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Scorpions

Background information
Origin Flag of Germany Hannover, Germany
Genre(s) Hard rock, Heavy metal[1], Glam metal[2]
Years active 1965 - present
Label(s) Rhino
RCA
Mercury
EMI
Atlantic
WEA
BMG
Website Official website
Members
Klaus Meine
Matthias Jabs
Rudolf Schenker
James Kottak
Paweł Mąciwoda
Former members
Michael Schenker
Ulrich Roth
Francis Buchholz
Jurgen Rosenthal
Herman Rarebell
Ralph Rieckermann
Karl-Heinz Vollmer
Achim Kirschning
Wolfgang Dziony
Lothar Heimberg

Scorpions are a hard rock/heavy metal band from Hannover, Germany, best known for their 1980s rock anthem "Rock You Like a Hurricane" and their singles "Wind of Change", "No One Like You", "Still Loving You", and "Send Me An Angel". The band has sold over 100 million records worldwide.[1] Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2272x1704, 799 KB) This image was originally posted to Flickr as Scorpions-19. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Map of Germany showing Hanover Hanover (in German: Hannover [haˈnoːfɐ]), on the river Leine, is the capital of the state of Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Hard rock is a variation of rock and roll music which has its earliest roots in mid-1960s garage and psychedelic rock. ... “Heavy metal” redirects here. ... Glam metal is a sub-genre of heavy metal music that arose in the late 1970s - early 1980s in the United States. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Rhino Entertainment Company is an American specialty record label. ... RCA Records is one of the flagship labels of Sony BMG Music Entertainment. ... Mercury Records was a record label founded in Chicago, Illinois in 1945 by Irving Green, Berle Adams and Arthur Talmadge. ... The EMI Group (LSE: EMI) is a British music company comprising of the major record company EMI Music which operates several labels, based in Kensington in London, England, and EMI Music Publishing, based in New York. ... Atlantic Records (Atlantic Recording Corporation) is an American record label, and operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Warner Music Group. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... BMG (Bertelsmann Music Group) is one of the six divisions of Bertelsmann. ... From left to right: PaweÅ‚ MÄ…ciwoda, Klaus Meine, James Kottak and Matthias Jabs of Scorpions Klaus Meine (born May 25, 1948, Wedemark, Hanover, Germany) is the lead vocalist for German rock band Scorpions. ... Matthias Jabs (born October 25, 1955) is a German guitarist and songwriter. ... Rudolf Schenker (born August 31, 1948 in Hildesheim, Germany) is a German guitarist and founding member of Scorpions and the rhythm/lead guitarist of the band. ... James Kottak is a drummer for The Scorpions. ... PaweÅ‚ MÄ…ciwoda (February 20, 1967) is a Polish rock musician who became the bassist for the Scorpions on January 10, 2004. ... Michael Schenker (born January 10, 1955) is a German hard rock and heavy metal guitarist and former member of UFO and a founding member of Scorpions and the Michael Schenker Group (M.S.G). ... Ulrich Roth (born December 18, 1954 in Düsseldorf, Germany), also known as Uli Jon Roth, is an electric guitarist and early contributor to the neo-classical metal genre. ... Francis Buchholz was born in Hannover, Germany, on February 19, 1954. ... Jürgen Rosenthal is a German rock drummer. ... Herman Rarebell b. ... Superfamilies Pseudochactoidea Buthoidea Chaeriloidea Chactoidea Iuroidea Scorpionoidea See classification for families. ... Hard rock is a variation of rock and roll music which has its earliest roots in mid-1960s garage and psychedelic rock. ... “Heavy metal” redirects here. ... Map of Germany showing Hanover Hanover (in German: Hannover [haˈnoːfɐ]), on the river Leine, is the capital of the state of Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany. ... Rock You Like a Hurricane is one of the most famous songs by German hard rock/heavy metal band Scorpions. ... For other uses, see Wind of Change (disambiguation). ... No One Like You is a song by the German rock band Scorpions, written by band members Rudolf Schenker (guitar) and Klaus Meine (vocals). ... Still Loving You is a Scorpions hard rock ballad from their 1984 album Love at First Sting. ... Send Me an Angel is a power ballad by a German hard rock group Scorpions, released on their 1990 album Crazy World. ...


