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Member Since: 2010-04-30 02:42:20
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Scorpions Rare Songs: Strangers in Paradise

August 4th, 2020 by

Here is my second blog on Scorpions rare songs. This one has never been released to my knowledge as well. It is titled Strangers in Paradise. It was written by Klaus Meine, Herman Rarebell, and Jim Vallance. Because of who the writers are, my best guess is that it was written in the Crazy World studio session(s).

This link pretty much confirms that this song is a leftover track from the Crazy World sessions. This list also has a few songs I didn’t know about. This link also implies that these tracks are out there somewhere floating around. Maybe one day we will be able to hear them.

New Scorps News Feature: Rare Songs “All My Love”

July 9th, 2020 by

Hello everyone! It has been a long time, maybe never, that I have posted on here. Scott is doing an awesome job, BTW. But I wanted to start a new feature on here. We’ll see if I can keep it up on a regular basis. I wanted to start bringing to light some of the very rare songs that the Scorpions have written and maybe recorded. We may not know very much at all about them, but we can speculate. I will post all of my evidence and why I feel the way I do.

The first song that I would like to bring up is entitled “All My Love”. It has not ever been released to my knowledge. It was written by Klaus Meine and Rudolf Schenker. I assume Klaus wrote the lyrics and Rudolf the music. It appears in the BMI Repertoire database of all songs for which BMI has the rights.

It is BMI Work #20794945. Note that you will have to start a search first. Approve the terms and conditions. And then the link I have above will take you directly to the song information.

I believe that this is a left over song from the Blackout sessions. A song with this title appeared on early press releases for the 50th Anniversary Release of Blackout. However, the final release did not include the song.

Maybe one day we will be able to hear what this song sounds like.

Let’s get the band back together!!

April 27th, 2012 by

Herman Francis 2012

Greatest Rhythm Section in Rock History

April 22nd, 2012 by

The first time since 1992 that Francis and Herman have been in the same room. Lets hope this sparks a possible reunion from the classic Scorps lineup!!! Thanks to Scott for sending this photo.

Rudolf and his Twin Brother

June 3rd, 2010 by

Paul sent us this article which appeared in the June 2, 2010 edition of Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung. He summarized it this way:

Scorpions tribute band IN TRANCE guitarist Paul Gagné was featured in Hannover’s leading newspaper along with a review of the Scorpions concert at the TUI Arena in Hannover which took place June 1st. Rudolf Schenker suggested the journalist do an article about his “twin brother born from another mother” from Québec City, Canada. Among the subjects discussed are Paul’s relation with Hannover, Scorpions, and his band IN TRANCE.

Paul Gagné hat eine Lieblingsstadt, ganz klar. Der Familienvater und Gitarrist einer Rockband aus Quebec-City in Kanada ist erklärter Hannover-Fan. Obwohl er die Stadt noch nie in seinem Leben besucht hat, auch in Deutschland war er noch nie. Doch Gagné weiß, dass die Band, die er am meisten verehrt, aus der Landeshauptstadt kommt – und das reicht ihm völlig, um Sätze zu sagen wie: „Hannover ist für mich der Mittelpunkt des Universums.“ Der Kanadier ist aber nicht nur seit 1982 ein riesiger Scorpions-Anhänger, sondern zugleich Kopf und wohl auch Seele einer Band, die selbst sein möchte wie die Scorpions: In Trance heißt die Truppe, die sich aufs Nachspielen von Songs der hannoverschen Hardrocker spezialisiert hat und im Juli 2006 sogar schon mit den verehrten Vorbildern in Quebec-City aufgetreten ist.

Rudolf's Twin Brother PhotoSeit 1995 gibt es die Gruppe. Die Vorgängerband, die auch schon Scorpions-Stücke gecovert hatte, trug das Bekenntnis Gagnés zu der geliebten, unbekannten Stadt sogar im Namen: „Hannoveraner“ nannte sich die von 1986 bis 1993 bestehende Truppe. Doch letztlich, das muss auch ein Hannover-Fan zugeben, klingt In Trance ja doch etwas cooler. Dafür hat Gagné, der auch als Gitarrenbauer aktiv ist, aber ein dickes Logo von Hannover 96 auf seiner „German Guitar“ platziert, die in den Farben Schwarz, Rot und Gold lackiert ist. Auch eine Anekdote fällt ihm noch ein. Schon in den frühen siebziger Jahren, als er noch ein Baby war, hätten seine Eltern in sein Kinderzimmer ein Poster mit einer Lufthansa-Boeing 737 gehängt, erzählt Gagné. Und später habe er auch lesen können, was an dem Gebäude im Hintergrund des Posters stand: „Flughafen Hannover“.

