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Old 04-30-2014, 02:49 AM
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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Newspapers in the United Arab Emirates are reporting that the American drummer for the rock band Scorpions has been sentenced to one month in jail after being convicted of offensive behavior in Dubai.
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Old 04-30-2014, 03:17 AM
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The only thing that I hate more than religion are countries that are based on religion.
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Old 04-30-2014, 03:31 AM
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Offensive behavior, from a drummer. No way !


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Old 04-30-2014, 03:43 AM
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What'd they do, play Believe In Love? And why bust just the drummer?
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Old 04-30-2014, 04:26 AM
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I was in Desert Storm in 1991 and we had to leave the country of Saudi Arabia abruptly because our singer "borrowed" a Humvee from a base to get back to Khobar Towers, where we were staying.

The Saudis saw the "hippie loan" as "theft" and they wanted his right hand something fierce so it was "leave by sundown or come Friday you'll forever be a lefty".

So there it was. We almost all got a deportation stamp, and that could have had detrimental effects on all of our careers, especially post 9/11.

So if someone acts like a lunatic either as their "stage persona" or that's just the way they are 24/7 then be very concerned to which places you travel together. No matter what the industry. Unhinged behavior is a huge red flag in this business.
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There are some places that one just cannot ever F--- around in. Some examples:

The line at Customs or Airport Security
A Courtroom
AN ISLAMIC NATION

The guy is a pure idiot to think that his actions would result in anything less. This is a nation in which public displays of affection, such as a romantic kiss will get you in trouble.

They won't let him out early either. Betcha 50 bucks he does the whole 30 days or close to it. It's not like he can buy his way out of this. He doesn't have the money or clout. Millionaires are a dime a dozen in Dubai.
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Old 04-30-2014, 12:13 PM
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http://travelerspress.com/things-not-to-do-in-dubai/

Interesting. Not a place to rock. I don't see why people even go there voluntarily. Having said that, Saudi is much worse, for Saudis Dubai is the place to go crazy during the weekend.
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Our old keyboard player went there with his old band Yukon. You need to be pretty stupid to act up in any foreign country, especially one this foreign to us. He always said it was one of the coolest gigs ever though.
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Old 04-30-2014, 03:39 PM
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Me thinks that raising the middle finger to a US immigration officer wouldn't be free either.
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If the judge heard The Scorpions, it is so offensively bad..he would be decapitated.
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If the judge heard The Scorpions, it is so offensively bad..he would be decapitated.
I'm not sure if the judge even knows they're still together. I can hear it now...

"So, Mr. Rarebell..."

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Old 04-30-2014, 07:17 PM
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I'm not sure if the judge even knows they're still together. I can hear it now...

"So, Mr. Rarebell..."

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LOL....

My thought: When the audience noticed Herman Rarebell didn't show up for the gig, they demanded this guy be arrested for impersonation.

My other thought: No TV through the hotel window? No Car in a swimming pool? Amateurs!
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Old 04-30-2014, 08:33 PM
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What'd be funny is, if Kottak upon release announced he has embraced Islam.

Islamic law forbids usury? Hmmmm, let me think about that.
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There are some places that one just cannot ever F--- around in. Some examples:

The line at Customs or Airport Security
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AN ISLAMIC NATION
In some countries you can be sentenced to death for blasphemy, in other words, just saying or writing something less than flattering about the official state religion.

Politics and religion is an extremely toxic brew. "Man will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest" - Diderot.
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There are some jobs it's better to just say no to. If you are going to travel anywhere, you have to know the rules and customs - prior to going.
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What'd be funny is, if Kottak upon release announced he has embraced Islam.
Apparently while cooling his heels, he's recording some songs with Cat Stevens!
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Apparently while cooling his heels, he's recording some songs with Cat Stevens!
Cat Stevens?.......oh you mean Yusuf Islam.
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The only thing that I hate more than religion are countries that are based on religion.
I've visited both the UAE and the USA, and enjoyed my stays in both.
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Apparently while cooling his heels, he's recording some songs with Cat Stevens!
Ha ! Good one......................


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I've visited both the UAE and the USA, and enjoyed my stays in both.
Here is another one, http://youtu.be/yiQkOT1if24
I laughed so hard when I saw this one that I almost cried http://youtu.be/yiQkOT1if24
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Old 05-02-2014, 10:54 AM
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Cat Stevens?.......oh you mean Yusuf Islam.
Ruin joke much???

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Old 05-02-2014, 10:56 AM
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NO political and/or religious talk, please.
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Johan Franzon, swedish drummer, will occupy his throne....
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Herman Zee German Rarebell is not with Scorpions anymore I seem to recall reading that somewhere. 15-20 years ago I did some gigs with a Scorpions tribute band. It was the most boring playing I had ever done, joining a country band after was like playing jazz fusion.
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for what's worth, it seems Mr Kotak is taking responsibility for his actions:

http://www.drummagazine.com/news/post/9365/
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He tells fans, "After years of drinking alcohol, on April 3rd, 2014 my addiction finally caught up with me


The representative then called the police and reported that I was intoxicated (which I was) ...

... I was charged with 'Drinking Without a License', for which I pleaded guilty and received a one-month sentence and a 2,000 Dirham (300 USD) fine.

"Upon returning to the United States on May 6th, I immediately reached out to Bob Forrest, an addiction specialist known for his work with musicians and 'Celebrity Rehab'. I have been meeting with Bob on a regular basis
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The only thing that I hate more than religion are countries that are based on religion.
https://www.youtube.com/user/DarkMatter2525/videos
I'm not religous, but I can't stand this guy. Now, while the christian bible is full of a lot of shit that isn't necessarily logically sound, this guy takes it to a whole new level, twisting arguments, beating dead horses, and using tasteless and obnoxious humor to prove his irrelevant point.

But that's cool, to each his own. I can see how some might find him hilarious.

The only reason I don't find religion all bad is because it gives people something to believe in. My atheism can get very depressing at times.
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for what's worth, it seems Mr Kotak is taking responsibility for his actions:
I'm skeptical about someone who is serious about treating his addiction using a specialist who's associated with "Celebrity Rehab," because no addiction specialist who is serious about helping people will associate with "Celebrity Rehab."

I wish Kotak well in his recovery.
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The only reason I don't find religion all bad is because it gives people something to believe in. My atheism can get very depressing at times.
Your sentence works equally well if you replace "religion" with fairies, unicorns or UFO pilots from the Andromeda galaxy.
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