P. 1
Scorpions The Complete Guide

Scorpions The Complete Guide

5.0

|Views: 1,367|Likes:
Published by Frodo Star'Rock

More info:

Categories:Topics, Art & Design
Published by: Frodo Star'Rock on Apr 18, 2011
Copyright:Attribution Non-commercial

Availability:

Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
download as PDF or read online from Scribd
See more
See less

07/13/2013

Scorpions

The Complete Guide

PDF generated using the open source mwlib toolkit. See http://code.pediapress.com/ for more information. PDF generated at: Mon, 18 Apr 2011 10:38:08 UTC

Contents
Articles
Overview
Scorpions 1 1 10 10 12 14 16 17 20 26 31 33 35 36 36 38 38 46 46 48 50 53 59 62 65 67 70 74 76 79 82

Members
Klaus Meine Matthias Jabs Rudolf Schenker Paweł Mąciwoda James Kottak Michael Schenker Ulrich Roth Francis Buchholz Herman Rarebell Jürgen Rosenthal Wolfgang Dziony Barry Sparks

Discography
Discography

Studio albums
Lonesome Crow Fly to the Rainbow In Trance Virgin Killer Taken by Force Lovedrive Animal Magnetism Blackout Love at First Sting Savage Amusement Crazy World Face the Heat Pure Instinct

Eye II Eye Moment of Glory Unbreakable Humanity: Hour I Sting in the Tail

84 86 89 91 94 97 97 100 103 105 108 108 110 111 113 115 118 119 121 123 125 125 126 128 131 134 137 137 139 143 146 149 155 162

Live albums
Tokyo Tapes World Wide Live Live Bites Acoustica

Compilations
The Best of Scorpions Vol. 1 The Best of Scorpions Vol. 2 Best of Rockers 'n' Ballads Still Loving You Deadly Sting: The Mercury Years Big City Nights Bad for Good: The Very Best of Scorpions Box of Scorpions Gold

Videos
World Wide Live Crazy World Tour Live Moment of Glory Acoustica Live at Wacken Open Air 2006

Tours
Blackout Tour Eye to Eye Tour Scorpions Tour 2002 Scorpions Tour 2003 Unbreakable World Tour Humanity World Tour Get Your Sting and Blackout World Tour

Related articles
The Wall – Live in Berlin

168 168

References
Article Sources and Contributors Image Sources, Licenses and Contributors 175 179

Article Licenses
License 181

1

Overview
Scorpions
Scorpions

Background information Origin Genres Years active Labels Hanover, Germany Heavy metal, hard rock 1965-present Rhino, RCA, EMI

Associated acts UFO, The Michael Schenker Group, Electric Sun Website Official website [1]

Members Klaus Meine Rudolf Schenker Matthias Jabs Paweł Mąciwoda James Kottak Past members See: List of former members

Scorpions are a heavy metal[2] [3] [4] [5] /hard rock[6] [7] [8] band from Hannover, Germany, known for their 1980s rock anthem "Rock You Like a Hurricane" and their singles "No One Like You", "Send Me an Angel", "Still Loving You", and "Wind of Change". The band were ranked #46 on VH1's Greatest Artists of Hard Rock program.[9] "Rock You Like a Hurricane" is also #18 on VH1's list of the 100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs.[10] On January 24, 2010, after 45 years of performing, the band announced that they will be retiring after touring in support of their new album Sting in the Tail.[11] [12] The band sold over 100 million albums worldwide.[13] Other sources state sales of over 150 million albums worldwide.[14]

Scorpions

2

History
Formation and early history (1965–1973)
Rudolf Schenker, the band'unched the band in 1965. At first, the band had beat influences and Schenker himself did the 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. Near 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, a friend of the Schenker brothers, was then called in temporarily to finish off the great tour. The departure of Michael Schenker led to the breakup of the band. In 1973, Uli Roth, who had helped Scorpions complete the Lonesome Crow tour, was offered the role as lead guitarist, but turned the band down, preferring instead to remain in the band Dawn Road. Rudolf Schenker eventually decided that he wanted to work with Roth, but did not want to resurrect the last Scorpions lineup. He attended some of Dawn Road's rehearsals and ultimately decided to join the band, which consisted of Roth, Francis Buchholz (bass), Achim Kirschning (keyboards) and Jürgen Rosenthal (drums). Roth and Buchholz persuaded Rudolf Schenker to invite Klaus Meine to join on vocals, which he soon did. While there were more members of Dawn Road than Scorpions in the band, they decided to use the Scorpions name because it was well-known in the German hard rock scene and an album had been released under that name.[15]

Rise to fame (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. Achim Kirschning decided to leave after the recordings. Soon after, Jürgen Rosenthal had to leave as he was being drafted into the army. Later, in 1976, he would join a German progressive rock band called Eloy and record three albums with them. He was replaced by a Belgian drummer, Rudy Lenners. In 1975 the band hit their stride with the release of In Trance, which 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. In 1977, Scorpions released Virgin Killer. The album's cover featured a nude prepubescent girl covered with broken glass. The cover art was designed by Stefan Bohle who was the product manager for RCA Records,[16] their label at the time. The cover brought the band considerable criticism and was pulled or replaced in several countries. Despite the controversy, the album itself garnered significant praise for its music from critics and fans alike. The following year, Rudy Lenners resigned due to personal reasons and was replaced by Herman Rarebell. For the follow-up Taken by Force, RCA Records 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. Roth was not happy with 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.

Scorpions

3

Commercial success (1979–1991)
Following the addition of Jabs, Scorpions left RCA for Mercury Records in the States and Harvest/EMI Electrola worldwide to record their next album Lovedrive. Just weeks after being ejected from UFO for his alcohol abuse, Michael Schenker also returned to the group for a short period during the recordings for the album. This gave the band three guitarists (though Schenker's contribution 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.[17] Containing such fan favourites as "Loving You Sunday Morning", "Always Somewhere", "Holiday" and the instrumental "Coast to Coast", the 'Scorpions formula' of hard rock songs mixed with melodic ballads was firmly cemented. The album's provocative artwork was named "Best album sleeve of 1979" by Playboy magazine though it 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 Jabs to leave. However after a few weeks of the tour, Michael, still coping with alcoholism, missed a number of gigs and at one point collapsed on stage and Jabs was brought back to fill in for him on those occasions when he could not perform. In April, 1979, during their tour in France, Jabs was brought in permanently to replace Michael. In 1980, the band released Animal Magnetism, again with a provocative cover, this time showing a girl kneeling and a Doberman Pinscher sitting in front of a man. Animal Magnetism contained classics such as "The Zoo" and "Make It Real". Soon after the album's release, Meine began experiencing throat problems. He required surgery on his vocal cords and doubts were raised about whether he would ever sing again. Meanwhile, the band began working on their next album, Blackout in 1981. Don Dokken was brought in to provide guide and backing vocals while Meine recovered.[18] Meine eventually healed The Scorpions' logo 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". Gaining in popularity from their success from "Blackout", Scorpions performed to over 375,000 fans on Day 2 at the three-day US Festival concert held in San Bernadino, California during Memorial Day Weekend of 1983. The concert was aired live on MTV, giving the band wide exposure of their amazing live show. 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 climbed the charts and went double platinum in the USA 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 Helmut Newton photograph of a man kissing a woman while at the same time tattooing her exposed thigh. Some stores deemed the cover too provocative and refused to sell the album. 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". The band toured extensively behind Love at First Sting and decided to record and release their second live album, World Wide Live in 1985. Recorded over a year-long world tour and released at the height of their popularity, the album was another success for the band, peaking at #14 in the charts in the US and at #18 in the UK. 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

Scorpions critical disappointment. However, British heavy rock magazine Kerrang! did award the album five K's out of five. On the Savage Amusement tour in 1988, 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.[19] Wishing to distance themselves from the Savage Amusement style, the band separated from their long-time producer and "Sixth Scorpion", Dieter Dierks, 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. After the Crazy World tour Francis Buchholz, the band's long-serving bassist, left the group.

4

Later days (1992–2009)
In 1993, Scorpions released Face the Heat. Bass was handled by Ralph Rieckermann. For the recording process, Scorpions brought in producer Bruce Fairbairn. The album's sound was more metal than melodic and divided the band's fan base somewhat. Many "headbangers" responded positively to the album while many longtime 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. 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, 1996s Pure Instinct, drummer Herman Rarebell left the band to set up a recording label. Curt Cress took charge of the drumsticks for the album before Kentucky-born 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. 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 look-alike which did little to improve its popularity. 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 toward rebuilding the band's reputation after the harsh criticism of Eye II Eye. However, 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, even though the orchestra had first approached Scorpions with the idea in 1995.

Scorpions

5

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. 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 Scorpions in 2007 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—these were the Scorpions' first dates in the UK since 1999. 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 four months in the studio with producers James Michael and Desmond Child working on their new concept album titled Humanity: Hour I, which was released in late May 2007.[20] Followed by the "Humanity World Tour". In 2007, the band saw two of their signature tracks featured in the popular video game series, "Guitar Hero." "No One Like You" was featured on the "Rocks the '80s" version of the game while "Rock You Like A Hurricane" was released on "Guitar Hero 3: Legends of Rock." On May 14, 2007, Scorpions released Humanity - Hour I in Europe. Humanity - Hour I became available in the U.S. on August 28 on New Door Records, entering the Billboard charts at number #63. In a September 2007 podcast interview, Meine said the new album was not so much a "concept album" as it was a collection of songs with a common theme. "We didn't want to make another record with songs about boys chasing girls. I mean, come on, give me a break," Meine said.[21] Asked in 2007 if the band was planning to release a Humanity - Hour II, Meine replied:

That is what everybody is asking. There might be. Who knows? Right now we are at the beginning of the world tour. It is exciting to play the new songs and they go very well with the classics. It is exciting that there is a whole new audience out there. There are many longtime fans but there are a lot of young kids. We just played in London and in Paris and there were young kids rocking out to songs that were written way before they were born. It is amazing. I don’t want to think about Hour II right now because Hour I is so exciting. It is very inspiring to see how much the audience enjoys this new music. — Klaus Meine

[22]

On December 20, 2007, Scorpions played at a concert for the elite of Russia’s security forces in the Kremlin. The concert was a celebration of the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Cheka—predecessor of the KGB. The band has claimed that they thought they were performing a Christmas concert. They have said that their concert was by no means a tribute to the Cheka, communism, or Russia's brutal past. Members of the audience included Vladimir Putin and Dmitry Medvedev.[23] On February 21, 2009, Scorpions received Germany's ECHO Honorary Award for lifetime achievement at Berlin's O2 World.[24]

Scorpions

6

New album and retirement (2010-present)
In November 2009, the Scorpions announced that their 17th studio album, Sting in the Tail, would be released in early 2010,[25] recorded in Hannover with Swedish producers Mikael "Nord" Andersson and Martin Hansen. Sting in the Tail was released on March 23, 2010.[26] On January 24, 2010, the band announced that Sting in the Tail will be their last album of all-new material and that the tour supporting it will be their final tour. Dokken was scheduled to open for them but canceled after a dispute.[27] The tour is expected to end in 2012 or 2013. On April 6, 2010, Scorpions were enshrined in Hollywood's Rock Walk in a handprint ceremony,[28] with the band members placing their hands in a long slab of wet cement. The slab will be placed in the ground next to other musical artists on the Rock Walk. According to bassist Paweł Mąciwoda, the Scorpions will enter the studio in the fall of 2011 to lay down a collection of re-recorded versions of their older material. This collection is tentatively due for release in early 2012.[29]

Band members
Current members
• • • • • Rudolf Schenker—rhythm & lead guitars, backing vocals (1965–present) Klaus Meine—lead vocals, occasionally rhythm guitar (1970–present) Matthias Jabs—lead & rhythm guitars, backing vocals (1978–present) James Kottak—drums, percussion, backing vocals (1996–present) Paweł Mąciwoda—bass, backing vocals (2003–present)

Former members
• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Karl-Heinz Vollmer-lead & rhythm guitars, backing vocals (1965–1970) Lothar Heimberg—bass, backing vocals (1965–1973) Wolfgang Dziony—drums, percussion, backing vocals (1965–1973) Michael Schenker—lead & rhythm guitars, backing vocals (1970–1973, 1979) Uli Jon Roth—lead & rhythm guitars, backing vocals, lead vocals on "Drifting Sun", "Fly to the Rainbow", "Dark Lady", "Sun in My Hand", "Hell Cat", "Polar Nights" (1973–1978) Achim Kirschning—keyboards (1973–1974) Jürgen Rosenthal—drums, percussion, backing vocals (1973–1975) Francis Buchholz—bass, backing vocals (1973–1983, 1984–1992) Rudy Lenners—drums, percussion (1975–1977) Herman Rarebell—drums, percussion, backing vocals (1977–1983, 1984–1995) Ralph Rieckermann—bass, backing vocals (1993–2000, 2000–2003) Curt Cress—drums, percussion (1996) Ken Taylor—bass, backing vocals (2000) Barry Sparks—bass, backing vocals (2004) Ingo Powitzer—bass, backing vocals (2004)

Scorpions

7

Manager
• Stewart Young (1995–present)

Discography
• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Lonesome Crow (1972) Fly to the Rainbow (1974) In Trance (1975) Virgin Killer (1976) Taken by Force (1978) The Best of Scorpions (1978) Tokyo Tapes (1978) Lovedrive (1979) Animal Magnetism (1980) Blackout (1982) Love at First Sting (1984) The Best of Scorpions Vol. 2 (1984) World Wide Live (1985) Savage Amusement (1988) Crazy World (1990) Face the Heat (1993) Pure Instinct (1996) Eye II Eye (1999) Unbreakable (2004) Humanity: Hour I (2007) Sting in the Tail (2010)

Tours
• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 1972: Lonsome Crow Tour 1974: Fly to the Rainbow Tour 1975-1976: In Trance Tour 1976: Virgin Killer Tour 1977–1978: Taken by Force Tour 1979: Lovedrive Tour 1980: Animal Magnetism Tour 1982–1983: Blackout Tour 1984–1985: Love at First Sting Tour 1988–1989: Savage Amusement Tour 1990–1991: Crazy World Tour 1993–1994: Face the Heat Tour 1996–1997: Pure Instinct Tour 1999: Eye to Eye Tour 2000: Moment of Glory Tour 2001: Acoustica Tour

• 2002: Scorpions Tour 2002 • 2003: Scorpions Tour 2003 • 2004–2006:Unbreakable World Tour

Scorpions • 2007–2009: Humanity World Tour • 2010–2013: Get Your Sting and Blackout World Tour

8

In other media
Musical theatre
The Scorpions song "Winds of Change" appears in the Off-Broadway production Power Balladz.

References
[30] [31] [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] http:/ / www. the-scorpions. com/ Ingham, Chris. The Book of Metal. Thunder's Mouth Press. p. 104. ISBN 978-1560254195. Weinstein, Deena. Heavy Metal: The Music and its Culture. DaCapo, 2000. ISBN 0-306-80970-2, pp. 29, 36. Christe, Ian. Sound of the Beast. Allison & Busby. p. 2. ISBN 0749083514. Walser, Robert. Running with The Devil. Wesleyan University Press. p. 2. ISBN 0819562602. M. C. Strong (1998). The great rock discography. Giunti. p. 722. ISBN 8809215222. Philip Dodd (2005). The Book of Rock: from the 1950s to today. Thunder's Mouth Press. ISBN 1560257296. "Scorpions Biography" (http:/ / www. bighairmetal. com/ Scorpions. htm). www.bighairmetal.com. . Retrieved 2008-04-12.

[9] The Greatest: 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock (40 - 21) (http:/ / www. vh1. com/ shows/ dyn/ the_greatest/ 62186/ episode_wildcard. jhtml?wildcard=/ shows/ dynamic/ includes/ wildcards/ the_greatest/ hardrock_list_full. jhtml& event_id=862767& start=41) at VH1.com [10] "VH1's 100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs" (http:/ / stereogum. com/ archives/ vh1s-100-greatest-hard-rock-songs_043591. html). Stereogum.com. January 5, 2009. . Retrieved December 24, 2009. [11] "Scorpions to retire" (http:/ / www. thegauntlet. com/ article/ 3831/ 17760/ Scorpions-decide-to-end-it-all. html). TheGauntlet.com. January 24, 2010. . Retrieved January 24, 2010. [12] "Scorpions Official Website" (http:/ / www. the-scorpions. com/ english/ ). The-scorpions.com. 2010-04-11. . Retrieved 2010-06-23. [13] http:/ / www. roadrunnerrecords. com/ blabbermouth. net/ news. aspx?mode=Article& newsitemID=137244 [14] Fox News. http:/ / video. foxnews. com/ v/ 4138651/ sting-in-the-tail. [15] The Story of "Scorpions" (http:/ / www. ulijonroth. com/ sky/ bands_concepts/ scorpions_2. htm) (ulijonroth.com)] [16] Syrjälä, Marko. "Interview with Uli Jon Roth" (http:/ / www. metal-rules. com/ zine/ content/ view/ 748/ 0/ ). Metal-rules.com. . Retrieved May 12, 2008. [17] "Allmusic review of the album" (http:/ / www. allmusic. com/ album/ r17523). allmusic.com. . Retrieved 2007-05-18. [18] Don Dokken interview (http:/ / www. classicrockrevisited. com/ interviews01/ don_dokken_interview. htm) (classicrockrevisited.com) [19] Interview with Klaus Meine (http:/ / www. metal-rules. com/ interviews/ Scorpions-Nov2003. htm) (metal-rules.com) [20] New SCORPIONS Album Title, Artwork Revealed (http:/ / www. bravewords. com/ news/ 60273) (bravewords.com) [21] "Klaus Meine podcast interview" (http:/ / blogs. tampabay. com/ 80s/ 2007/ 09/ scorpions-inter. html). Stuck in the 80s. 2007. . Retrieved 2007-11-26. [22] "Interview with Klaus Meine" (http:/ / web. archive. org/ web/ 20071114032915/ http:/ / www. classicrockrevisited. com/ Interviews/ 07/ scorpions07. htm). Classic Rock Revisited. 2007. Archived from the original (http:/ / www. classicrockrevisited. com/ Interviews/ 07/ scorpions07. htm) on 2007-11-14. . Retrieved 2007-11-17. [23] Scorpions Give Spies a Perestroika Ballad (http:/ / www. ocnus. net/ artman2/ publish/ International_3/ Scorpions_Give_Spies_a_Perestroika_Ballad. shtml) [24] "Scorpions performs at Germany's ECHO Awards" (http:/ / www. roadrunnerrecords. com/ blabbermouth. net/ news. aspx?mode=Article& newsitemID=114860). Blabbermouth.net. February 22, 2009. . Retrieved February 22, 2009. [25] "BLABBERMOUTH.NET - SCORPIONS: New Album Title Announced" (http:/ / www. roadrunnerrecords. com/ blabbermouth. net/ news. aspx?mode=Article& newsitemID=130836). Roadrunnerrecords.com. . Retrieved 2010-06-23. [26] http:/ / www. roadrunnerrecords. com/ blabbermouth. Net/ news. aspx?mode=Article& newsitemID=133982 [27] "Scorpions News - Important Message to our Fans" (http:/ / www. the-scorpions. com/ english/ news/ news_item. asp?NewsID=100). The-scorpions.com. . Retrieved 2010-06-23. [28] rockwalk (http:/ / www. rockwalk. com/ inductees/ inductee. cfm?id=184) [29] http:/ / www. roadrunnerrecords. com/ blabbermouth. net/ news. aspx?mode=Article& newsitemID=156512 [30] Fox News. http:/ / video. foxnews. com/ v/ 4138651/ sting-in-the-tail/ ?loomia_ow=t0:s0:a16:g4:r2:c0. 000000:b32548632:z6. [31] Fox News. http:/ / video. foxnews. com/ v/ 4138651/ sting-in-the-tail/ ?loomia_ow=t0:s0:a16:g4:r2:c0. 000000:b32548632:z6.

Scorpions

9

External links
• Official website (http://http://www.the-scorpions.com/english) • Photos from concert Scorpions in Minsk 29.04.2010, Final World tour (http://www.potashnikov.com/gallary/ v/reportag/scorpions2/) • Photos from press-conference Scorpions in Minsk 29.04.2010 (http://www.potashnikov.com/gallary/v/ reportag/scorpions1/) • Scorpions live photo gallery (http://www.flickr.com/photos/melodicrockconcerts/sets/72157624600700375/ )

10

Members
Klaus Meine
Klaus Meine

Background information Born May 25, 1948 Hannover, Germany Heavy metal, hard rock Vocals, guitar, percussion 1965–present RCA, Mercury, Sony BMG

Genres Instruments Years active Labels

Associated acts Scorpions, Avantasia

Klaus Meine (born May 25, 1948, Hannover, Germany) is a German singer, best known as the lead vocalist and occasional rhythm guitarist of the heavy metal/hard rock band Scorpions.

Biography
Meine is well-noted for his unique countertenor voice, strong German accent and polished delivery which ranges from high notes to soft ballads, and is respected worldwide for his support for music and human rights. Meine writes most of, but not all of, the lyrics to Scorpions' songs. He also shares the authorship of some lyrics with Herman Rarebell (former drummer of Scorpions) on some songs like the major hit "Rock You Like a Hurricane", among others. Meine composed some songs alone like "Wind of Change" and "A Moment in a Million Years".[1] In 1981, after a world tour and during the recording of the Blackout album, Meine lost his voice so badly he could not even speak properly. Meine was advised by his doctor to consider another profession because of his voice problems. However, Scorpions stuck together and after therapy and 2 vocal cord surgeries, Meine's voice recovered. Meine was ranked by Hit Parader as the twenty-second greatest heavy metal vocalist of all time.[2] In 2010, Scorpions announced the band's intentions to retire after a final world tour.[3] On 12 March 2011, Meine received the Steiger Award (Germany).

Klaus Meine

11

References
[1] Interview with Klaus Meine (http:/ / www. metal-rules. com/ interviews/ Scorpions-Nov2003. htm) [2] Hit Parader’s Top 100 Metal Vocalists of All Time (http:/ / www. hearya. com/ 2006/ 12/ 04/ hit-paraders-top-100-metal-vocalists-of-all-time/ ) [3] "Imporant Message to our Fans" (http:/ / www. the-scorpions. com/ english/ news/ news_item. asp?NewsID=100). Scorpions official website. . Retrieved 17 March 2011.

External links
• Klaus Meine (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0576883/) at the Internet Movie Database

Matthias Jabs

12

Matthias Jabs
Matthias Jabs

Background information Born October 25, 1955 Hannover, Federal Republic of Germany Heavy metal, hard rock Musician, Songwriter Guitar 1978–present RCA, Mercury Records, New Door

Genres Occupations Instruments Years active Labels

Associated acts Scorpions Notable instruments Gibson Explorer Dommenget Mastercaster Signature model Dommenget "Universe" Explorer, Cort Explorer

Matthias Jabs (born October 25, 1955) is a German guitarist and songwriter. He is a member of the heavy metal band Scorpions. Before joining the Scorpions, Jabs had played for the bands Lady, Fargo and Deadlock. Jabs joined the Scorpions after Ulrich Roth left in 1978. The first album recorded by Jabs with the Scorpions was Lovedrive. His guitar playing contributed significantly to their signature sound. During the 1980s he had a 1963-64 black Fender Stratocaster, called his "trouble guitar", which had a Floyd Rose floating bridge and a Bill Lawrence L90 pickup, and it featured on many tracks that needed a tremolo, including "Blackout". A copy of this guitar with a black Gibson humbucker is seen on the 'Make a Difference Foundation' video filmed in Russia, with other guests including Ozzy Osbourne and Gorky Park. Jabs favours Gibson Explorer guitars and designed a model for them, called the Explorer 90 (due to the body being 90% the size of a regular Explorer), in the late 1980s. He also has a signature Fender Stratocaster dubbed "Jabocaster". Nowadays, Jabs and the rest of the Scorpions play the German Dommenget brand of guitars, with all their signature models now made by them. His most recent signature guitar is his "Mastercaster" used mostly on stage and on their Humanity - Hour 1 album. Jabs is notable for his playing of a Talk box in some songs (such as "The Zoo" on Animal Magnetism and "To Be No. 1" on Eye II Eye, "Money and Fame" (Crazy World), "Can You Feel It" (Unbreakable), and "Media Overkill" (Savage Amusement) ). Jabs had also once replaced the Marshall amplification logo on his amplifier cabinets with his own name, in the same font style as the Marshall logo. Besides Marshall, Matthias uses Wizard cabinets, Hiwatt, Engl, Fender Prosonic and Soldano amplifiers and cabinets, kitty hawk preamps, Dunlop picks, Seymour Duncan JB pickups, back in the 80s he

Matthias Jabs uses marshall JCM 800 2210 amplifiers which you can see on the world wide live DVDs, Ovation 6 and 12 string acoustics, D'addario strings, talk box from Heil. In 2010 Cort Guitars collaborated with Matthias to develop his signature line of electrics guitars called the Garage 1 and Garage 2.

