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A Message from Pawel Maciwoda bass player from the Scorpions

Dear Scorpions Friends!

I just started my Stirwater SoundCloud profile to share with you some of my music with different talented artists. I will be regularly uploading new songs for your enjoyment.

In the beginning I would like to share some oldest great recordings with you.
L.A.P.D. is the band which I played right before I join the fabulous Scorpions !!!

L. stands for Liam MacMhurri on vocals and guitar
A. stands for Artur Malik on drums
P. stands for Pawel “Stirwater” on bass
D. is a Mystery

I hope that you will enjoy this pure rock sound and L.A.P.d. is waiting for your feedback.
Some more songs from Stirwater are on the way!
All Yours
Pawel “Stirwater” Maciwoda

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A Message from the Scorpions about Storm Thorgerson passing

We are saddened by the news of the passing of Storm Thorgerson, our graphic cover designer for the Albums “Lovedrive” and “Animal Magnetism”. He was truly a genius artist and we remember every time he came over to the Dierks Studios in Cologne to show us a selection of his brilliant work. It was always a lot of fun, we loved his British humour …
You can tell, when you take a look at “Animal Magnetism”.
He shot the cover for Lovedrive in the back of a Rolls Royce owned by Elton John at that time. It became a classic and one of the most favourite album covers for Scorpions and Fans around the world.

Our hearts go out to his family at this very said time.

RIP Storm.

Your Scorpions

Scorpions Deluxe reissue of Crazy World Due in June

The Scorpions will release a deluxe reissue of their 1990 album, “Crazy World,” on June 3 internationally and sometime in June in North America. The two-disc set will feature the original album plus a disc of 12 live tracks from their Live Crazy world tour, along with the album’s four promotional videos. The band’s 11th studio album, “Crazy World” featured the international hit, “Wind Of Change.”

“Crazy World” deluxe reissue- Disc 1-CD Disc 2- DVD
Release date: June 3 Internationally
Sometime in June in North America

Disc 1: Crazy World
‘Tease Me Please Me’
‘Don’t Believe Her’
‘To Be With You In Heaven’
‘Wind Of Change’
‘Restless Nights’
‘Lust Or Love’
‘Kicks After Six’
‘Money And Fame’
‘Hit Between The Eyes’
‘Crazy World’
‘Send Me An Angel’
‘Wind Of Change’ (Edit)
‘Big City Nights’ (Live At The Moscow Peace Festival)
‘Wind Of Change’ (Russian Version)
‘Wind Of Change’ (Spanish Version)
‘Holiday’ (Live Version)
‘Hit Between The Eyes’
‘The Zoo’

Disc 2: Live Crazy World Tour
‘Bad Boys Running Wild’
‘Hit Between The Eyes’
‘I Can’t Explain’
‘The Zoo’
‘Rhythm Of Love’
‘Crazy World’
‘Can’t Live Without You’
‘Lust Or Love’
‘Big City Nights’
‘Rock You Like A Hurricane’
Music videos:
‘Tease Me Please Me’ (Directed by Jeff Richter)
‘Don’t Believe Her’ (Directed by Wayne Isham)
‘Send Me An Angel’ (Directed by Meiert Avis)
‘Wind Of Change’ (Directed by Wayne Isham)

BraveWords’ Martin Popoff Releases New Scorpions Book titled ‘Top Of The Bill’

BraveWords’ Martin Popoff has just issued his new book SCORPIONS: Top Of The Bill which will be available soon at

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

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:
Martin Popoff
P.O. Box 65208, 358 Danforth Ave.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4K 2Z2

Email Martin at with any further questions, and see 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).

New Interview with Klaus Meine “There is still life in those bloody old Scorpions”

Three years after announcing they were winding down their career, German hard rock veterans SCORPIONS appear to have changed their minds.

In an interview in the new issue of Classic Rock magazine, the band’s lead singer, Klaus Meine, explained: “As the emotion built, it [not retiring] became a gradual decision. It’s one thing to say, ‘This is going to be the end of the SCORPIONS,’ and another to do it. Our ‘Sting In The Tail’ album [2010] was such a success that a whole new generation of fans joined the party. It was amazing. And you know that with all the best parties, it’s sometimes hard to find the door?”
SCORPIONS spent the first three months of 2012 in the studio with producers Mikael “Nord” Andersson and Martin Hansen resurrecting a dozen unfinished songs from what some people believe was the band’s best and most creative period — leftovers from the albums “Blackout” (1982), “Love At First Sting” (1984), “Savage Amusement” (1988) and “Crazy World” (1990) — for an album that is tentatively scheduled for release later this year. “It will be material that was never finished; songs with pure SCORPIONS DNA from a very exciting time,” Meine confirmed to Classic Rock. “Once we close the book on the crazy touring schedule, that’s something we’ll pick up again.” An album of all-new SCORPIONS material may surface as well, according to Meine. “At this point nothing is out of the question,” he said. “When we said adios with ‘Sting In The Tail’, our label, Sony Music, cried, ‘No, no, no… What about this idea? What about that idea?’ There are some offers you just can’t refuse. I don’t want to say too much right now, but I can reassure you there is still life in those bloody old SCORPIONS.”
He added: “We’ll just have to see what’s realistic. We’re working on a documentary movie about the band’s history. We filmed the tour’s big finale in Munich, which was very emotional.”

Scorpions land at #38 on the top 50 grossing tours of 2012

Scorpions 2012 World Tour Facts:
Gross Money earned- $32.7 million
Average ticket price- $67.97
Average tickets sold per show- 6,776
Total tickets sold-481,094
Average gross tickets sold- 460,563
Cities/Shows- 71/74


Happy 63rd Birthday Herman Rarebell

Klaus Meine’s 92 year old Mother Erna passes away

Hanover – Heavy blow for Scorpions boss Klaus Meine (64, “Wind of Change”): The international star mourns his beloved mother Erna. Hanover’s wonderful “Rock Granny” died on 25 October. She was 92 years old.The petite, elderly woman was suffering from the effects of a stroke a few weeks ago. So fast it was possible for the care they took of the singer in his neighborhood, in the Wedemark.The Scorpion singer is suffering greatly, “She was a fighter. We were so hoping that she can make … “My mother – into old age a fun-loving lady, Germany celebrities charmed Charming show titan Thomas Gottschalk she caressed, film star Veronica Ferres, former Chancellor Gerhard Schröder (SPD) and his wife Doris celebrated her others on the rock summit the 60th Birth of her son.
“La Mama” called the Hard Rock Hero (100 million records sold, 5000 concerts, 200 gold and platinum discs) his mother proud. For them the world-famous son was always her “Bub”
On weekends, the family takes a funeral in Hainholz farewell. In PICTURE interview the Scorpions singer once said: “The family is the basis of the nest. If that is missing, I imagine it to be terrible. ”
On the homepage of the Scorpions condolences from around the world. From Asia to America – the rock fans send Klaus their power – “Still Loving You” … (ohl)

On behalf of scorpsnews and all the Scorpions fans around the world. Klaus you are in our thoughts and prayers for your loss.

God Bless Erna Meine for bringing up a wonderful son in Klaus. The world of rock music owes you a HUGE THANK YOU!!!

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