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The Scorpions are headlining The 2015 Graspop festival on June 21st

November 20th, 2014 by

The countdown for the heaviest metalfest of 2015 starts today! We’re celebrating two decades of Graspop Metal Meeting next year and that calls for a super heavy line-up. With Kiss, Slipknot, Scorpions, Korn and Judas Priest, five out of six headliners for the two main stages have already been confirmed. Other top acts include Alice Cooper, Motörhead, In Flames, Bodycount, Within Temptation, Five Finger Death Punch and Godsmack, supplemented with 35 other names.

https://www.graspop.be/en/poster - 2015 Graspop Festival poster

Scorpions Headline date June 20th 2015 in Clisson, France at Hellfest

November 18th, 2014 by

Happy 65th Birthday to Herman Rarebell

November 18th, 2014 by

Just Announced the only Scorpions UK date for 2015!!!!!

November 4th, 2014 by

July 25th 2015 – Maidstone – United Kingdom – Mote Park – Ticketmaster – Ramblin’ Man Fair

http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/event/1F004D5BB6B08DE3?camefrom=CFC_UK_BUYAT_220331

Matthias Jabs and friends celebrating the final days of Recording guitars for the new album

October 29th, 2014 by

From left to right:

Ingo Powitzer (Scorpions guitar tech), Mikael “Nord” Andersson, (producer/arranger), Matthias Jabs (Scorpions lead guitar), Peter Kirkman (Scorpions guitar tech), Hans-Martin Buff, (sound engineer)

Gibson Les Pauls from left to right: “Lesley” 2002 Historic, 1959 Bigsby Burst, 1958 Burst, 1972 Deluxe, 2012 “Don Felder” #4

Celebrating Mikael “Nord” Andersson`s birthday as well as the last day of guitar recordings for the upcoming Scorpions album at Scorpio Sound Studio. — with Hans-Martin Buff and 2 others at Hannover.

New Interview with Klaus Meine

October 27th, 2014 by

The Scorpions’ official French fan-club, Crazyscorps recently conducted an interview with Scorpions frontman Klaus Meine, who is currently in Sweden recording the band’s new album,. In the audio clip below Meine speaks about the new Scorpions record, drummer James Kottak’s rehab process, feeling ridiculous on stage and his first groupie. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow.

About the new record: “A few years ago, when we thought about this album, about putting out something for the die-hard fans, we were thinking about using some good old material from the 80′s, find some old diamonds and pearls, and we did ! But between 2011 and now, and even this year, we kept on writing. This album is not so much about old material, in the end it’s much more about new songs, and that feels really good.”

About drummer James Kottak’s rehab: “We told him ‘At this point, it’s good if you take a break, not so much for us but for yourself. And not so much about being the drummer of the Scorpions but for yourself being a family man. You should go into a rehab, clean out yourself and come back the same James we know for so many years, not only our drummer but also a friend, and a great guy.’”

http://bravewords.com/news/scorpions-frontman-klaus-meine-talks-new-studio-album-and-drummer-james-kottaks-rehab-in-new-audio-interview

October 25th- Happy 59th Birthday Matthias Jabs

October 24th, 2014 by

Possible Scorpions song titles from the new Studio CD

October 24th, 2014 by

Nothing is confirmed on this information. But the new Studio CD will be released early next year with a World Tour to celebrate 50 years of the Scorpions.

“MTV Unplugged” album by the Scorpions goes gold!

October 14th, 2014 by

Gold

The Scorpions did it once again: The recording of their sensational MTV Unplugged in Athens cracked gold status! On September 11 and 12, 2013, Klaus Meine (vocals, guitar), Rudolf Schenker (guitar, vocals), Matthias Jabs (guitar), Pawel Maciwoda (bass), and James Kottak (drums) played the first open air MTV Unplugged session ever, delighting not only the fans at the Lycabettus Theater of Athens.

The presentation of the awards already took place in Füssen on August 29. Unfortunately, the long- time Scorpions manager Peter F. Amend was not able to attend the big success due to illness, and to everyone’s shock unexpectedly passed away a few days later. Apart from the band, the event was attended by the responsible representatives of Sony Music Germany, MTV Europe, RTL Music for Millions, the promoter of the German Scorpions “MTV Unplugged” tour Dieter Semmelmann, and the MTV Unplugged concert’s Greek promoter Tassos Alexopoulos.

Manfred Rolef (Vice President AOR Label Group GSA): “Everything the Scorpions touch turns to gold, just like their MTV Unplugged album now. We are happy to have reached gold status and are now heading towards platinum! We would also like to thank MTV Europe and the media group RTL Music for Millions for the great collaboration.”

Mara Ridder-Reichert (Director Talent & Music Northern Europe MTV, VIVA, VH-1, TMF) comments on behalf of MTV: “The collaboration of all parties involved in this exceptional MTV Unplugged project was very intense. MTV and the Scorpions both are worldwide brands, which managed to make the MTV Unplugged of a German band successful all over the world. We can build on this success now.” Her colleague Sebastian Kahlich (Head of Sales MTV and VIVA) adds: “The brand MTV Unplugged in Germany once again proved being a recipe for success. Thanks  to the Scorpions for the great collaboration, to Sony Music, and the colleagues at RTL.”

Uli Mücke (Music for Millions) states: “Being one of the first projects of the label, founded by media group RTL in 2013, Music for Millions is especially happy about this joint success with Sony Music and Viacom.”

“MTV Unplugged” by the Scorpions is available as 2CD, DVD, Blu-ray, vinyl, Limited Tour Edition, Limited Amazon Box, Limited Saturn Edition, iTunes Exclusive, and download.

Das gesamten Team

The entire team – from left to right in the front row: Pawel Maciwoda, Anne Zwirnlein (Manager International Exploitation), Ola Hjelm (Band), Willy Ehmann (SVP Music Division GSA), Tassos Alexopoulos (Greek Promoter Robin4Arts), PiTTi Hecht (Band), Jessica Collura (Manager Event Promotion & Artist Relations), Mara Ridder-Reichert (Director Talent & Music Northern Europe MTV, VIVA, VH-1, TMF) und Dany Dietz (Promotion Coordination dietz&das). From left to right in the back row: Manfred Rolef (VP AOR Label Group GSA), Dieter Semmelmann (CEO Semmel Concerts Veranstaltungs GmbH), Regina Maier (Manager Product Coordination), Martin Hansen (Scorpions Producer), Rudolf Schenker, Mikael Nord Andersson (Scorpions Producer), Sebastian Kahlich (Head of Sales MTV und VIVA), Klaus Meine, Ingo Powitzer (Guitar Tech Matthias Jabs), Matthias Jabs, Michael Gehrke (Scorpions Tour Manager), Hans Gardemar (Band), Uli Mücke (Music for Millions), Johan Franzon (Band), Giacomo La Tragna (Director Promotion & Media Cooperations AOR Label Group) und Susanne Schrader (Product Manager). Photos: Dominik Beckmann

The Scorpions and Aerosmith enjoying a Rolling Stones concert in Berlin, Germany this past summer

September 30th, 2014 by

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