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Scorpions Longtime Manager Peter Amend Dies

September 3rd, 2014 by

Photo: On September 1st 2014, our dear friend PETER AMEND passed away.
PETER AMEND was more than just a manager and economic and legal consultant for us. He was an important part of the Scorpions and was also a driving force in the artistic and strategic decisions of the Band with his infinite knowledge and his sensitivity to the music. 
Due to his advice and influence we achieved great international success in recent years.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Peters family in these very difficult times.
PETER, you will always be in our hearts forever and a day.
R.I.P. Yours Scorpions
Klaus, Rudolf, Matthias, Pawel and James

Am 1. September 2014 ist unser lieber Freund PETER AMEND von uns gegangen. 
Für uns war PETER AMEND mehr als nur Manager und wirtschaftlicher und juristischer Berater. Er war ein wichtiger Teil der Scorpions, der mit seinem unendlichen Wissen und seiner Sensibilität für die Musik auch ein Impulsgeber der künstlerischen und strategischen Entscheidungen unserer Band wurde.
Nicht zuletzt seinem Einfluss und seinem Rat verdanken wir die großen internationalen Erfolge der letzten Jahre. 
Unsere Gedanken sind in diesen schweren Zeiten bei Peters Familie. 
PETER, you will always be in our hearts forever and a day.
R.I.P. Deine Scorpions
Klaus, Rudolf, Matthias, Pawel und James

Peter Amend, longtime manager for Scorpions, passed away yesterday. There are few details on his death at this time, but the band did post a statement on its Facebook page in both its native German and in English mourning their late friend.

On September 1st 2014, our dear friend PETER AMEND passed away.
PETER AMEND was more than just a manager and economic and legal consultant for us. He was an important part of the Scorpions and was also a driving force in the artistic and strategic decisions of the Band with his infinite knowledge and his sensitivity to the music.
Due to his advice and influence we achieved great international success in recent years.
PETER you will always be in our hearts forever and a day.
R.I.P. Yours Scorpions
Klaus, Rudolf, Matthias, Pawel, James

Amend became the group’s lawyer, manager and booker in 1991, and has been with the band for the past 23 years.

A New Message from James Kottak

June 3rd, 2014 by

Statement from James Kottak:

After years of drinking alcohol, on April 3rd, 2014 my addiction finally caught up with me during a 5-hour flight from Ekaterinburg, Russia to Bahrain via Dubai, during which I consumed 5 or 6 glasses of wine. While at the airport in Dubai I approached an airline representative to check on status of my flight. The representative informed me that I was in the wrong place and I replied “WTF?!.” The representative then called the police and reported that I was intoxicated (which I was) and that I made a lewd jester.

One of the police officers recognised me as drummer of “The Scorpions”. When the police asked me to show my ID., I showed them the “Rock & ROLL FOREVER” tattoo on my back, instead of my actual ID. which was in my back pack my friend was carrying for me. Apparently, the police did not find this funny and 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. I was also charged with insulting Islam/Muslims by making a lewd jester for which I pleaded not guilty and did not actually do.

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. He has guided me to the MusiCares Organization, which provides musicians with help for mental health and addiction issues.

I am determined to come to grips with my alcoholism and am doing everything on a daily basis to beat this relentless disease. This entire incident caused me to realize that it is time to stop drinking once and for all so that I can become the father, musician, and friend that I know I can be.

I am glad to put this unfortunate incident behind me and move onward and upward with my life. I would like to send out a HUGE thank-you to my family, friends and fans around the world for their incredible loving support…you kick ass! I would also like to send a sincere apology from the bottom of my heart to everyone I have affected and look forward to seeing you all!!

with love, James Kottak – Tomorrow is a brand new day!

A Message from the Scorpions

July 30th, 2013 by

Dear Fans,

The Shows at the Byblos Festival were simply amazing .. Lebanon Rocks !! Hope you have a great Summertime …..

The Scorpions

Message from Klaus Meine

June 4th, 2013 by

Dear Fans,

thank you so much for all your wonderful birthday mails, messages, presents and videos that reached me from all over the world. It really touched my heart in a big way…I ‘d like to say “thank you” to each and every one of you for your love and support over so many years…We are in the studio right now, but it won’t be long before we hit the road again…
I’m looking forward to seeing all of you some where out there…

Rock on… Klaus

Klaus has confirmed the band is back in the studio with Mikael Nord Anderson and Martin Hansen. The same guys who produced Sting in the Tail.

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