13

External links
• Matthias Jabs Website [1] • Dommenget Guitars Website [2] In 2010 Cort Guitars [3] collaborated with Matthias to develop his signature series electric guitars called the Garage 1 and Garage 2 [4]

References
[1] [2] [3] [4] http:/ / www. matthiasjabs. de http:/ / www. guitarmaker. de/ http:/ / www. cortguitars. com http:/ / www. cortguitars. com/ mj

Rudolf Schenker

14

Rudolf Schenker
Rudolf Schenker

Background information Born August 31, 1948 in Hildesheim, Germany Heavy metal, hard rock Guitar, Vocals 1964–present BMG

Genres Instruments Years active Labels

Associated acts Scorpions Website www.the-scorpions.com Notable instruments Gibson Flying V Dean Signature V [1]

Rudolf Schenker (born August 31, 1948) is a German guitarist and founding member of heavy metal band Scorpions, being the rhythm/lead guitarist and one of the main song-writers of the band. After starting out with a Fender Stratocaster, Schenker is primarily known for playing Gibson Flying Vs and, more recently, Dean Vs. In the Acoustica DVD, he is seen playing an acoustic Flying V made especially for him by Dommenget. He now uses Dean acoustic V models. In an interview on the 'World Wide Live' video, he mentioned that his goal is not to become the best or fastest guitarist, but to be a very good composer.[1] In most Scorpions songs, guitar solos are performed by lead guitarist Matthias Jabs, but there are exceptions, in which Rudolf makes the solos, such as "Wind of Change", "Always Somewhere", "Still Loving You", "As Soon as the Good Times Roll", "Through My Eyes" "Coast to Coast" (second solo) and "Big City Nights". His younger brother Michael Schenker was a member of Scorpions in the band's earliest inception, before joining the band UFO.

Rudolf Schenker

15

External links
• • • • Official Site for Rudolf Schenker's Biography [2] The Second Supper Interview with Rudolf Schenker [3] Rudolf Schenker Audio Interview on Guitar Jam Daily [4] Rudolf Schenker 2010 Interview [5]

References
[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] http:/ / www. youtube. com/ watch?v=SkiG8Ed7Fmw http:/ / www. rockyourlife-yeah. com http:/ / secondsupper. com/ Music/ Interviews/ Article. aspx?ArticleID=419 http:/ / www. guitarjamdaily. com/ index. php?option=com_content& task=view& id=714& Itemid=47 http:/ / beyondthedarkhorizon. com/ main/ ?p=4618

Paweł Mąciwoda

16

Paweł Mąciwoda
Paweł Mąciwoda

Mąciwoda in 2010 Background information Also known as Baby, Bejbi Born Genres Occupations Instruments Associated acts February 20, 1967 , Wieliczka, Poland Heavy metal, hard rock, thrash metal, blues, funk, jazz fusion Musician Bass Little Egoists, Dupa, Püdelsi, Walk Away, Genitorturers, Section 31, Oddział Zamknięty, Funk de Nite, Redkot, LAPd, Virgin Snatch, Scorpions

Paweł Mąciwoda (Polish pronunciation: [ˈpavɛw mɔ̃tɕiˈvɔda]; born on February 20, 1967) is a Polish bass guitarist who joined the Scorpions[1] in 2003 as bassist, but became an official member on January 10, 2004.

Early career
Born in Wieliczka, Poland, Mąciwoda began playing bass guitar semi-professionally at the age of 15 with his father's encouragement. His young age on the rock and roll circuit earned him the nickname "Baby", but within a few short years Mąciwoda was touring Europe with a jazz fusion band called the Little Egoists, and for overlapping periods of time performed as a member of the avant-garde rock bands Düpą and Püdelsi, both based in Kraków. At about the same time he also released a solo album entitled Radio Wieliczka. His other band credits during his early years included the popular jazz-rock band Walk Away, headed by the world-famous violinist Michał Urbaniak and lead vocalist Urszula Dudziak, with whom he recorded the album Magic Lady.

References
[1] "Scorpions to be inucted into Hollywood's Rockwalk" (http:/ / www. roadrunnerrecords. com/ blabbermouth. net/ news. aspx?mode=Article& newsitemID=137244). Blabbermouth. . Retrieved 17 May 2010.

James Kottak

17

James Kottak
James Kottak

Background information Born 26 December 1962 Louisville, Kentucky, United States Heavy metal, hard rock drums BMG

Genres Instruments Labels

Associated acts Buster Brown, Montrose, Warrant, Scorpions Website jameskottak.com [1]

James Kottak (born December 26, 1962, Louisville, Kentucky) is an American drummer for the heavy metal band Scorpions, which he joined in 1996. Prior to joining Scorpions, Kottak was a drummer for Nut House, Mister Charlie, Buster Brown, Montrose, Kingdom Come, Wild Horses, the McAuley Schenker Group, Warrant, and Ashba. He also gave drum lessons at Far-Out Music in Jeffersonville, Indiana, once having former Bride drummer, Jerry McBroom, as a student. He also played with guitarist Michael Lee Firkins. He also plays in his own band Kottak, formerly known as KrunK. He is married to Athena Kottak, rocker Tommy Lee's younger sister, who is also a drummer and fellow member of Kottak. The couple has three children; one girl, Tobi, and two boys, Miles and Matthew. James is one of the characters in the book Sex Tips from Rock Stars by Paul Miles to be published by Omnibus Press in July 2010.[2] James endorses Ddrum and Yamaha drums, Aquarian drumheads, Zildjian Cymbals, Ahead drumsticks and accessories and Danmar percussion.

Scorpions live drum setup
• Ddrum Dominion Maple • • • • • 26x18 Bass Drum (x2) 14x9 Tom 16x16 Floor Tom 18x16 Floor Tom 14x7 Snare or 14x6.5 Hand-Hammer Bronze Snare

• Ahead 5A Drum Sticks • Aquarian Drumheads • Aquarian Hi-Energy Head (Snare)

James Kottak • Response II Drum Heads (toms) • Superkick II (Bass Drums) • Zildjian Cymbals • • • • • • • • • 17" A Thin Crash 20" A Crash Ride 20" A China High 20" A Thin Crash 24" A Medium Ride 19" A Thin Crash 18" A Rock Crash 17" A Medium Thin Crash 15" A Rock Hi-Hats

18

Discography
With Buster Brown
• Sign Of Victory (1985) (Kottak did not play on their Loud and Clear album of 1984. He replaced Bob Koestle in 1985.)

With Montrose
• Mean (1987)

With Kingdom Come
• Kingdom Come (1988) • In Your Face (1989)

With Michael Lee Firkins
• Michael Lee Firkins (1990)

With Wild Horses
• Bareback (1991) • Dead Ahead (2003)

With McAuley Schenker Group
• M.S.G. (1992)

With Warrant
• Ultraphobic (1995)

James Kottak

19

With Ashba
• Addiction To The Friction (1996)

With Scorpions
• • • • • • Eye II Eye (1999) Moment of Glory (2000) Acoustica (2001) Unbreakable (2004) Humanity - Hour 1 (2007) Sting in the Tail (2010)

With Black Sheep
• Sacrifice (1999)

References
[1] http:/ / www. jameskottak. com/ [2] http:/ / sextipsfromrockstars. com SexTipsFromRockStars.com

External links
• Official James Kottak Page (http://www.jameskottak.com)

Michael Schenker

20

Michael Schenker
Michael Schenker

Background information Born 10 January 1955 Sarstedt, Germany Hard rock, heavy metal Musician, songwriter, producer Guitar, vocals 1969–present BMG

Genres Occupations Instruments Years active Labels

Associated acts Scorpions, UFO, The Michael Schenker Group, McAuley Schenker Group, Ratt, Contraband, G3, Schenker Pattison Summit Website Official website [1] Notable instruments Gibson Flying V Dean Signature V model

Michael Schenker (born 10 January 1955) is a German rock guitarist, best known for his tenure in UFO, in addition to his solo band. He first rose to fame as a founding member of the Scorpions, then achieved fame in the mid 1970s as the lead guitar player for UFO. Since leaving UFO in 1978, he has been leading the Michael Schenker Group in various incarnations. He is the younger brother of Rudolf Schenker, who is still a guitarist with the Scorpions. His career has had many ups and downs, partly due to a long history of alcoholism and personal problems; still, Schenker continues to perform and record and to maintain a following,[2] and is called "a legendary figure in the history of metal guitar."[3]

Early career: Scorpions, UFO
Michael Schenker started playing guitar at an early age, after his brother Rudolf brought home a Gibson Flying V guitar, which captured his imagination. He played his first gig when he was 11 with Rudy and the Scorpions in a nightclub. Schenker debuted with Scorpions on their debut album Lonesome Crow at age 17.[4] The Scorpions went on tour after recording their first album, opening up for upcoming UK band UFO in Germany. Schenker was offered the position of lead guitar player (taking over for Bernie Marsden, himself a temporary replacement for Mick Bolton)[5] and, with the blessing of his brother, accepted (the Scorpions replaced him with Uli Roth), even though he didn't speak English.

Michael Schenker Schenker wrote the music for most of UFO's major label (Chrysalis Records) debut album Phenomenon. His career with UFO was turbulent—he sometimes walked off mid-song and caused shows to be canceled. Despite having a series of successful albums and tours, Schenker finally left UFO soon after the last show of their US tour in Palo Alto, California, in October 1978; during this tour, the band recorded their seminal live album Strangers in the Night, which was released after he left the band. Schenker's playing with UFO attracted attention from music critics and especially from the guitar community; in fact, according to some writers, UFO is only to be distinguished for having had Schenker in their ranks.[6] Schenker briefly re-joined the Scorpions in late 1978, when they were recording the album Lovedrive (he plays lead guitar on three songs, "Another Piece Of Meat", "Coast To Coast" and "Lovedrive").[4] In 1979, Schenker toured with the band in support of the album, but left the band 3 months later, following occasions when he could not perform on stage due to fatigue and alcohol problems. He was permanently replaced by Matthias Jabs, who had originally joined the Scorpions before Schenker's return. Schenker auditioned for Aerosmith in 1979 after Joe Perry left;[7] according to Martin Huxley, Schenker stormed out of the room after some Nazi-jokes were made.[8] He also considered playing for Ozzy Osbourne; Osbourne said in a 1982 Hit Parader interview that he did contact Schenker following the death of Randy Rhoads: "It so happens I did contact Michael Schenker, but he wanted a king's ransom before he'd do anything...I don't need that annoyance." Schenker himself, in an interview with KNAC radio, claims he was the one to say "no" to Ozzy: " If I would have joined Ozzy Osbourne, I would have screwed up my life. I was almost about to do it, and something told me: DON'T!!"[9]

21

Solo career
In 1979, Schenker entered upon a solo career by founding the Michael Schenker Group (MSG). The history of MSG is strewn with personality conflicts and incidents. In 1982, original singer Gary Barden, who sang on the first two studio albums, The Michael Schenker Group and M.S.G. as well as the band's third release (the live album One Night at Budokan) was fired in favor of Graham Bonnet (Rainbow, Alcatrazz). Bonnet lasted one album (Assault Attack) and was fired from the band because he often lost his voice during shows, although the actual firing happened after he dropped his pants in a warm-up gig in Sheffield before the Reading Festival. Barden was called in at the last minute and did the show with only a few hours rehearsal. He stayed with MSG for the recording of a new studio album (Built to Destroy) and the band's second live album (Rock Will Never Die). After Barden's second departure, Schenker reorganized the band around himself and new singer Robin McAuley and renamed it the McAuley Schenker Group. The new incarnation of MSG was Michael Schenker in 1983 steered toward a more commercial hard rock sound. After three albums, Schenker and McAuley parted company. In the meantime, he briefly replaced Robbin Crosby in Ratt, appearing on their 1990 MTV Unplugged performance. In 1995, Schenker briefly rejoined UFO for their reunion album Walk on Water and toured with them briefly. Schenker then resurrected the Michael Schenker Group with all new members and recorded three more albums, The Unforgiven, Written in Sand, and Beware of Scorpions. He later rejoined UFO for two further releases, Covenant and Sharks.

Michael Schenker

22

2000 and after
Schenker fell on hard times in the early 2000s. His wife, after selling most of his belongings, divorced him and disappeared with the couple's son, and his manager allegedly ran off with his earnings; Schenker ended up having to sell three of his prized Flying V guitars.[2] He picked himself up and got back to the business of making and performing music, recording the album Arachnophobiac and supporting it with two years of touring. In 2004, recognition came from Dean Guitars, which began producing a Schenker signature Dean V (with subtle differences from the Gibson, but with the split black and white trademark Schenker finish). 2005 brought the 25th anniversary of the Michael Schenker Group. Schenker put together a new album of songs called Tales of Rock'n'Roll to celebrate the anniversary and enlisted singers from each iteration of the band to sing on the album. However, in that same year the collection Heavy Hitters, a set of covers featuring Schenker and a revolving group of heavy metal all-stars, was marketed as a Michael Schenker Group album, with the result that Schenker only received a flat fee.[2] After nearly-disastrous North American and European tours in 2007, which saw canceled shows and less-than-stellar performances caused by heavy drinking, Schenker regained his composure and hit the road in the UK as Michael Schenker & Friends in 2008. Early 2008, Schenker worked with Gary Barden, Don Airey, Simon Phillips, and Neil Murray on a new MSG album In the Midst of Beauty, which was released in May 2008, followed by touring. In 2009 Schenker toured extensively including Russia, UK and the USA with MSG including original members Gary Barden and Chris Glenn. With Schenker now clean shaven and having lost weight many fans commented that he both looked and sounded his best, with the tour receiving rave reviews from loyal fans.

Trivia
According to an interview with Schenker on the DVD version of The Michael Schenker Story Live, in the years following his departure from UFO, he turned down offers to join Aerosmith, The Rolling Stones (which he refused in light of their former guitarist, Brian Jones having died in mysterious circumstances) and Ozzy Osbourne following the death of Randy Rhoads. He also asked Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson of Rush to leave their band and help him form the Michael Schenker Group. They turned down his offer and the original lineup was instead completed by Gary Barden, Denny Carmassi and Billy Sheehan.

Instruments and sound
Schenker's main guitar for much of his career was a Gibson Flying V, which he typically played through a wah-wah pedal (used as a parametric equalizer to strengthen the "sweet spot"[2] ) and Marshall amplifiers. His "unmistakable midrange tone"[2] emphasized by the partially engaged wah,[10] as exemplified on the song "Rock Bottom" from the UFO album Strangers in the Night, was listed among the 50 greatest tones of all time by Guitar Player magazine.[11] In recent years Schenker has switched to using a signature model Dean V.[12] In 2007 Dean Guitars, after producing a signature Schenker Dean V, also made two acoustic models with the familiar black and white "V" design.[13]

Michael Schenker

23

In video games
• The Michael Schenker Group's song, "Armed and Ready", featured in Guitar Hero: Metallica. • The song "Assault Attack" was featured in Brütal Legend.

Discography
with Scorpions
• Lonesome Crow (1972) • Fly to the Rainbow (1974) (co-writter) • Lovedrive (1979)

with UFO
• • • • • • • • • • Phenomenon (1974) Force It (1975) No Heavy Petting (1976) Lights Out (1977) Obsession (1978) Strangers in the Night (1979, Live) The Best Of (1992, compilation) Walk on Water (1995) Covenant (2000) Sharks (2002)

with Michael Schenker Group
• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • The Michael Schenker Group (1980) M.S.G. (1981) One Night at Budokan (1981, live) Assault Attack (1982) Built To Destroy (1983) Rock Will Never Die (1984, live) Written in the Sand (1996) The Michael Schenker Story Live (1997, live) The Unforgiven (1999) The Unforgiven World Tour (2000, live) Be Aware of Scorpions (2001) Arachnophobiac (2003) Heavy Hitters (2005) Tales of Rock'n'Roll (2006) In the Midst of Beauty (2008) The 30th Anniversary Concert - Live In Tokyo (2010, live)

Michael Schenker

24

With McAuley Schenker Group
• • • • • Perfect Timing (1987) Save Yourself (1989) M.S.G. (1992) Nightmare : The Acoustic M.S.G. (1992) M.S.G. Unplugged (1993, live)

With RATT
• Nobody Rides for Free and Ratt n' Roll 81–91 (1991–1992)

Solo
• • • • • Thank You (1993) Thank You 2 (1998) Thank You With Orchestra (1999) Adventures of the Imagination (2000) The Odd Trio (2000)

• Thank You 3 (2001) • Dreams And Expressions (2001) • Thank You 4 (2003)

Other Schenker projects
• • • • • • • • • • • • • • ''Look At Me Now'' (Bernie Marsden Album) (1981) as guest Contraband (1991) Legends of Rock at Castle Donington (2001, Live) The Plot (2003) Under Construction (2003) Schenker-Pattison Summit - The Endless Jam (2004) Siggi Schwarz & The Electricguitar Legends (2004) Schenker-Pattison Summit - The Endless Jam Continues (2005) Siggi Schwarz & The Rock Legends (2005) Agony & The Xtasy (Gary Barden Solo Album) (2006) Siggi Schwarz and Michael Schenker - Live Together (2006, Live) Doctor Doctor: The Kulick Sessions (2008) (Heavy Hitters + 4 additional tracks) Schenker Barden Acoustic Project - Gipsy Lady (2009) Strangers In The Night (2010)

Compilations
• • • • • • The Essential Michael Schenker Group (Best Of-style compilation, 1992) The Story Of Michael Schenker (1994, Compilation) The Michael Schenker Story Live (1994): see also The Michael Schenker Story Live, the audio recording. Forever And More: The Best Of Michael Schenker (2003) Greatest Riffs (2009, US-only compilation) Instrumental Intensity (2010, Shrapnel Records compilation)

Michael Schenker

25

MSG videography
• • • • Rock Will Never Die (1984) Live in Tokyo 1997 (1997) World Wide Live 2004 (2004) The 30th Anniversary Concert - Live In Tokyo (2010)

References
[1] http:/ / www. michaelschenkerhimself. com [2] Gill, Chris (September 2008). "Brick by Brick" (http:/ / books. google. com/ books?id=APwDAAAAMBAJ& pg=PA44). Guitar World: p. 44-. . Retrieved 2009-08-17. [3] Prown, Pete; Harvey P. Newquist, Jon F. Eiche (1997). Legends of rock guitar: the essential reference of rock's greatest guitarists (http:/ / books. google. com/ books?id=60Jde3l7WNwC& pg=PA183). Hal Leonard. p. 183. ISBN 9780793540426. . [4] Strong, Martin Charles; John Peel (2002). The Great Rock Discography (http:/ / books. google. com/ books?id=DE9qW3YfHG4C& pg=PT926). The National Academies. pp. 926. ISBN 9781841953120. . [5] Dodd, Philip (2005). The Book of Rock: From the 1950s to Today (http:/ / books. google. com/ books?id=Xc3Pci6x1H0C& pg=PT470). Thunder's Mouth. p. 470. ISBN 9781560257295. . [6] Bukszpan, Daniel; Ronnie James Dio (2003). The Encyclopedia of Heavy Metal (http:/ / books. google. com/ books?id=YaDDsg0H35gC& pg=PT227). Barnes & Noble. p. 227. ISBN 9780760742181. . [7] Power, Martin (1997). The complete guide to the music of Aerosmith (http:/ / books. google. com/ books?id=mbppiCOJ_KoC& pg=PA61). Omnibus. p. 61. ISBN 9780711955981. . [8] Huxley, Martin (1995). Aerosmith: the fall and the rise of rock's greatest band (http:/ / books. google. com/ books?id=HXTQj9jnA3UC& pg=PT2). Macmillan. pp. 88–89. ISBN 9780312117375. . [9] Harris, Shelly (2009-07-28). "Behind Blue Eyes: Up Close and Personal with Iconic Guitar God Michael Schenker" (http:/ / knac. com/ article. asp?ArticleID=7126). KNAC. . Retrieved 2009-08-18. [10] The Boss Book: The Ultimate Guide to the World's Most Popular Compact Effects for Guitar (http:/ / books. google. com/ books?id=Q7uumqHg4zAC& pg=RA1-PT89). Hal Leonard. 2002. p. 89. ISBN 9780634044809. . [11] Blackett, Matt (October 2004). "The 50 Greatest Tones of All Time". Guitar Player: pp. 44–66. [12] "11 legends of the Flying V and Explorer" (http:/ / www. musicradar. com/ news/ guitars/ 11-legends-of-the-flying-v-and-explorer-214595/ 4). Music Radar. . Retrieved 2009-08-17. [13] Gill, Chris (September 2007). "Built to Destroy: Dean Michael Schenker Performer MSP and Exotica MSE Acoustic-Electric Guitars" (http:/ / books. google. com/ books?id=JPwDAAAAMBAJ& pg=PA187). Guitar World: p. 187. . Retrieved 2009-08-17.

External links
• Michael Schenker Himself, Official site (http://www.michaelschenkerhimself.com/) • Michael Schenker Interview (http://www.savioursofrock.com/interviews/interviewMichaelSchenker.htm)

Ulrich Roth

26

Ulrich Roth
Ulrich Roth
Also known as Born Uli Jon Roth 18 December 1954 Düsseldorf, West Germany Heavy metal, neo-classical metal, hard rock, psychedelic rock Guitar, vocals 1968–present SPV

Genres Instruments Years active Labels

Associated acts Scorpions, Electric Sun, Sky of Avalon, G3 Website Official website [1]

Notable instruments Custom "Sky Guitar"

Ulrich Roth (born 18 December 1954), more commonly known as Uli Jon Roth, is a German guitarist and one of the earliest contributors to the neo-classical metal genre. He is also the founder of Sky Academy and inventor of the Sky Guitar. He is the older brother of fellow guitarist and artist Zeno Roth.

Career
In the early 1970s, Roth formed a band called Dawn Road. In 1973, guitarist Michael Schenker left the Scorpions to join UFO and the group disbanded. The two remaining Scorpions members, Rudolf Schenker and Klaus Meine merged with the four members of Dawn Road, (Uli Jon Roth, Achim Kirschning, Francis Buchholz, Jürgen Rosenthal) using the name Scorpions as they were more well known than Dawn Road.[2] During his tenure as lead guitarist, main songwriter and occasional lead singer for the Scorpions, the band released four studio albums between 1974 and 1977. In 1978, the Scorpions released the live album Tokyo Tapes, which was recorded in Japan and sold nearly one million copies and went gold in several countries. However, Roth had left the band before the album’s release. Roth formed his own band named Electric Sun which released three albums. The first, Earthquake (1979), was dedicated to the spirit of Jimi Hendrix. A second album released two years later, Fire Wind (1981), was dedicated to Anwar el-Sadat (the assassinated President of Egypt who had tried to make peace in the Middle East), and featured a song called "Enola Gay" about the atomic bombing of Japan. In 1985, Roth released his third and final Electric Sun album, Beyond the Astral Skies, dedicated to Martin Luther King and to Roth's fans. After Electric Sun, Roth entered a new phase of creative work, composing four symphonies and two concertos, and sometimes performing with symphony orchestras throughout Europe. Roth used the name ‘Uli Jon Roth’ for all subsequent album releases and concert appearances. The G3 European tour of 1998 featured Roth playing with Joe Satriani and Michael Schenker. The tour show at London Wembley Arena also featured a jam with Brian May. Roth played at the outdoor rock festival at Castle Donington in 2001 (also featuring original Scorpions lead guitarist Michael Schenker on the bill), and this was filmed and subsequently released on DVD.

