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Ex-SCORPIONS Drummer JAMES KOTTAK: 'All Law Enforcement Should Be Men'


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Posted 03 November 2019 - 11:39 AM

Former SCORPIONS and current KINGDOM COME drummer James Kottak says that all members of law enforcement "should be men."It is unclear what prompted the rocker to make the comment, but it apparently had something to do with the wildfires currently blazing through California, where Kottak lives.Earlier today, James took to his Twitter to write: "All law enforcement should be men...next time your house is on fire...who do you want 6'4"willie strong as an ox or 5'4" petite shellie? Jeez?! Please?!"This is not the first time Kottak has used Twitter as a way to voice his controversial views. Last month, he tweeted that he was "sick" of seeing commercials featuring "interracial couples," insisting that "this is not reality." A month earlier, he raised eyebrows when he questioned whether climate change is real, writing in a series of since-deleted tweets: "Tell me when one time you have seen 'killed from climate change' or 'death from second hand smoke' appeared on a gravestone....and I am a total anti smoker... it's all b s"Back in July, Kottak angered some people on the social media platform when he wrote that "Trump rules" and added that "anyone against America is a socialist communist asshole."In June, Kottak, who calls himself a "news political junkie" on Twitter, made BLABBERMOUTH.NET headlines when he said that America should take care of its "homeless problem" before accepting any more "outsiders."Kottak has spent much of the last year touring with the reunited KINGDOM COME, also featuring guitarists Danny Stag and Rick Steier, bassist Johnny B. Frank and singer Keith St. John (formerly of MONTROSE and LYNCH MOB).In September 2016, Kottak was dismissed from SCORPIONS during his well-publicized battle with alcoholism and was replaced by former MOTÖRHEAD member Mikkey Dee.SCORPIONS guitarist Matthias Jabs later said that he and his bandmates "had to make" the decision to fire Kottak, explaining that they gave the drummer "all the chances" to get better. "We reached the point — or he reached the point — where it was just not worth it," Jabs said.Last fall, Kottak told Detroit's 101 WRIF radio station that his recovery was "a work in progress." He explained: "Over the last 10 years, I would say I was 90 percent sober, and then I'd have these struggles and I'd go through a bad two- or three-week period. So right now it's, like I said, to use a cliché, it's one day at a time and I work the program. I still go out, and if you wanna drink a bottle of Jack in front of me, go for it — [it's] no big deal — but it is, like I said, a work in progress."

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