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A new interview with Matthias Jabs before the band embarks on their Final Sting North American Tour

Scorpions on German TV and more News

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”: 
* “Rock You Like A Hurricane”:

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 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:

Scorpions will be touring North America in June – July

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.

James Kottak we will be done by 2013!!!

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 Rarebell on That Metal Show

Herman will be appearing this Saturday January 14 on VH1 Classic on That Metal Show at 11pm eastern standard time.

A New Interview with Rudy Schenker

Big City Nights “The Scorpions Story” in Theaters,on Television and DVD in 2013

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

Scorpions working on a 3D concert DVD and Documentary

Ariam Nihal of recently conducted an interview with vocalist Klaus Meine of German hard rock veterans SCORPIONS. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.

Scorpions to Re-Record Classics for upcoming album

Scorpions bassist Pawel Maciwoda revealed during a brand new interview with the “Dzien Dobry TVN” show on Polish TV (see video below) that the band will enter the studio in the fall to lay down a collection of re-recorded versions of SCORPIONS classics. The CD is tentatively due early next year.

Scorpions rock Bangkok.. video documentary and set list

Below is a 6 minute documentary of the Scorpions February 10 visit to Bangkok. The Video contains Backstage and onstage highlights.!/91643/The_Scorpions_Rock_Bangkok

Set List: 2 hour show – 10,000 people in attendance
Sting In The Tail
Make It Real
Bad Boys Running Wild
The Zoo
Coast To Coast
Loving You Sunday Morning
The Best Is Yet To Come
Send Me An Angel
Wind Of Change
Raised on Rock
Tease Me Please Me
Kottak Attack
Blackout Play
Six String Sting
Big City Nights
Still Loving You
Always Somewhere
Rock You Like A Hurricane
Encore 2:
When The Smoke Is Going Down

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