Ulrich Roth Roth appeared in concert with the Scorpions onstage at the Wacken Open Air Festival in 2006 along with two other former members of the band. Billed as “A Night To Remember, A Journey Through Time”, the Scorpions played four songs from the Roth era, most of which they hadn’t played live since Roth had left in 1978. The concert was filmed and released on DVD.[3] Although this was meant to be a ‘one night only’ special event, its success meant that the format was repeated on several tours afterwards. On 2 June 2007 at the Rock am Ring festival in Germany, Roth joined The Smashing Pumpkins on stage for their epic closing song "Gossamer". He made another appearance with the Pumpkins upon their return to Germany on 26 February 2008. In 2007, Roth had begun working on a new full-length studio album, which was to be released the following year. The title of the album would be "Under A Dark Sky" and was going to be the first official release in the long-awaited series of Symphonic Legends - a cycle of music written by Uli for his all-encompassing Sky of Avalon project. Roth first debuted songs from "Under A Dark Sky" on 18 July 2008 in his headline set at the G-TARanaki Guitar Festival in New Zealand, Roth's debut concert in the country. In the week previous Roth had taken his "Sky Academy" tuition classes to regional Taranaki towns in Waitara, Inglewood and Opunake with guests Vernon Reid and Gilby Clarke. "Under A Dark Sky" was released in Japan on 20 August 2008 via Marquee records. The European and USA releases followed a month later on 20 September 2008 on the SPV record label.

27

Sky guitars
In the 1980s, Roth commissioned construction of custom guitars with additional frets from master luthier Andreas Demetriou. Andreas developed the concept adding many unique specifications. Uli Jon Roth has (or at least has had) at least five of these "Sky" guitars (which are also used by the guitarist from Fair Warning) handcrafted by the British luthier. The first three Sky guitars were as follows: One had 36 frets, another had 42 frets, and a third one is fretless which was used on the Beyond the Astral Skies album. In an April 2001 Guitar Player Magazine interview, Roth reports that the guitars are either fretless above the 30th fret or have whole step fret spacing above the 27th fret, with 35 effective (half step) frets. All of the Sky guitars with frets have extensive fretboard scalloping as is favored by Swedish guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen (who was influenced greatly by Roth) and many neoclassical metal guitarists. The Sky guitar's pickups are custom 4-coil humbuckers made by John Oram, with one guitar having an Oram pickup hidden under the 24th fret.[4] The guitars named 'Mighty Wing' and 'Destiny' have 7 strings and the others have 6 strings. The 7th string is a low B.[5] Roth preferred amplifier is currently the Framus Dragon, and he uses a stalk mounted Vibesware guitar resonator (sustainer) to introduce infinite sustain during solos[6] both live, and on the song "Benediction" from "Under a Dark Sky".

Playing style
In Roth's early days with Scorpions, his soloing style was more blues based but with notes from other scales thrown in here and there. By the time the band recorded the Virgin Killer album, he began incorporating elements from European classical music including pedal tone oriented riffs and licks, as well as sweep picking. This style became his signature beginning with Electric Sun where his solos became much more technical and classically influenced. Most notable in songs like "Cast Away Your Chains" and "Still So Many Lives Away". Overall, he tends to combine the bluesier, more classic rock oriented style with the more technical side. He mostly uses scales like major and minor pentatonic, the blues scale, phrygian, harmonic minor, diminished, and the whole tone scale(notably in his famous "Sails Of Charon" solo).

Ulrich Roth

28

Personal life
Roth was romantically involved with artist Monika Dannemann who had previously been Jimi Hendrix's girlfriend when he died. Roth and Danneman collaborated together on various songs including ‘We'll Burn the Sky’ from the Scorpions’ Taken by Force album in 1977. Danneman also painted the album sleeves for all three of the releases by Electric Sun. In 1996 Monika Dannemann was convicted of breaking a British High Court order not to repeat allegations that Kathy Etchingham was an "inveterate liar" for accusing her of playing a role in Jimi Hendrix's death. Etchingham asked the judge to jail Dannemann but she was released. Two days later Monika Dannemann was found dead in a fume-filled Mercedes-Benz near her cottage in Seaford, East Sussex, aged 50. Her death was ruled a suicide,[7] but Roth publicly stated his opinion that her passing had been the result of foul play.[8] Roth dedicated later works to the memory of Dannemann.

Releases
Discography
With Scorpions • • • • • Fly to the Rainbow (1974) - Guitar, vocals In Trance (1975) - Guitar, vocals Virgin Killer (1976) - Guitar, vocals Taken by Force (1977) - Guitar, vocals Tokyo Tapes (live recording, 1978) - Guitar, vocals

With Electric Sun • Earthquake (1979) - Guitar, vocals • Fire Wind (1981) - Guitar, vocals • Beyond the Astral Skies (1985) - Lead/harmony vocals, guitar, keyboard, bass Solo and classical works (released) • • • • • 1991 - Aquila Suite - 12 Arpeggio Concert Etudes for Solo Piano 1996 - Sky of Avalon - Prologue to the Symphonic Legends (with Sky Orchestra) 2000 - Transcendental Sky Guitar Vol. I & II 2003 - Metamorphosis of Vivaldi's Four Seasons (with Sky Orchestra) 2008 - Under A Dark Sky (Sky of Avalon)

Solo and classical works (unreleased) • • • • 1987 - Sky Concerto 1992 - Europa ex Favilla (symphony) 1994 - Hiroshima de Profundis (symphony) 1996/97/98 - Requiem for an Angel (dedicated to the memory of Monika Dannemann)

Ulrich Roth

29

Videography
• 2000 - The Electric Sun Years Vol. I & II (in the Historical Performances series) • 2002 - Legends Of Rock: Live At Castle Donington • 2006 - Scorpions Reunion at Wacken Festival in Germany

Notable public appearances
• 1991 - Live TV Concert at E-Werk, Cologne "The Spirit of Jimi Hendrix" with Jack Bruce, Simon Phillips, Randy Hansen, John Wetton, Michael Flexig,[9] Zeno and others • 1993 - Symphonic Rock For Europe - 3 hour concert with Brussels Symphony Orchestra and choir, performing Roth's first symphony "Europa Ex Favilla" and other pieces. The show featured 4 Rock singers: John Parr, Tommy Heart, Michael Flexig, Peter Goalby. Broadcast by German TV. • 1998 - G3 Concert Tour in Europe with Joe Satriani and Michael Schenker (jam with Brian May at London Wembley Arena) • 1998 - G3 Concert at Monsters of Rock - Turin, Italy • 2000 - October. Performance of Vivaldi's Four Seasons and Transcendental Sky Guitar (with Detmold Chamber Orchestra) • • • • • • • • • 2001 - First Japanese Roth tour since 1978. (May) 2001 - Legends of Rock Concert at Castle Donington. Played with Jack Bruce, UFO, Michael Schenker. (June 23) 2002 - Legends of Rock Tour of 13 UK venues with Frank Marino, Jack Bruce, Glenn Hughes 2004 - First US tour (19 dates) since 1985. Co-head-lining with Michael Schenker. (August–September) 2004 - Jamming onstage with Deep Purple at Cardiff International Arena 2005 - Scorpions reunion with Roth in France. (September) 2006 - Jamming with Deep Purple at Max Schmeling Halle, Berlin 2006 - First U.S.A. tour as headliner since 1985 2006 - Three Sky Academy Concerts at UCLA Los Angeles - Roth taught his approach to the guitar and to music. "Uli Jon Roth and Friends" concerts were part of the Academy. Roth performed with guests including Jeff Scott Soto, Chris Impellitteri, Joe Stump, Graham Bonnett, Robbie Krieger and many others 2006 - Scorpions Reunion at Wacken Festival in Germany (July) 2007 - With The Smashing Pumpkins at the two Rock am Ring and Rock im Park festivals performing their 28-minute epic song Gossamer 2007 - With Scorpions at Paris, Nantes, Dijon, Rouen - France. (May) 2007 - With Scorpions at Sweden Rock Festival. (9 June) 2007 - With Scorpions at Karaiskaki Stadium in Athens - Joe Cocker as support (18 June) 2007 - With Scorpions, London, Manchester. (July) 2007 - Two Sky Academy Concerts and seminar at the Hollywood MI - with Paul Gilbert, Robbie Krieger, Johnny Hiland and others. (August) 2008 - With Smashing Pumpkins (Billy Corgan) at Hamburg Colour Line Arena (February) 2008 - Sky academy New Zealand at the G-TARanaki Guitar Festival - UJR appears with his new band Sky Of Avalon (special guests: Gilby Clarke, Vernon Reid, Alex Skolnik) 2008 - With Avantasia (Tobias Sammet) at Wacken Open Air Festival. (1 August) 2008 - With Sky of Avalon in North America. (September–October) 2008 - With Scorpions, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Glasgow, Southampton and Wolverhampton, Strasbourg. (October 2008) 2008 - With Sky of Avalon in Japan. (November)

• • • • • • • • • • • • •

• 2010 - Uli John Roth jams with Guns N' Roses guitarrist Slash, bass player Tony Franklin and drummer Brent Fitz on the "Midnight Session" of the 2010 Gtaranaki Festival in New Plymouth, New Zealand, on August 15. Uli

Ulrich Roth John and Slash play at least three songs together: "Little Wing", "Communication Breakdown" and "Sunshine of Your Love". • 2011 - Uli John Roth plays two sets on the 70,000 Tons of Metal floating heavy metal festival with an impressive line-up of 41 other bands. (January 2011)

30

References
[1] http:/ / www. ulijonroth. com/ sky/ main. htm [2] Klüsener, Edgar (circa 1990). Scorpions - Sting of Change (http:/ / yehao. com/ UliJonRoth/ Images/ Scorps/ metalattack3. jpg). Metal Attack Magazine. Scanned page 3/7. Archived at Uli Jon Roth fansite. [3] Angulo, Steve (April 9, 2009). Scorpions – Live At Wacken Open Air 2006 DVD (2007) (http:/ / hardrockheavymetal. wordpress. com/ 2009/ 04/ 09/ scorpions-live-at-wacken-open-air-2006-dvd-2007/ ) (Review). Hard Rock Heavy Metal blog. [4] http:/ / www. edenwaith. com/ uliroth/ music/ skyguitar. html [5] September 2000 issue of Young Guitar magazine [6] http:/ / www. vibesware. com/ vibesware_english. htm [7] Braid, Mary (May 1, 1996). "A rock legend unto herself" (http:/ / www. independent. co. uk/ life-style/ a-rock-legend-unto-herself-1345098. html). The Independent. . Retrieved July 8, 2009. [8] http:/ / www. edenwaith. com/ uliroth/ media/ monika. html See cutting from Eastern Daily Press [9] Michael Flexig (http:/ / de. wikipedia. org/ wiki/ Michael_Flexig?title=Michael_Flexig). German Wikipedia article.

External links
• Uli Jon Roth Announces 2008 Sky Academy Seminars (http://www.komodorock.com/latest-news/latest-news/ uli-jon-roth-announces-2008-sky-academy-seminars-200802154324/), 15 February 2008. • The Official Uli Jon Roth Website (http://www.ulijonroth.com/sky/main.htm) • Edenwaith Uli Jon Roth Website (http://www.edenwaith.com/uliroth/) • Authorized Uli Jon Roth Website (http://yehao.com/ulijonroth/ulihome.asp) • Sky Academy Website (http://www.sky-academy.com) • The Official Uli Jon Roth Website News (http://www.ulijonroth.com/sky/current/latest_news.htm) • An Interview With Uli Jon Roth (http://www.komodorock.com/interviews/interviews/ komodo-rock-talks-with-uli-jon-roth-200809227935/)

Francis Buchholz

31

Francis Buchholz
Francis Buchholz
Born 19 February 1954 in Hannover, Germany Hard rock, Heavy metal Bass guitar 1973–present

Genres Instruments Years active

Associated acts Scorpions

Francis Buchholz (born 19 February 1954 in Hannover, Germany) is a German bassist best known as a member of the rock/hard rock band, the Scorpions. Buchholz discovered rock music at the age of 11. His first public appearance as a bass player was at age 15 while in a high school. From then on he played in different rock, blues and jazz bands in his hometown of Hannover. While a mechanical engineering student at the University of Hanover and taking classes at Hannover's Music Academy (Musikhochschule), Buchholz joined Dawn Road, whose lineup included guitarist Uli Roth. Eventually the musicians from Dawn Road and the Scorpions would merge into a new incarnation of the Scorpions in 1973, with Buchholz on bass. Buchholz' first recording with the band would be 1974's Fly to the Rainbow. He would record and tour with the band for 18 years and 12 albums during the band's most commercially-successful period. Together they sold over 10 Million Albums in the USA alone. For his success with the Scorpions, Buchholz was awarded with over 50 gold and platinum awards for record sales all over the world. He left the band after a disagreement over band management in 1992.[1] His last album with the band was Crazy World. Buchholz reunited with Uli Roth for a tour of Europe and the United States in 2005 and 2006. He recorded bass tracks for Dreamtide's 2008 album "Dream And Deliver" and is now a permanent member of their lineup.[2] Buchholz got his first (and only) songwriter credit, "Kicks After Six" (co-written by Klaus Meine, Jim Vallance and Herman Rarebell), on the album Crazy World

Personal
In 1978, Buchholz founded a PA and stage lighting rental company, Rocksound, in Germany.[1] The company began as a way to distribute special exponential loudspeaker cabinets Buchholz had developed, but also to provide employment for the Scorpions' roadies when not on tour.[1] [3] The company thrived in the 1980s and '90's. Buchholz still lives in Hannover with his wife Hella, a son and twin daughters.[3] In 1996, Buchholz authored the book "Bass Magic," He currently works as a record producer and consultant.[3]

Francis Buchholz

32

References
[1] "Francis Buchholz Interview" (http:/ / www. getreadytoroll. com/ interviews/ francisbuchholz. htm). Get Ready To Roll. 2008-09-05. . [2] "Band" (http:/ / dream-and-deliver. com). Dreamtide Official. . Retrieved 2009-05-22. [3] Gegers (February 2006). "Interview: Francis Buchholz" (http:/ / www. hardrock80. com/ PAGEinterview/ FRANCIS_BUCHHOLZ_02_2006_eng. htm). hardrock80.com. .

External links
• Francis Buchholz, The Official Site (http://www.francisbuchholz.com)

Herman Rarebell

33

Herman Rarebell
Herman Rarebell

Background information Born Origin Genres Occupations Instruments Years active Labels November 18, 1949 Schmelz, Germany Hard rock, heavy metal Musician, songwriter, record producer Drums 1977–present Dark Star Records

Associated acts Scorpions, Herman ze German Website http:/ / www. hermanrarebell. com/ [1]

Herman 'Ze German' Rarebell (born November 18, 1949 as Hermann Erbel) is a German drummer, best known for his time in the band Scorpions from 1977 to 1995, playing on 8 studio albums. Rarebell's English was the best in the band at the time of his joining and he was an important composer in the history of the group, writing classic songs like "Another Piece of Meat", "Falling in Love" and the second single from Savage Amusement "Passion Rules the Game". He wrote the lyrics for some of the most classic songs of the band like "Rock You Like a Hurricane", "Make It Real", "Dynamite", "Blackout", "Arizona", "Bad Boys Running Wild", "Don't Stop at the Top", "Tease Me Please Me" and other. In 1982 he released his first solo album Nip in the Bud (which he re-recorded as Herman ze German & Friends with the help of some friends of his as guest, such as members of Dokken, Great White, Ratt etc.) He remains the only member of the Scorpions to have released a solo project while still a full member of the band. Later on, he co-created Monaco Records with Prince Albert of Monaco . He participated in the Drum Legends project with his friend Pete York (ex Spencer Davis Group) and Jazz drummer Charly Antolini and released a live CD & DVD. On August 3, 2006 he joined the Scorpions onstage at the Wacken Open Air Festival, as a special guest along with Ulrich Roth and Michael Schenker. Rarebell released I'm Back in June 2007 on Mausoleum Records, with touring in the United States, Europe and Japan. In 2009 Herman returned with his new band Herman Ze German to perform at Rocklahoma. HZG featured Herman with guitarist Duke Jackson of Strikforce, bassist Joe Council of PUSH, and singer Timexx nasty of Drivin Rain and Beggars Jury. Herman Rarebell signed with Dark Star Records in 2010.

Herman Rarebell

34

Discography
• • • • • • • • • • 1981 - Nip in the Bud 1986 - Herman Ze German 1986 - Herman Ze German And Friends (Single) Wipe Out b/w Pancake 2005 - Drum Legends(Rarebell/York/Antolini) 2007 - I’m Back (released in Germany, not distributed in the US) 2008 - My Life as a Scorpion 2008- Herman's Collection (Best of solos) 2010- Herman Ze German + My life as a Scorpion Box set 2010- HZG- "Top of the Rock" (Single) [2] 2010- Take It As It Comes (US version of "I’m Back") [3]

References
[1] http:/ / www. hermanrarebell. com/ [2] Herman Rarebell "Top of the Rock" (single) Sweet Sounds/Interscope, Produced by Duke Jackson (http:/ / www. sweetsounds. us/ HZG. html) [3] Herman Rarebell Discusses 'Take It As It Comes' Solo Album In Interview - Sep. 8, 2010 (http:/ / www. roadrunnerrecords. com/ blabbermouth. net/ news. aspx?mode=Article& newsitemID=145703)

External links
• Official site (http://www.hermanrarebell.com) • HardRadio.com interview with Herman Rarebell (http://www.hardradio.com/shockwaves/rarebell1.php3) • MetalExpressRadio.com interview with Herman Rarebell (http://www.metalexpressradio.com/interviews/ Herman_Rarebell_Interview.m3u)

Jürgen Rosenthal

35

Jürgen Rosenthal
Jürgen Rosenthal
Birth name Born Genres Occupations Hans-Jürgen Rosenthal July 28, 1949 Progressive rock, Hard rock, Space rock Drummer, Lyricist

Associated acts Scorpions, Eloy, Ego on the Rocks, Echo Park, Dawn Road, Morrison Gulf

Jürgen Rosenthal is a German rock drummer. He was a member of Uli Jon Roth's band Dawn Road, but became a member of the Scorpions, along with Roth and Francis Buchholz, when Dawn Road was annexed into a lineup with Klaus Meine and Rudolf Schenker. He appeared on one album, Fly to the Rainbow, before having to leave to do his compulsory service with the Army. He later appeared in Eloy,[1] and wrote the lyrics for their successful 1977 album Ocean.

Discography
• • • • • • • Scorpions - Fly to the Rainbow (1974) Eloy - Dawn (1976) Eloy - Ocean (1977) Eloy - Live (1978) Eloy - Silent Cries and Mighty Echoes (1979) Ego on the Rocks - Acid in Wounderland (1981) Echo Park - Echo Park (1988)

References
[1] Orens, Geoff. "Biography: Eloy" (http:/ / www. allmusic. com/ artist/ p17309/ biography). Allmusic. . Retrieved 22 May 2010.

Wolfgang Dziony

36

Wolfgang Dziony
Wolfgang Dziony was born in 1949 in Elze, Germany. He was a drummer and percussionist with the German heavy metal/hard rock band The Scorpions from 1965 to 1973. He appeared on: • • • • • • • Lonesome Crow (1972) History Of German Rock 1972 - 1976 (1976) Best (1999) The Last Hard Men (2001) Krautrock (2005) Gold (2006) Krautrock Vol. 2 (2007)

References
• http://www.discogs.com • http://www.MusicMight.com

Barry Sparks
Barry Sparks (born June 20, 1968, in Lucasville, Ohio) is the former bass player of Yngwie Malmsteen, UFO, Dokken, and Ted Nugent amongst others.[1]

UFO
Barry Sparks has worked with UFO on the past UK tour [the visitor] and American tours dating back to 2005 with the You Are Here Tour. Barry Sparks was heavily influenced by UFO, specifically Pete Way, who is the co-founder and current bassist of UFO.

Michael Schenker Group
Barry Sparks was with MSG from 1995-2000 appearing on 4 Albums [2 Studio & 2 Live] as well as one DVD.

Discography
With Yngwie Malmsteen
• I Can't Wait (1994)[2] • Magnum Opus (1995)[3]

With Vinnie Moore
• Live! (2000)[4]

With Michael Schenker Group
• The Unforgiven World Tour (2000)[5]

Barry Sparks

37

With Dokken
• Long Way Home (2002)[1] • Hell To Pay (2004)[1] • Lightning Strikes Again (2008)[1]

With Scorpions
• Unbreakable (on tracks 2 & 4) (2004)[6]

With Ted Nugent
• Sweden Rocks (2006)[7] • Love Grenade (2007)[8]

With B'z
• Various Projects

References
[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] Weber, Barry. "Biography-Dokken" (http:/ / www. allmusic. com/ artist/ p4110/ biography). Allmusic. . Retrieved 25 January 2010. "Credits I Can't Wait" (http:/ / www. allmusic. com/ album/ r277195/ credits). Allmusic. . Retrieved 25 January 2010. "Credits Magnum Opus" (http:/ / www. allmusic. com/ album/ r639665/ credits). Allmusic. . Retrieved 25 January 2010. "Credits Live!" (http:/ / www. allmusic. com/ album/ r460559/ credits). Allmusic. . Retrieved 25 January 2010. "Credits The Unforgiven World Tour: Live" (http:/ / www. allmusic. com/ album/ r431079/ credits). Allmusic. . Retrieved 25 January 2010. "Credits Unbreakable" (http:/ / www. allmusic. com/ album/ r683980/ credits). Allmusic. . Retrieved 25 January 2010. Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Review Sweden Rocks" (http:/ / www. allmusic. com/ album/ r1382224/ review). Allmusic. . Retrieved 25 January 2010. [8] "Credits Love Grenade" (http:/ / www. allmusic. com/ album/ r1184473/ credits). Allmusic. . Retrieved 25 January 2010.

External links
• Official Site (http://barrysparks.com/) • Barry Sparks (http://www.myspace.com/barrysparksband) on Myspace

38

Discography
Discography
The following is a comprehensive discography of Scorpions, a German rock band. They have sold between 100[1] [2] [3] and 150[4] million albums worldwide.