Contrary to common usage, the band's name is "Scorpions" and not "The Scorpions."

Contents

History

Formation and early history (1965-1973)

Rudolf Schenker, the band's rhythm guitarist, set out to find a band in 1965. At first, the band was school-kind with beat influences and Schenker himself on vocals. Things began to come together in 1969 when Schenker's younger brother Michael and vocalist Klaus Meine joined the band. In 1972 the group recorded and released their debut album Lonesome Crow with Lothar Heimberg on bass and Wolfgang Dziony on drums. During the Lonesome Crow tour, Scorpions opened for upcoming British band UFO. At the end of the tour the members of UFO offered guitarist Michael Schenker the lead guitar job; an offer which he soon accepted. Uli Roth was then called in temporarily to finish off the tour. Rudolf Schenker (born August 31, 1948 in Hildesheim, Germany) is a German guitarist and founding member of Scorpions and the rhythm/lead guitarist of the band. ... Michael Schenker (born January 10, 1955) is a German hard rock and heavy metal guitarist and former member of UFO and a founding member of Scorpions and the Michael Schenker Group (M.S.G). ... From left to right: Paweł Mąciwoda, Klaus Meine, James Kottak and Matthias Jabs of Scorpions Klaus Meine (born May 25, 1948, Wedemark, Hanover, Germany) is the lead vocalist for German rock band Scorpions. ... Lonesome Crow is the 1972 debut album of the German Hard rock band Scorpions produced by Conny Plank. ... UFO are an English rock band formed in 1969. ... Uli in concert with his signature custom-made Sky Guitar Ulrich Roth (born December 18, 1954 in Düsseldorf, Germany), also known as Uli Jon Roth, is a German virtuoso guitarist. ...


The departure of Michael Schenker led to the break up of the Scorpions. In 1973, guitarist Uli Roth, a friend of the Schenker brothers, was in a band called Dawn Road. He had been offered the role as lead guitarist in Scorpions after Michael Schenker's departure but turned the band down. Rudolf decided that he wanted to work with Roth but did not want to resurrect the last Scorpions lineup. Uli in concert with his signature custom-made Sky Guitar Ulrich Roth (born December 18, 1954 in Düsseldorf, Germany), also known as Uli Jon Roth, is a German virtuoso guitarist. ...


Rudolf Schenker attended some of Dawn Road's rehearsals and ultimately decided to join the band, which consisted of Roth, Francis Buchholz (bass), and Jurgen Rosenthal (drums). Roth persuaded Rudolf Schenker to invite Klaus Meine to join, which he did soon after. While there were more members of Dawn Road than Scorpions in the band, they decided to use the Scorpions name because they had released an album and were known in the German hard rock scene. [2] Francis Buchholz was born in Hannover, Germany, on February 19, 1954. ... Jürgen Rosenthal is a German rock drummer. ...


Rise to popularity (1974-1978)

In 1974 the new line-up of Scorpions released Fly to the Rainbow. The album proved to be more successful than Lonesome Crow and songs such as "Speedy's Coming" and the title track began to establish the band's sound. Soon after, Jurgen Rosenthal had to leave as he was being drafted into the army, and was replaced by a Belgian drummer, Rudy Lenners. It wasn't until the following year that the band hit their stride with the release of In Trance. In Trance marked the beginning of Scorpions' long collaboration with German producer Dieter Dierks. The album was a huge step forward for Scorpions and firmly established their hard rock formula, while at the same time garnering a substantial fan base, both at home and abroad. Cuts such as "Dark Lady", "Robot Man" and the title track are still considered classics by fans today. Fly To The Rainbow is a 1974 album by German hard rock band Scorpions. ... In Trance is a 1975 album by German heavy metal band Scorpions. ... http://shopping. ...


In 1976, Scorpions released Virgin Killer. The album's cover, which featured a fully nude prepubescent girl, brought the band considerable criticism and was ultimately pulled or replaced in several countries. In spite of the controversy - lead singer Klaus Meine even expressed shock - the album garnered significant praise from critics and fans alike. The following year, Rudy Lenners resigned due to health reasons and was replaced by Herman Rarebell. Virgin Killer is an album by the German band The Scorpions, released in 1976 (see 1976 in music). ... Herman Rarebell b. ...


