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Rudolf Schenker of Scorpions joins Eric in conversation. We talk about his earliest years of playing guitar, growing up in Germany, forming Scorpions, and connecting with Klaus Meine. Rudolf shares what he learned when the Scorpions were invited to support KISS on their 1976 German tour. We cover his writing process and some specific songs including Wind of Change and the fan favorite Hey You. And also lots of talk about 50 years in the business and their latest record, Return To Forever.
Rudy Schenker interview with the Boston Globe – http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/scorpions-guitarist-says-50th-annniversary-tour-delayed-schenker-brothers-album/
At 50 Scorpions still rock like a Hurricane – USA today interview with Rudy and Klaus- http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/music/2015/09/06/scorpions-50th-anniversary-tour-on-the-road-again/71804492/
Rudy, Klaus and Matthias reveal how they came up with the Title Return to Forever http://ultimateclassicrock.com/scorpions-return-to-forever-video/
Rudy and Klaus discuss the history behind “Wind of Change” – http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/scorpions-wind-of-change-the-oral-history-of-1990s-epic-power-ballad-20150902
Scorpions press conference to celebrate 50th anniversary World Tour on August 6, 2015 in Incheon, South Korea.August 7th, 2015 by Scott
Currently we are experiencing a flurry of Scorpions related new music. Impending releases from Michael Schenker and his Temple of Rock new album, UFO and the Scorpions themselves have all enforced the belief that the classic rock genre is very much alive and kicking. The recent introduction of a new UK based festival to the summer calender Ramblin Man Fair to be headlined by the legendary German Rock band the Scorpions offered the opportunity to discuss both this and the band history who are now in their 50th year of existence with frontman Klaus Meine.
Germany’s most successfully rock band, The Scorpions. These guys have been trend setters for that genre from the country that is known for Beer and their world class Oktoberfest Festival. Through Rock’s history we’ve had quite a few legendary bands that are known for their longevity in the scene, The Scorpions fit right up there when it comes to a definitive long career. But as with tenure bands, at some point they like to call it quits, so it happened in 2012 at the end of another successful world tour, the band threw the anvil down and decided to step way.
Truth be told, when there is a high demand, you supply more. In this case they guys realized that stepping away wasn’t all that easy as their popularity is still at a constant level. Klaus Meine himself admittedly said so.
Their long time running vocalist now at the senior age of 66, instead decided to mix some downtime in between studio albums instead of the constant grind of life on the road ( A bit like Judas Priest decided to do). So with a new studio album this year titled “Return to Forever” the upcoming eighteenth studio album, the band catapults their way back into the scene, line up another world tour and The Scorpions are back in business, stinging their poising to all their longtime army of fans.
We we’re very fortunate to have a chat with Klaus Meine himself tackling new album, world tour, their past success and the future… Full interview at the below link:
Planetmosh spoke to Rudolf Schenker, founder of legendary rock band The Scorpions, to talk about their new album “Return to forever” and their live shows including their first UK date in 8 years at this year’s Ramblin’ Man festival.