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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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Matthias Jabs 64th Birthday(October 25)

October 25th, 2019 by

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Klaus and Rudolf stopping by to say hi to KISS in Germany

June 6th, 2019 by

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Klaus Meine 71st Birthday(May 25)

May 24th, 2019 by

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Klaus Meine on Sirius XM Today March 27-3pm(Discuss Love at First Sting 35)

March 27th, 2019 by

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TUNE IN TODAY – SiriusXM VOLUME show (Ch: 106 Volume) hosted by Eddie Trunk.

Klaus interview starts at – (11:15-  42:35)

Klaus will be calling into the show at 3pm for a special chat with Eddie talking#LoveAtFirstSting35 album anniversary. Catch the re-broadcast at 9 – 11 EST (106 Volume)

35 years ago today the Legendary “LOVE AT FIRST STING” was released!!!

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Happy 52nd Birthday Pawel Maciwoda

February 20th, 2019 by

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Rudolf Schenker’s Interview With Headbanger’s Lifestyle

January 29th, 2019 by

https://www.headbangerslifestyle.com/interviews/1829/rudolf-schenker-guitarist-scorpions-rock-n-roll-star-whisky-the-interview

“We already found a producer to record the new Studio Album. A famous and well-known personality…. No, I’m not gonna say who he is… really not! But we are all very excited to produce a new historic rock ‘n roll album.’’

SCORPIONS Launch Their First Whisky

November 7th, 2018 by

SCORPIONS Launch Their First Whisky

German heavy rock legends SCORPIONS continue to make waves, teaming up with Swedish top distillers Mackmyra to release ground-breaking whisky, adding a distinct and original German twist to the drink.

The affectionate relationship between SCORPIONS and their Swedish audience is not only manifested with the addition of Gothenburg-based drummer Mikkey Dee a couple of years ago; with the release of Scorpions Rock ‘N’ Roll Star Single Malt Whisky Cherry Cask, the German-Swedish love affair is taken to the next level.

Matured in American ex-bourbon barrels as well as former Oloroso sherry casks, but with an additional finish in German sweet cherry wine casks, the meeting between German wood-influences and Swedish whisky-craft could not have had a better end result. While maturing spirits in casks that have held sherry, port wine or madeira wine is relatively common in the world of malt whisky, the use of the German ex-sweet cherry casks is guaranteed to pique the interest of the whisky aficionados. The added cherry sweetness to the character complements the vanilla of the ex-bourbon casks and the nutty buttery flavors of the sherry casks beautifully.

The bandmembers themselves are thrilled to see the whisky finally be released. “Finally, we have our own Scorpions Whisky ready to be released …. we love it!” they said. “This particular whisky gets to its perfect maturity in extraordinary German sweet cherry wine casks. We hope you all enjoy it …. let’s rock the night and taste the sting!!!”

Angela D’Orazio, master distiller at Mackmyra, said: “Lovely guys to work with! Klaus,Rudolf, Matthias, Mikkey and Pawel were very nice and interested in the process. I think we managed to get a smooth whisky with a lovely aroma of fruity vanillas from the bourbon casks, soft buttery tones from the oloroso sherry casks as well as a sweeter touch from the cherry casks. The fact that we got a finish of both cherry and sherry gave the whisky a perfect balance.”

Sari H. Wilholm from Brands For Fans said: “To be able to work with an iconic band likeSCORPIONS has been a blast. They have a classic catalog of music, to say the least, and we’re really excited to be a part of building a, hopefully, equally iconic catalog of drinks with the band!”

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