The follow-up to Virgin Killer, Taken by Force, was the first Scorpions record to be aggressively promoted in the United States. RCA Records, the band's label, made a determined effort to promote the album in stores and on the radio. The album's single, "Steamrock Fever", was added to some of RCA's radio promotional records. RCA also supervised the album cover design avoiding any controversy by including introduction-type photographs that included the names of each member under individual photos. Roth was not happy with the label's efforts and the commercial direction the band was taking. Although he performed on the band's Japan tour, he departed to form his own band, Electric Sun prior to the release of the resultant double live album Tokyo Tapes. Tokyo Tapes was released in the US and Europe six months after its Japanese release. By that time in mid 1978, after auditioning around 140 guitarists, Scorpions recruited new guitarist Matthias Jabs. Taken By Force is a 1977 album by German heavy metal band Scorpions. ... RCA Records is one of the flagship labels of Sony BMG Music Entertainment. ... Electric Sun was a music group formed by Uli Jon Roth after his departure from the Scorpions in 1978. ... Tokio Tapes is a 1978 live album by German heavy metal band Scorpions. ... Matthias Jabs (born October 25, 1955) is a German guitarist and songwriter. ...


Commercial success (1979-1990)

Following the addition of Jabs, Scorpions left RCA for Mercury Records to record their next album. Just weeks after being evicted from UFO for his alcohol abuse, Michael Schenker also returned to the group for a short period during the recordings of the album, giving the band three guitarists (though Schenker's contributions to the final release was limited to only three songs). The result was Lovedrive, an album which some critics consider to be the pinnacle of their career[3]. Containing such fan favorites as "Loving You Sunday Morning", "Holiday" and the instrumental "Coast to Coast", the "Scorpions formula" of hard rock songs mixed in with melodic ballads was firmly cemented. The album's provocative artwork was named "Best album sleeve of 1979" by Playboy magazine but was ultimately changed for American release. Lovedrive peaked at #55 on the US charts proving that Scorpions were gathering an international following. After the completion and release of the album, the band decided to retain Michael in the band, thus forcing Matthias Jabs to leave. But after a few weeks of the tour, Michael, still coping with alcoholism, kept missing a few gigs (at one point collapsing on stage) and Matthias Jabs was brought back to fill in for him on those occasions when he couldn't perform. In April 1979, during their tour in France, Matthias Jabs was brought in permanently to replace Michael Schenker. Lovedrive is an album by the German rock band The Scorpions, released in 1979. ...


In 1980, the band released Animal Magnetism, again with a provocative cover showing a girl kneeling in front of a man's crotch. While Animal Magnetism contained classics such as "The Zoo" and "Make It Real", it was a critical disappointment when compared with Lovedrive. Soon after the album's release, Meine began experiencing throat problems. He required surgery on his vocal cords and there were doubts as to whether he would ever sing again. Animal Magnetism is a 1980 album by German heavy metal band Scorpions. ...


While Meine made a full recovery, the band began working on their next album, Blackout. Don Dokken was brought in to provide guide and backing vocals so that Meine could let his vocal chords completely heal. [3] Meine eventually healed completely and was able to finish the album. Blackout was released in 1982 and quickly became the band's best selling to date, eventually going platinum. Meine's voice showed no signs of weakness and critical response to the album was good. Blackout spawned three hit singles: "Dynamite," "Blackout" and "No One Like You". Blackout is a 1982 album by the German Heavy metal band Scorpions. ... Donald Maynard Dokken (born June 29, 1953) is a singer most famous for being the singer of the band Dokken which bears his name. ... No One Like You is a song by the German rock band Scorpions, written by band members Rudolf Schenker (guitar) and Klaus Meine (vocals). ...


