Skip to comments.Reports: Scorpions drummer jailed in Dubai
Posted on 04/29/2014 4:57:48 PM PDT by maddog55Edited on 04/29/2014 5:11:40 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
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I can only think of one good reason to go to such a place as Dubai.
Simpson’s Nelson saying ha ha.
I thought the Scorpions retired and quit touring?
Maybe he went there to play golf.
I can just hear the crew of that B-2 (I think it’s a B-2.) listening to “Rock You Like A Hurricane” during the mission!
Well, I believe it.
I remember 1991. Seems like so long ago. But I remember it. Not that many people had computers and only the wealthy had cellphones - which were as big and heavy as bricks. I had totally different clothes back then. Even the underwear I wore is no longer in service today. In fact, I don't have much material possession at all from 1991. Maybe a few dusty books, CDs and a couple photo albums of pictures I never look at anymore.
Does anybody else remember 1991 and the song "Wind Of Change"?
Scorpions: Winds of Change
75 million hits
Time to ROCK THEM LIKE A HURRICANE!
One of the Best Ballads of many by the Scorps!
He got off lucky and with his head. Acting out in a country that worships a queer old pedophile and makes its women wear head bags is not a brilliant idea.
I remember. Great song about the fall of the Berlin Wall. I play it whenever I get nostalgic for the 80s, which is quite often these days.
I'm in the Navy and Dubai is one of my favorite ports. I just love the place.
The rules are pretty simple though. You can get as drunk as you want to within the confines of the many hotel bars. They're cool with that. The Filipino expats will treat you right. And if you want to bang some hookers, they're cool with that too.
Just keep it inside the hotel or inside the taxi going to another hotel.
If you start stumbling around intoxicated outside, at their malls, airports, in front of their children, wives, etc., they tend to get a little pissed. After all, they are Muslims and don't really like alcohol and drunkenness (though, like Baptists, there are a few sinners amongst them in these regards)
Personally, this isn't unreasonable.
You haven't been to Dubai lately, have you?
Yup, one of my least favorite Scorpions songs. I wasn't a big fan of too many of any of the ballads from that period , though I liked Scorpions stuff like 'Rock you like a Hurricane', 'No one like you", etc. From what I've observed it is Russians digging that song to the point of crying anytime it is on. Was just in some bars in Pattaya, Thailand a few months ago and there are a lot of Russian tourists who request that song from cover bands and will sob and buy drinks for anyone while it's played. And they will request it over and over again too. I guess it represents an important period of time for them, though Putin has reversed many of the gains they made towards freedom. Still, there are a fair number of Russians in the middle class now they can at least afford a trip to Thailand.
What happened to Herman Rarebell?
WTF happened to Herman Rarebell?
Anecdote #1; I'm 45 years old and Scorpions playing Big Mac in Denver, CO in 1985 is tied for the LOUDEST rock concert I've ever been subjected to. My ears rang for days.
Anecdote #2; They they're tied with Jane's Addiction. Skull-crushingly loud.
And I've seen them all...
LOL. You beat me while I was traveling down memory lane.
Yup, and it damn near killed my enjoyment of the band.
I dunno, wasn’t all that familiar with the Scorpions lineup. I guess he’s still around doing other projects these days.
Back in those days I was more into AC/DC, Ozzy, Slayer, etc.
Shuffling off to the corner now.
Get off my lawn!
I still listen to those bands
That list of offenses would get him jailed in the USA, too.
Bad Boys Running Wild
Same. I listen to them regularly along with a lot of new hard rock/metal. If you have XM/Sirius my favorites are Ozzy’s Boneyard and Octane.
I remember. The Scorpions are all I listen to when I am downhill skiing. Their music just fits my ski style from the hard driving rock for high speed runs down black diamond trails, to the ballads for the sweeping vistas at the top of the mountain as you glide down through wide powder turns. In fact, I only listen to the Scorpions when I’m downhill skiing so I don’t burn out on their music during the rest of the year.
Yep. Go stumbling about drunk, loud and belligerent in New York, St. Louis, Rome, London, Dublin, Frankfurt, Istanbul, Moscow, Muscat, Shanghai, Montevideo, etc., and there's a good chance you'll wake up in handcuffs.
Yet, we're supposed to be outraged because Dubai police arrested an intoxicated rock drummer?
What would your one good reason be?
I had Sirius for 6 months last year when I bought my new truck but didn’t renew. I did like the metal stations but grew tired of them quickly honestly. When I want iron maiden, I want it now, dammit! Lol!
Herman Zee German
Yeah, I feel that way sometimes. I just use the satellite radio as a chance of pace - especially if I went to hear some new stuff. Stations like Octane play some of the newer hard rock/heavy metal and I like to hear new things. There is a surprising amount of new good rock out there, and I find it’s too easy to stay within the confines of what I grew up liking most. I love Maiden, Priest, etc, especially since those were my first concerts in my teens, but I do like to broaden my horizons.
Wot the bloody ‘ell!!!! You can’t even give the finger to Islam any more!!!
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