KINGDOM COME has come under fire for its disastrous performance at the Sweden Rock Festival in Sölvesborg, Sweden this past weekend.
The band’s current lineup features drummer James Kottak, guitarists Danny Stag and Rick Steier, bassist Johnny B. Frank and vocalist Keith St. John (ex-MONTROSE and LYNCH MOB).
In a review of KINGDOM COME‘s performance, Peter Johansson of Swedish website Rocknytt slammed the band for attempting “several lengthy, uninspired, uninteresting and completely meaningless solos on both guitar and bass”, driving home that the band “completely massacred” one of their most popular songs, “Do You Like It”. Drummer James Kottack was also singled out as playing “really badly, sluggishly”, at times unable to keep the tempo “worryingly throughout the concert”. At the end of the show, Kottak “stumbled to the edge of the stage to bow with his bandmates,” said the website.
Another renowned Swedish music journalist, Janne Stark, also took to his Facebook page to share a photo of the concert, writing the following caption: “I’ve never seen a drummer fall asleep on stage before but James Kottak is pretty damn close. Drunk? He slows down every song to half tempo. KINGDOM COME, sorry guys but this is SHIT! Edit: they actually managed to make it worse…. Bass solo”.
You can check out some fan-filmed footage footage of KINGDOM COME‘s performance at the Sweden Rock festival below.
James Kottak was dismissed from SCORPIONS back in September 2016 amidst a well known battle with alcoholism. He would be replaced by former MOTÖRHEAD drummer Mikkey Dee.
Original KINGDOM COME singer Lenny Wolf is not involved with the band’s reunion plans, which launched in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the release of the band’s self-titled debut album.