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SCORPIONS: ‘Get Your Sting And Blackout – Live In 3D’, ‘Comeblack’ To Receive U.S. Release

Legacy Recordings has set January 24 as the domestic release date of two essential new titles from the seminal metal band SCORPIONS: “Comeblack”, a new album of classic rock covers and fresh performances of signature repertoire recorded earlier this year, and “Get Your Sting And Blackout – Live in 3D”, available on Blu-ray disc, an 11-camera 3-D concert film recorded in Saarbrücken, Germany on April 15, 2011 during SCORPIONS’ current farewell tour.

Launched by guitarist Rudolf Schenker in 1965, SCORPIONS forged metal, rock and pop into a sound that’s come to signify an entire genre through hard rock anthems like “Rock You Like A Hurricane” and hits like “Send Me An Angel”, “Wind of Change” and “Still Loving You”, selling more than 100 million records in the process.

Last year, SCORPIONS announced that the group’s “Get Your Sting And Blackout” tour, an epic ongoing worldwide rock ‘n’ roll odyssey in support of 2010’s “Sting In The Tail”, would be the group’s last before retirement. The tour is slated to run through 2012 with a string of historic farewell blowouts and festival performances scheduled Europe culminating with shows at the Wacken Open Air festival (August 4, 2012) and Munich’s Olympiahalle (October 13, 2012).

Wanting to create a truly memorable concert film to do justice to power of the live show and the high energy emotional impact of the final tour, SCORPIONS chronicled the sold-out concert on April 15, 2011 in Saarbrücken, Germany with a state-of-the-art 3D production. Helmed by director Gerd F. Schultze (who’s worked on 3D films with Michael Jackson, Bryan Adams, Joe Cocker, Carlos Santana and German superstar Peter Maffay), “Get Your Sting and Blackout – Live in 3D” puts the viewer into the VIP box at the ultimate SCORPIONS concert. In addition to 100 minutes of pure SCORPIONS music, “Get Your Sting And Blackout – Live In 3D” includes more than half-an-hour of behind-the-scenes bonus material.

“The preview audience was absolutely euphoric and stunned by the intensity and the never-before-witnessed power and intimacy in which they were able to experience the SCORPIONS’ fantastic concert,” said Gerd Schultze following a theatrical screening of the film. “The people left the screening with a completely new and never-before-seen concert experience and wanted to watch it all over straight away. Part of the reason is that we have managed to create an unbelievable 3D depth with a specially developed method, which is very pleasant to watch. Using the new camera technology, we managed to translate 3D in the cut and montage technique in a style that will meet the expectations of a first class product even in ten years time. It makes you feel like you’re sitting in the VIP lounge amidst the audience through this 11 camera 3D concert staging and its monstrous 5.1 surround and stereo sound. At the same time, the SCORPIONS perform their unbelievably powerful and visually unique show with all their hits live in your living room. This is pure dynamite … fasten seat belts and take off … into the third dimension.”

“Saarbrücken was a very good choice,” wrote the band in a press statement, “our fans were simply sensational and gave us the chance to thank them for their many years of support.”

At some point during the “Get Your Sting And Blackout” tour (“We can’t remember the day, the month or the hour”), SCORPIONS, enjoying the success of “Sting In The Tail” and the emotional rejuvenation of the farewell tour (“Screaming fans everywhere we went!”) decided to record one last classic album. “The idea to go back to the studio was born out of pure excitement,” said the band who cut an album mixing covers of rock ‘n’ roll standards that informed and inspired the SCORPIONS alongside new productions and performances of the songs in the band’s core catalog that have proved the most meaningful to the members.

The result, “Comeblack”, is, according to the band, “an encore for our die-hard fans, to thank them for all the support for so many years. At the same time, this is a tribute to legendary bands from the sixties, like THE BEATLES and THE ROLLING STONES, who have inspired us to follow our dreams. We hope you like it as much as we do… Rock on and … Comeblack.”

