Scorpions Drummer James Kottak Sentenced to Jail in Dubai for Insulting Islam, Public Drunkenness

By Music News Group

Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty ImagesJames Kottak, longtime drummer for famed German heavy-metal band The Scorpions, just got stung by the Dubai legal system. According to Dubai newspaper The National, the 51-year-old musician was sentenced to a month in prison on Tuesday after he allegedly made insulting remarks about Islam, gave the middle finger to Muslim passengers, and drank alcohol while at a local airport earlier this month.

Kottak was arrested April 3 after he and his band mates flew from Moscow to Dubai en route to a concert The Scorpions were scheduled to play …read more

Source: http://abcnewsradioonline.com/music-news/2014/4/29/scorpions-drummer-james-kottak-sentenced-to-jail-in-dubai-fo.html

    

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