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SCORPIONS Complete ‘First Leg’ Of Pre-Production Sessions For Upcoming Album

August 27th, 2020 by

Scorpions says they are not interested on drive-in concerts

According to Mikkey Dee, SCORPIONS have completed the “first leg” of the pre-production sessions for their upcoming studio album. The drummer and his bandmates are scheduled to regroup in October to resume work on the effort, which is tentatively due in 2021.

The initial session for SCORPIONS‘ new LP took place at Peppermint Park Studios in Hannover, Germany. The 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 ofSCORPIONS‘ new and classic material.

SCORPIONS originally intended to record the new album in Los Angeles with producer Greg Fidelman, whose previous credits include SLIPKNOT and METALLICA. However, because of the pandemic, most of the work so far has been done remotely, with Fidelman taking part via Zoom.

Scorpions Rare Songs: Strangers in Paradise

August 4th, 2020 by

Here is my second blog on Scorpions rare songs. This one has never been released to my knowledge as well. It is titled Strangers in Paradise. It was written by Klaus Meine, Herman Rarebell, and Jim Vallance. Because of who the writers are, my best guess is that it was written in the Crazy World studio session(s).

This link pretty much confirms that this song is a leftover track from the Crazy World sessions. This list also has a few songs I didn’t know about. This link also implies that these tracks are out there somewhere floating around. Maybe one day we will be able to hear them.

SCORPIONS Reunite At Hannover Studio To Resume Work On New Album

July 27th, 2020 by

The five members of SCORPIONS have reunited at Peppermint Park Studios in Hannover, Germany to resume work on their upcoming studio album. Tentatively due in 2021, the 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.

SCORPIONS originally intended to record the new album in Los Angeles with producer Greg Fidelman, whose previous credits include SLIPKNOT and METALLICA. However, because of the pandemic, most of the work so far had been done remotely, with Fidelman taking part via Zoom.

Earlier today, SCORPIONS posted a short video message from Peppermint Park, letting their fans know that they have finally been able to come together as a band and work on the new LP in a more traditional way.

In the clip, which can be seen below, frontman Klaus Meine said: “Hi everybody out there. We are the SCORPIONS. Believe it or not, after all these months, we are all together here in Hannover. We’re joined in the studio, at Peppermint Park. And we’re very excited to be all back together in one room and to keep going with this new record. It feels great that the band finally rejoined forces.

“We just want to let you know it’s all good in the SCORPIONS camp, and we’re excited to make a new album. And, of course, hopefully we see all of you next year on the road, wherever it is.

“Take care of yourselves, stay well and safe, and we love you.”

Meine recently told Talking Metal that the goal with using Fidelman to produce the new LP is to bring “the old vibe from albums like ‘Blackout’, ‘Love At First Sting’ or even‘Lovedrive’. We try to focus on those albums and this attitude,” he said. “If we get there, who knows — it’s so many years later. But it’s the spirit and it’s the whole vibe around this album. This time, the focus is on the harder songs.”

According to Meine, SCORPIONS‘ new LP will feature “no outside writers at all,” unlike 2015’s“Return To Forever”, which was largely co-written by the album’s producers, Mikael Nord Andersson and Martin Hansen.

Scorpions “Sin City Nights” Rescheduled Dates May 8-12-15-18-20-22-26-28-30 2021

July 22nd, 2020 by

SCORPIONS SIN CITY NIGHTS!

Just Announced: RESCHEDULED dates for our Las Vegas residency will now take place May 8-30, 2021 at the Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood! All info: https://bit.ly/2WJguRu

 All tickets will be honored for the new dates. If you are a ticket holder and cannot make the new show date, you will receive an email from your ticket provider or you can visit livenation.com/refund
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New interview with Klaus Meine on Dennis Miller

July 20th, 2020 by

The Dennis Miller Option

 

New Scorps News Feature: Rare Songs “All My Love”

July 9th, 2020 by

Hello everyone! It has been a long time, maybe never, that I have posted on here. Scott is doing an awesome job, BTW. But I wanted to start a new feature on here. We’ll see if I can keep it up on a regular basis. I wanted to start bringing to light some of the very rare songs that the Scorpions have written and maybe recorded. We may not know very much at all about them, but we can speculate. I will post all of my evidence and why I feel the way I do.

The first song that I would like to bring up is entitled “All My Love”. It has not ever been released to my knowledge. It was written by Klaus Meine and Rudolf Schenker. I assume Klaus wrote the lyrics and Rudolf the music. It appears in the BMI Repertoire database of all songs for which BMI has the rights.

It is BMI Work #20794945. Note that you will have to start a search first. Approve the terms and conditions. And then the link I have above will take you directly to the song information.

I believe that this is a left over song from the Blackout sessions. A song with this title appeared on early press releases for the 50th Anniversary Release of Blackout. However, the final release did not include the song.

Maybe one day we will be able to hear what this song sounds like.

Talking Metal 879 Klaus Meine of Scorpions

July 8th, 2020 by

Talking Metal 879 Klaus Meine of Scorpions and Udo and Sven Dirkschneider of U.D.O.

Klaus interview starts at 9:15

On this episode of Talking Metal, Mark Strigl interviews Klaus Meine of Scorpions.

The interview is with Klaus and topics include the new song Sign of Hope, the new music the band is working on, the song the Zoo, Madison Square Garden, the band’s future touring plans, working with Roger Waters, Bon Jovi, tennis and much more.

Mikkey Dee Addresses Covid-19 Health Issue

July 6th, 2020 by

Mikkey Dee - DRUMMERWORLD

Hello guys!

I just want to set some rumors straight regarding Don Dokkens statement about my Corona situation. I did get Corona and was sick for about 1 month. I am now fully recovered since mid April. I was already playing hockey and drums by the end of April. Unfortunately my good friend Don got some info wrong. I did not get Corona in Australia, the virus was contracted in Sweden. I did not loose 35 pounds, I lost 15 pounds. But as I just mentioned, I am now fully recovered and have registred antibodies so that feels great. I can’t wait for things to go back to normal so we can hit the road again. Thank you guys for caring and my heart goes out to each and everyone affected by the current situation our world is in.

Stay safe! Mikkey

Scorpions Klaus Meine talks New Song and New Album on Zoom Chat July 2.

July 6th, 2020 by

Scorpions Frontman & Rock Legend Klaus Meine promoting New Song “Sign of Hope,” talks about Covid-19, New Album Challenges, Songwriting Process, Touring, Mikkey Dee, his vocals, thanks 1st responders, thanks publicist Jody Best and so much more!!!

Pollstar Live! Digital Session: The Scorpions

July 1st, 2020 by
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Pollstar took a close look at the incredible career of the Scorpions, which came out of West Germany in the late 1960s and conquered the world “one sting at a time.”
It’s an incredible 55-year history that would require several books to be told in all detail. We focused on the live milestones, like the Scorpions’ first concert in North America at the “World Series of Rock” in 1978; the 1983 US Festival, where some 300,000 fans saw the Scorpions steal the show; the Moscow Music Peace Festival in 1989, also known as the Russian Woodstock, and many more.
The band has sold more than 100 million records to date, which makes them the most successful rock band of Continental Europe.
We sat down with front man and vocalist Klaus Meine, lead guitarist Matthias Jabs and Scorpions founder Rudolf Schenker for the latest installment of the Pollstar Live! Digital Sessions series of interviews – to delve a bit deeper into some of the most significant moments in the band’s career, and to find out how the production of their 19th studio album is going in times when the band cannot meet LA-based producer Greg Fidelman in person.
Check out the full interview below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-GPYpchlik&feature=emb_logo

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