Drivin Rain singer Timexx Nasty has officially joined HERMAN ZE GERMAN with legendary Scorpions drummer Herman Rarebell

Sunday, January 18, 2009
Herman Ze German featuring legendary Scorpions drummer Herman Rarebell (photo by Sweet Sounds Management)

Sweet Sounds Management and Cabala Productions is proud to announce that Drivin Rain singer Timexx Nasty has officially joined HERMAN ZE GERMAN featuring the legendary Scorpions drummer Herman Rarebell. HzG will also start a tour in early fall that will take them world wide live!

Herman 'The German' Rarebell is a German drummer, best known for his time in the band Scorpions from 1977 to 1995, playing on 8 studio albums. Rarebell's English was the best in the band at the time of his joining and 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 guests, such as members of Dokken, Great White, Ratt, etc.) He remains the only member of the Scorpions to have released a solo project while still a full member of the band.

Later on, he co-created Monaco Records with Prince Albert of Monaco .

He participated in the Drum Legends project with his friend Pete York (ex Spencer Davis Group) and Jazz drummer Charly Antolini and released a live CD & DVD.

On August 3, 2006 he joined the Scorpions onstage at the Wacken Festival, as a special guest along with Uli Jon Roth and Michael Schenker. That concert is now available on dvd.

Rarebell and his wife released the album "I'm Back" in June 2007 on Mausoleum Records. That cd sold well worldwide.

In 2009, Rarebell released his audio book, "My Life as a Scorpion". The album is sure to please Rarebell's longtime fans as it features a broad scope of catchy new rock songs, as well as a new version of the classic Scorpions hit "Rock You Like a Hurricane", a song that Rarebell co-wrote with fellow Scorpions members Klaus Meine and Rudolf Schenker.

Also In 2009 Herman reformed his solo band Herman Ze German. Rarebell's new band features James "Duke" Jackson (guitars, also in Strikeforce), Joe Council (bass, also in Strikeforce), lead vocalist Timexx Nasty (from Drivin Rain and previously in Beggar's Jury) and Sam McCaslin (of K2, XYZ, and The Michael Schenker Band) on Keyboards. A full tour of the United States, Europe and Japan is being booked now.

Record Label- Capitol Records and Retrospect Records

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