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Scorpions name “Producer” for New Album and a Vegas Residency for July 2020

December 2nd, 2019 by

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Brand New Interview with Matthias Jabs-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9ZosWvI6m0

Matthias has announced the new producer will be Greg Fidelman. Greg is an American record mixer, engineer and record producer. He is a frequent collaborator of producer Rick Rubin, and has worked with many bands in various genres, including Metallica, Slayer, High on Fire, Black Sabbath, Red Hot Chili Peppers,Bush, Audioslave, Marilyn Manson, Slipknot, and System of a Down, but has also worked on albums by U2, Johnny Cash, Neil Diamond and others. Greg is known for being a versatile producer. He has worked as a sound engineer on albums of important artists such as: (Adele’s ” 21 ” in 2011)( ” I’m with you ” (2011) by Red Hot Chili Peppers)( ” 13 ” (2013) Black Sabbath)( Death Magnetic (2008) by Metallica). His was the producer on the controversial album ” Lulu ” (2011) by Metallica & Lou Reed. Greg was also responsible for the production of ” Hardwired to Self-Destruct ” (2016) from Metallica and was nominated for a Grammy in the category ” Best Rock album “.He worked with Slipknot on ” World Painted Blood “. 5: The Gray Chapter (2014) and recently, “We Are Not Your Kind” (2019). Check out Greg’s wikipedia page below to see all his credits.


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SCORPIONS guitarist Matthias Jabs has confirmed to New Zealand’s “The Metal Bar” that the band is putting the finishing touches on the songwriting process for a new studio album. The upcoming disc will mark the German hard rock legends’ first release since 2017’s “Born To Touch Your Feelings – Best Of Rock Ballads”, which was an anthology of SCORPIONS‘ new and classic material.

“We’ve been writing some material before we went on tour, before we went on tour this summer,” Matthias said (hear audio below). “It’s always difficult to come up with stuff on tour. You get the inspiration, but to actually put it down, that’s a different story, when you travel every day. So we have songs — about 10, I guess — but we will have to do some more writing once this tour is over, and then prepare for the rehearsals and recordings right after our shows in New Zealand and a couple in Asia. So we will be back in early March. And we know that we work with the producer Greg Fidelman, who is known for doing METALLICA and SLIPKNOT and others, and he’s a great guy. And he came to visit in our studio in Hannover, Germany already. So the plan is to record until the first of July, where we have a residency in Las Vegas for a whole month. And then, during that time, we can either do the final touch-ups or mix. And then the album should come out in the fall of 2020. And then, of course, we go on the road again.”

Asked where he gets the inspiration for new SCORPIONS material nowadays, Matthias said: “It works slightly different than in the early days. In the early days, I took the guitar and came up with some great riffs and was excited about that. And we took it from there. Today, almost every riff has been played already by myself and by others. What else do you wanna do? So the approach is slightly different — it’s more about the song and the melody and even the lyrics, sometimes, they could be the inspiration. And you do the riff and all the guitar work, you do that later on. Not always, but it’s not the main source for songwriting anymore, as it used to be in the beginning, when we were so excited. ‘Oh, listen to this new riff. It’s great. Let’s turn it into a song.’ It’s a little bit the other way around now.”

Herman Rarebell 70th Birthday(November 18)

November 18th, 2019 by

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Mikkey Dee 56th Birthday(October 31)

October 31st, 2019 by

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Exclusive New Interview with Matthias Jabs

October 29th, 2019 by

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(Thank you David Araujo and Roberta Forster)

Scorpions/Whitesnake Australia/New Zealand February 2020 Tour Dates

October 28th, 2019 by

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Matthias Jabs 64th Birthday(October 25)

October 25th, 2019 by

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Scorpions/Whitesnake 1st 2020 Tour Dates Announced

October 18th, 2019 by


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Scorpions Full Concert From Rock In Rio 2019

October 5th, 2019 by

Professionally filmed video footage of SCORPIONS‘ entire October 4 performance at the Rock In Rio festival in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil can be seen below.

The band’s setlist was as follows:

  1. Crazy World(Video Intro)
  2. Cidade Maravilhosa (Tribute to Rio)
  3. Drum Solo(Mikkey Dee)
  4. Encore:

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Rudolf Schenker 71st Birthday(August 31)

August 30th, 2019 by

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Scorpions 2019 Summer Tour Highlights

August 20th, 2019 by

2019 Summer Set List-( 1 Hour 40 Minutes)

  1. Crazy World (Intro)
  2. Holiday (acoustic)
  3. Send Me an Angel (acoustic)
  4. Drum Solo (Mikkey Dee)
  5. Encore:


Scorpions and Europe

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Scorpions and Toto

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Scorpions and The New Roses

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