“Get Your Sting And Blackout – Live In 3D” track listing:
01. Intro
02. Sting In The Tail
03. Make It Real
04. Bad Boys Running Wild
05. The Zoo
06. Coast To Coast
07. Loving You Sunday Morning
08. The Best Is Yet To Come
09. Send Me An Angel
10. Holiday
11. Raised On Rock
12. Tease Me Please Me
13. Dynamite
14. Kottak Attack
15. Blackout
16. Six String Sting
17. Big City Nights
18. Still Loving You
19. Wind Of Chamge
20. Rock You Like A Hurricane
21. When The Smoke Is Going Down

“Comeblack” track listing:
01. Rhythm Of Love
02. No One Like You
03. The Zoo
04. Rock You Like A Hurricane
05. Blackout
06. Still Loving You
07. Wind Of Change

08. Tainted Love (GLORIA JONES)
09. Children Of The Revolution (T. REX)
10. Across The Universe (THE BEATLES)
11. Tin Soldier (SMALL FACES)
12. All Day And All Of The Night (THE KINKS)
13. Ruby Tuesday (THE ROLLING STONES)

Scorpions New CD ” Comeblack” and promo video

Message from the Scorpions to their fans:
Dear Fans,
The incredible success of our farewell tour is the high octane fuel driving the upcoming “Final Sting Tour” 2012, which takes us around the globe (Europe / USA / Canada / Latin America / Asia). Thanks for all the emotional moments.
We’re currently surfing on a wave of euphoria triggered by your enthusiasm at every concert, wherever we play.Our label, Sony Music, supports this tour with different projects and so there is not only “Scorpions Live in 3D” which appeared at Media Markt, but also “Comeblack” a new CD with some of our Classics with the sound of the 21st century and songs from legendary bands like the Beatles and the Rolling Stones that have inspired us.

Rock on… Your Scorpions

Comeblack tracklist: Covers and re-recorded classics
1. Rhythm of Love
2. No One like You
3. The Zoo
4. Rock You like a Hurricane
5. Blackout
6. Wind of Change
7. Still Loving You
8. Tainted Love
9. Children of the Revolution
10. Across the Universe
11. Tin Soldier
12. All Day and All of the Night
13. Ruby Tuesday

Comeblack promo video:


Rudy turned 63 on August 31!!!! Happy Birthday Rudy from everyone at scorpsnews and all of your North American fans!!!

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.

Rock You Like A Hurricane added to “Rock of Ages” Movie

According to World Entertainment News Network (WENN), director Adam Shankman has revealed he has added the SCORPIONS classic “Rock You Like a Hurricane” to the collection of 1980s rock classics that are part of the Broadway musical “Rock Of Ages”, which he is turning into a film.

In a Twitter post over the weekend, Shankman wrote, “Script gets better and better. New song mashups sound amazing. Added ‘Rock You Like A Hurricane’ to movie. It’s AWESOME!!!”

The Wrap recently reported that Tom Cruise is preparing for role as role in the upcoming film adaptation of “Rock Of Ages” — which showcases popular rock songs from the ’70s and ’80s — by training with Axl Rose’s vocal coach.

The actor will star as Stacee Jaxx, an aging musician whose glory days are long past. Among the tunes Cruise will perform are BON JOVI’s “Wanted Dead or Alive” and STYX’s “Renegade”.

“He’s been studying with — seriously — Axl Rose’s voice teacher like five hours a day,” director Adam Shankman tells The Wrap. “The prognosis is more than excellent.”

The movie is a love story told through the music of PAT BENATAR, BON JOVI, JOURNEY, POISON, TWISTED SISTER and other artists from the 1980s.

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 perform at the WBO cruiserweights championship fight

December 18 in Germany

Scorpions perform Raised on Rock.

Michael Schenker, Pete Way, Herman Rarebell And Michael Voss Form A New Band

Guitarist Michael Schenker (Scorpions, UFO, Michael Schenker Group), drummer Herman Rarebell (Scorpions), bassist Pete Way (UFO) and singer Michael Voss (Casanova, Silver) have joined forces in a new supergroup called Strangers In The Night. The band has entered a studio in Brighton, England to work on material on its debut album.

To hear an example from Strangers In The Night in 2011 — a video clip for the song “Saturday Night”. We would like to thank the Greek Scorpions fan club for the below video.

SCORPIONS To Guest On ‘Rockline’ December 15

German hard rock veterans SCORPIONS will guest on the nationally syndicated radio show “Rockline” with host Bob Coburn on Wednesday, December 15 at 8:30 p.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. ET. Fans are encouraged to speak with SCORPIONS by calling 1-800-344-ROCK (7625).

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