Apparently, being a rock star from the 80s won’t keep your butt out of jail in Dubai. Scorpions drummer James Kottak has been sentenced to a month in jail in the wealthy middle eastern country for “offensive behavior.” State run media in Dubai says that the drummer was convicted of insulting Islam, raising his middle finger and being under the influence of alcohol in Dubai’s airport … Sounds like a typical day in good ‘ol America! Kottak was enroute to Bahrain from Russia when he was arrested earlier this month. Kottak admitted drinking but denied being insensitive to Islam or flipping the bird. Though the Scorpions are a German band, Kottak is American.
Speaking of bands from the 80s, there’s more drama on the Queensryche front. Even though recent legal wrangling over the naming rights of the band and Geoff Tate saying he’s done with the band, Queensryche will tour. And, this will be the last tour. It’s being dubbed “Queensryche Staring Geoff Tate – The Farewell Tour” and kicks off July 30 in California.
Another letter discovered
A letter found in Kurt Cobain’s wallet found by Seattle Police 20 years ago has surfaced in the public for the first time. CBS obtained a copy of the note. In handwriting, the note seems to mock wedding vows with Courtney Love. It reads, in part, “Do you Kurt Cobain take Courtney Michelle Love to be your lawful shredded wife, even when she’s a bitch with zits and siphoning all money for doping and whoring …”. This is separate and a bit contradictory from the suicide note found at the scene that reads in part “I have a goddess of a wife who sweats ambition and empathy …”. The legitimacy of the suicide note is called into question with a forthcoming documentary about the singer’s death titled Soaked in Bleach.
Corgan's childhood home
Meanwhile Billy Corgan’s childhood home is up for sale. The four bedroom, two-and-a-half bath in Glendale Heights, Illinois, is going for $175,000. Corgan tweeted the listing and even shared details about the bedroom he shared with his brother. Aside from being a rock star, Corgan also dabbles in real estate.
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