Discography
Studio albums
Year Album details
GER AUT CAN

Peak chart positions
FIN

Certifications (sales thresholds)

[5]

[6]

[7]

[8] [9]

FRA NLD NOR SWE SWI UK US [10] [11] [12] [13] [14] [15] [16]

1972 Lonesome Crow • • Released: August, 1972 Label: Brain Records

1974 Fly to the Rainbow • • Released: November, 1974 Label: RCA Records

1975 In Trance • • Released: January, 1975 Label: RCA Records

1976 Virgin Killer • • Released: November 21, 1976 Label: RCA Records

1978 Taken by Force • • Released: January, 1978 Label: RCA Records

1979 Lovedrive • • Released: February 25, 1979 Label: Harvest/EMI (Europe) Mercury Records (US)

11

10

32

36

55

[17] *GER: Gold [18] *US: Gold

1980 Animal Magnetism • • Released: March 31, 1980 Label: Harvest/EMI (Europe) Mercury Records (US)

12

76

37

23

52

*US: Platinum

[18]

1982 Blackout • • Released: April 10, 1982 Label: EMI (Europe) Mercury Records (US)

10

11

12

1

12

11

10

*US: Platinum

[18]

Discography
[17] *GER: Gold *US: 3x [18] Platinum [17] *GER: Gold [18] *US: Platinum [19] *FIN:Gold [17] *GER: 3x Gold *US: 2x [18] Platinum *CAN: [20] Platinum [21] *UK: Silver [19] *FIN:Gold

39
6 19 15 4 4 — — 17 9 17 6

1984 Love at First Sting • • Released: May 4, 1984 Label: Harvest/EMI (Europe) Mercury Records (US)

1988 Savage Amusement • • Released: April 18, 1988 Label: Harvest/EMI (Europe) Mercury Records (US)

4

18

25

1

16

5

2

5

18

5

1990 Crazy World • • Released: November 6, 1990 Label: Mercury Records

1

1

20

4

2

4

6

3

27

21

1993 'Face the Heat • • Released: September 21, 1993 Label: Mercury Records

4

12

34

7

5

34

15

9

51

24

1996 Pure Instinct • • Released: May 21, 1996 Label: EastWest Records

8

20

10

11

95

38

15

99

[17] *GER: Gold [19] *FIN:Gold

1999 Eye II Eye • • Released: March 9, 1999 Label: EastWest Records

6

37

50

49

2000 Moment of Glory • • • Released: August 29, 2000 Label: EMI Recorded with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

3

70

48

*GER: Gold

[17]

2004 Unbreakable • • Released: June 22, 2004 Label: BMG Records

4

30

15

42

14

19

2007 Humanity: Hour I • • Released: August 28, 2007 Label: BMG Records

9

41

40

29

16

91

36

27

63

2010 Sting in the Tail • • Released: March 19, 2010 Label: BMG Records

2

6

22

6

16

71

14

6

96

23

*GER: [17] Platinum

Live albums

Discography

40

Year

Album details
GER AUT CAN

Peak chart positions
FIN

[5]

[6]

[7]

[8] [9]

FRA NLD NOR SWE SWI UK US [10] [11] [12] [13] [14] [15] [16]

Certifications (sales thresholds)

1978 Tokyo Tapes • • Released: 1978 (Europe), 1979 (USA) Label: RCA Records

35

14

42

1985 World Wide Live • • Released: June 20, 1985 Label: Harvest/EMI (Europe) Mercury Records (US)

4

4

9

20

9

18

18

17

[17] *GER: Gold *US: [18] Platinum

1995 Live Bites • • Released: April 3, 1995 Label: Mercury Records

66

2001 Acoustica • • Released: May 14, 2001 Label: EastWest Records

13

46

35

*BRA: [18] Gold

Compilations
Album details Year
GER AUT CAN FIN

Peak chart positions FRA[!] NLD NOR SWE SWI UK US [10] [11] [12] [13] [14] [15] [16]

[5]

[6]

[7]

[8] [9]

Certifications (sales thresholds)

1978 Best of Scorpions • • Released: 1978 Label: RCA Records

180

1982 Hot & Heavy • • Released: 1982 Label: RCA Records

1984 Best of Scorpions Vol. 2 • • Released: 1984 Label: RCA Records

175

1985 Gold Ballads • • Released: 1985 Label: Harvest/EMI

25

7

1989 Best of Rockers 'n' Ballads • • Released: October 1989 Label: EMI (Europe) Mercury Records (US)

14

16

35

21

43

[17] *GER: Gold *US: [18] Platinum [19] *FIN:Gold

1991 Hot & Slow: The Best of the Ballads • • Released: October 1991 Label: RCA Records

Discography

41
18 32 — 3 4 — 14 30 24 — —

1992 Still Loving You • • Released: April 2, 1992 Label: Harvest/EMI

*FIN: [19] Platinum

1993 Hot & Hard • • Released: August 23, 1993 Label: RCA Records

1995 Deadly Sting • • Released: February 2, 1995 Label: Electrola (EMI)

28

39

13

15

32

1995 Born To Touch Your Feelings • • Released: March 20, 1995 Label: RCA Records

1997 Still Loving You - The Best Of (1975–1995) • • Released: March 14, 1997 (France) Label: Odeon

8

1997 Deadly Sting: The Mercury Years • • Released: July 15, 1997 Label: Mercury Records

1998 Hot & Slow: Best Masters of the 70's • • Released: September 28, 1998 Label: BMG International

1998 Big City Nights • • Released: 1998 Label: UMVD Special Markets

1999 Best • • Released: September 17, 1999 Label: EMI

12

8

10

19

*FIN: Gold

[19]

2000 Pictured Life: All The Best • • Released: March 13, 2000 Label: BMG

2001 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Scorpions • • Released: June 12, 2001 Label: Mercury Records

2002 Bad for Good: The Very Best of Scorpions • • Released: May 28, 2002 Label: Hip-O Records

161

2002 Classic Bites • • Released: July 8, 2002 Label: Mercury

2003 Essential • • Released: March 31, 2003 Label: EMI

2004 Box Of Scorpions • • Released: May 5, 2004 Label: Hip-O Records

Discography

42
— — — 7 5 — — — — — —

2005 The Platinum Collection • • Released: September 30, 2005 Label: EMI

2008 Gold • • Released: April 25, 2006 July 31, 2008 (Europe) Label: Hip-O Records (USA) Universal (Europe)

In France compilation albums are not listed on the Top 200 Albums Chart, but instead on a separate chart for compilation albums only. The French chart positions here for the compilation albums are their peak positions on the French Compilation Albums Chart.

DVD & VHS
• First Sting (1985) Tracks: "Rock You Like a Hurricane"; "No One Like You"; "I‘m Leaving You"; "Still Loving You" • • • • • • • • • • • World Wide Live (1985) To Russia With Love (1988) Moscow Music Peace Festival (1990) Roger Waters The Wall Berlin 1990 (1990) Crazy World Tour Live ... Berlin 1991 (1991) Moment of Glory - Berliner Philharmoniker Live (2001) Acoustica (2001) A Savage Crazy World (2002) Unbreakable World Tour 2004: One Night in Vienna (2004) Live At Wacken Open Air 2006 (2007) Amazônia - Live in the Jungle! (2009)

Singles
[22] [23]

Year

Song

Album U.S. Hot 100 U.S. Mainstream Rock -

Chart positions UK singles German singles Swiss singles French singles

1971 "I'm Going Mad" / "Action" 1975 "In Trance" "Fuchs geh' voran" ("Fox on the Run")/"Wenn es Richtig Losgeht" ("Action") (as "The Hunters", covers of The Sweet) "Speedy's Coming" 1976 "Virgin Killer" 1977 "He's A Woman - She's A Man" "Pictured Life"

Lonesome Crow In Trance single only

-

-

-

-

-

Fly to the Rainbow Virgin Killer Taken by Force Virgin Killer

-

-

-

-

-

-

Discography

43
Tokyo Tapes 39 -

1978 "All Night Long" (Live)

"Sails of Charon" / "Steamrock Fever" Taken by Force 1979 "Is There Anybody There?" "Another Piece of Meat" "Is There Anybody There?" / "Another Piece of Meat" (UK-only release) "Lovedrive" "Loving You Sunday Morning" 1980 "Make It Real" "The Zoo" "Hey You" "Only a Man" "Lady Starlight" 1982 "No One Like You" "Can't Live Without You" "Now!" "When the Smoke Is Going Down" 1984 "Rock You Like a Hurricane" "Still Loving You" "Big City Nights" "Coming Home" "I'm Leaving You" 1985 "No One Like You" (Live) 1988 "Rhythm of Love" "Believe in Love" 1989 "Passion Rules the Game" "Is There Anybody There?" (Long version) "Can't Explain" 1990 "Holiday" (Remix) "Tease Me, Please Me" 1991 "Don't Believe Her" "Wind of Change" (Gold US), (UK Silver) "Send Me an Angel" "Ветер Перемен (Wind Of Change)" (Russian version) "Vientos De Cambio (Wind Of Change)" (Spanish version) single only Crazy World Best of Rockers 'n' Ballads World Wide Live Savage Amusement Love at First Sting Blackout single only Animal Magnetism Animal Magnetism Lovedrive

65 25 64 75 -

1 47 5 36 14 6 12 -

69 72 75 64 63 78 76 59 74 -

14 40 -

3 -

17 17 2 -

4

5 8 13 2

77 2

-

-

1

1

1

44 -

8 -

27 -

5 38

14 -

8 -

-

-

-

-

-

-

Discography

44
Crazy World / Freejack (Soundtrack) Still Loving You 24 -

1992 "Hit Between the Eyes"

"Still Loving You" (Remix) "Living for Tomorrow" (Live) 1993 "Alien Nation" "Under the Same Sun" "Woman" 1994 "No Pain No Gain" 1995 "White Dove" "Edge of Time"

-

10 16 15 -

-

87 27 99 18 -

20 -

19 -

Face the Heat

-

Live Bites Deadly Sting / Live Bites Live Bites Pure Instinct

-

"In Trance" (Studio/Live) 1996 "You And I" "Wild Child" "Does Anyone Know" "When You Came Into My Life" 1997 "Where the River Flows" "Over the Top"

-

19 -

-

22 81 97 97 -

23 -

23 -

Deadly Sting: The Mercury Years Eye II Eye

-

1999 "To Be No. 1" "Mysterious" "10 Light Years Away" "Eye to Eye" "Aleyah" 2000 "Moment of Glory" "Hurricane 2000" "Here In My Heart" 2001 "When Love Kills Love" 2004 "Love 'em or Leave 'em" "You Are the Champion" (Scorpions & Michael Kleitman) "Miracle" 2007 "Humanity" "The Game of Life" "Love Will Keep Us Alive" 2010 "Raised on Rock" "The Good Die Young"

-

26 -

168 113 -

55 67 92

-

-

Moment of Glory

-

Acoustica Unbreakable single only

-

download only Humanity - Hour 1

-

2 -

-

2 -

-

-

Sting in the Tail

5 -

Discography

45

References
[1] "Scorpions – höchstpersönlich! - Pressemitteilungen: Fernsehen - Radio Bremen" (http:/ / www. radiobremen. de/ unternehmen/ presse/ fernsehen/ hoestpersoenlich100. html). Radiobremen.de. 2009-11-05. . Retrieved 2010-05-19. [2] hier einfügen (http:/ / www. eventim. de/ cgi-bin/ tickets. html?affiliate=sel& fun=evdetail& doc=evdetailb& key=369005$806695) [3] "HIT RADIO FFH - Musik - Der HIT RADIO FFH - Ticketshop" (http:/ / www. ffh. de/ home/ 3434. php). Ffh.de. . Retrieved 2010-05-19. [4] "'Sting in the Tail' - Video - FoxNews.com" (http:/ / video. foxnews. com/ v/ 4138651/ sting-in-the-tail/ ?loomia_ow=t0:s0:a16:g4:r2:c0. 000000:b32548632:z6). Video.foxnews.com. 2010-04-06. . Retrieved 2010-05-19. [5] "Scorpions discography" (http:/ / www. musicline. de/ de/ artist/ Scorpions). musicline.de. . Retrieved 2009-11-12. [6] "Discographie Scorpions - austriancharts.at" (http:/ / austriancharts. at/ showinterpret. asp?interpret=Scorpions). austriancharts.at. . Retrieved 2009-11-12. [7] "Search Results - RPM : Scorpions" (http:/ / www. collectionscanada. gc. ca/ rpm/ 028020-110. 01-e. php?PHPSESSID=v2a76h62to0aart05gg0u3agj2& q1=scorpions& x=0& y=0). Canadian album charts. . Retrieved 2009-11-12. [8] Pennanen, Timo (2006). Sisältää hitin - levyt ja esittäjät Suomen musiikkilistoilla vuodesta 1972 (1st ed.). Helsinki: Kustannusosakeyhtiö Otava. ISBN 13-978-951-1-21053-5. [9] "finnishcharts.com - Scorpions" (http:/ / finnishcharts. com/ showinterpret. asp?interpret=Scorpions). finnishcharts.com. . Retrieved 2011-02-22. [10] "infodisc.fr Note : You must select Scorpions" (http:/ / infodisc. fr/ Album_S. php). infodisc.fr. . Retrieved 2010-05-11. [11] "dutchcharts.nl - Discografie Scorpions" (http:/ / dutchcharts. nl/ showinterpret. asp?interpret=Scorpions). dutchcharts.nl. . Retrieved 2009-11-12. [12] "Scorpions discography" (http:/ / norwegiancharts. com/ showinterpret. asp?interpret=Scorpions). norwegiancharts.com. . Retrieved 2009-11-12. [13] "Scorpions discography" (http:/ / swedishcharts. com/ showinterpret. asp?interpret=Scorpions). swedishcharts.com. . Retrieved 2009-11-12. [14] "Scorpions discography" (http:/ / hitparade. ch/ showinterpret. asp?interpret=Scorpions). hitparade.ch. . Retrieved 2009-11-12. [15] "Chart Stats - The Scorpions" (http:/ / www. chartstats. com/ artistinfo. php?id=3126). chartstats.com. . Retrieved 2009-11-12. [16] "Chart history - Scorpions" (http:/ / www. allmusic. com/ artist/ p5370/ charts-awards). Allmusic. . Retrieved 2009-11-12. [17] "Gold/Platin–Datenbank [Gold/Platinum Database]" (http:/ / www. musikindustrie. de/ gold_platin_datenbank/ ?action=suche& strTitel=& strInterpret=Scorpions& strTtArt=& strAwards=checked) (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. . Retrieved 2011-02-22. [18] RIAA Gold and Platinum Search for albums by Scorpions (http:/ / www. riaa. com/ goldandplatinumdata. php?resultpage=3& table=SEARCH_RESULTS& action=& title=& artist=Scorpions& format=& debutLP=& category=& sex=& releaseDate=& requestNo=& type=& level=& label=& company=& certificationDate=& awardDescription=& catalogNo=& aSex=& rec_id=& charField=& gold=& platinum=& multiPlat=& level2=& certDate=& album=& id=& after=& before=& startMonth=1& endMonth=1& startYear=1958& endYear=2008& sort=Artist& perPage=25). Retrieved on 2011-02-22. [19] Album Certification Awards (Finland) - Scorpions (http:/ / ifpi. fi/ tilastot/ kultalevyt/ haku/ ?q=scorpions& national=0& type=album) [20] "CRIA Certifications" (http:/ / www. cria. ca/ cert_db_search. php?page=1& wclause=WHERE+ artist_name+ like+ '%Scorpions%'+ ORDER+ BY+ cert_date,+ cert_award+ & rcnt=63& csearch=40& nextprev=1). Canadian Recording Industry Association. . Retrieved 2008-12-15. [21] "Certified Awards Search" (http:/ / www. bpi. co. uk/ certifiedawards/ search. aspx). British Phonographic Industry. . Retrieved 2011-02-22. [22] "Scorpions singles discography at the-scorpions.com" (http:/ / www. the-scorpions. com/ english/ discography/ singles/ default. asp). Scorpions discography. . Retrieved 2009-09-11. [23] "Scorpions discography at metal-archives.com" (http:/ / www. metal-archives. com/ band. php?id=15424). Scorpions discography. . Retrieved 2009-09-11.

• American charts (http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/retrieve_chart_history.do?model.vnuArtistId=5619& model.vnuAlbumId=624338) • German charts (http://www.charts-surfer.de/musikcharts1024e.htm)

46

Studio albums
Lonesome Crow
Lonesome Crow

Studio album by Scorpions Released February 1972

Recorded October 1971 - Star Studios, Hamburg, W. Germany Genre Length Label Krautrock 40:37 Brain Records

Producer Conny Plank Professional reviews • Allmusic link [1]

Scorpions chronology

Lonesome Crow (1972)

Fly to the Rainbow (1974)

Lonesome Crow is the first album by the German heavy metal band Scorpions produced by Conny Plank and released in 1972. It is the band's only album with lead guitarist Michael Schenker as a full-time member. He left not long after to join UFO and was replaced by Ulrich Roth on later albums. Schenker, however, did rejoin the band briefly during the recording and touring of 1979's Lovedrive. Of the album, vocalist Meine said:

Lonesome Crow

47

With Lonesome Crow, we were just a young band trying to find our way, trying to shape an artistic style to find the Scorpions DNA. There was a ballad with "In Search of the Peace of Mind", and a psychedelic rocker with the title track, "I'm Goin' Mad", [which] was a great rocker with Michael Schenker playing great solos. We were just a young band with talented guys, with no idea on where to go from here. For the subsequent album, Fly to the Rainbow, we brought in Uli Roth, who had a Hendrix influence, and Rudolf and I became a songwriter team. When Matthias Jabs joined the band, we found our style, fast riffs but great melodies, along with the power ballads. — Klaus Meine

[2]

The album was used as the soundtrack to the German anti-drug movie Das Kalte Paradies.[3] The album had several different cover art sleeves and was re-titled Action for some releases. The 1982 German re-issue cover art was created by the artist Rodney Matthews.

Track listing
• All songs written By Scorpions. (1972 Metronome Music)

Side one
1. 2. 3. 4. "I'm Goin' Mad" – 4:53 "It All Depends" – 3:30 "Leave Me" – 5:06 "In Search of the Peace of Mind" – 5:00

Side two
1. "Inheritance" – 4:41 2. "Action" – 3:56 3. "Lonesome Crow" – 13:31

Personnel
• • • • • Klaus Meine - lead vocals Michael Schenker - lead guitar, backing vocals Rudolf Schenker - rhythm guitar, backing vocals Lothar Heimberg - bass guitar, backing vocals Wolfgang Dziony - drums, percussion, backing vocals

Production
• Produced by Conny Plank • Engineered and mixed by Dieter Mobius • Mastered by Willem Makkee

References
[1] http:/ / www. allmusic. com/ album/ r17515 [2] "Klaus Meine On Life After Scorpions: I Am Sure It Will Not Be Boring" (http:/ / www. roadrunnerrecords. com/ blabbermouth. net/ news. aspx?mode=Article& newsitemID=138640). Blabbermouth. 2010. . Retrieved 2010-07-18. [3] Weber, Barry. "Scorpions" (http:/ / www. allmusic. com/ artist/ p5370/ biography). Allmusic. . Retrieved May 13, 2008.

Fly to the Rainbow

48

Fly to the Rainbow
Fly to the Rainbow

Studio album by Scorpions Released November 1, 1974

Recorded 1974 at Musicland Studios, Munich, and at Sachsen Studios, Germany Genre Length Label Heavy metal 40:47 RCA

Producer Scorpions and Wolfgang "Mack" (rec. engineer) Professional reviews • • Allmusic Teraz Rock [1] link [2] link

Scorpions chronology

Lonesome Crow (1972)

Fly to the Rainbow (1974)

In Trance (1975)

Fly to the Rainbow is the second studio album by German heavy metal band Scorpions, released in 1974. In support of their Lonesome Crow album, Scorpions appeared as the opening act for the British hard rock/heavy metal band UFO. At the end of the tour, Scorpions lead guitarist Michael Schenker was asked to fill an open position as UFO's guitarist and accepted the role.[3] Schenker's departure temporarily resulted in the break up of the band but Rudolf Schenker and later Klaus Meine ultimately merged with the band Dawn Road which consisted of guitarist Ulrich Roth filling Michael's role, as well as drummer Jürgen Rosenthal, and bass guitarist Francis Buchholz.[4] The new line up resumed under the Scorpions name and recorded Fly to the Rainbow which moved to a more heavy metal sound than the previous experimental psychedelic Krautrock of their first album.

Fly to the Rainbow

49

Cover art
When asked to comment on the cover art to the album, the band's former lead guitarist Uli Jon Roth said "Don’t ask me what that cover means… I disliked it from the beginning. It looked ludicrous to me back then and looks just as bad today. It was done by a firm of designers in Hamburg, who had actually done a good job on the Lonesome Crow album before, but I think that time they failed miserably. As for the meaning, I can only guess, but I’d rather not…"[5]

Track listing
Side one
1. 2. 3. 4. "Speedy's Coming" (Rudolf Schenker, Klaus Meine) – 3:36 "They Need a Million" (R. Schenker, Meine) – 4:50 "Drifting Sun" (Ulrich Roth) – 7:42 "Fly People Fly" (M. Schenker, Meine) – 5:03

Side two
1. "This Is My Song" (R. Schenker, Meine) – 4:18 2. "Far Away" (Michael Schenker, R. Schenker, Meine) – 5:38 3. "Fly to the Rainbow" (M. Schenker, Roth) – 9:40

Credits
• • • • • Klaus Meine - lead vocals Ulrich Roth - lead guitar, backing vocals, lead vocals on "Drifting Sun" and "Fly To The Rainbow" Rudolf Schenker - rhythm guitar, backing vocals, lead vocals on "They Need A Million" and "Drifting Sun" Francis Buchholz - bass guitar, backing vocals Jürgen Rosenthal - drums, percussion

• Michael Schenker - Three songs were co-written with 'departing' guitarist Michael Schenker as part of his 'deal'/promise with the Scorpions for leaving them and joining the U.K. rock band UFO in April of that year.

Guest
• Achim Kirschning - keyboards

References
[1] http:/ / www. allmusic. com/ album/ r17516/ review [2] http:/ / www. terazrock. pl/ cd. php?CdId=2117 [3] Trunk, Russell A.. "Scorpions: Yet Another Sting In The Tale!" (http:/ / www. annecarlini. com/ ex_interviews. php?id=805). Annecarlini.com. . Retrieved May 12, 2008. [4] Syrjälä, Marko. "Interview with Francis Buchholz" (http:/ / www. metal-rules. com/ zine/ content/ view/ 791/ ). Metal-rules.com. . Retrieved May 12, 2008. [5] Jeb Wright. "Uli Jon Roth: Surviving the Scorpions Sting" (http:/ / web. archive. org/ web/ 20070613043717/ http:/ / www. classicrockrevisited. com/ Interviews06/ ulijonroth. htm). Archived from the original (http:/ / www. classicrockrevisited. com/ Interviews06/ ulijonroth. htm) on June 13, 2007. . Retrieved July 14, 2007.

In Trance

50

In Trance
In Trance

Studio album by Scorpions Released Recorded Genre Length Label Producer September 17, 1975 1975 Heavy metal 37:17 RCA Dieter Dierks Professional reviews • • Allmusic Teraz Rock [1] link [2] link

Scorpions chronology

Fly to the Rainbow (1974)

In Trance (1975)

Virgin Killer (1976)

Alternative cover

In Trance

51

In Trance is the third studio album by the German heavy metal band Scorpions, released in 1975, The album's music is a departure from the progressive Krautrock of the two previous albums in favor of the mainstream hard rock sound of shorter tighter arrangements with no extended suites in the vein of Lonesome Crow or Fly to the Rainbow.

Cover art
The original version of the album cover, photographed by Michael von Gimbut,[3] was censored for clearly showing the cover model's exposed breast[4] hanging down towards the guitar. Later releases have the breast blacked out so that it is not visible. This is the first of many Scorpions album covers that have been censored. The band's former lead guitarist Uli Jon Roth claimed he may have come up with the "idea to do the thing with the guitar for the cover of In Trance".[5] However, in a 2008 interview Roth claimed that early Scorpions album covers in general were "the record company's idea, but we certainly didn't object. And so shame on us. Those covers were probably the most embarrassing thing I’ve ever been involved with." He did, though, classify the In Trance cover as "borderline".[6] The White Stratocaster shown on the cover belonged to Roth and he can be seen playing the same guitar on the cover of the Electric Sun album Fire Wind. This is the guitar that Roth used on all subsequent Scorpions and Electric Sun albums on which he played.[7] This was the band's first album to feature the band's name written in the now-familiar font used on nearly all subsequent album covers.

