Scorpions singer Klaus Meine has issued a message to fans regarding the band’s postponement of Australian shows, explaining he underwent surgery to have kidney stones removed and is currently in recovery.
After the rescheduling of both Sydney and Brisbane shows that were moved to a later date due to a “medical emergency,” Klaus Meine has finally made a statement clarifying what exactly is happening with his health.
The 71-year-old rocker described the situation as a “very painful attack” in a social media post, revealing that doctors inserted a stent into his body, to which he rhetorically asked, “Can you imagine how I feel right now?”
Meine expressed regret over having to postpone the Feb. 22 gig with Whitesnake in Sydney, Australia, but reassured fans that he is well taken care of and is “in the best hands.” The singer is hoping to be good to go “early next week” and the intent is to reschedule the cancelled show for some time in the coming week.
Dear Fans , the good news first …. we had a fantastic show in Melbourne Wednesday night at the Rod Laver Arena …. loved every minute of it …. it just feels soooo good to be back in Australia!!!! The bad news is… I have had kidney stone surgery in a Melbourne Hospital… it was a very painful attack….
In the hospital they removed the stone, and put in a stent …. can you imagine how I feel right now??? So sorry Sydney…. Do we have to cancel again??? It looks like it…. but we are hoping to re-schedule for next week — day to be announced.
Dr. Katz and his team are taking very good care of me … I’m in the best hands, but I doubt I’ll be back on my feet until early next week….. with lots of love with a heavy heart from Melbourne…. Klaus
Foo Fighters have posted a brand new teaser for a brand new event called “DC Jam”, and fans are already ready for a brand new festival from the beloved band.
It looks like the 25th anniversary of the Foo Fighters might be bringing something special along with it. According to teasers posted on social media, it looks like Dave Grohl might be taking it all back to his musical beginnings.
Foo Fighters’ social media unveiled a post over the weekend that was merely colourful animation for something dubbed “DJ Jam.”
Foo Fighters famously curated their own “Cal Jam” festivals in San Bernardino, California in 2017 and 2018 before taking 2019 off. With “Jam” still in the title, the band could merely be changing coasts for their next festival event, and Washington, D.C. would have special significance for Grohl as his first band Scream made their name in the Washington, D.C. scene.
Grohl has always had an affinity for his home base, also staging a massive stadium show on the 4th of July during the year of their 20th anniversary. The 20th-anniversary concert brought together an entire day-long festival with Joan Jett, Heart, Buddy Guy and Gary Clark Jr., and it looks like something bigger may be happening for the 25th.
The “Cal Jam” events have often featured a number of the band’s friends, with Queens of the Stone Age, Cage the Elephant, Iggy Pop, Liam Gallagher and more joining them in the past. We’ll have to stay tuned to see what type of lineup “DC Jam” provides.