It was not until 1984 and the release of Love at First Sting that the band finally cemented their status as rock superstars. Propelled by the single "Rock You Like a Hurricane", Love at First Sting went up the charts and went double platinum a few months after its release. However, Scorpions did manage to stir up controversy once again with their provocative album cover. This time it was a boy kissing a girl and at the same time planting a tattoo on her naked thigh. Some shops refused to sell the album, mimicking a gag from the satire movie This Is Spinal Tap that came out the same year. MTV gave the album's videos "Rock You Like a Hurricane", "Bad Boys Running Wild", "Big City Nights", and the power ballad "Still Loving You" significant airtime, greatly contributing to the album's success. The channel even supplied Scorpions with the nickname "The Ambassadors of Rock". Love at First Sting is the ninth studio album by the German heavy metal band Scorpions, released in 1984 (see 1984 in music). ... Rock You Like a Hurricane is one of the most famous songs by German hard rock/heavy metal band Scorpions. ... This Is Spin̈al Tap (which is officially spelled with a non-functional umlaut symbol over the N) is a 1984 mockumentary directed by Rob Reiner and starring members of the semi-fictional heavy-metal glam rock band Spinal Tap. ... MTV (Music Television) is an American cable television network based in New York City. ... To emphasize the emotional aspect of a power ballad, crowds customarily hold up lit lighters. ... Still Loving You is a Scorpions hard rock ballad from their 1984 album Love at First Sting. ...


The band toured extensively behind Love at First Sting and decided to record and release their second live album, World Wide Live. Recorded over a year long period and released at the height of their popularity, the album was another success for the band, peaking at #17 on the charts. World Wide Live is a 1985 live album by German heavy metal band Scorpions. ...


After their extensive world tours, the band finally returned to the studio to record Savage Amusement. Released in 1988, four years after their previous studio album, Savage Amusement represented a more polished pop sound similar to the style Def Leppard had found success with. The album sold well, but was considered somewhat of a critical disappointment. British heavy rock magazine Kerrang! did award the album 5 K's out of 5 though. Savage Amusement is an album by the German rock band The Scorpions, released in 1988. ... Def Leppard are an English hard rock band from Sheffield who formed in 1977 as part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal. ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ...

The Scorpions' logo
The Scorpions' logo

On the Savage Amusement tour in '88, Scorpions became only the second Western group to play in the Soviet Union (the first being Uriah Heep in December 1987), with a performance in Leningrad. The following year the band returned to perform at the Moscow Music Peace Festival. As a result, Scorpions developed a strong Russian fan base and still return regularly to perform throughout the area. [4] Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixels Full resolution (2272 × 1704 pixel, file size: 742 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Scorpions (band) Metadata This file... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixels Full resolution (2272 × 1704 pixel, file size: 742 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Scorpions (band) Metadata This file... Uriah Heep can refer to: Uriah Heep (David Copperfield), a character in the Charles Dickens novel David Copperfield Uriah Heep (band), a British rock band active since 1969 This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ... Saint Petersburg (Russian: Санкт-Петербу́рг, English transliteration: Sankt-Peterburg), colloquially known as Питер (transliterated Piter), formerly known as Leningrad (Ленингра́д, 1924–1991) and... The Moscow Music Peace Festival was a one-time gathering of high-profile hard rock acts who put on a concert for the people in Moscow, Soviet Union in 1989 to promote world peace and establish international cooperation in fighting the drug war in Russia. ...


Wishing to distance themselves from the Savage Amusement style, the band separated from their long-time producer and "Sixth Scorpion," Dieter Dierks, ultimately replacing him with Keith Olsen when they returned to the studio in 1990. Crazy World was released that same year and displayed a less polished sound. The album was a hit, propelled in large part by the massive success of the ballad "Wind of Change". The song muses on the socio-political changes that were occurring in Eastern Europe and in other parts of the world at the end of the Cold War. On July 21, 1990 they joined many other guests for Roger Waters' massive performance of The Wall in Berlin. Scorpions performed both versions of "In the Flesh" from The Wall. http://shopping. ... Crazy World is a 1990 album by German hard rock band Scorpions. ... For other uses, see Wind of Change (disambiguation). ... Pre-1989 division between the West (grey) and Eastern Bloc (orange) superimposed on current national boundaries: Russia (dark orange), other countries of the former USSR (medium orange),members of the Warsaw pact (light orange), and other former Communist regimes not aligned with Moscow (lightest orange). ... For other uses, see Cold War (disambiguation). ... is the 202nd day of the year (203rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... George Roger Waters (born September 6, 1943) is an English rock musician; singer, guitarist, bassist, songwriter, and composer. ... The Wall: Live in Berlin (1990) On 21 July 1990, Roger Waters produced a massive concert staging of The Wall in Berlin. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the capital of Germany. ... In the Flesh is a song by the English progressive rock band Pink Floyd. ...


