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Scorpions Drummer James Kottak Back in U.S. After Jail Time in Dubai

Scorpions drummer James Kottak is back on U.S. soil after having to spend time in a Dubai jail following an incident on a flight from Moscow to Dubai. The rocker was arrested for being drunk, making derogatory remarks to passengers on board his flight and exposing himself to others at the airport.

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Scorpions Drummer Sentenced to One Month in Jail For Dubai Airport Incident

Scorpions drummer James Kottak has found himself in lots of trouble after an incident following a Gulf Air flight from Moscow to Dubai. According to sources, Kottak was arrested earlier this month for being drunk shortly after landing in Dubai. Kottak also reportedly shouted derogatory remarks at passengers and pulling his pants down to "moon" others at the airport. As a result, Kottak has been sentenced to one month in jail.

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Dio, Whitesnake, Scorpions Vets Leading Cream Tribute Concerts

Former members of Dio, Whitesnake and the Scorpions will take part in a four-day, two-city music event, with special shows focusing on the music of Cream and the Scorpions.

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Scorpions Reveal Track Listing for ‘MTV Unplugged’ Album

Hurricanes don't need amps, and neither do the Scorpions. The venerable German rock band is unplugging for its next release, a CD/DVD package of its recent 'MTV Unplugged' appearance.

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25 Years Ago: The Scorpions’ ‘Savage Amusement’ Released

It was 25 years ago today -- April 16 -- that Germany’s favorite hard rock sons, the Scorpions, lost their venom with the release of 1988's disappointing 'Savage Amusement' album.

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Scorpions Cancel Retirement, Intend to Continue Rocking Like Hurricanes Indefinitely

Three years after telling the world that they were taking their amplifiers and heading home, the members of Scorpions have reconsidered that whole retirement thing -- in fact, it sounds like their upcoming schedule will keep them as busy as ever.

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Herman Rarebell Says He Quit Scorpions Because He Hated the Music

Drummer Herman ‘ze German’ Rarebell was an integral part of the Scorpions‘ success, not only performing on some of their most important records, but also writing the lyrics for such classic songs as ‘Rock You Like a Hurricane,’ “Bad Boys Running Wild’ and ‘Tease Me, Please Me.’ He left the group in 1995, and in a new interview the drummer spills the beans on his decision to quit, saying it was all about the music.

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Scorpions to Finish Unreleased Tracks

Often when a band breaks up, they take a handful of years off, then get back together for a tour. If that works well, then they get back into the studio for a new album. The Scorpions have subverted that formula, first by deciding not to break up, but also by announcing that they are working on a new album.

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Scorpions’ Matthias Jabs Ready for ‘Refreshing’ Next Career Stage

The Scorpions are heading back to the U.S. for another batch of dates, but unlike in past years, this could well be their final extensive run of concerts.

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Scorpions Cover the Beatles, Rolling Stones and Kinks on Forthcoming ‘Comeblack’ Album

When guitarist Rudolf Schenker formed the Scorpions in 1965, British Invasion rock ’n’ roll bands were riding a commercial high and leaving their mark on fans and aspiring musicians around the world.

They included Schenker and his fellow German band mates, who honor such British rock royalty as the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and the Kinks on ‘Comeblack,’ the forthcoming Scorpions studio album.

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Scorpions Explain Why ‘Comeblack’ Isn’t Final Album

The Scorpions announced in 2010 that they would release ‘Sting in the Tail’ as their final album and then head off into the sunset with a farewell tour before retiring from active duty as rockers. But much like many rockers who release “goodbye” albums and embark on sayonara tours, the Scorps were not done stinging, so to speak.

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