CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNERS
Congrats to the following winners! Each one scores a copy of former Scorpions drummer Herman “Ze German” Rarebell’s new audio book, My Life As A Scorpion, plus his new solo CD called Take It As It Comes. Our grand prize winner Ernie Ursomarso can also claim a signed cymbal, drumhead and pair of drumsticks. High fives to all!
GRAND PRIZE WINNER
Lampasas, TX – KLTD 101.7 The Eagle
St. Augustine, IL – WLSR 92.7 The Laser
Bon Weir, TX – KDKB online
Chicago, IL – WXRD X-Rock 103.9
Bergenfield, NJ – WRCN 103.9
Kalamazoo, MI – WZUU 92.5 The Zoo
West Bath, ME – WKIT 100.3
Redford, MI – WRIF 101.1
Burgess, VA – WXMM 100.5
Rotterdam Junction, NY – WQBK Q-103.9
Tommy C. Norman, Jr.
Titus, AL – WXFX 95.1 The Fox
Billings, MT – KMHK 95.5 The Hawk
Jefferson, OR – Online
Marysville, WA – KDUX 104.7
Prizes should arrive within 3 weeks of posted winner names.
Thanks to ALL the HOH and Metal Fans who entered the contest!
– Dee and the House of Hair Team!
Our good friend Herman Rarebell (ex-Scorpions drummer) has sent us copies of his kick ass new CD “Take It As It Comes” and his new Audio Book “My Life As a Scorpion”.
Few metal drummers have a name as recognizable as Herman Rarebell. And with good reason. After all, it was Rarebell’s drumming that helped propel the SCORPIONS into one of the 1980s’ most successful rock bands (as well as co-penning the all-time classic “Rock You Like A Hurricane”). And Herman is back once more with his latest album,”Take It As it Comes”, which was recently released via Dark Star Records.
A kick-ass, rockin’ good time, the album is available as a standard version, as well as a limited-edition box set, which comes with two discs and a card autographed by Herman ze German himself.
The new single from “Take It As it Comes” is the appropriately-titled “Let Me Rock You”.
Commented Herman: “I guess most of you guys know me as the former drummer of the SCORPIONS. Together with my friends Rudolf,Matthias, and Klaus, I enjoyed twenty truly awesome years of exhilarating rock and roll. We went through thick and thin, toured the world a couple times, and were awarded over 70 gold and 30 platinum records in addition to a bunch of other awards and prizes.
“It is my pleasure to tell you that my new solo CD, ‘Take It As It Comes’, is now available on Dark Star Records.”
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ENTER TO WIN: Contest Entry Form
More on Herman Ze German
Herman Rarebell began his life on the 18th of November 1949 in Saarbrucken, Germany, his zodiac sign being Scorpio. By the age of 12 his passion for drumming was so extreme that he would practice on anything available, including an old sloped chair. His song writing was influenced by the music of Led Zeppelin, a group which he still loves.
After qualifying in drums and piano at the Music School in Saarbrucken, and after he played with Mastermen (1965) and with Fuggs Blues (1968) he moved on to England from 1971 to 1977 where he was hoping to find the next great Heavy Metal Band and there Michael Schenker introduced him to the Scorpions and began his international career as drummer and songwriter for the Scorpions. He was a driving force for the band, leading it with the full sound of his drums and especially during the live appearances, making the band perform the songs in a spectacular way. He was an important composer in the history of the group, writing classic songs like “Another piece of meat”, “Falling in Love” and the second single from Savage Amusement “Passion rules the game” and writing the lyrics for some of the most classic songs of the band like “Rock You Like a Hurricane”, “Make It Real”, “Dynamite”, “Blackout”, “Arizona”, “Bad Boys Running Wild”, “Don’t Stop At the Top”, “Tease Me Please Me” and other songs. In 1982 he released his first solo album Nip In The Bud (which he re-recorded as Herman ze German & Friends with the help of some friends of his as guest such as members of Dokken, Great White, Ratt etc.) It is worth noting that he is and was the only musician of the Scorpions who did his own solo project while still a full member of the band.
In April of 1996 he left the band following their 1993 album Face the Heat and the third Scorpions’ live album Live Bites. His career with the band has seen his name on an international reputation boasting 32 million album sales. Surely with his absence, the consistency of the group was lost and the change in the sound was obvious to all the fans.
Maybe the fatigue from the non stop touring, maybe the disagreements regarding the recordings and musical directions of the upcoming Scorpions album (Pure Instinct) and making the acquaintance with Prince Albert were some of the reasons he decided to leave the group and to get involved with a new challenge, to become a producer and to co-find the record company Monaco Records. He participated in many of the projects as a drummer and he released a second solo album under the label called Stings Like a Scorpion, while he had already released Nip in the bud and Herman Ze German and Friends while he was still with the Scorpions which were produced by Ric Browde. The two albums are essentially the same but the latter has re-recorded vocals and a re-mix courtesy of Michael Wagener. The track “I’ll Say Goodbye” was co-written with Dokken main man Don Dokken. Artists on the album include bassist Juan Croucier of Ratt, vocalists Don Dokken, Jack Russell of Great White, Charlie Huhn of Victory, Steve Marriott and guitarists Chris Storey and David Cooper. His artistic restlessness lead him to a project with his wife Claudia Raab, former 7 Sins saxophonist and well known actress, and released a debut album The Rhythm of Art. Its musical direction was atmospheric dance music with saxophone, drums and electronic music. Herman also performed with some live appearances under the Art Meets Music project with shows which would become a lot more than regular Rock n’ Roll events, also featuring dancers as well as featuring original paintings by Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood and Ronald Muri, founder of the “Pop-Expressionist Movement”. He participated in the Drum Legends project with his friend Pete York (ex Spencer Davis Group) where they released a live CD & DVD with the contribution of Jazz drummer C.Antonini. He also released a great ‘soft’ album with the Monte Carlo Pop Orchestra (Let me take you to the moon) as well as a single with the singer of Unlimited Ray Slijngaard (a remake of the song “The Eye of The Tiger”) showing his need to experiment.
Now Herman comes out with a new audiobook called “My Life As A Scorpion” and a CD called “Take It As It Comes”!
ENTER TO WIN: Contest Entry Form
What do you win?
15 Winners each get:
One (1) signed copy of the new Herman Rarebell CD “Take It As It Comes” and the Audio Book “My Life As A Scorpion”.
AND… 1 Grand Prize Winner from those qualifiers also gets:
a signed cymbal, drumhead and pair of sticks from Herman himself!
How to Enter:
Fill in the Entry Form. ONE ENTRY PER PERSON ONLY, please. Incomplete entries will be tossed out – all address fields, station (or how you heard about the contest) field, and name fields must be 100% complete!
How we choose the winner:
Only entries received by 8/11/10 will be considered. The HOH staff will choose the winners in a random drawing.
Contest Start Date: Monday, July 26, 2010
Contest End Date: Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at midnight
Did I win? Winners will be announced FIRST in the HOH newsletter and then on the website.
The contest is open to residents of the USA and CANADA only.
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