„Als dann 1982 die Scorpions in mein Leben kamen, und ich entdeckte, dass sie aus genau dieser Stadt sind …“, sagt Gagné. Ja, da muss er das alles wohl für eine Fügung des Hardrockgottes über den Wolken des hannoverschen Flughafens gehalten haben. Und 2006 dann das gemeinsame Konzert! Trotz technischer Probleme sei das eine großartige Sache gewesen, erinnert sich der Kanadier. „Wir spielten mit ganzem Herzen.“ Bei diesem Auftritt hat man sich angefreundet: In Trance spielten als Überraschung auch im August 2007 beim 59. Geburtstag von Scorpions-Gitarrist Rudolf Schenker, als der in Quebec feierte.

„Ich habe Rudolf noch nie so glücklich gesehen“, sagt Gagné. Und wenn Rudolf jetzt mal in Quebec anruft, begrüßt er seinen Freund Paul mit den Worten: „Hallo, mein Zwillingsbruder mit einer anderen Mutter!“ Getroffen hatte Gagné seine Idole aber schon 1988 das erste Mal. Da signierten ihm Schenker und der zweite Scorpions-Gitarrist Matthias Jabs immerhin schon eine Gitarre – und zwar genau die mit dem 96-Logo.

In The Studio celebrates the best of the Scorpions

May 17th, 2010 by

The Scorpions will be appearing on the syndicated radio show In The Studio this week.

Show producer and host Redbeard takes a look back at the SCORPIONS remarkable career including music from their final album Sting In The Tail and interviews with Klaus Meine and Rudolph Schenker. This show airs the broadcast week of MAY 17th. To find out where to listen or to listen ONLINE, visit: www.inthestudio.net

RiP Ronnie James Dio (1942 – 2010)

May 17th, 2010 by

This is not Scorpions related per se, but I felt this needed to be said.

I wanted to write a short note to express my condolences to the family, friends, and fans of Ronnie James Dio.

I saw him perform 5 times over the last 8 years, a few times opening up for the Scorpions. He always put on an awesome show. I never got to meet him in person, but I was able to touch “devil horns” with him at the end of a show in Austin, TX. He seemed like a truly nice guy which is more and more rare in today’s world.  He was a true vocal talent.

This week I will be listening to all of my Dio, Black Sabbath (Dio era), and Heaven and Hell CDs as my own personel tribute to RJD. Rock on brother.  You will be missed by many. I believe that you indeed knew how much you were loved, and you were still a humble man to show for it. Rest in peace.

Bear With Us

May 4th, 2010 by

Once again please bear with us, everyone, as we transition to a new web host.  I’m trying to get it as close as possible to before, but that may be impossible. Rock on!

New host

April 29th, 2010 by

Hello all, we are migrating to our own blogging setup and away from Blogger (aka Google).  So things may look a little bit strange for a few days or so.

Please bear with us.

SCORPIONS: North American Tour Dates Announced

March 31st, 2010 by

German hard rock veterans SCORPIONS have announced the dates for the North American leg of their “Get Your Sting And Blackout” world tour in support of the new album. The legendary rockers will be celebrating 40-plus years in music on this final outing — set to kick off June 18 in Holmdel, NJ — that will take them around the globe through 2012, with special guests supporting along the way, including CINDERELLA who will help jump-start the tour, and heavy metal/hard rock band DOKKEN.

The SCORPIONS have partnered with I Love All Access to offer a variety of VIP ticket packages, some of which include the chance to meet band members at their shows. For more details, go to www.iloveallaccess.com.

With over 30 North American shows planned, the two-month summer tour will take the band, known worldwide for their mega, arena hard rock and over 100 million records sold, to such cities as Baltimore, MD; Jones Beach, NY; Toronto and Milwaukee. As they make their way west, they’ll stop in Albuquerque before hitting the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles July 29. (See dates below with more to be announced)

Get Your Sting and Blackout North American tour (more dates are coming)
Jun. 18 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
Jun. 19 – Baltimore, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion
Jun. 22 – Jones Beach, NY – Jones Beach Theater
Jun. 25 – Quebec City, QC – Pavillion de la Juenesse
Jun. 26 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
Jun. 27 – Toronto, ON – Molson Amphitheatre
Jul. 02 – Milwaukee, WI – Summerfest – TBA via Ticketmaster
Jul. 24 – Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoma City Zoo Amphitheatre
Jul. 26 – Albuquerque, NM – The Pavilion
Jul. 29 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theater
Jul. 31 – Ontario, CA – Citizen’s Business Bank Arena
Aug. 06 – Roseburg, OR – Douglas County Fairgrounds
Aug. 07 – Ridgefield, WA – Amphitheatre at Clark County

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