Track listing
Side one
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. "Dark Lady" – 3:30 (Uli Jon Roth) "In Trance" – 4:47 (Rudolf Schenker, Klaus Meine) "Life's Like a River" – 3:54 (Roth, R. Schenker, Corina Fortmann) "Top of the Bill" – 3:26 (Schenker, Meine) "Living And Dying" – 3:24 (Schenker, Meine)

In Trance

52

Side two
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. "Robot Man" – 2:47 (Schenker, Meine) "Evening Wind" – 5:06 (Roth) "Sun in My Hand" – 4:25 (Roth) "Longing for Fire" – 2:44 (Schenker, Roth) "Night Lights" [Instrumental] – 3:14 (Roth)

Credits
• • • • • Klaus Meine - lead vocals Ulrich Roth - lead guitar, backing vocals, lead vocals on "Dark Lady" and "Sun In My Hand" Rudolf Schenker - rhythm guitar, backing vocals Francis Buchholz - bass guitar, backing vocals Rudy Lenners - drums, percussion

References
[1] http:/ / www. allmusic. com/ album/ r17518 [2] http:/ / www. terazrock. pl/ cd. php?CdId=2118 [3] (2000) Album notes for . In Trance Virgin Killer: The Back to Black Collection by Scorpions. France: Axe Killer Music (3056462). [4] Jeffrey Easton. "Metal Exiles interview with Klaus Meine'" (http:/ / www. metalexiles. com/ _mgxroot/ page_11070. html). metalexiles.com. . Retrieved July 18, 2010. [5] Syrjälä, Marko. "Interview with Uli Jon Roth" (http:/ / www. metal-rules. com/ zine/ content/ view/ 748/ 0/ ). Metal-rules.com. . Retrieved May 12, 2008. [6] Argie Plakas. "Uli Jon Roth: 'Bridging Classical And Rock To Form Musical Bliss'" (http:/ / www. ultimate-guitar. com/ interviews/ interviews/ uli_jon_roth_bridging_classical_and_rock_to_form_musical_bliss. html). Ultimate-Guitar.com. . Retrieved January 20, 2009. [7] Jeb Wright. "Uli Jon Roth: Surviving the Scorpions Sting" (http:/ / web. archive. org/ web/ 20070613043717/ http:/ / www. classicrockrevisited. com/ Interviews06/ ulijonroth. htm). Archived from the original (http:/ / www. classicrockrevisited. com/ Interviews06/ ulijonroth. htm) on June 13, 2007. . Retrieved July 14, 2007.

Virgin Killer

53

Virgin Killer
Virgin Killer

The original album cover. The cracked glass effect is part of the image. Studio album by Scorpions Released Recorded Genre Length Label Producer 1976 1976 Hard rock, heavy metal 34:45 RCA Dieter Dierks Professional reviews • Allmusic link [1]

Scorpions chronology

In Trance (1975)

Virgin Killer (1976)

Taken by Force (1978)

Alternative cover

Virgin Killer

54

The replacement cover released in some countries.

Virgin Killer is the fourth studio album by the German heavy metal band Scorpions. It was released in 1976 and was the first album of the band to attract attention outside Europe.[2] The title is described as being a reference to time as the killer of innocence.[3] The original cover featured a nude prepubescent girl which stirred controversy in the UK, US, and elsewhere. As a result, the album was reissued with a different cover in some countries. In December 2008, the image again gave rise to controversy when the British Internet Watch Foundation placed certain pages from Wikipedia on its internet blacklist, since it considered the image to be "potentially illegal" under the Protection of Children Act 1978.[4] This resulted in much of the UK being prevented from editing Wikipedia, and significant public debate of the decision. The decision was reversed by the IWF after four days of blocking.[5]

Reception
The success of Virgin Killer was similar to other Scorpions albums featuring Uli Jon Roth as lead guitarist; it "failed to attain any serious attention in the United States" but was "quite popular in Japan"[6] where it peaked at number 32 in the charts.[7] The album was another step in the band's shift from psychedelic music to hard rock.[8] Critic Vincent Jeffries of Allmusic contends in hindsight that the album was "the first of four studio releases that really defined the Scorpions and their urgent metallic sound that was to become highly influential."[9] He also counts the title track and "Pictured Life" among the "all-time Scorpions standouts." Among the band members, Uli Jon Roth considers Virgin Killer and the previous release In Trance as his favourite Scorpions albums.[10]

Cover art
The original cover art for the album depicted a nude ten-year-old girl named Jaqueline,[11] with a shattered glass crack effect obscuring her genitalia. The image was designed by Steffan Böhle,[12] who was then the product manager for RCA Records.[10] Francis Buchholz was the bassist for the band and, in an interview conducted in early 2007, recollects that the model depicted on the cover was either the daughter or the niece of "the guy who did the cover design."[13] The photograph was taken by Michael von Gimbut.[14] The band's rhythm guitarist Rudolf Schenker offers the following description of the circumstances behind the album cover: We didn't actually have the idea. It was the record company. The record company guys were like, 'Even if we have to go to jail, there's no question that we'll release that.' On the song 'Virgin Killer', time is the virgin killer. But then, when we had to do the interviews about it, we said 'Look, listen to the lyrics and then you'll know what we're talking about. We're using this only to get attention. That's what we do.' Even the girl, when we met her fifteen years later, had no problem with the cover. Growing up in Europe, sexuality, of course not with children, was very normal. The lyrics really say it all. Time is the

Virgin Killer virgin killer. A kid comes into the world very naive, they lose that naiveness and then go into this life losing all of this getting into trouble. That was the basic idea about all of it.[3] In a separate interview, Schenker also notes that he thought the cover art was a "great thing" and that he had "pushed the band to really stay behind it" as he felt that people would "think differently" when they looked at the lyrics and realized that the cover art was only being used as "a symbol of the lyrics."[15] In a 2008 interview, Schenker added "We would never again do something like this".[11] The band's former lead guitarist Uli Jon Roth notes that the cover art of the "old Scorpion albums" were "usually done by other people."[10] He has since expressed regret over the original album cover: Looking at that picture today makes me cringe. It was done in the worst possible taste. Back then I was too immature to see that. Shame on me—I should have done everything in my power to stop it. The record company came up with the idea, I think. The lyrics incidentally were a take-off on Kiss, whom we had just supported on a tour. I was fooling around and played the riff of the song in the rehearsal room and spontaneously improvised 'cause he's a virgin killer!' trying to do a more or less way-off-the-mark Paul Stanley impersonation. Klaus immediately said 'that's great! You should do something with it.' Then I had the unenviable task of constructing a meaningful set of lyrics around the title, which I actually managed to do to some degree. But the song has a totally different meaning from what people would assume at first. Virgin Killer is none other than the demon of our time, the less compassionate side of the societies we live in today—brutally trampling upon the heart and soul of innocence.[16] In 2008, photographer Michael von Gimbut emphasized that his wife, the model's mother and sister and three female assistants had been present during the shooting and stated "We loved and protected children and did not sleep with them" ("Wir liebten und beschützten die Kinder damals und schliefen nicht mit ihnen").[11] The cover generated controversy: the album could only be sold sealed in black plastic in several countries[11] and the cover was replaced in some countries with an alternative cover art depicting the band members.[8] The original is named in various "worst album cover" lists: Cracked magazine online named it the #1 "Worst Album Cover of All-Time,"[17] while Gigwise.com lists it as #2 on its March 2008 "The 50 Most Controversial Album Covers of All Time!" list.[18] Similarly, it was named (by UGO Networks) one of the "Weirdest Album Covers,"[19] and placed #6 on the "All-Time Worst Album Covers" list made by two.one.five magazine.[20] This would not be the last time that the band attracted controversy with its album covers. Their next album, Taken by Force, originally featured cover art that depicted "children playing with guns at a military cemetery in France and some people found that offensive."[10] Their 1979 album Lovedrive featured a "bizarre artwork" that depicts "a woman on the back seat of a car with bubblegum over her breast."[8] Both covers were replaced by an alternate design.[21] [22] Vocalist Klaus Meine explains that the band's penchant for controversial cover art stems from a desire "to go over the edge" and not "to offend some people or make the headlines [as] that would be stupid," contrasting guitarist Rudolf Schenker's earlier statement, "We're using this only to get attention."[2] [3] In a 2010 interview Meine commented on the cover art again stating Back in those days (the 70’s) it was RCA, our record label then, went over the edge with Virgin Killer. Today when you think of child pornography on the net, you would never do something like that. We never did this in the sense of pornography, we did it in the sense of art. It is about the song and the label was pushing the idea because they wanted to get the controversy to help the album sale and you cannot get better promotion than that. Looking back from the band point of view it was never an album cover that we took home to our parents and said, “Look what we just released..” There was always mixed feelings about it and even 30 years later it caused a scandal at Wikipedia because the site for that album was blocked and even the FBI was getting involved. All of that after so many years, can you believe that?[23]

55

Virgin Killer

56

Internet censorship
In May 2008, the US-based social conservative site WorldNetDaily reported the cover image on Wikipedia to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. An officer of the Concerned Women for America, a conservative Christian advocacy group, commented, "By allowing that image to remain posted, Wikipedia is helping to further facilitate perversion and pedophilia."[24] EContent magazine subsequently reported the Wikipedia community's internal debate as concluding, "Prior discussion has determined by broad consensus that the Virgin Killer cover will not be removed", and asserted that Wikipedia contributors "favor inclusion in all but the most extreme cases".[25] Internet Watch Foundation In December 2008, the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), a UK-based non-government organization, added the Wikipedia article Virgin Killer to its internet blacklist due to concerns over legality of the image, which had been assessed as the lowest level of legal concern: "erotic posing with no sexual activity".[26] As a result, people using many major UK ISPs were blocked from viewing the entire article by the Cleanfeed system,[26] [27] [28] and a large part of the UK was blocked from editing Wikipedia owing to the means of blocking in use. Following discussion, representations by the Wikimedia Foundation (who host the Wikipedia website),[29] and public complaints,[30] the IWF reversed their decision three days later, and confirmed that in future they would not block copies of the image that were hosted overseas.[5]

Track listing
Side one
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. "Pictured Life" (Meine, Roth, Schenker)  – 3:21 "Catch Your Train" (Meine, Schenker)  – 3:32 "In Your Park" (Meine, Schenker)  – 3:39 "Backstage Queen" (Meine, Schenker)  – 3:10 "Virgin Killer" (Roth)  – 3:41

Side two
1. 2. 3. 4. "Hell Cat" (Roth)  – 2:54 "Crying Days" (Meine, Schenker)  – 4:36 "Polar Nights" (Roth)  – 5:04 "Yellow Raven" (Roth)  – 4:58

Credits
• • • • • • • Klaus Meine – lead vocals Ulrich Roth – lead guitar, backing vocals, lead vocals on "Hell-Cat" and "Polar Nights" Rudolf Schenker – rhythm guitar, backing vocals Francis Buchholz – bass, backing vocals Rudy Lenners – drums, percussion Achim Kirschning – synthesizer, keyboards Dieter Dierks – arrangement, production

Virgin Killer

57

Covered songs
• "Pictured Life" was covered by the Greek power metal band Firewind on their début album Between Heaven and Hell in 2002.[31] [32] • "Crying Days" was covered by Swedish symphonic metal band Therion as a bonus track on their 2001 album Secret of the Runes. • "Polar Nights" was also covered by Therion on the various artist compilation A Tribute to the Scorpions.[33] [34] • "Yellow Raven" was covered by Swedish progressive metal band Pain of Salvation on their Linoleum EP in 2009.

Charts
Year 1976 Chart Japanese Album Chart Position 32

References
[1] http:/ / www. allmusic. com/ album/ r17519/ review [2] Yasui, Todd Allan (August 30, 1988). "The Sign of the Scorpions; The West German Metal Meisters' Tour de Force". The Washington Post: pp. F3 [3] "Scorpions Guitarist: We Wanted To 'Make A Masterpiece For Our Own History'" (http:/ / www. roadrunnerrecords. com/ BlabberMouth. Net/ news. aspx?mode=Article& newsitemID=82038). Blabbermouth.net. 2007-10-03. . Retrieved 2008-05-12. [4] "Scorpions censored" (http:/ / www. bbc. co. uk/ 6music/ news/ 20081208_scorpians. shtml). BBC. 2008-12-08. . Retrieved 2010-05-09. [5] "IWF statement regarding Wikipedia webpage" (http:/ / www. iwf. org. uk/ media/ news. archive-2008. 251. htm). Internet Watch Foundation. . Retrieved 2008-12-09. [6] Weber, Barry. "Scorpions" (http:/ / www. allmusic. com/ artist/ p5370/ biography). Allmusic. . Retrieved May 12, 2008. [7] Sharpe-Young, Garry. "Scorpions discography" (http:/ / web. archive. org/ web/ 20071228125138/ http:/ / www. rockdetector. com/ discography,7799. sm). Rockdetector. Archived from the original (http:/ / www. rockdetector. com/ discography,7799. sm) on December 28, 2007. . Retrieved May 12, 2008. [8] Berelian, Essi (2003). Buckley, Peter & Buckley, Jonathan (eds.). ed. The Rough Guide to Rock. London: Rough Guides. p. 909. ISBN 1-84353-105-4. [9] Jeffries, Vincent. "Virgin Killer review" (http:/ / www. allmusic. com/ album/ r17519). Allmusic. . Retrieved May 12, 2008. [10] Syrjälä, Marko. "Interview with Uli Jon Roth" (http:/ / www. metal-rules. com/ zine/ content/ view/ 748/ 0/ ). Metal-rules.com. . Retrieved May 12, 2008. [11] Martin Zips: Die böse Blöße (http:/ / www. sueddeutsche. de/ kultur/ 422/ 451137/ text/ ) Süddeutsche Zeitung, December 11, 2008

(German)
[12] "Das Rock Hard-Magazin feiert 250. Ausgabe im Großformat (German)" (http:/ / www. dpv. de/ network/ html/ 1585/ rock_hardmagazin_feiert_250_ausgabe. html). Dpv.de. 2008-12-02. . Retrieved 2008-05-12. [13] Syrjälä, Marko. "Interview with Francis Buchholz" (http:/ / www. metal-rules. com/ zine/ content/ view/ 791/ ). Metal-rules.com. . Retrieved May 12, 2008. [14] (2000) Album notes for In Trance Virgin Killer: The Back to Black Collection by Scorpions. France: Axe Killer Music (3056462). [15] Trunk, Russell A.. "Scorpions: Yet Another Sting In The Tale!" (http:/ / www. annecarlini. com/ ex_interviews. php?id=805). Annecarlini.com. . Retrieved May 12, 2008. [16] "Uli Jon Roth Says 'Virgin Killer' Album Cover Makes Him Cringe" (http:/ / www. roadrunnerrecords. com/ blabbermouth. net/ news. aspx?mode=Article& newsitemID=50508). Blabbermouth.net. 2006-04-03. . Retrieved 2008-05-12. [17] "The 15 Worst Album Covers of All-Time" (http:/ / www. cracked. com/ article_16761_15-worst-album-covers-all-time. html) by Ben Dennison, Cracked [18] "The 50 Most Controversial Album Covers Of All Time!" (http:/ / www. gigwise. com/ article. php?id=41675& image=50#gallery), Gigwise.com, March 19, 2008 [19] "Virgin Killer" (http:/ / www. ugo. com/ music/ weirdest-album-covers/ ?cur=virgin-killer) in Weirdest & Worst Album Covers, UGO Networks [20] "The All-Time Worst Album Covers" (http:/ / www. twoonefivemagazine. com/ features_detail. cfm/ feature/ 110/ ), two.one.five magazine [21] Palmer, Andrew (1999-12-28). "Rock You Like a Piece of Meat" (http:/ / www. villagevoice. com/ music/ 9951,218547,11369,22. html). Village Voice. . Retrieved 2008-05-13. [22] Weber, Barry. "Scorpions" (http:/ / www. allmusic. com/ artist/ p5370/ biography). Allmusic. . Retrieved May 13, 2008.

Virgin Killer
[23] Jeffrey Easton. "Metal Exiles interview with Klaus Meine'" (http:/ / www. metalexiles. com/ _mgxroot/ page_11070. html). metalexiles.com. . Retrieved July 18, 2010. [24] "FBI investigates 'Wikipedophilia'" (http:/ / www. worldnetdaily. com/ ?pageId=63722), WorldNetDaily, May 7, 2008 [25] "Wikipedia Weighs Information Against Indecency" (http:/ / www. econtentmag. com/ Articles/ News/ News-Feature/ Wikipedia-Weighs-Information-Against-Indecency-49659. htm) by Jessica Dye, July/August 2008 issue ofEContent [26] Arthur, Charles (2008-12-08). "Wikipedia row escalates as internet watchdog considers censoring Amazon US over Scorpions image" (http:/ / www. guardian. co. uk/ technology/ 2008/ dec/ 08/ amazon-internet-censorship-iwf). Guardian News and Media Limited. . Retrieved 2008-12-08. [27] "Wikipedia child image censored" (http:/ / news. bbc. co. uk/ 1/ hi/ uk/ 7770456. stm). BBC News. 2008-12-08. . Retrieved 2008-12-08. [28] AP: Wikipedia article blocked in UK over child photo (http:/ / www. google. com/ hostednews/ ap/ article/ ALeqM5iLhtaFheXFcickVqO0crbKo1IiawD94U23N87) [29] "Censorship in the United Kingdom disenfranchises tens of thousands of Wikipedia editors" (http:/ / wikimediafoundation. org/ wiki/ Press_releases/ Censorship_of_WP_in_the_UK_Dec_2008), Wikimedia Foundation press release, December 7, 2008 [30] ZDNet (http:/ / news. zdnet. co. uk/ leader/ 0,1000002982,39574104,00. htm) cites "floods of angry users". [31] Siva, Shan. "Interview with Gus G. of Firewind" (http:/ / www. battlehelm. com/ interviews/ firewind. htm). Battlehelm.com. . Retrieved May 12, 2008. [32] "Between Heaven and Hell" (http:/ / www. allmusic. com/ album/ r602133). Allmusic. . Retrieved May 12, 2008. [33] Mezzera, Riccardo. "A Tribute to the Scorpions review (Italian)" (http:/ / www. truemetal. it/ reviews. php?op=albumreview& id=1774). Truemetal.it. . Retrieved May 12, 2008. [34] "A Tribute to the Scorpions" (http:/ / www. allmusic. com/ album/ r515165). Allmusic. . Retrieved May 12, 2008.

58

External links
• Scorpions - The Official Site: Lyrics and samples from the Virgin Killer album (http://www.the-scorpions.com/ english/discography/records/virgin_killer.asp)

Taken by Force

59

Taken by Force
Taken by Force

Studio album by Scorpions Released Recorded Genre Length Label Producer January 1978 June–October 1977 Heavy metal, hard rock 39:05 RCA Dieter Dierks Professional reviews • Allmusic link [1]

Scorpions chronology

Virgin Killer (1976)

Taken by Force (1978)

Lovedrive (1979)

Alternative cover

Taken by Force

60

Taken By Force is the fifth studio album by German heavy metal band Scorpions, released in 1978. This was the final Scorpions album to feature guitarist Ulrich Jon Roth. Roth left the band in 1978 following the end of the album's tour, and was eventually replaced by Matthias Jabs.

Cover art
The album cover photography was taken by Michael von Gimbut[2] , returning for his third Scorpions album cover commission. Like their previous two albums, Taken By Force caused controversy with its cover art which again resulted in the artwork being replaced in most markets with an alternative cover using photographs of the band members. The band's former lead guitarist Uli Jon Roth defended the original artwork in a 2008 interview, stating I think the original idea was children playing with guns at a military cemetary [sic] in France and some people found that offensive. I don't think it's offensive because I think it was actually a quite a good image because it puts war totally into perspective, very often it is young people, eighteen, ninenteen [sic], going to war that don't fully understand life. When you're fifty you don't fully understand life, but these guys then have to shoot other people simply because someone tells them to do it for their country. Politicians are sometimes also children with guns, in all periods of time a lot of politicians are far too trigger happy and war too easily becomes an "easy solution", whereas for me it should never a solution, there should be no war in the first place. Maybe every once in a while a country may need to defend itself, I understand that, but in general if you consider that there are over a hundred wars raging in the present day on this planet alone then it's just sheer lunacy and always the tool of the Dark Side. Usually bad things come from war, very few good things, but sometimes good things come from bad things, that's true, nothing's that black and white. It's always the wrong solution to kill people.[3]

Taken by Force

61

Track listing
Side one
1. 2. 3. 4. "Steamrock Fever" (Schenker/Meine) – 3:37 "We'll Burn the Sky" (Schenker/Dannemann) – 6:26 "I've Got to Be Free" (Roth) – 4:00 "The Riot of Your Time" (Schenker/Meine) – 4:09

Side two
1. 2. 3. 4. "The Sails of Charon" (Roth) – 5:16 (most versions of the album contain a 4:23 edited version) "Your Light" (Roth) – 4:31 "He's a Woman – She's a Man" (Schenker/Meine/Rarebell) – 3:15 "Born to Touch Your Feelings" (Schenker/Meine) – 7:40

CD reissue bonus tracks
1. "Suspender Love" (Schenker/Meine) – 3:20 2. "Polar Nights" [Live "Tokyo Tapes" version] (Roth) – 6:56 Note that most versions of this album (including all CD versions with bonus tracks) feature an edited version of 'The Sails of Charon'. The editing removes a "psychedelic" like sound-effects introduction. The intro doesn't actually contain any music performed by the band. The complete version is available on a 2010 remastered CD of "Taken By Force" released only in Japan. 'The Sails of Charon' was also used in the videogame Gran Turismo 5.

Credits
• • • • • Klaus Meine - Lead vocals Ulrich Roth - Lead guitars, Backing vocals Rudolf Schenker - Rhythm guitars, Backing vocals Francis Buchholz - Bass, Backing vocals Herman Rarebell - Drums, Percussion, Backing vocals

References
[1] http:/ / www. allmusic. com/ album/ r17521 [2] (2001) Album notes for Taken By Force by Scorpions. Japan: Breeze Music for Toshiba EMI Limited (TOCP-53202). [3] Syrjälä, Marko. "Interview with Uli Jon Roth" (http:/ / www. metal-rules. com/ zine/ content/ view/ 748/ 0/ ). Metal-rules.com. . Retrieved May 12, 2008.

Lovedrive

62

Lovedrive
Lovedrive

Studio album by Scorpions Released Recorded Genre Length Label February 25, 1979 September 1978-December 1978 Heavy metal, hard rock 36:30 Harvest/EMI (Europe) Mercury (US) Dieter Dierks Professional reviews • Allmusic link [1]

Producer

Scorpions chronology

Taken by Force (1978)

Lovedrive (1979)

Animal Magnetism (1980)

Alternative cover

Lovedrive

63

Lovedrive is the sixth studio album by the German heavy metal band Scorpions, released in 1979. Lovedrive was a major evolution of the band's sound, which exhibited their "classic style" that would be later developed over their next few albums. Michael Schenker, younger brother of rhythm guitarist Rudolf Schenker, performed lead guitar on 3 songs. The RIAA certified Lovedrive as Gold on 28 May 1986 and the album ranked 25 on IGN's list of the top 25 metal albums.

