scorpions640 The Scorpions have released the following statement regarding reports that their American drummer, James Kottak, will spend a month in a Dubai, United Arab Emirates jail after he was convicted on Tuesday morning of insulting Islam.

“Dear fans, when James Kottak arrived in Dubai on April 3th, he ran into problems at immigrations and got busted. Whatever happened is totally out of our control and we don’t know any details about it at this point. For the concerts in Germany, Johan Franzon, a Swedish drummer, will take James’ seat. Please understand, we keep you posted.”

According to the Associated Press, Kottak was convicted of insulting Islam, raising his middle finger, and being under the influence of alcohol while in transit at Dubai airport.

The Scorpions latest double CD was their first MTV Unplugged which was released on November 29th.

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    1. The hits keep on coming. I guess none of us can drive to work unless we own electric cars. Yet again the fault of “The middle east” and the out of control drunkard acting like an ass at an airport is having his human rights violated. What is so dear to people about this guy? If Snooki or one of the Jersey Shore crew got arrested at Laguardia or JFK, it would be comical, but this is some hot botton issue. The guy needs help and has to grow up. If this dries him out, it could be the best medicine he could get.

    2. Its fantastic to know the stupidity with certain ‘Americans’ never runs dry. I love it when someone starts their sentence with ‘I’m an American’ and thus their point is even more extremely valid. Or the guy who finishes his sentence blaming the PC’s for this. Meanwhile we continue to murder at a higher rate than any other country, we beat our spouses, we use guns more than anyone else, we attack our children, we shoot 17 year olds because they wear hoodies, and half of us can’t afford to go to the doctor. But that’s ok, cause we’re Americans. Maybe if I capitalize it all, it’ll be more accurate. Oh and let’s not forget to blame the liberals for all this. When all else fails, blame the left side.

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