Classic Rock News

(hennemusic) Scorpions drummer James Kottack has been jailed in the United Arab Emirates after he was convicted for alleged misconduct at the Dubai airport, according to The National.

Kottack will spend a month in jail after he was convicted Tuesday of insulting Islam, flashing his middle finger at Muslim passengers at an airport and consuming alcohol. Kottak reportedly confirmed that he drank five glasses of wine on a flight from Moscow to Dubai while making his way to Bahrain to perform at the country's Formula One Grand Prix on April 5 when the incident happened on the evening of April 3.

Kurt Cobain Death Scene Note Mocked His Wedding Vows

( A newly revealed handwritten note found at the scene of Kurt Cobain's death finds the Nirvana frontman's marriage vows to Courtney Love mocked. According to CBS News, the note was found in Cobain's wallet after his body was discovered on April 8, 1994, logged into evidence in the Seattle Police Department case file, and never made public until now. The contents of the note are disturbing, to say the least. "Do you Kurt Cobain take Courtney Michelle Love to be your lawful shredded wife…" the letter reads, adding, "even when she's a b**ch with zits and siphoning all (your) money for doping and whoring…" These sentiments run counter to Cobain's original suicide note, where he spoke of Love in much fonder terms: "I have a goddess of a wife who sweats ambition and empathy." The note is sure to fuel speculation over the status of the Cobain-Love union at the time of his death, which over the past 20 years has generated a wide range of theories - including the idea that Love was somehow involved in Cobain's untimely demise, which was broached in Nick Broomfield's 1998 documentary, Kurt & Courtney.

Sammy Hagar Writing New Music With Foreigner's Mick Jones

(hennemusic) Sammy Hagar has teamed up with Foreigner guitarist and cofounder Mick Jones to work on some new material, the Red Rocker revealed in a new online posting. "Mick Jones and myself enjoying a great dinner at El Paseo Restaurant after writing for two days together at my studio," posted Hagar along with a photo of the pair. "What a blast - old friends getting together and writing some new songs." Hagar and Jones have a long shared history in the music industry, including working together on Van Halen's 1986 album, "5150", which was produced by the Foreigner axeman.

Angels Frontman Doc Neeson Fighting Cancer Again

(Classic Rock) The Angels frontman Doc Neeson is fighting cancer for a second time, he's confirmed - but he remains as determined as ever to beat the disease. He announced in 2013 that he'd been diagnosed with a brain tumor, and vowed he'd be among the 20% of victims who'd survive. His statement came just days before Angels bassist Chris Bailey retired from the band to deal with jaw cancer. He died last April. Neeson tells ABC: "The news is grim - but some people can get through this, and that's the way I try to think about things. I'm looking forward optimistically to the future." He reveals he was given 18 months to live when first diagnosed, saying: "It was a shock when someone put a use-by date on me, but I still hung on to a shred of hope that I'd get back on stage at some point."

Rolling Stones' Keith Richards Covers Bob Marley For Charity

(hennemusic) Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards teams up with musicians from around the world to cover a Bob Marley classic for a new release in support of the arts and music charity Playing For Change. Richards is joined by Keb' Mo', Mermans Mosengo (PFC Band), Sherieta Lewis from Kingston, Jamaica and Natalie of Blue King Brown (Australia) for a mix of "Words Of Wonder" (from his 1992 album, "Main Offender") and the Marley classic, "Get Up Stand Up" The performance will be featured on Playing For Change's third CD / DVD set, Playing For Change 3 "Songs Around The World," which will be released on June 17th, 2014.

Ozzy Doesn't Know Who Will Carry The Rock Flag In The Future

(Classic Rock) Ozzy Osbourne says he has no idea who'll replace him and his fellow rock icons when they're gone. And he hopes whoever it is will take a leaf from his book and from David Bowie's. The Black Sabbath frontman, 65, tells Kerrang: "I honestly don't know who's going to carry the flag in the future - but I wish someone would hurry up. None of us are getting any younger, you know. "Nowadays I have a problem telling who's in the band and who's in the crew. No one looks like a rock star." He points those looking for inspiration in Bowie's direction, saying: "He's always original with his image and music." Credit