Later days (1991-present)

After the release of Crazy World Francis Buchholz, the band's long-serving bassist, left the group. Replacing him was Ralph Rieckermann who handled bass duties until 2002. There were also rumours that Scorpions were upset by the heavy taxes they paid from royalties of Crazy World. As a result, they fired their manager, feeling that they might have been cheated.[5] Crazy World is a 1990 album by German hard rock band Scorpions. ...


In 1993 Scorpions released Face the Heat. For the recording process, Scorpions brought in producer Bruce Fairbairn. The album's sound was more metallic than melodic and divided the band's fan base somewhat. Many "headbangers" responded positively to the album while many long time fans were put off. Neither the hard-rock single "Alien Nation" nor the ballad "Under The Same Sun" came close to matching the success of "Wind of Change". Face the Heat was a moderate success. Face the Heat was an album released by Scorpions in 1993 (see 1993 in music). ... Bruce Fairbairn press photo Bruce Earl Fairbairn (born in Vancouver, Canada on December 30, 1949, died May 17, 1999) was a music producers who was prominent during the 1980s and 1990s, producing songs for bands such as Bon Jovi, Aerosmith and Loverboy. ... For other uses, see Wind of Change (disambiguation). ...


In 1995, a new live album, Live Bites, was produced. The disc documented live performances from their Savage Amusement Tour in 1988, all the way through the Face the Heat Tour in 1994. While the album had a much cleaner sound in comparison to their best-selling live album, World Wide Live, it was not as successful.


Prior to recording their 13th studio album, 1996's Pure Instinct, drummer Herman Rarebell left the band to set up a recording company. Curt Cress took charge of the drumsticks for the album before James Kottak took over permanently. Many feel Pure Instinct is a response to the complaints levied against Face the Heat. The album had many ballads. Still, the album's singles "Wild Child" and the soothing ballad "You and I" both enjoyed moderate success. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... James Kottak is a drummer for The Scorpions. ...


1999 saw the release of Eye II Eye and a significant change in the band's style, mixing in elements of pop and techno. While the album was slickly produced, fans were unsure what to make of the band, responding negatively to almost everything from pop-soul backup singers to the electronic drums present on several songs. The video to the album's first European single, "To Be No. 1", featured a Monica Lewinsky lookalike which did little to improve its popularity. Eye II Eye is a 1999 album by German heavy metal band Scorpions. ... Monica Samille Lewinsky (born July 23, 1973) is an American woman with whom the former United States President Bill Clinton admitted to having a sexual relationship[1] while Lewinsky worked at the White House in 1995 and 1996. ...


The following year Scorpions had a fairly successful collaboration with the Berlin Philharmonic that resulted in a 10-song album named Moment of Glory. The album went a long way towards rebuilding the band's reputation after the harsh criticism of Eye II Eye. Still, critics accused them of following on the coattails of Metallica's similar collaboration (S&M) with the San Francisco Symphony which had been released the previous year. However, the orchestra had first approached Scorpions with the idea back in 1995. Moment of Glory is a 2000 album by German heavy metal band Scorpions with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. ... Eye II Eye is a 1999 album by German heavy metal band Scorpions. ... Metallica is a Grammy Award-winning American heavy metal/thrash metal band formed in 1981[1] and has become one of the most commercially successful musical acts of recent decades. ... S&M is American heavy metal band Metallicas ninth album, recorded live with the San Francisco Symphony on April 21-22 of 1999. ... Logo. ...

Scorpions in 2007
Scorpions in 2007

In 2001, Scorpions released Acoustica, a live unplugged album featuring acoustic reworkings of the band's biggest hits, plus new tracks. While appreciated by fans, the lack of a new studio album was frustrating to some, and Acoustica did little to return the band to the spotlight. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1984 × 1488 pixel, file size: 591 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1984 × 1488 pixel, file size: 591 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Acoustica is a 2001 unplugged album by German hard rock band Scorpions. ...


