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SCORPIONS’ ‘Sting In The Tail’ Projected To Sell 18K-22K First Week

According to Hits Daily Double, the companion web site of music industry tip sheet HITS, “Sting In The Tail”, the new album from German hard rock veterans SCORPIONS, is on track to sell between 18,000 and 22,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release.

SCORPIONS’ last CD, “Humanity – Hour 1”, opened with 10,500 units back in September 2007 to land at position No. 63 on The Billboard 200 chart.


Rudolf Schenker, Klaus Meine, Matthias Jabs, James Kottak and Pawel Maciwoda of the SCORPIONS will be inducted into Hollywood’s RockWalk on Tuesday, April 6, 2010 at noon. The SCORPIONS — who have sold over 100 million records worldwide — will be honored by fans with a special ceremony at Guitar Center in Hollywood.
This marks a very special occasion for the SCORPIONS: with the March 23 release of their new album, “Sting in the Tail” (via Universal Music Enterprises) and a three-year, five-continent mammoth tour, one of the most successful rock bands in the world will be ending their career. It will be the most adventurous if not greatest project of the band: hundreds of shows, hundreds of thousands of fans, countless miles on a plane and tour bus.
It has been 35 years since the original formation of the legendary German hard rock band SCORPIONS drove their rickety red VW bus from one small pub to another, from one back yard to another, in their home state of Lower-Saxony to unpack their equipment and rock on. Five years earlier, in the little town of Sarstedt, Rudolf Schenker had given the band its name. From the very beginning the band showed signs for a promising career.
From an Echo for “Life Achievement” (2009) and “Best National Band” (1994) to the World Music Award (1994), there aren’t many noteworthy awards the SCORPIONS have not received. The accomplishments throughout their career have built a bridge between yesterday and tomorrow: they drew more than 150,000 spectators between Manaus and Rio on the last big South America tour, sold-out stadiums in Greece last summer, jam-packed venues in New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo and Mumbai and performed at Monsters Of Rock.
Hollywood’s RockWalk is the only sidewalk gallery dedicated to honoring those artists who have made a significant impact and lasting contribution to the growth and evolution of rock and roll, blues and R&B. The SCORPIONS’ handprints will reside alongside the handprints, signatures, and faces of other equally accomplished musicians and innovators such as Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Bonnie Raitt, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Brian Wilson, Stevie Wonder, John Lee Hooker and EARTH WIND & FIRE, among numerous others.

"Sting in the Tail" to be released tomorrow March 23 in the USA

Hello to all North American fans…. BEST BUY is selling the new and last studio CD “Sting In The Tail” for only $7.99 all week long. Please go out to your area Best Buy, Target, Walmart, FYE or any record store tomorrow March 23 and buy a copy or two of the new studio. Let’s make this last studio CD a success in the American billboard charts. Just remember this will be your last chance to buy any new music from the legendary SCORPIONS!!!!


New SCORPIONS Song Featured In Six-String iPhone App

Universal Music Group (UMG), the world’s leading music company, today announced the launch of Six-String on the App Store. Six-String is a new iPhone and iPod touch music app that delivers a dynamic guitar experience and includes chart-topping hits culled from real studio masters.
Six-String authentically recreates the guitar playing experience using tracks gathered from the real studio masters. So for the first time ever, players are provided with a truly engaging musical experience as they are required to pluck, strum and change chords. And since no experience is required, anyone anywhere can now play the guitar like a pro along with their favorite songs instantly!
Six-String comes with six chart-topping tracks, but players can easily add songs from the in-app store as they progress. The tracks included are: BON JOVI‘s “You Give Love A Bad Name”; TOM PETTY’s “Runnin’ Down A Dream”; FALL OUT BOY’s “Thnks Fr Th Mmrs”; PETER FRAMPTON’s “Show Me The Way”; and ORIANTHI’s “According To You”. It also contains the SCORPIONS’ “Raised on Rock”, from their new album, “Sting in the Tail”, being released on March 23, which will be the first time a SCORPIONS recording has been included in any of the music game franchises.

Ratt Drummer announces summer USA tour with the Scorpions

Icon vs. Icon: What can we expect from RATT in regards to your tour plans?

Blotzer: We’re touring, we’ve got a bunch of shows going all through April and a bunch in May that are kind of fly-out stuff. Then, June 8th we leave for Europe for six weeks. Playin all these huge festivals all over the place over there. We’ll come back here and there’s a big tour coming out. Actually I’m sitting here talking to you and I’m hearing “Click, click”, it’s e-mails coming in and I’m waiting for news of the announcement of this tour that we’re going to be doing starting in July and into August. It’s going to be a big tour. And I just got this announcement! I can let you in on, the SCORPIONS are who we’re going to be touring with this year.

Icon vs. Icon: Is that going to be a U.S. tour?

Blotzer: Yes, a U.S. tour later with the SCORPIONS. But anyhow, once we go through summer here and Europe and then back here we’re going to go through South America, Australia, Japan and Canada.

SCORPIONS Schedule ‘Rockline’ Appearance April 7

Veteran German hard rockers SCORPIONS will guest on the nationally syndicated radio show “Rockline” with host Bob Coburn on Wednesday, April 7 at 8:30 p.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. ET. Fans are encouraged to speak with SCORPIONS by calling 1-800-344-ROCK (7625).

Full version of the Scorpions new USA single "Raised on Rock"

Sting in the Tail first single available now for purchase

The first single for the Scorpions final studio album, “Raised on Rock”, is now available for purchase from as an mp3.

Audio samples of all the tracks that appear on Sting In The Tail

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