy Henriksen (DAUGHTRY, B.C. JEAN)
KOTTAK recently completed a three-week European concert tour with the Swedish band BLOWSIGHT as support.
SCORPIONS guitarist Rudolf Schenker apparently agreed to help promote the tour via "Rock Your Life", his recently published autobiography. Schenker did not perform with KOTTAK on stage during the trek, but teamed with the band during various press and radio opportunities to promote both his book and the tour.
"It's such an honor to have Rudolf want to get involved with our little tour," said Jimmy Ratchitt. "KOTTAK is my band — something completely separate from what I do as a member of the SCORPIONS. But Rudolf Schenker is one of those people who like to champion other people's success, as well as his own. He doesn't just preach about rocking your life, he helps you do it!"
KOTTAK also includes Johnny Lucas on lead guitar and Price Vernon on bass.
With their debut CD, "Greatist Hits" [sic], and critically acclaimed follow-up CD, "Therupy", KOTTAK established itself as more than just a band with a spelling problem. Several tours of Japan, Europe, Mexico, and countless West Coast runs have yielded a reputation as a rock solid act.