Cover art
The cover depicted a man and woman in formalwear seated in the back of a car, with one of the woman's breasts exposed and connected to the man's hand by stretched bubblegum. It was created by Storm Thorgerson of the design firm Hipgnosis. It caused some controversy upon the album's release and was subsequently banned,[2] with later pressings of the album bearing a simple design of a blue scorpion on a black background.[3] [4] The album's artwork was named "Best album sleeve of 1979" by Playboy magazine. Recalling the cover photo with the girl and the car, Thorgerson remarked, "Not exactly the most politically correct scene you've ever seen. I thought it was funny, but women read a different inflection into it now."[4] In a 2010 interview singer Klaus Meine commented on the album cover stating, "we just did not know it would be a problem in America, it was just sex and rock n roll. It is odd that in America that some of these covers were a problem because in the 80’s when we would tour here we always had boobs flashed to us at the front of the stage. Nowhere else in the world, just here. We just did not think it would be a problem to put out a record like Lovedrive in America. Deadly Sting: The Mercury Years was banned at Wal Mart and Pure Instinct was banned as well."[2]

Track listing
Side one
1. 2. 3. 4. "Loving You Sunday Morning" (Schenker/Meine/Rarebell) – 5:36 "Another Piece of Meat" (Schenker/Rarebell) – 3:30 "Always Somewhere" (Schenker/Meine) – 4:56 "Coast to Coast" (Schenker) – 4:42

Side two
1. "Can't Get Enough" (Schenker/Meine) – 2:36 2. "Is There Anybody There?" (Schenker/Meine/Rarebell) – 3:58 3. "Lovedrive" (Schenker/Meine) – 4:49

Lovedrive 4. "Holiday" (Schenker/Meine) – 6:32

64

Personnel
• • • • • • Klaus Meine – lead vocals Rudolf Schenker – rhythm guitar, backing vocals Matthias Jabs – lead guitar, backing vocals Francis Buchholz – bass, backing vocals Herman Rarebell – drums, backing vocals Michael Schenker – lead guitar, backing vocals

References
[1] http:/ / www. allmusic. com/ album/ r17523 [2] Jeffrey Easton. "Metal Exiles interview with Klaus Meine'" (http:/ / www. metalexiles. com/ _mgxroot/ page_11070. html). metalexiles.com. . Retrieved July 18, 2010. [3] Palmer, Andrew (1999-12-28). "Rock You Like a Piece of Meat" (http:/ / www. villagevoice. com/ music/ 9951,218547,11369,22. html). Village Voice. . Retrieved 2008-05-13. [4] Steven Cerio. "Interview with Storm Thorgerson" (http:/ / www. happyhomelandstore. com/ interviews/ thorgerson. htm). . Retrieved January 24, 2008.

Animal Magnetism

65

Animal Magnetism
Animal Magnetism

Studio album by Scorpions Released Recorded Genre Length Label 31 March 1980 December 1979 - February 1980 Heavy metal, hard rock 39:10 Harvest/EMI (Europe) Mercury (US) Dieter Dierks Professional reviews • • [1] Allmusic link [2] Rolling Stone (favorable) link Scorpions chronology

Producer

Lovedrive (1979)

Animal Magnetism (1980)

Blackout (1982)

Animal Magnetism is the seventh studio album by the German heavy metal band Scorpions, released in 1980. The RIAA certified Animal Magnetism as Gold on 8 March 1984, and Platinum on 28 October 1991.

Cover art
The album cover was created by Storm Thorgerson of the design firm Hipgnosis and, as with earlier Scorpions album sleeves, courted controversy. However unlike several of their previous album sleeves the controversy did not result in the cover being replaced with an alternate sleeve. Recalling the cover photo with the guy drinking the beer and the girl with the dog, Storm remarked "That one was funny. I don't think we figured it out. We just knew there was something rude somewhere."[3] Scorpions bassist at the time, Francis Buchholz, recalls that, "Herman came up with the title for the album Animal Magnetism and we all liked it because it's an interesting title. So we had this guy Storm who was doing album covers

Animal Magnetism for Pink Floyd, I think he did the one with the guy with the flames. So Storm came up with idea for the Animal Magnetism cover, I personally didn't like it, but the rest of the band loved it. I liked the dog though."[4]

66

Track listing
Side one
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. "Make It Real" (Rudolf Schenker, Herman Rarebell) – 3:49 "Don't Make No Promises (Your Body Can't Keep)" (Matthias Jabs, Rarebell) – 2:55 "Hold Me Tight" (Schenker, Klaus Meine, Rarebell) – 3:53 "Twentieth Century Man" (Schenker, Meine) – 3:00 "Lady Starlight" (Schenker, Meine) – 6:11

Side two
1. 2. 3. 4. "Falling in Love" (Rarebell) – 4:09 "Only a Man" (Schenker, Meine, Rarebell) – 3:32 "The Zoo" (Schenker, Meine) – 5:28 "Animal Magnetism" (Schenker, Meine, Rarebell) – 5:56

CD Bonus track
1. "Hey You" (Schenker, Meine, Rarebell) - 4:29 (sung by Rudolf Schenker) (not on all versions)

Personnel
• • • • • Klaus Meine - Vocals Rudolf Schenker - Guitars Matthias Jabs - Guitars Francis Buchholz - Bass Herman Rarebell - Drums

• Produced by Dieter Dierks for Breeze-Music

External links
• Animal Magnetism track listing & song lyrics [5] from Scorpions' Official Website [6]

References
[1] http:/ / www. allmusic. com/ album/ r17524 [2] http:/ / www. rollingstone. com/ artists/ scorpions/ albums/ album/ 120572/ review/ 5945437/ animal_magnetism [3] Steven Cerio. "Interview with Storm Thorgerson" (http:/ / www. happyhomelandstore. com/ interviews/ thorgerson. htm). . Retrieved 24 January 2008. [4] Syrjälä, Marko. "Interview with Francis Buchholz" (http:/ / www. metal-rules. com/ zine/ content/ view/ 791/ ). Metal-rules.com. . Retrieved 12 May 2008. [5] http:/ / www. the-scorpions. com/ english/ discography/ records/ animal_magnetism. asp [6] http:/ / www. the-scorpions. com

Blackout

67

Blackout
Blackout

Studio album by Scorpions Released March 29, 1982

Recorded Dierks Studio, Stommeln-Cologne, Germany, Late Fall-Early Winter, 1981-82 Genre Length Label Heavy metal, hard rock 36:44 EMI Records (Europe) Mercury (US)

Producer Dieter Dierks Professional reviews • • Allmusic Rolling Stone [1] link [2] link

Scorpions chronology

Animal Magnetism (1980)

Blackout (1982)

Love at First Sting (1984)

Blackout is the eighth studio album by the German heavy metal band Scorpions, released in 1982. After losing his voice during the writing of the album,[3] lead vocalist Klaus Meine had to undergo surgery on his vocal cords and it was uncertain whether he would be able to record it. Demos of the material were recorded with Don Dokken as vocalist; however none of those recordings are featured on the album. Rudolf Schenker could not choose between his guitar solos on "China White", so the US and European releases differed in this small detail. A self-portrait of artist Gottfried Helnwein[3] is featured on the cover of the album. Rudolf Schenker portrays this character in the "No One Like You" music video. The RIAA certified Blackout as Gold on June 24, 1982 and Platinum on March 8, 1984.

Blackout

68

Track listing
Side one
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. "Blackout" (Schenker/Meine/Rarebell/Kittelsen) – 3:49 "Can't Live Without You" (Schenker/Meine) – 3:47 "No One Like You" (Schenker/Meine) – 3:57 "You Give Me All I Need" (Schenker/Rarebell) – 3:39 "Now!" (Schenker/Meine/Rarebell) – 2:35

Side two
1. 2. 3. 4. "Dynamite" (Schenker/Meine/Rarebell) – 4:12 "Arizona" (Schenker/Rarebell) – 3:56 "China White" (Schenker/Meine) – 6:59 "When the Smoke Is Going Down" (Schenker/Meine) – 3:51

Personnel
• • • • • • Klaus Meine - Lead vocals Matthias Jabs - Lead guitar, Backing vocals Rudolf Schenker - Rhythm guitar, Backing vocals Francis Buchholz - Bass, Backing vocals Herman Rarebell - Drums, Percussion, Backing vocals Produced by Dieter Dierks for Breeze-Music

Charts
Album
Billboard (North America)
Year 1982 Chart Position

The Billboard 200 #10

Singles
Billboard (North America), Top Singles (France)
Year 1982 1982 1982 Song No One Like You No One Like You Chart Billboard Hot 100 Position #64

Mainstream Rock Chart #1 #17

Can't Live Without You France Top Singles

Blackout

69

References
[1] http:/ / www. allmusic. com/ album/ r17526 [2] http:/ / www. rollingstone. com/ artists/ scorpions/ albums/ album/ 321668/ review/ 5945009/ blackout [3] Jeffrey Easton. "Metal Exiles interview with Klaus Meine'" (http:/ / www. metalexiles. com/ _mgxroot/ page_11070. html). metalexiles.com. . Retrieved July 18, 2010.

Love at First Sting

70

Love at First Sting
Love at First Sting

Studio album by Scorpions Released March 27, 1984

Recorded 1983-1984, Dierks Studio, Stommeln-Cologne, Germany Genre Length Label Heavy metal, hard rock 40:55 EMI Records (Europe) Mercury (US)

Producer Dieter Dierks Professional reviews • • Allmusic Rolling Stone Scorpions chronology [1] [2] link

Blackout (1982)

Love at First Sting (1984)

Savage Amusement (1988)

Alternate "Clean" Cover

Love at First Sting

71

Love at First Sting is the ninth studio album by the German heavy metal band Scorpions, released in 1984 (see 1984 in music). Love at First Sting became the most successful album of the band in the USA where it peaked at number 6 on the Billboard 200 chart in 1984 and went triple platinum. The song "Rock You Like a Hurricane" reached number 25 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the same year, "Still Loving You" reached number 64 on the same chart, number 14 in Germany, number 2 in the French and Swiss Top 50. "Rock You Like a Hurricane" ranked #31 on VH1's 40 Greatest Metal Songs[3] and "Still Loving You" ranked #22 on VH1's 25 Greatest Power Ballads.[4]

Cover art
The original cover art created by Helmut Newton[5] features a man and a partially nude woman locked in an embrace, with the man giving the woman a tattoo on her thigh. Despite the record company having shown the original cover art to retailers without any concerns, a complaint by Wal-Mart after the album was released resulted in PolyGram Records issuing a "clean" cover for use in several department store chains. The alternative cover was designed to be less controversial by simply showing a photo of the band members, which was the same photo on the inner sleeve.[5] [6] [7]

Recording sessions
The album was recorded in 1983 and 1984 at Dierks Studios near Cologne Germany.

Track listing
All lyrics written by Klaus Meine except where noted, all music composed by Rudolf Schenker.
Side One No. Title 1. "Bad Boys Running Wild" Lyrics Meine, Herman Rarebell Length 3:56 4:12 4:17 4:59 3:31

2. "Rock You Like a Hurricane" Meine, Rarebell 3. "I'm Leaving You" 4. "Coming Home" 5. "The Same Thrill"

Love at First Sting

72

Side Two No. Title 1. "Big City Nights" 2. "As Soon as the Good Times Roll" 3. "Crossfire" 4. "Still Loving You" Length 4:09 5:03 4:36 6:27

Personnel
• • • • • Klaus Meine - lead vocals Matthias Jabs - lead guitar, backing vocals Rudolf Schenker - rhythm guitar, backing vocals, lead guitar on "Still Loving You" & "Big City Nights" Francis Buchholz - bass, backing vocals Herman Rarebell - drums, percussion, backing vocals

Produced by Dieter Dierks. Note • Although the usual band line-up is credited on Love At First Sting, both Rarebell and Buchholz were temporarily out of the band at the time of the album's recording, with drum and bass track provided by Bobby Rondinelli (Rainbow) and Jimmy Bain (Dio, ex-Rainbow, Wild Horses), respectively.

Charts
Album
Billboard (North America)
Year 1984 Chart Position

The Billboard 200 #6

Singles
Billboard (North America)
Year 1984 1984 Song Chart Position

"Rock You Like a Hurricane" Billboard Hot 100 #25 "Still Loving You" Billboard Hot 100 #64

RIAA Certification

Love at First Sting

73

Certification Gold Platinum

Date April 30, 1984 April 30, 1984

Double-platinum October 25, 1984 Triple-platinum July 8, 1995

References
[1] http:/ / www. allmusic. com/ album/ r17530 [2] http:/ / www. rollingstone. com/ artists/ scorpions/ albums/ album/ 245795/ review/ 5941957/ love_at_first_sting [3] "VH1 40 Greatest Metal Songs", 1–4 May 2006, VH1 Channel, reported by VH1.com (http:/ / www. vh1. com/ shows/ dyn/ the_greatest/ 103446/ episode_this_list. jhtml); last accessed September 10, 2006. [4] "VH1 40 Greatest Metal Songs", 1–4 May 2006, VH1 Channel, reported by VH1.com (http:/ / www. vh1. com/ shows/ dyn/ the_greatest/ 66390/ episode_countdown. jhtml); last accessed September 10, 2006. [5] Jeffrey Easton. "Metal Exiles interview with Klaus Meine'" (http:/ / www. metalexiles. com/ _mgxroot/ page_11070. html). metalexiles.com. . Retrieved July 18, 2010. [6] Nuzum, Eric (2001). Parental Advisory: Music Censorship in America. pp. 78, 245. ISBN 0-688-16772-1. [7] Nuzum, Eric. "1980's Censorship Incidents" (http:/ / www. ericnuzum. com/ banned/ incidents/ 80s. html). . Retrieved Jan 19 2009.

External links
• Official website (http://www.the-scorpions.com/english/discography/records/love_at_first_sting.asp)

Savage Amusement

74

Savage Amusement
Savage Amusement

Studio album by Scorpions Released Recorded Genre Length Label Producer April 16, 1988 1987-88 Hard rock, heavy metal 37:19 Harvest, Mercury Dieter Dierks Professional reviews • Allmusic link [1]

Scorpions chronology

Love at First Sting (1984)

Savage Amusement (1988)

Crazy World (1990)

Savage Amusement is the tenth studio album by the German heavy metal band Scorpions, released in 1988. It peaked at #5 in the USA where it became platinum on June 20, 1988. The album was the follow up to the successful Love at First Sting and had some musical differences when compared to its predecessor. The overall feel of the album shows that Scorpions wanted to experiment with some different genres, going to a more radio friendly style and incorporating more synthesized sounds. While there are still some straight hard rock songs, like "Don't Stop At The Top" and "Media Overkill", there are also progressive rock songs such as "Walking On The Edge" and "Passion Rules The Game".

Savage Amusement

75

Track listing
Side one
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. "Don't Stop at the Top"  (music Schenker / lyrics Meine-Rarebell)   – 4:03 "Rhythm of Love"  (Schenker / Meine)   – 3:47 "Passion Rules the Game"  (Rarebell / Meine)   – 3:58 "Media Overkill"  (Schenker / Meine)   – 3:32 "Walking On the Edge"  (Schenker / Meine)   – 5:05

Side two
1. 2. 3. 4. "We Let It Rock...You Let It Roll"  (Schenker / Meine)   – 3:38 "Every Minute Every Day"  (Schenker / Meine)   – 4:21 "Love On the Run"  (Schenker / Meine-Rarebell)   – 3:35 "Believe in Love"  (Schenker / Meine)   – 5:20

Line-up
• • • • • Klaus Meine - lead vocals Matthias Jabs - lead guitar, backing vocals Rudolf Schenker - rhythm guitar, backing vocals Francis Buchholz - bass, backing vocals Herman Rarebell - drums, percussion, backing vocals

Charts
Album
Billboard (North America)
Year 1988 Chart Position

The Billboard 200 #5

Singles
Year 1988 1988 1988 Song Chart Position #75

"Rhythm Of Love" The Billboard Hot 100

"Rhythm Of Love" Mainstream Rock Tracks #6 "Believe In Love" Mainstream Rock Tracks #12

References
[1] http:/ / www. allmusic. com/ album/ r17533

Crazy World

76

Crazy World
Crazy World

Studio album by Scorpions Released Recorded Genre Length Label November 6, 1990 Summer-Fall, 1990 Hard rock 52:53 Mercury Vertigo (Europe) Keith Olsen, Scorpions Professional reviews • Allmusic link [1]

Producer

Scorpions chronology

Savage Amusement (1988)

Crazy World (1990)

Face the Heat (1993)

Crazy World is the eleventh studio album by the German heavy metal band Scorpions released in November 1990. Crazy World peaked at number 21 on Billboard 200 Chart for albums in 1991. The song "Wind of Change" reached number four on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1991, and "Send Me an Angel" reached number 44 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. In the UK, it remains the only Scorpions album to attain Silver certification (60,000 units sold) by the British Phonographic Industry, achieving this in November 1991.

Crazy World

77

Track listing
1. "Tease Me Please Me" (Matthias Jabs, Jim Vallance, Klaus Meine, Herman Rarebell) – 4:44 2. "Don't Believe Her" (Rudolf Schenker, Vallance, Rarebell, Meine) – 4:55 3. "To Be with You in Heaven" (Schenker, Meine) – 4:48 4. "Wind of Change" (Meine) – 5:10 5. "Restless Nights" (Schenker, Meine, Rarebell, Vallance) – 5:44 6. "Lust or Love" (Meine, Rarebell, Vallance) – 4:22 7. "Kicks After Six" (Francis Buchholz, Vallance, Rarebell, Meine) – 3:49 8. "Hit Between the Eyes" (Schenker, Rarebell, Meine, Vallance) – 4:33 9. "Money and Fame" (Jabs, Rarebell) – 5:06 10. "Crazy World" (Schenker, Meine, Rarebell, Vallance) – 5:08 11. "Send Me an Angel" (Schenker, Meine) – 4:34

Personnel
• Klaus Meine - Lead vocals • Matthias Jabs - Lead guitars, Backing vocals • Rudolf Schenker - Rhythm guitars, Backing vocals • Francis Buchholz - Bass, Backing vocals • Herman Rarebell - Drums, Percussion, Backing vocals

Credits
• • • • • Produced by Keith Olsen & Scorpions Engineered & Mixed By Keith Olsen & Erwin Musper Additional Engineering By Attie Bauw, Albert Boekholt Tom Fletcher & Shay Baby Additional Mixing By Shay Baby Mastered by Greg Fulginiti

• Keyboards By Jim Vallance & Koen VanBaal • Additional Vocals By Claudia Frohling, Tony Ioannoua, Cliff Roles, Jim Lewis & Dries Van Der Schuyt

Notes
• "Hit Between the Eyes" was played during the ending credits of the 1992 film Freejack.

Charts
Album
Billboard (North America)

Crazy World

78

Year 1991

Chart Billboard 200 Austria Germany Switzerland Norway Sweden UK Australia

Peak position 21 1 1 3 4 6 27 49

Singles
Billboard (North America)
Year Song Peak positions

Billboard Hot 100
1990 1991 1991 1991 "Tease Me, Please Me" "Wind of Change" "Don't Believe Her" "Send Me an Angel" 4 44

US Mainstream Rock
8 2 13 8

References
[1] http:/ / www. allmusic. com/ album/ r17535

Face the Heat

79

Face the Heat
Face the Heat

Studio album by Scorpions Released Genre Length Label Producer September 21, 1993 Hard rock, heavy metal 52:04 PolyGram Bruce Fairbairn and Scorpions Professional reviews • Allmusic link [1]

Scorpions chronology

Crazy World (1990)

Face the Heat (1993)

Pure Instinct (1996)

Face the Heat is the twelfth studio album (14th including major live recordings) released by the German heavy metal band Scorpions in 1993. It was produced by the band and the late Bruce Fairbairn. It was released on the PolyGram label. This album marked their status as a sort of political band with the song, "Alien Nation"; which was about the re-unification of Germany. This album had a contemporary touch to it, as the band were then going with the current trends, before later returning to their original style in Unbreakable in 2004.

Face the Heat

80

Track listing
1. "Alien Nation" (Klaus Meine, Rudolf Schenker) – 5:42 2. "No Pain No Gain" (Mark Hudson, Meine, Schenker) – 3:55 3. "Someone to Touch" (Hudson, Meine, Schenker) – 4:28 4. "Under the Same Sun" (Bruce Fairbairn, Meine, Hudson) – 4:52 5. "Taxman Woman" (Meine, Schenker) – 4:30 6. "Unholy Alliance" (Meine, Schenker) – 4:54 7. "Woman" (Meine, Schenker) – 5:55 8. "Hate to Be Nice" (Meine, Schenker) – 3:33 9. "Ship of Fools" (Meine, Schenker) – 4:15 10. "Nightmare Avenue" (Matthias Jabs, Hudson, Meine) – 3:54 11. "Lonely Nights" (Meine, Schenker) – 4:50

Bonus tracks
Europe 12. "Destin" – 3:17 13. "Daddy's Girl" – 4:17 Japan 12. "Kami O Shin Juru" Asia/Australia 12. "Kami O Shin Juru" 13. "Daddy's Girl" US 12. "(Marie's the Name) His Latest Flame" (Doc Pomus, Mort Shuman)) + Bonus 12. "Destin" 13. "Daddy's Girl" 14. "Heroes Don't Cry" 15. "White Dove" 16. "Edge of Time" 17. "Ave Maria no Morro"

Face the Heat

81

Personnel
• • • • • Klaus Meine – lead vocals Matthias Jabs – lead guitars, backing vocals Rudolf Schenker – rhythm guitars, backing vocals Ralph Rieckermann – bass, backing vocals Herman Rarebell – drums, percussion, backing vocals

• Keyboards: John Webster • Additional Keyboards (Woman and Lonely Nights): Luke Herzog • Producer: Bruce Fairbairn and Scorpions

Notes
• "Under the Same Sun" was played during the ending credits of the 1994 film On Deadly Ground. • "Alien Nation" was recorded as cover by the Italian heavy metal band Mastercastle, as Japanese bonus track of their album The Phoenix.

Charts
Album
Billboard (North America)
Year 1993 Chart Position

The Billboard 200 #24

Singles
Year 1993 1993 1994 Song "Alien Nation" "Woman" Chart Position

Mainstream Rock Tracks #10 Mainstream Rock Tracks #15

"Under The Same Sun" Mainstream Rock Tracks #16

References
[1] http:/ / www. allmusic. com/ album/ r189267

Pure Instinct

82

Pure Instinct
Pure Instinct

Studio album by Scorpions Released Genre Length Label May 21, 1996 Hard rock, heavy metal 50:50 EastWest Records Professional reviews • Allmusic link [1]

Scorpions chronology

Face the Heat (1993)

Pure Instinct (1996)

Eye II Eye (1999)

Alternative cover

Pure Instinct is the thirteenth studio album by German heavy metal band Scorpions, released in 1996.

Pure Instinct The cover art for this album like many previous Scorpions album cover was replaced with an alternative cover for some releases[2] due to the nudity on the original cover. This is the only Scorpions album on which Curt Cress plays drums.

83

Track listing
All songs written by Rudolf Schenker and Klaus Meine, except as indicated 1. "Wild Child" – 4:19 2. "But The Best For You" (Meine) – 5:26 3. "Does Anyone Know" (Meine) – 6:03 4. "Stone In My Shoe" – 4:42 5. "Soul Behind The Face" – 4:14 6. "Oh Girl (I Wanna Be With You)" – 3:56 7. "When You Came Into My Life" (Meine, Schenker, Titiek Puspa, James F. Sundah) – 5:17 8. "Where The River Flows" – 4:16 9. "Time Will Call Your Name" – 3:21 10. "You and I" (Meine) – 6:12 11. "Are You The One?" – 3:15 12. "She's Knocking At My Door" (Bonus Track on Japanese Release) – 3:21

Credits
• • • • • Klaus Meine - Lead vocals Rudolf Schenker - Rhythm guitars, Backing vocals Matthias Jabs - Lead guitars, Backing vocals Curt Cress - Drums, Percussion Ralph Rieckermann - Bass, Backing vocals

Charts
Album
Billboard (North America)
Year 1996 Chart Position

The Billboard 200 #99

Singles
Year 1996 Song Chart Position

"Wild Child" Mainstream Rock Tracks #19

Pure Instinct

84

References
[1] http:/ / www. allmusic. com/ album/ r234850 [2] Jeffrey Easton. "Metal Exiles interview with Klaus Meine'" (http:/ / www. metalexiles. com/ _mgxroot/ page_11070. html). metalexiles.com. . Retrieved July 18, 2010.

