The Scorpions Reunite With James Kottack Following Rehab

. (hennemusic) The Scorpions have welcomed drummer James Kottack back into their lineup following his 2014 arrest and jail time in Dubai and a stint in rehab for alcohol abuse.

"It was like a disaster," frontman Klaus Meine tells TV Rock Live. "He did make a mistake - he crossed the red line, definitely. This was not rock'n'roll and it was not funny. We said to James that he was pretty much out of the band. We told him, 'You have to go to rehab. You've got to take care of yourself and take it seriously.'We've set the doors wide open but it's really up to you.'"

Kottack returned to live duties late in 2014 and was on hand to record the group's new album, "Return To Forever." "He recorded the album in Stockholm at the end of last year, and we played two shows with him," adds Meine. "It was fantastic - it's great he's back in the family." Read more here.

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