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BraveWords’ Martin Popoff has just issued his new book SCORPIONS: Top Of The Bill which will be available soon at Martinpopoff.com.
A description reads as follows:
“Blackout At The Zoo!
No question that Scorpions, Germany’s loudest and proudest rock band ever, have done much for heavy metal over the years, and it’s high time a book on them hit the shelves. Well, the wait is over with the arrival of Scorpions: Top Of The Bill, which looks at every song on every album the Teutonic tone-masters ever crafted, beginning with Lonesome Crow back in ‘72 through to the band’s triumphant “retirement” album Sting In The Tail (and beyond into Comeblack – long story!).
‘Speedy’s Coming’, ‘Dark Lady’, ‘Catch Your Train’, ‘Virgin Killer’, ‘Another Piece Of Meat’, ‘Animal Magnetism’, ‘Lovedrive’, ‘Holiday’, ‘The Zoo’, ‘Blackout’, ‘No One Like You’, ‘Rock You Like A Hurricane’, ‘Still Loving You’, ‘Wind Of Change’… these are hits and deep album tracks built into the very fabric of heavy metal, and the stories of their making are all here.
Come join Martin as he embarks on conversation and analysis with all of the principals and beyond, including Klaus Meine, Uli Jon Roth, Herman Rarebell, Rudolf Schenker and Matthias Jabs, along with the likes of Ralph Rieckermann, Francis Buchholz and legendary manager David Krebs.”
Price including shipping:
US orders: $33.00 US funds
Int’l orders (all books go air): $44.00 Cdn. funds
Canadian orders: $36.00 Cdn. funds
PayPal happily accepted. Ask me if you’d like a PayPal invoice (please indicate what country you are in), or just do yer usual and direct funds to firstname.lastname@example.org
Sweet postage savings to be had for multiple orders (or two of pretty much anything – long story, ask me!). Two is definitely the magic number for Europe.
Or mail payment (personal check in US funds, cash, or INTERNATIONAL money order), to:
P.O. Box 65208, 358 Danforth Ave.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4K 2Z2
Email Martin at email@example.com with any further questions, and see http://www.martinpopoff.com for descriptions, cover art and ordering info for my other available 30 or so books (and no, Scorpions won’t be up at the site for another week or so, BUT YES, THEY ARE IN MY OFFICE READY TO SHIP).
Klaus confirms the Scorpions are not breaking up just ending the mass world tours.
Bonus video from the Sweden show on December 8th
Intro and Sting in the Tail – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cSXIP7aPh0
German hard rock veterans SCORPIONS performed on the January 30 edition of “TV Total”, a German late-night television comedy talk show. The played two songs: the classic SCORPIONS track “Rock You Like A Hurricane” and a cover of the GLORIA JONES song “Tainted Love”. Video footage of their appearance can be viewed by following these links:
* “Tainted Love”: http://tvtotal.prosieben.de/tvtotal/videos/player/index.html?contentId=128268&initialTab=related&showId=1710-00
* “Rock You Like A Hurricane”: http://tvtotal.prosieben.de/tvtotal/videos/player/index.html?contentId=128269&initialTab=related&showId=1710-00
SCORPIONS’ “Comeblack”, a new album of classic rock covers and fresh performances of signature repertoire recorded last year, sold around 5,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 90 on The Billboard 200 chart.
Interview with Rudy Schenker:
Guitarist Rudolf Schenker of German hard rock veterans SCORPIONS tells Billboard.com that fans can expect to see a slew of “special” releases from the band after it completes its massive farewell tour in early 2013.
“We have a library in our warehouse where we have a lot of old songs, especially from the days where you had only the possibility of putting eight or nine songs on vinyl,” the guitarist says. “We always recorded 13 or 14 songs, so (the rest) are hanging out somewhere in our warehouse. We also have 800, 900 hours of film material from different festivals, from places like (Moscow’s) Red Square, the Amazon, the pyramids, going through Russia in 2002…”
He adds, “Of course we want to give this material to the fans. It would be terrible for this material to be hanging in our warehouse and not get out. So when we are finished (touring), we’ll take our time and give people some special stuff.”
Rudy Schenker interviewed by Guitar international:
Klaus Meine just announced this morning on 107.7 the Bone that the Scorpions will be touring in North America during June and July this summer. When i get the audio of this interview i will post it on this news story.
Audio of Klaus interview on The Bone from January 17
New Interview with Klaus conducted by classicrockrevisited.
A recent interview with Scorpions Drummer James Kottak reveals that the Scorpions will be touring into 2013. Check link below to read full interview with James.
Herman will be appearing this Saturday January 14 on VH1 Classic on That Metal Show at 11pm eastern standard time.
Three years, five continents, the last tour.
A story of a band and their dream.
A documentary from Deutsche Welle.
A legendary band calls it quits. The Scorpions are by far the most successful German rock band and one of the most successful international acts of all time. After more than 40 years and 2,000 concerts in 60 countries, they will make their final curtain call and step away from what has defined them for decades – their fans, their tours and their way of life. And along the way, the band will show once more what they do best: playing live. They will be performing more than 200 concerts in their final three-year tour and using the time to record a farewell CD with original and covered songs. This film will accompany them on their journey – from Thailand to Russia, Germany and Belgium to Brazil. Highlighting the true emotions of the fans, the crew and the band. The final farewell is still in the distant future – but all involved realize more and more that the last concert is on the horizon. We will also take a look the band’s beginnings with archive material from the most important moments in Scorpions history – the happiness, sadness, setbacks and despair. Companions and friends like Jon Bon Jovi and Paolo Coelho describe the Scorpions “phenomena”. In addition, we will accompany them in the recording studio in Hannover and take a look at their private lives. Deutsche Welle is producing the 90-minute documentary. Partners are ZDF and Sony Music. Executive producer is DOKfilm Potsdam. The film will be directed by the internationally renowned documentary and filmmaker Katja von Garnier. Filming of “BIG CITY NIGHTS – The Scorpions Film” will run into 2012. The documentary film will be premiered in early 2013 and be broadcast on DW-TV and arte. A DVD will also be produced and made available.
BIG CITY NIGHTS tells of the rock legends from a provincial German city. It is the farewell to a band that has made history.
Check out the below link for a preview of the movie