Eye II Eye
Eye II Eye

Studio album by Scorpions Released Recorded Genre Length Label March 9, 1999 1998-1999 Heavy metal, hard rock 62:49 EastWest Records Professional reviews • Allmusic link [1]

Scorpions chronology

Pure Instinct (1996)

Eye II Eye (1999)

Moment of Glory (2000)

Eye II Eye is the fourteenth studio album by German heavy metal band Scorpions, released in 1999. It is a radical departure in that Eye II Eye is much more pop-oriented than their previous work, which alienated some fans, despite lead single "Mysterious" reaching number 26 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart. For the first (and, thus far, only) time, Scorpions released a song recorded in their native language, namely "Du bist so schmutzig".

Eye II Eye

85

Track listing
1. "Mysterious" (Rieckermann, Schenker, Jabs, J.M. Byron, Meine) – 5:28 2. "To Be No. 1" (Peter Wolf, Jabs, Meine) – 3:57 3. "Obsession" (Meine, Wolf) – 4:09 4. "10 Light Years Away" (Mick Jones, Marti Frederiksen, Meine, Schenker) – 3:52 5. "Mind Like a Tree" (Schenker, Wolf, Meine) – 5:34 6. "Eye to Eye" (Schenker, Meine) – 5:04 7. "What U Give U Get Back" (Schenker, Wolf, Meine) – 5:02 8. "Skywriter" (Schenker, Meine) – 4:55 9. "Yellow Butterfly" (Schenker, Frederiksen, Meine) – 5:44 10. "Freshly Squeezed" (Schenker, Wolf, Meine) – 3:58 11. "Priscilla" (Schenker, Meine) – 3:17 12. "Du bist so schmutzig" (Jabs, Schenker, Meine, Kottak) – 3:55 13. "Aleyah" (Schenker, Meine) – 4:19 14. "A Moment in a Million Years" (Meine) – 3:38 Japan 15. "You and I" ("Butcher"-radio remix) (Meine) - 4:00

Credits
• • • • • Klaus Meine - Lead vocals Rudolf Schenker - Rhythm guitars, Backing vocals Matthias Jabs - Lead guitars, Backing vocals James Kottak - Drums, Percussion, Backing vocals Ralph Rieckermann - Bass, Backing vocals

Charts
Singles
Billboard (North America)
Year 1999 Song Chart Position

"Mysterious" Mainstream Rock Tracks #26

References
[1] http:/ / www. allmusic. com/ album/ r403552

Moment of Glory

86

Moment of Glory
Moment of Glory

Studio album by Scorpions Released Recorded Genre Length Label Producer August 29, 2000 January 2000 - April 2000 Hard rock, heavy metal, symphonic metal 61:14 EMI Records Scorpions & Christian Kolonovits Professional reviews • • Allmusic RockSomething [1] link [2] link

Scorpions chronology

Eye II Eye (1999)

Moment of Glory (2000)

Unbreakable (2004)

Moment of Glory is a 2000 album by German heavy metal band Scorpions with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. All titles were arranged by Christian Kolonovits. At first the English composer Andrew Powell was asked to provide arrangements. As they would have reduced the orchestra too much, being only a symphonic accompaniment, both the Philharmonics and the Scorpions regarded the arrangements not to be satisfying. As mentioned by Klaus Meine, Michael Kamen was designated next for the orchestral material. After his declining to collaborate with Metallica for the album S&M, finally the Austrian arranger Christian Kolonovits proved to be the right collaborator. See the interviews with Meine and Kolonovits and pages from Kolonovits’ scores Michael Custodis, Moment of Glory - The Scorpions und die Berliner Philharmoniker.[3]

Moment of Glory

87

Live performances
The Moment of Glory concert programme was first presented at the Hannover EXPO in 2000. Conductor was Christian Kolonovits. In 2001, this rock-symphonic show was taken on a seven-city tour to Russia and the Baltic countries. Christian Kolonovits and Scott Lawton alternated as orchestra conductors.

Track listing
1. "Hurricane 2000" – 6:04 2. "Moment of Glory" – 5:08 3. "Send Me an Angel" – 6:19 4. "Wind of Change" – 7:36 5. "Crossfire" (Instrumental) – 6:47[4] 6. "Deadly Sting Suite" (Instrumental) – 7:22 7. "Here in My Heart" – 4:20 8. "Still Loving You" – 7:28 9. "Big City Nights" – 4:37 10. "Lady Starlight" – 5:32 11. "Hurricane 2000" (Radio Edit) (Bonus Track)

Track notes
Its title track "Moment of Glory" was the official anthem of the EXPO 2000 in Hanover, Germany. "Hurricane 2000," the reworking of "Rock You Like a Hurricane," is the official theme song to Sabres Hockey Network broadcasts. The instrumental "Deadly Sting Suite" is based on two earlier Scorpions tracks, "He's A Woman, She's A Man" and "Dynamite".[5] Here in My Heart, written by Diane Warren, was recorded by Tiffany 10 years earlier for her album New Inside. The sixth track, "Crossfire" repeats the main theme of the Russian song Moscow Nights.[4]

Credits
• • • • • Klaus Meine - Lead vocals Matthias Jabs - Lead guitars, Backing vocals Rudolf Schenker - Rhythm guitars, Backing vocals Ralph Rieckermann - Bass, Backing vocals James Kottak - Drums, Percussion, Backing vocals

Guest musicians • Lyn Liechty - Vocals (Here in My Heart) • Ray Wilson - Vocals (Big City Nights) • Zucchero - Vocals (Send Me An Angel)

Moment of Glory

88

References
[1] http:/ / www. allmusic. com/ album/ r488490 [2] http:/ / www. rocksomething. com/ reviews/ reviewScorpions. html [3] Michael Custodis, chapter: Moment of Glory - The Scorpions und die Berliner Philharmoniker, in: Klassische Musik heute. Eine Spurensuche in der Rockmusik, Bielefeld transcript-Verlag 2009 ISBN 978-3-8376-1249-3 [4] http:/ / www. youtube. com/ watch?v=Rybuz1kEsGE [5] [ Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: The Scorpions - Moment of Glory (Live with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra) (http:/ / www. amazon. com/ Scorpions-Moment-Berlin-Philharmonic-Orchestra/ product-reviews/ B0000584ZL) "customer review by Rezaul Hasan Laskar"]. Amazon.com (http:/ / www. amazon. com). . Retrieved 2009-05-16.

Unbreakable

89

Unbreakable
Unbreakable

Studio album by Scorpions Released Genre Length Label Producer June 22, 2004 Hard rock, heavy metal 56:30 BMG International Erwin Musper & Scorpions Professional reviews • Allmusic link [1]

Scorpions chronology

Moment of Glory (2000)

Unbreakable Humanity: Hour (2004) I (2007)

Unbreakable is the fifteenth studio album by the German heavy metal band Scorpions, released in 2004. In this album, Scorpions return to their original, more raw style of music after many concept albums and experimenting with different styles.

Track listing
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. "New Generation" (Schenker, Meine) – 5:51 "Love 'em Or Leave 'em" (Schenker, Kottak, Meine) – 4:04 "Deep And Dark" (Schenker, Jabs, Meine) – 3:39 "Borderline" (Schenker, Meine) – 4:53 "Blood Too Hot" (Schenker, Meine) – 4:16 "Maybe I Maybe You" (Anoushiravan Rohani, Meine) – 3:32 "Someday Is Now" (Schenker, Kottak) – 3:25 "My City My Town" (Meine) – 4:55 "Through My Eyes" (Schenker, Meine) – 5:23

Unbreakable 10. "Can You Feel It" (Kottak, Meine) – 3:49 11. "This Time" (Jabs) – 3:36 12. "She Said" (Kolonovits, Meine) – 4:42

90

Bonus track (all releases)
1. "Remember The Good Times" (Retro Garage Mix) (Schenker, Bazilian, Meine) – 4:24

Bonus tracks on the Japanese release
1. "Dreamers" - 4:47 2. "Too Far" - 3:08

Personnel
• • • • Klaus Meine: lead vocals Rudolf Schenker: rhythm guitars, backing vocals Matthias Jabs: lead guitars, backing vocals James Kottak: drums, percussion, backing vocals

• Pawel Maciwoda: bass, backing vocals

References
[1] http:/ / www. allmusic. com/ album/ r683980

Humanity: Hour I

91

Humanity: Hour I
Humanity: Hour I

Studio album by Scorpions Released May 2007 (See release history) October 2006 - February 2007 Hard rock, heavy metal 52:58 BMG, New Door Records (US & Canada) James Michael & Desmond Child Professional reviews • Allmusic link [1]

Recorded Genre Length Label Producer

Scorpions chronology

Unbreakable Humanity - Hour (2004) 1 (2007)

Sting in the Tail (2010)

Humanity: Hour I is a concept album (and sixteenth studio recording) by the German heavy metal band Scorpions, which was released in Europe on May 14, 2007 and in the United States and Canada on August 28, 2007. The leading song "Humanity" was performed by Scorpions on March 24, 2007 at Brussels, Belgium. The album was produced by James Michael and Desmond Child, who also provide backing vocals. The first single was "Humanity". Also of note is the band's logo on the album's cover (Concept by Desmond Child and Concept /Design by Futurist Liam Carl): the text font is similar to their first two albums, as opposed to the band's more famous logo. This marks only the third time in the band's career (and the first time in 33 years) the less familiar font has been used. However, if one looks closely, their more familiar logo can be seen on the back of the neck of the female android. The opening track "Hour I" has been used as the intro of the NHL's Minnesota Wild since the 2007-08 season.

Humanity: Hour I

92

Track listing
1. "Hour I" - 3:26 (Rudolf Schenker/James Michael/Desmond Child/John Lowery) 2. "The Game of Life" - 4:04 (Klaus Meine/Child/Mikael Nord Andersson/Martin Hansen) 3. "We Were Born to Fly" - 3:59 (Matthias Jabs/Eric Bazilian/Marti Frederiksen) 4. "The Future Never Dies" - 4:03 (Meine/Child/Bazilian/Jason Paige/Russ Irwin) 5. "You're Lovin' Me to Death" - 3:15 (Schenker/Child/Andreas Carlsson/Bazilian) 6. "321" - 3:53 (Schenker/Child/Frederiksen/Paige) 7. "Love Will Keep Us Alive" - 4:32 (Meine/Child/Bazilian/Frederiksen) 8. "We Will Rise Again" - 3:49 (Jabs/Michael/Paige/Child) 9. "Your Last Song" - 3:44 (Schenker/Child/Bazilian) 10. "Love Is War" - 4:20 (Jabs/Michael/Child/Frederiksen) 11. "The Cross" - 4:28 (Jabs/Michael/Child/Frederiksen) 12. "Humanity" - 5:26 (Meine/Child/Bazilian) 13. "Cold"* - 3:52 (Jabs/Child/Bazilian/Frederiksen) 14. "Humanity" (Radio Edit)* - 4:06 (Meine/Child/Bazilian) 15. "Love Will Keep Us Alive" (Radio Edit)* - 4:06 (Meine/Child/Bazilian/Frederiksen) * Bonus tracks available on Limited Edition, LP, and Japan releases.

Personnel
Band
• • • • • Klaus Meine: Lead Vocals Matthias Jabs: Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals Rudolf Schenker: Rhythm Guitar, Backing Vocals Paweł Mąciwoda: Bass, Backing Vocals James Kottak: Drums, Percussion, Backing Vocals

Guests
• • • • • Billy Corgan: Featured vocals on "The Cross" Eric Bazilian: Guitar, "Love Will Keep Us Alive" John 5: Guitar, "Hour I" Russ Irwin: Piano, "The Future Never Dies" Jason Paige: Background vocals

Release history

Humanity: Hour I

93

Region Europe Canada United States

Date May 2007 August 28, 2007

Chart positions
Album
Year 2007 Chart Greece Album Charts Russian Album Charts Argentina Album Charts German Album Charts French Album Charts Japanese Album Charts Switzerland Album Charts Finland Album Charts Canada Album Chart Austrian Album Charts Italian Album Charts Czech Republic Album Charts Spain Album Charts The Billboard 200 Holland Album Charts Mexico Album Charts Peak Position 1 5 8 9 16 16 27 29 40 41 44 47 59 63 91 97

External links
• The Official Scorpions Site [2]

References
[1] http:/ / www. allmusic. com/ album/ r1069757 [2] http:/ / www. the-scorpions. com/ english

Sting in the Tail

94

Sting in the Tail
Sting in the Tail

Studio album by Scorpions Released March 14, 2010 (see release history) 2009 Heavy metal, hard rock 44:20 Sony Music Germany New Door/UME (US) Mikael "Nord" Andersson & Martin Hansen Scorpions chronology

Recorded Genre Length Label

Producer

Humanity: Hour I (2007)

Sting in the Tail (2010)

Sting in the Tail is the seventeenth studio album by German heavy metal band Scorpions. It was released on March 19, 2010 in Europe (March 14 in Greece) and was released on March 23 in North America.[1] It is likely their last studio album.[2] In an interview with the Songfacts website, Rudolf Schenker explained that their goal was to update their sound from their classic period in the 1980s. He explained: "If you take the best song elements from the '80s albums, and put these on one album, you come up with the Sting in the Tail album. So in this case we tried to re-invent the Scorpions sound from the '80s, using the same DNA after putting in a modern twist, to make it sound like today's music."[3] The album has a duet featuring the Finnish symphonic metal singer Tarja Turunen, in the song "The Good Die Young".[4] A tentative title for the album was Humanity: Hour II, however this was eventually scrapped. First week sales in the United States were 18,500 copies sold placing it at No. 23 on the Billboard 200. In Germany the album debuted at No. 2, but fell in its second week to No. 3, in France at No. 16 and in Greece at No. 1.[5] The album also peaked at Number 2 on the Billboard Rock Charts.

Sting in the Tail

95

Track listing
1. "Raised on Rock" - 3:57 (Music: Andersson, Hansen / Lyrics: Hansen, Meine) 2. "Sting in the Tail" - 3:12 (Meine, Schenker / Meine) 3. "Slave Me" - 2:44 (Schenker / Meine, Jabs, Bazilian) 4. "The Good Die Young" (feat. Tarja Turunen) - 5:14 (Schenker, Kolonovits / Meine) 5. "No Limit" - 3:24 (Meine, Schenker, Bazilian / Meine, Schenker, Bazilian) 6. "Rock Zone" - 3:17 (Meine, Andersson, Hansen / Meine) 7. "Lorelei" - 4:31 (Schenker, Thomander, Wikström / Meine, Bazilian, Thomander, Wikström) 8. "Turn You On" - 4:25 (Schenker, Andersson, Hansen / Meine) 9. "SLY" - 5:15 (Meine, Schenker / Meine) 10. "Spirit of Rock" - 3:43 (Schenker, Bazilian / Meine, Schenker, Bazilian) 11. "The Best Is Yet to Come" - 4:34 (Music: Bazilian, Thomander, Wikström / Lyrics: Schenker, Bazilian, Thomander, Wikström) 1. 2. 3. 4. "Dreamers"*** / "Thunder and Lightning" (Schenker, Meine, Kolonovits / Meine) "Too Far"*** "Miracle" (regular version)*** "The Good Die Young" (new version)***

5. "Thunder and Lightning"*** - bonus track also on Japanese edition • Bonus tracks on European Premium Edition, which also includes a DVD, featuring: 1. "Sting in the Tail" (live video San Antonio) 2. "The Best is Yet to Come" (live video Prague) 3. "Sting in the Tail" (video message – EPK)

Charts
Greece : # 1 / Germany : # 2 / Korea : # 2 / Czech Republic : # 3 / Swiss : # 6 / Austria : # 6 / Russia : # 6 / Finland : # 6 / Japan : # 6 / United Arab Emirates : # 7 / Europe : # 7 / Sweden : # 14 / World : # 14 / France : # 16 / Hungary : # 19 / Portugal : # 21 / Canada : # 22 / Usa : # 23 / Brazil : # 27 / Spain : # 30 / Mexico : # 33 / Italy : # 39 / Poland : # 41 / Belgium : # 45 / Holland : # 71 / UK : # 96
Chart (2010) Peak Certification position Sales/ shipments [6] 200,000

German Albums Chart

[7]

2

Platinum

Sting in the Tail

96

Year-end charts
Chart (2010) German Albums Chart [8] Rank 29

Personnel
• • • • • Klaus Meine: Lead Vocals Matthias Jabs: Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals Rudolf Schenker: Rhythm Guitar, Backing Vocals Paweł Mąciwoda: Bass, Backing Vocals James Kottak: Drums, Percussion, Backing Vocals

Additional personnel
• Tarja Turunen: Backing vocals on 1st version of "The Good Die Young" and the main vocals on the 2nd version.

Release history
Region Greece Germany Date 14 March 2010 19 March 2010

United Kingdom 22 March 2010 United States Brazil Japan 23 March 2010 15 April 2010 22 April 2010

References
[1] Scorpions: New Album Title Announced (http:/ / www. roadrunnerrecords. com/ blabbermouth. net/ news. aspx?mode=Article& newsitemID=130836) [2] Scorpions: 'We Have Reached The End Of The Road' (http:/ / www. roadrunnerrecords. com/ blabbermouth. net/ news. aspx?mode=Article& newsitemID=133950) [3] "Raised On Rock" (http:/ / www. songfacts. com/ detail. php?id=19309). Songfacts.com. . Retrieved 2010-07-02. [4] The Gauntlet: Interview with Scorpions in 01-27-2010 (http:/ / www. thegauntlet. com/ interview/ 3831/ 573/ Scorpions. html) [5] (http:/ / www. ifpi. gr/ chart01. htm) [6] Certification award levels (http:/ / www. ifpi. org/ content/ library/ international-award-levels. pdf) IFPI. Retrieved August, 2009. [7] "Gold/Platin–Datenbank [Gold/Platinum Database]" (http:/ / www. musikindustrie. de/ gold_platin_datenbank/ ) (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. . [8] http:/ / www. viva. tv/ charts/ viva-album-jahrescharts-2010-2010-211/

97

Live albums
Tokyo Tapes
Tokyo Tapes

Live album by Scorpions Released Recorded Genre Length Label Producer 1978 April 24 & 27, 1978 Heavy metal, hard rock 85:07 RCA Dieter Dierks Professional reviews • Allmusic link [1]

Scorpions live albums chronology

Tokyo Tapes (1978)

World Wide Live (1985)

Original cover

Tokyo Tapes

98

Tokyo Tapes is a live album by German heavy metal band Scorpions. "Tokyo Tapes" was Scorpions' first live album, recorded at Sun Plaza Hall (Tokyo, Japan) on April 24 and 27, during the band's Japanese tour in 1978. These shows were guitarist Uli Jon Roth's last performances with the band, who had announced his departure after the release of Taken by Force. Tokyo Tapes includes songs from all Scorpions' albums released before 1978. The songs "Hell-Cat", "Catch Your Train" and the Japanese national anthem ("Kimi ga yo") were also performed during these shows but were not included in the official album. On the 2001 EMI re-mastered CD, "Polar Nights" was omitted so as to fit a single CD, although it was included on the re-mastered version of "Taken by Force". The earlier two CD release, however, is the original album in its entirety. In Asian markets, an alternate cover of a Scorpion on a rose is used rather than the live shot of the band used for most other markets. Roth commented about the recording of the album: Tokyo Tapes was a peak time, we have played together for all these years and it all came together at that time. Particularly on the first show, which unfortunately wasn't recorded. There were three shows in Tokyo, the first one was by far the best, but the second one was good too. Those are the ones on the album, the second and the third that were used. The first one I thought was a lot better and I was disappointed that it wasn't recorded.[2]

Track listing
Side one
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. "All Night Long" (Roth/Meine) – 3:44 "Pictured Life" (R. Schenker/Meine/Roth) – 3:12 "Backstage Queen" (R. Schenker/Meine) – 3:44 "Polar Nights" (Roth) – 6:43 "In Trance" (R. Schenker/Meine) – 5:25

Tokyo Tapes

99

Side two
1. 2. 3. 4. "We'll Burn the Sky" (R. Schenker/Dannemann) – 8:07 "Suspender Love" (R. Schenker/Meine) – 3:38 "In Search of the Peace of Mind" (R. Schenker/M. Schenker/Meine/Heimberg/Dziony) – 3:02 "Fly to the Rainbow" (M. Schenker/Roth) – 9:39

Side three
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. "He's a Woman, She's a Man" (R. Schenker/Meine/Rarebell) – 5:22 "Speedy's Coming" (R. Schenker/Meine) – 3:40 "Top of the Bill" (R. Schenker/Meine) – 6:45 "Hound Dog" (Leiber/Stoller) – 1:14 "Long Tall Sally" (Johnson/Blackwell/Penniman) – 2:50

Side four
1. "Steamrock Fever" (R. Schenker/Meine) – 3:41 2. "Dark Lady" (Roth) – 4:18 3. "Kōjō no Tsuki" (R. Taki-B. Tsuchi/arr. Scorpions) – 3:35 4. "Robot Man" (R. Schenker/Meine) – 5:47

Credits
• Klaus Meine - Lead Vocals • Ulrich Roth - Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals, Lead Vocals on "Polar Nights", "Fly To The Rainbow" and "Dark Lady" • Rudolf Schenker - Rhythm Guitar, Backing Vocals • Francis Buchholz - Bass, Backing Vocals • Herman Rarebell - Drums, Percussion, Backing Vocals • Produced by Dieter Dierks

References
[1] http:/ / www. allmusic. com/ album/ r17522 [2] Syrjälä, Marko. "Interview with Uli Jon Roth" (http:/ / www. metal-rules. com/ zine/ content/ view/ 748/ 0/ ). Metal-rules.com. . Retrieved May 12, 2008.

World Wide Live

100

World Wide Live
World Wide Live

Live album by Scorpions Released Recorded Genre Length Label Producer June 20, 1985 January 23, 1984-February 7, 1985 Heavy metal, hard rock 77:27 Harvest Dieter Dierks Professional reviews • • [1] Allmusic link [2] Rolling Stone (mixed) link Scorpions live albums chronology

Tokyo Tapes (1978)

World Wide Live (1985)

Live Bites (1995)

World Wide Live is a live album by German heavy metal band Scorpions released in 1985, produced by Dieter Dierks. It was originally released as a 2LP vinyl set, in a gatefold-sleeve, and a cassette. The liner notes contain a crew member list and the following tour date information and when the shows were recorded: • • • • • Sports Arena, San Diego, CA, USA (4/26/84) The Forum, Los Angeles, CA, USA (4/24/84 & 4/25/84) Pacific Amphitheatre, Costa Mesa, CA, USA (4/28/84) Bercy, Paris, France (2/29/84) Sporthalle, Cologne, West Germany (11/17/84)

The initial CD release featured 15 tracks (dropping "Another Piece Of Meat", "Six-String Sting" and "Can't Get Enough", parts 1 & 2.) The remastered CD features the original album in full.

