Kottak

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Kottak
Origin Los Angeles, California, USA
Genres Rock, punk rock, pop punk
Years active 1996–present
Members Jimmy Ratchitt, Stephanie Smith, Nils Wandrey, Francis Ruiz
Past members Johhny Lucas
Price Vernon
Athena Lee

Kottak, formerly known as KrunK, is a pop punk/rock group formed in Los Angeles in 1996 by James Kottak aka Jimmy Ratchitt, drummer for the hard rock band Scorpions and his ex-wife Athena Lee. Current members are:

The band describe themselves as "Cheap Trick meets Green Day, on a bad day" and their album Therupy certainly continues to build the band's infamy.

In early November 1997, KrunK walked away with two awards in the 2nd Annual Rock City News Awards for bands in Los Angeles. The band was named BEST PUNK BAND, and Athena won BEST FEMALE DRUMMER.[1] In the 7th Annual L.A. Music Awards, Athena was nominated for BEST DRUMMER (Males & Females). She was the first female ever nominated in the history of the L.A. Music Awards.

In 2006, the band changed its name from KrunK to Kottak, citing the need for a more original name now that "krunk" has become a general term.[2]

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  1. ^ "Rock City Awards winners". Rockcitynews.com. 1997-11-06. Retrieved 2011-10-20. 
  2. ^ [1][dead link]

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