In 2004, the band released Unbreakable, an album that was hailed by critics as a long awaited return to form. The album was the heaviest the band had released since Face the Heat, and fans responded well to tracks such as "New Generation", "Love 'em or Leave 'em" and "Deep and Dark". Whether a result of poor promotion by the band's label or the long time between studio releases, Unbreakable received little airplay and did not chart. Scorpions toured extensively behind the album, and played as special guests with Judas Priest during the 2005 British tour. Unbreakable is an album by the German hard rock band Scorpions, released in 2004. ... For other uses, see Judas priest (curse). ...


In early 2006, Scorpions released the DVD 1 Night in Vienna that included 14 live tracks and a complete rockumentary. In LA, the band spent about 4 months in the studio with producers James Michael and Desmond Child working on their new concept album titled Humanity - Hour 1, which was released in the second half of May 2007 [6]. A "Humanity World Tour" has already started. Tour dates are available on the band's official site the-scorpions.com. The term rockumentary is a neologism denoting a program on television or movie documentary about rock and roll or its musicians. ... Desmond Child Desmond Child (born 28 October 1953, Miami, Florida, USA) has worked as a music performer and songwriter. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Humanity - Hour 1 is a concept album by the German hard rock band Scorpions, which was released in Europe on May 14, 2007. ...


On May 14 2007, Scorpions released Humanity - Hour 1 in Europe. Humanity - Hour 1 will be available in the U.S. on August 28, 2007.


Band members

Current members

  • Klaus Meine - lead vocals, rhythm guitar, percussion (1970-present)
  • Matthias Jabs - lead & rhythm guitars (1978-present)
  • Rudolf Schenker - rhythm & lead guitars, backing vocals (1965-present)
  • Paweł Mąciwoda - bass, backing vocals (2004-present)
  • James Kottak - drums, backing vocals (1996-present)

From left to right: Paweł Mąciwoda, Klaus Meine, James Kottak and Matthias Jabs of Scorpions Klaus Meine (born May 25, 1948, Wedemark, Hanover, Germany) is the lead vocalist for German rock band Scorpions. ... Matthias Jabs (born October 25, 1955) is a German guitarist and songwriter. ... Rudolf Schenker (born August 31, 1948 in Hildesheim, Germany) is a German guitarist and founding member of Scorpions and the rhythm/lead guitarist of the band. ... Paweł Mąciwoda (February 20, 1967) is a Polish rock musician who became the bassist for the Scorpions on January 10, 2004. ... James Kottak is a drummer for The Scorpions. ...

Line-ups

1965-1970

  • Rudolf Schenker (guitar, vocals)
  • Karl-Heinz Vollmer (guitar)
  • Achim Kirschning (bass)
  • Wolfgang Dziony (drums)

1970-1972

  • Klaus Meine (vocals)
  • Rudolf Schenker (guitar)
  • Michael Schenker (guitar)
  • Lothar Heimberg (bass)
  • Wolfgang Dziony (drums)

1973-1974 Michael Schenker (born January 10, 1955) is a German hard rock and heavy metal guitarist and former member of UFO and a founding member of Scorpions and the Michael Schenker Group (M.S.G). ...

1975-1976 Ulrich Roth (born December 18, 1954 in Düsseldorf, Germany), also known as Uli Jon Roth, is an electric guitarist and early contributor to the neo-classical metal genre. ... Francis Buchholz was born in Hannover, Germany, on February 19, 1954. ... Jürgen Rosenthal is a German rock drummer. ...

  • Klaus Meine (vocals)
  • Rudolf Schenker (guitar)
  • Ulrich Roth (guitar)
  • Francis Buchholz (bass)
  • Rudy Lenners (drums)

1977

  • Klaus Meine (vocals)
  • Rudolf Schenker (guitar)
  • Ulrich Roth (guitar)
  • Francis Buchholz (bass)
  • Herman Rarebell (drums)

1978-1992

1993-1995 Matthias Jabs (born October 25, 1955) is a German guitarist and songwriter. ... Herman Rarebell b. ...

