Heavy rockers Scorpions have postponed their remaining German tour dates as frontman Klaus Meine battles a viral infection.
The band had to cut short a gig in Hamburg on Monday night (21Mar16) when it became clear singer Meine was struggling with vocal issues.
He has since been admitted to a local medical centre for treatment, which has prompted the Scorpions to delay their remaining four concerts in their native country. They had been expected to perform in Berlin on Wednesday (23Mar16), followed by dates in Leipzig, Frankfurt, and Cologne later this week, but the shows, including a re-run of Monday's gig, will now take place at a later date.
A statement issued by the band's representative to Germany's Bild newspaper reveals doctors have "banned" Meine from performing for "several weeks".
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Actress/singer Katharine Mcphee Fell Victim To A Bizarre Mail Theft On Monday (18jan16).
Neighbours of the Scorpions star saw a woman searching a car near her California home and confronted the suspect, who threw away a collection of papers as they fled the scene.
Although the vehicle did not belong to Katherine, letters addressed to the former American Idol contestant were found among the discarded loot.
Police officers were called to the scene and arrested a suspect on suspicion of felony car burglary, according to TMZ.com.
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French Fans Of German Band The Scorpions Added A Little National Pride To The Group's Gig In Paris On Tuesday Night (24nov15) By Singing La Marseillaise A Cappella.
The rockers were among the first foreign act to perform in the capital after terrorist gunmen stormed the Bataclan theatre during an Eagles of Death Metal gig on 13 November (15) and opened fire, killing 89 people.
And the Winds of Change hitmakers took a moment to honour the dead and their families by leading a sing-along of the French national anthem on Tuesday.
Ahead of the gig at the Bercy, Scorpions singer Klaus Meine said, "Our France tour is overshadowed by these sad and terrible events. Of course we're also here to deal with the situation... this tragedy, respectfully. We all feel threatened, we all feel attacked. This has hurt all of us."
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Rockers Scorpions Have Been Forced To Cancel A Show In Their Native Germany Next Month (Nov15) Due To Technical Issues.
Two hundred and fifty lucky fans won tickets to see the stars at an intimate show in Berlin on 3 November (15), but the gig has since been axed. Instead, devotees have been invited to attend one of the Scorpions' tour dates in Berlin next year (16) and go backstage before the show starts.
"The Scorpions wanted to celebrate their 50th Anniversary together with 250 of their fans on November 3rd in Berlin," a message on Facebook.com reads. "Within hours, thousands of fans participated in a competition to win these rare tickets. However technical problems (have) now forced the band to cancel the club show.
"After their massive sold out arena tour in North America the band will have to play in Rome on November 9th and thereafter in Milano and Paris. Within the short timeframe between Las Vegas, Seattle and Rome it unfortunately proved impossible to scale down the arena show and technical equipment needed to perform in a small club in such a way that the musical quality would be guaranteed which is very important to the Scorpions. For this reason the show in Berlin had to be withdrawn and the band would like to apologize for this.
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James Kottak was allegedly caught swearing and insulting Muslims.
James Kottak, drummer for the German rock band Scorpions, has been jailed in Dubai for a month after his drunken antics caught the eye of the country's strict law enforcers. The 51 year-old sticksman was arrested after drinking on a flight from Moscow during which he allegedly swore loudly, made the offensive middle finger gesture to passengers and pulled his trousers down in front of airport employees.
Scorpions Drummer James Kottak Has Been Jailed In Dubai For Drunken Indecency.
Kottak and his fellow rockers, who are best known for 'Rock You Like A Hurricane,' were on the way to Bahrain where they were due to perform at a Formula One Grand Prix concert. The American musician is said to have become loud and angry after entering the transit hall by accident and began talking about "non-educated Muslims" when he spotted Afghan and Pakistani passengers, according to The National.
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AC/DC, Rage Against The Machine, KISS and Slash are all nominated for two prizes each at the Classic Rock Roll Of Honour awards.
The ceremony - held by Classic Rock Magazine and hosted by Alice Cooper - will take place on Wednesday 10 November at London's Roundhouse venue.
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The rockers will all receive prizes at the Vegas Rocks! Magazine Awards, which will be held next month (Aug10) to celebrate the publication's sixth anniversary.
The event will see Lemmy pick up the Vegas Rocks! Lifetime Legend Award, while the Scorpions will be handed the Rock Group Lifetime Achievement honour. Snider, who is slated to perform at the show, will receive the Rock n' Roll Savior Award.
The prize-giving will take place at the Elvis Showroom at the Las Vegas Hilton resort on 22 August (10), according to Blabbermouth.net.
Continue reading: Lemmy, Snider And Scorpions To Be Honoured In Las Vegas
Lady Gaga and Black Eyed Peas dominated the winners' list at this year's World Music Awards, taking home five and three honours respectively, while Jennifer Lopez picked up the Legend for Outstanding Contribution to the Arts prize.
The eccentric singer received five honours at the ceremony held at the Sporting Club in Monte Carlo last night (18.05.10) narrowly beating the 'Boom Boom Pow' stars and French DJ David Guetta who picked up three accolades each.
Gaga was honoured with World's Best Single for 'Poker Face' and World's Best Album for 'The Fame', as well as World's Best Rock/ Pop Artist, World's Best New Artist and the Best-Selling Artist in America.
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Most critics seem to figure that Clash of the Titans is nothing to get worked up over. They're writing mostly witty reviews, discussing it like a food writer might discuss a cheesy desert. In fact, Steven Rea in the Philadelphia Inquirer writes that Titans "is ancient Greece at its cheesiest. It's a big hunk of feta comin' at ya in 3-D." Kyle Smith in the New York Post calls it "the biggest 3D feature since last week." After offering a thumbnail description of the god-filled plot, Roger Ebert writes in the Chicago Sun-Times, "For its intended audience, I suspect this will play as a great entertainment. I enjoyed myself. ... I like the energy, the imagination, the silliness. I even like the one guy who doesn't have a beard." Roger Moore in the Orlando Sentinel writes that contemporary digital effects makes Titans "a sometimes fun ride, a digital bastardization of Greek mythology with digital eagles, giant Scorpions, wraiths and a Kraken -- the sea beast to end all sea beasts. What hasn't improved is the silly, archetypal story, or the stagy arguments among the gods of Olympus." Virtually every review compares this Titans with the original 1981 version -- mostly favorably. But Amy Biancolli in the San Francisco Chronicle observes "o matter how you dissect it, Clash of the Titans will never, ever be a serious motion picture. No matter how much money you throw at it, no matter how many sequels it spawns, no matter how much lip service it pays to Big Ideas like humanity and sacrifice, it was, is and shall remain a story about guys in skirts fighting giant scorpions while others guys stand around acting annoyed on a cloud. Very bad dialogue is dispensed by very good actors surrounded by effects of assorted quality. This was true in 1981. It's still true in 2010."
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German rockers the Scorpions chose to split for good after their manager suggested they'd never be able to top their new album.
Guitarist Rudolf Schenker tells AOL the band was in the middle of a listening party for Sting in the Tail when their longtime manager came up with the idea for the bandmates to go their separate ways.
He says, "He had the idea to finish the band on a high note, with this record. At first, we thought he was joking but then we noticed he was completely being serious. And it turns out, he was right.
"We have been around for a long time, and we've done so many great things together. We came out of Germany when no one thought a band from there could rock hard. We've always believed in the band and had fun doing it.
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