  • Klaus Meine (vocals)
  • Rudolf Schenker (guitar)
  • Matthias Jabs (guitar)
  • Ralph Rieckermann (bass)
  • Herman Rarebell (drums)

1995-1996

  • Klaus Meine (vocals)
  • Rudolf Schenker (guitar)
  • Matthias Jabs (guitar)
  • Ralph Rieckermann (bass)
  • Curt Cress (Drums, studio musician)

1996-2003

  • Klaus Meine (vocals)
  • Rudolf Schenker (guitar)
  • Matthias Jabs (guitar)
  • Ralph Rieckermann (bass)
  • James Kottak (drums)

2004-2007

  • Klaus Meine (vocals)
  • Rudolf Schenker (guitar)
  • Matthias Jabs (guitar)
  • Paweł Mąciwoda (bass)
  • James Kottak (drums)

Discography

Further information: Scorpions discography

Discography of the German rock band Scorpions. ...

Albums

Lonesome Crow is the 1972 debut album of the German Hard rock band Scorpions produced by Conny Plank. ... Fly To The Rainbow is a 1974 album by German hard rock band Scorpions. ... In Trance is a 1975 album by German heavy metal band Scorpions. ... Virgin Killer is an album by the German band The Scorpions, released in 1976 (see 1976 in music). ... Taken By Force is a 1977 album by German heavy metal band Scorpions. ... Steve Hackett (born February 12, 1950) is a virtuoso guitar player. ... Lovedrive is an album by the German rock band The Scorpions, released in 1979. ... Animal Magnetism is a 1980 album by German heavy metal band Scorpions. ... Blackout is a 1982 album by the German Heavy metal band Scorpions. ... Love at First Sting is the ninth studio album by the German heavy metal band Scorpions, released in 1984 (see 1984 in music). ... World Wide Live is a 1985 live album by German heavy metal band Scorpions. ... Savage Amusement is an album by the German rock band The Scorpions, released in 1988. ... Crazy World is a 1990 album by German hard rock band Scorpions. ... Face the Heat was an album released by Scorpions in 1993 (see 1993 in music). ... Live Bites is a 1995 live album by German heavy metal band Scorpions. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Eye II Eye is a 1999 album by German heavy metal band Scorpions. ... Moment of Glory is a 2000 album by German heavy metal band Scorpions with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. ... This article is about the capital of Germany. ... Acoustica is a 2001 unplugged album by German hard rock band Scorpions. ... Unbreakable is an album by the German hard rock band Scorpions, released in 2004. ... Humanity - Hour 1 is a concept album by the German hard rock band Scorpions, which was released in Europe on May 14, 2007. ...

References

  1. ^ http://allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:3ifuxqr5ldke
  2. ^ http://allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:3ifuxqr5ldke
  3. ^ All Music Guide review of the album. allmusic.com. Retrieved on 2007-05-18.

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See also

The Scorpions were a beat goup, originally from Manchester in England, but they have become popular notably in the Netherlands. ...

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Scorpions (band) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2507 words)
Scorpions are a hard rock band from Hannover, Germany, best known for their '80s rock anthem, "Rock You Like a Hurricane" and their singles "Wind of Change", "No One Like You", and "Still Loving You".
Scorpions can't be completely accused of being copycats as the orchestra had first approached Scorpions with the idea back in 1995 and bands such as Kiss had been performing similar concerts years before.
The band were given several mentions on the BBC Coverage of the 2006 World Cup, a small featurette on the band was shown as a tour of Hannover, their Home City was given by the presenter.
The Who - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (7187 words)
The Who are an English rock band who first came to prominence in the 1960s, and grew in stature to become one of the greatest rock 'n' roll bands of all time [1][2] [3] [4].
Townshend was at the centre of the band's tensions, as he strove to write challenging and thoughtful music, while Daltrey preferred energetic and macho material (Daltrey would occasionally refuse to sing a Townshend composition and Townshend would thus sing it himself), while Moon was a fan of American surf music.
The band was arrested for this on at least one occasion, in Montreal, and were for many years banned from the Holiday Inn hotel chain.
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