World Wide Live

101

Track listing
Side one
1. "Countdown" - 0:41 2. "Coming Home" (Schenker/Meine) - 3:17
(taken from Love at First Sting, 1984)

3. "Blackout" (Schenker/Meine/Rarebell/Kittelsen) - 4:11
(taken from Blackout, 1982)

4. "Bad Boys Running Wild" (Schenker/Meine/Rarebell) - 3:45
(taken from Love at First Sting, 1984)

5. "Loving You Sunday Morning" (Schenker/Meine/Rarebell) - 4:41
(taken from Lovedrive, 1979)

6. "Make It Real" (Schenker/Rarebell) - 3:51
(taken from Animal Magnetism, 1980)

Side two
1. "Big City Nights" (Schenker/Meine) – 4:49
(taken from Love at First Sting, 1984)

2. "Coast to Coast" (Schenker) – 4:40
(taken from Lovedrive, 1979)

3. "Holiday" (Schenker/Meine) – 3:12
(taken from Lovedrive, 1979)

4. "Still Loving You" (Schenker/Meine) – 5:44
(taken from Love at First Sting, 1984)

Side three
1. "Rock You Like a Hurricane" (Schenker/Meine/Rarebell) – 4:04
(taken from Love at First Sting, 1984)

2. "Can't Live Without You" (Schenker/Meine) – 5:28
(taken from Blackout, 1982)

3. "Another Piece of Meat" (Schenker/Rarebell) – 3:36
(taken from Lovedrive, 1979)

4. "Dynamite" (Schenker/Meine/Rarebell) – 7:05
(taken from Blackout, 1982)

Side four
1. "The Zoo" (Schenker/Meine) – 5:46
(taken from Animal Magnetism, 1980)

2. "No One Like You" (Schenker/Meine) – 4:07
(taken from Blackout, 1982)

3. "Can't Get Enough", Pt. 1 (Schenker/Meine) – 1:59
(taken from Lovedrive, 1979)

4. "Six String Sting" (Jabs) – 5:18 5. "Can't Get Enough", Pt. 2 (Schenker/Meine) – 1:52
(taken from Lovedrive, 1979)

World Wide Live

102

Personnel
• • • • • Klaus Meine - lead vocals Matthias Jabs - lead guitar, backing vocals Rudolf Schenker - rhythm guitar, backing vocals Francis Buchholz - bass, backing vocals Herman Rarebell - drums, percussion, backing vocals

References
[1] http:/ / www. allmusic. com/ album/ r17532 [2] http:/ / www. rollingstone. com/ artists/ scorpions/ albums/ album/ 322267/ review/ 5940820/ world_wide_live

Live Bites

103

Live Bites
Live Bites

Live album by Scorpions Released Recorded Genre April 1995 1988-1994 Heavy metal, hard rock Professional reviews • Allmusic link [1]

Scorpions live albums chronology

World Wide Live (1985)

Live Bites (1995)

Acoustica (2001)

Live Bites is a live album by German heavy metal band Scorpions released in 1995. It was recorded between 1988 and 1994 in Leningrad (Russia), San Francisco (USA), Mexico City (Mexico), Berlin (Germany) and Munich (Germany).

Track listing
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. "Tease Me Please Me" - 4:52 "Is There Anybody There?" - 4:08 "Rhythm of Love" - 3:45 "In Trance" - 4:06 "No Pain No Gain" - 4:06 "When the Smoke Is Going Down" - 2:37 "Ave Maria No Morro" - 3:15 (not on North American release) "Living for Tomorrow" - 6:55 "Concerto in V" - 3:00

10. "Alien Nation" - 5:29 11. "Hit Between The Eyes" - 4:08 (not on North American release)

Live Bites 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. "Crazy World" - 5:33 "Wind of Change" - 5:47 "Edge of Time" (new studio track; North American release only) "Heroes Don't Cry" - 4:32 (new studio track) "White Dove" - 4:17 (new studio track; cover of Omega song "Gyöngyhajú lány")

104

Personnel
• • • • • Klaus Meine - Lead Vocals Rudolf Schenker - Rhythm Guitars, Background Vocals Matthias Jabs - Lead Guitars, Background Vocals Ralph Rieckermann - Bass, Background Vocals Herman Rarebell - Drums, Percussion, Background Vocals

References
[1] http:/ / www. allmusic. com/ album/ r212968

Acoustica

105

Acoustica
Acoustica

Live album by Scorpions Released Recorded Genre Length May 14, 2001 February 8, 9 and 10, 2001 Rock 70:20 (CD) 109:19 (DVD) East West Records Warner Music Vision (DVD) Scorpions & Christian Kolonovits Professional reviews • Allmusic link [1]

Label

Producer

Scorpions live albums chronology

Live Bites (1995)

Acoustica (2001)

Singles from Acoustica 1. "When

Love Kills Love"

Released: 2001

Acoustica is a 2001 unplugged album by German heavy metal band Scorpions. Acoustica was recorded during three concerts, at Convento do Beato, Lisbon, Portugal, in February 2001.[2] It was a most unusual set for the band, as Klaus Meine comments on the DVD. The band was supported by backing vocalists, a percussionist, an extra guitarist and Christian Kolonovits (who had worked with the band as conductor and arranger on the Moment of Glory album) on keyboards. He also collaborated on rearranging the songs for the acoustic set. The band performed four new songs: "Life Is Too Short", "Back To You", "I Wanted To Cry" and "When Love Kills Love", which was released as single.[3] All the new songs were featured on the DVD, while "Back To You" was not included on the CD.

Acoustica Acoustica also contains cover versions of songs such as The Cars' "Drive", Kansas' "Dust In The Wind" and the Queen hit "Love Of My Life". The album attained gold status in Brazil, and the DVD attained platinum status.

106

CD track listing
All tracks by Rudolf Schenker and Klaus Meine, except where otherwise noted. 1. "The Zoo" - 5:49 2. "Always Somewhere" - 4:10 3. "Life Is Too Short" - 5:18 4. "Holiday" - 5:55 5. "You and I" (Meine) - 5:19 6. "When Love Kills Love" - 4:53 7. "Dust in the Wind" (Livgren) - 3:49 (Kansas cover) 8. "Send Me an Angel" - 5:24 9. "Catch Your Train" - 3:46 10. "I Wanted to Cry (But the Tears Wouldn't Come)" - 3:47 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. "Wind of Change" (Meine) - 5:34 "Love of My Life" (Mercury) - 2:26 (Queen cover) "Drive" (Ocasek) - 4:00 (The Cars cover) "Still Loving You" - 5:45 "Hurricane 2001" (Schenker/Meine/Rarebell) - 4:35

DVD Track Listing
1. "Loving You Sunday Morning" - 5:24 2. "Is There Anybody There" - 4:39 3. "The Zoo" – 7:15 4. "Always Somewhere" – 5:26 5. "Life Is Too Short" – 6:32 6. "Holiday" – 6:02 7. "You and I" – 5:23 8. "When Love Kills Love" – 5:10 9. "Tease Me Please Me" - 5:21 10. "Dust in the Wind" (original by Kansas) – 4:01 11. "Send Me an Angel" – 5:55 12. "Under The Same Sun" - 5:25 13. "Rhythm Of Love" - 5:22 14. "Back To You" - 4:57 15. "Catch Your Train" – 3:50 16. "I Wanted to Cry (But the Tears Wouldn't Come)" – 4:07 17. "Hurricane 2001" – 4:39 18. "Wind of Change" – 6:56 19. "Love of My Life" (original by Queen) - 3:00 20. "Drive" (original by The Cars) - 4:10 21. "Still Loving You" – 5:45

Acoustica

107

Personnel
• • • • • • • • • Klaus Meine - Vocals Rudolf Schenker - Acoustic Guitar Matthias Jabs - Acoustic Guitar James Kottak - Drums Ralph Rieckermann - Bass Guitar and Contrabass Christian Kolonovits - Piano and Hammond Johan Daansen - Acoustic Guitar Mario Argandona - Percussion Ariana Arcu - Cello

References
[1] http:/ / www. allmusic. com/ album/ r537282 [2] Acoustica Tour 2001 @ www.the-scorpions.com (http:/ / www. the-scorpions. com/ english/ tourography/ acoustica_tour_2001. asp) [3] When Love Kills Love single @ www.the-scorpions.com (http:/ / www. the-scorpions. com/ english/ discography/ singles/ when_love_kills_love. asp)

External links
• Official DVD page, with Making Of video (http://www.the-scorpions.com/english/discography/dvd_video/ acoustica_dvd.asp) • "When Love Kills Love" video (http://www.the-scorpions.com/english/videos/wlkl.asp) • "Send Me An Angel" video (http://www.the-scorpions.com/english/videos/smaa_acoustic.asp) • "Hurricane 2001" video (http://www.the-scorpions.com/english/videos/hurricane_2001.asp)

108

Compilations
The Best of Scorpions Vol. 1
The Best of Scorpions

Compilation album by Scorpions Released Original: 1978 CD: 1984 1974-1977 Heavy metal, hard rock 38:48 RCA Dieter Dierks Professional reviews • Allmusic [1]

Recorded Genre Length Label Producer

Scorpions compilations chronology

The Best of the Scorpions (1978)

The Best of Scorpions Vol. 2 (1984)

Alternative Covers

The Best of Scorpions Vol. 1

109

Top: Japanese Edition Bottom: U.S. Edition

The Best of Scorpions is a compilation album by the German heavy metal band Scorpions, released in 1978. It contains songs from their albums between Fly to the Rainbow and Taken by Force. It does not contain any songs from their debut album, Lonesome Crow. The original German edition of the cover art featured an image of a scorpion stinging a naked girl's hip. The Japanese edition features an alternative cover showing a naked female's buttocks. The 1984 U.S. re-release cover featured an image of a man wearing a leather jacket and a scorpion necklace.

Track listing
Side one
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. "Steamrock Fever" (from the album Taken by Force) (3:35) "Pictured Life" (from the album Virgin Killer) (3:23) "Robot Man" (from the album In Trance) (2:42) "Backstage Queen" (from the album Virgin Killer) (3:12) "Speedy's Coming" (from the album Fly to the Rainbow) (3:35) "Hell Cat" (from the album Virgin Killer) (2:54)

Side two
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. "He's a Woman, She's a Man" (from the album Taken by Force) (3:14) "In Trance" (from the album In Trance) (4:43) "Dark Lady" (from the album In Trance) (3:25) "The Sails of Charon" (from the album Taken by Force) (4:24) "Virgin Killer" (from the album Virgin Killer) (3:41)

Note that the Japanese edition of this album features the original version of 'The Sails of Charon' with a length of 5:16. Other editions including the German and US versions feature an edited, shorter version with a length of 4:24

The Best of Scorpions Vol. 1

110

References
[1] http:/ / www. allmusic. com/ album/ r17529

The Best of Scorpions Vol. 2
The Best of Scorpions Vol. 2
Compilation album by Scorpions Released 1984 Genre Label Heavy metal, hard rock RCA

Producer Various Professional reviews • Allmusic link [1]

The Best of Scorpions Vol. 2 is a compilation album of hits by the German heavy metal band Scorpions, released in 1984.

Track listing
1. "Top of the Bill" 2. "They Need a Million" 3. "Longing for Fire" 4. "Catch Your Train" 5. "Speedy's Coming (Live)" 6. "Crying Days" 7. "All Night Long (Live)" 8. "This Is My Song" 9. "Sun in My Hand" 10. "We'll Burn the Sky"

Charts
Album
Billboard (North America)
Year 1984 Chart Position

The Billboard 200 #175

References
[1] http:/ / www. allmusic. com/ album/ r17528

Best of Rockers 'n' Ballads

111

Best of Rockers 'n' Ballads
Best of Rockers 'n' Ballads

Compilation album by Scorpions Released Recorded Genre Length Label Producer 1989 1978-1988 Heavy metal, hard rock 55:07 Mercury Records Dieter Dierks except "Can't Explain" - Keith Olsen Professional reviews • Allmusic link [1]

Best of Rockers 'n' Ballads is an official compilation album of 1980s hits by the German rock band Scorpions, released in 1989 on the Mercury Records label. The title is considered by some to be somewhat misleading as it actually features only songs recorded whilst the group was signed to Mercury, ignoring the earlier output on RCA, to which Mercury did not have the rights even had the record company executives wished to feature tracks. "Hey You", from the Animal Magnetism sessions, re-recorded "long version" of "Is There Anybody There?" and The Who cover "I Can't Explain" were previously unreleased. The album reached platinum album status in the USA.

Best of Rockers 'n' Ballads

112

Track listing of US release
1. "Rock You Like a Hurricane"  (Schenker/Meine)  – 4:12 2. "I Can't Explain"  (Pete Townshend)  – 3:21 3. "Still Loving You"  (Meine/Schenker)  – 6:27 4. "Big City Nights"  (Schenker/Meine)  – 4:09 5. "Lovedrive"  (Schenker/Meine)  – 4:52 6. "Holiday"  (Schenker/Meine)  – 6:46 7. "Blackout"  (Schenker/Meine/Rarebell/Kittelsen)  – 3:50 8. "Rhythm of Love"  (Schenker/Meine)  – 3:48 9. "No One Like You"  (Schenker/Meine)  – 3:57 10. "You Give Me All I Need"  (Schenker/Rarebell)  – 3:39 11. "Hey You"  (Schenker/Meine/Rarebell)  – 4:29 12. "The Zoo"  (Schenker/Meine)  – 5:30

Track listing of UK and European release
1. "Rock You Like a Hurricane"  (Schenker/Meine/Rarebell)  – 4:12 2. "I Can't Explain"  (Pete Townshend)  – 3:21 3. "Rhythm of Love"  (Schenker/Meine)  – 3:48 4. "Big City Nights"  (Schenker/Meine)  – 4:09 5. "Lovedrive"  (Schenker/Meine)  – 4:52 6. "Is There Anybody There?" - 04:16 7. "Holiday"  (Schenker/Meine)  – 6:46 8. "Still Loving You"  (Meine/Schenker)  – 6:27 9. "No One Like You"  (Schenker/Meine)  – 3:57 10. "Blackout"  (Schenker/Meine/Rarebell/Kittelsen)  – 3:50 11. "Another Piece of Meat"  (Schenker/Rarebell)  – 3:32 12. "You Give Me All I Need"  (Schenker/Rarebell)  – 3:39 13. "Hey You"  (Schenker/Meine/Rarebell)  – 4:29 14. "The Zoo"  (Schenker/Meine)  – 5:30 15. "China White"  (Schenker/Meine)  - 6:56 (US version - see Blackout)

Charts
Album
Billboard (North America)
Year 1990 Chart Position

The Billboard 200 #43

Singles
Year 1990 Song Chart Position

"Can't Explain" Mainstream Rock Tracks #5

Best of Rockers 'n' Ballads

113

References
[1] http:/ / www. allmusic. com/ album/ r17534

Still Loving You
Still Loving You

Compilation album by Scorpions Released Genre 1992 Heavy metal

Still Loving You is a compilation album by German heavy metal band Scorpions. Subtitled More Gold Ballads, the album is a follow-up to the 1985 compilation Gold Ballads. Nine of the tracks were remixed for this compilation. "Living For Tomorrow" appeared here for the first time.

Track listing
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. "Believe in Love" [Remix] – 4:54 / Listed as 5:20. Originally released 1988 on Savage Amusement. "Still Loving You" [Remix] – 6:12 / Listed as 6:08. Originally released 1984 on Love at First Sting. "Walking on the Edge" [Remix] – 4:50 / Listed as 5:05. Originally released 1988 on Savage Amusement. "Born to Touch Your Feelings" [Remix] – 7:21 / Listed as 7:07. Originally released 1977 on Taken by Force. "Lady Starlight" [Remix] – 6:26 / Listed as 6:24. Originally released 1980 on Animal Magnetism. "Wind of Change" – 5:10. Taken from Crazy World. "Is There Anybody There?" [Remix] – 4:23 / Listed as 4:16. Originally released 1979 on Lovedrive. "Always Somewhere" [Remix] – 4:57 / Listed as 4:55. Originally released 1979 on Lovedrive. "Holiday" [Remix] – 6:26 / Listed as 6:31. Originally released 1979 on Lovedrive. This is a different remix than the one on Best of Rockers 'n' Ballads. 10. "When the Smoke Is Going Down" [Remix] – 3:51 / Listed as 3:46. Originally released 1982 on Blackout. 11. "Living for Tomorrow" [Live] – 7:14 / Listed as 5:30. Previously unreleased. Recorded live in Leningrad (St. Petersburg) 26 April 1988. Later appeared on Live Bites.

Still Loving You

114

Personnel
• • • • • • • Klaus Meine - Vocals Rudolf Schenker - Guitar Matthias Jabs - Lead Guitar Uli Jon Roth - Lead Guitar on "Born to Touch Your Feelings" Michael Schenker - Lead Guitar on "Holiday" Herman Rarebell - Drums Francis Buchholz - Bass Guitar

Remixes by Erwin Musper at Wisseloord Studios, Hilversum, Holland.

Single
"Still Loving You"
Single by Scorpions Released 1992 Genre Heavy metal

Still Loving You from this album was also released as a CD single. 1. "Still Loving You" [Remix] – 6:12 2. "Still Loving You" [Remix] Radio Version – 3:58 3. "Media Overkill" – 3:34. Taken from Savage Amusement.

Deadly Sting: The Mercury Years

115

Deadly Sting: The Mercury Years
Deadly Sting: The Mercury Years

Compilation album by Scorpions Released Recorded Genre Length Label Producer July 15, 1997 1979-1993 Hard rock, Heavy metal 156:22 Mercury Various Professional reviews • Allmusic link [1] ""

Scorpions chronology

Pure Instinct (1996)

Deadly Sting: The Mercury Years (1997)

Eye II Eye (1999)

Alternate "Clean" Cover

Deadly Sting: The Mercury Years

116

Deadly Sting: The Mercury Years is a two disc set compilation album of hits, two live versions and two previously unreleased songs by the German heavy metal band Scorpions, released by Mercury Records in 1997. The cover art for this album like many previous Scorpions album cover was replaced with an alternative cover for some releases[2] due to the nudity on the original cover. The cover art for both was created by John Scarpati [3].[4]

Track listing
Disc one
1. "Loving You Sunday Morning" – 5:36 2. "Lovedrive" – 4:51 3. "Holiday" – 6:47 4. "Make It Real" – 3:50 5. "The Zoo" – 5:29 6. "Blackout" – 3:48 7. "Can't Live Without You" – 3:45 8. "No One Like You" – 3:56 9. "China White" – 6:57 10. "Dynamite" – 4:12 11. "Bad Boys Running Wild" – 3:55 12. "Rock You Like a Hurricane" – 4:12 13. "Coming Home" – 4:59 14. "Big City Nights" – 4:09 15. "Still Loving You" – 6:27 16. "Coast To Coast" - (live) – 4:52

Deadly Sting: The Mercury Years

117

Disc two
1. "Don't Stop At The Top" – 4:03 2. "Rhythm Of Love" – 3:48 3. "Passion Rules The Game" – 3:59 4. "Walking On The Edge" – 5:08 5. "Believe In Love" – 5:23 6. "I Can't Explain" – 3:21 7. "Tease Me Please Me" – 4:44 8. "Don't Believe Her" – 4:55 9. "Wind of Change" – 5:12 10. "Hit Between The Eyes" – 4:35 11. "Send Me an Angel" – 4:33 12. "Alien Nation" – 5:44 13. "Under The Same Sun" – 4:52 14. "Woman" – 5:56 15. "In Trance" - (live) – 4:19 16. "Over The Top" - (previously unreleased) – 4:24 17. "Life Goes Around" - (previously unreleased) – 3:31

References
[1] http:/ / www. allmusic. com/ album/ r278325 [2] Jeffrey Easton. "Metal Exiles interview with Klaus Meine'" (http:/ / www. metalexiles. com/ _mgxroot/ page_11070. html). metalexiles.com. . Retrieved July 18, 2010. [3] http:/ / www. scarpati. com/ fan/ UntitledFrameset-3. htm [4] John Scarpati. "Scarpati.com Client List" (http:/ / www. scarpati. com/ Studio/ UntitledFrameset-3. htm). . Retrieved January 25, 2009.

Big City Nights

118

Big City Nights
Big City Nights
Compilation album by Scorpions Released Genre Label 1998 Hard rock, heavy metal Rebound Professional reviews • Allmusic link [1]

Big City Nights is a compilation album by the German hard rock band Scorpions.

Track listing
1. "Big City Nights" 2. "Animal Magnetism" 3. "Send Me an Angel" 4. "Rock You Like a Hurricane" (live) 5. "Still Loving You" (live) 6. "No One Like You" (live) 7. "Wind of Change" (live) 8. "Kicks After Six" 9. "Rhythm of Love" 10. "No Pain, No Gain" 11. "Can't Live Without You"

Trivia
• "No One Like You" is listed as a live version on the album. However, on some pressings, the track is replaced with the studio version.

References
[1] http:/ / www. allmusic. com/ album/ r387610

Bad for Good: The Very Best of Scorpions

119

Bad for Good: The Very Best of Scorpions
Bad for Good: The Very Best of Scorpions

Compilation album by Scorpions Released Genre Label Producer May 28, 2002 Heavy metal, Hard rock Hip-O Records Various Professional reviews • Allmusic link [1]

Bad for Good: The Very Best of Scorpions is a compilation album of hits by the German hard rock band Scorpions, released in 2002 by Hip-O Records. The final two songs, "Cause I Love You" and the title track, were written for the compilation and are new tracks.

Track listing
1. "Rock You Like a Hurricane" - 4:12 2. "Loving You Sunday Morning" - 5:36 3. "The Zoo" - 5:28 4. "No One Like You" - 3:56 5. "Blackout" - 3:47 6. "Still Loving You" [Single version] - 4:48 7. "Big City Nights" - 4:08 8. "Believe in Love" [Single version] - 4:04 9. "Rhythm of Love" - 3:48 10. "I Can't Explain" - 3:22 11. "Wind of Change" - 5:10 12. "Send Me an Angel" - 4:32 13. "Don't Believe Her" - 4:54 14. "Tease Me Please Me" - 4:42

Bad for Good: The Very Best of Scorpions 15. 16. 17. 18. "Hit Between The Eyes" - 4:31 "Alien Nation" [Single version] - 5:01 "Cause I Love You" - 3:44 "Bad For Good" - 4:02

120

References
[1] http:/ / www. allmusic. com/ album/ r589923

Box of Scorpions

121

Box of Scorpions
Box of Scorpions

Box set by Scorpions Released Genre 2004 Heavy metal

Box of Scorpions is a triple-CD compilation album by the German heavy metal band Scorpions, released on May 25, 2004. It is the only compilation to feature songs from both the RCA and Mercury Records catalogue, recorded between 1972 and 2001. Some tracks are live recordings.

Track listing
Disc 1
1. "I'm Going Mad" - (4:51) 2. "Speedy's Coming" - (3:33) 3. "Fly to the Rainbow" - (9:35) 4. "In Trance" - (4:42) 5. "Pictured Life" - (3:23) 6. "Virgin Killer" - (3:42) 7. "Catch Your Train" - (3:34) 8. "Steamrock Fever" - (3:36) 9. "We'll Burn the Sky" - (6:26) 10. "He's a Woman, She's a Man" - (3:13) 11. "Backstage Queen" - [Live] (3:38 12. "Top of the Bill" - [Live] (6:46) 13. "Dark Lady" - [Live] (3:39) 14. "Robot Man" - [Live] (5:38) 15. "Loving You Sunday Morning" - (5:36) 16. "Holiday" - (6:30)

Box of Scorpions

122

Disc 2
1. "Coast to Coast" - (4:38) 2. "Lovedrive" - (4:47) 3. "Make It Real" (3:49) 4. "Don't Make No Promises (Your Body Can't Keep)" - (2:56) 5. "Twentieth Century Man" - (3:00) 6. "The Zoo" - (5:28) 7. "Blackout" - (3:47) 8. "Can't Live Without You" - (3:45) 9. "No One Like You" - (3:56) 10. "Dynamite" - (4:12) 11. "Bad Boys Running Wild" - (3:54) 12. "Rock You Like a Hurricane" - (4:11) 13. "Coming Home" - (4:58) 14. "Big City Nights" - (4:08) 15. "Still Loving You" - (6:26) 16. "Another Piece of Meat" - [Live] (3:39) 17. "Don't Stop at the Top" - (4:03) 18. "Rhythm of Love" - (3:48) 19. "I Can't Explain" - (3:21)

Disc 3
1. "Tease Me, Please Me" - (4:43) 2. "Believe in Love" - (5:23) 3. "Don't Believe Her" - (4:54) 4. "Wind of Change" - (5:11) 5. "Send Me an Angel" - (4:32) 6. "Hit Between the Eyes" - (4:32) 7. "Alien Nation" - (5:43) 8. "Under the Same Sun" - (4:52) 9. "Woman" - (5:55) 10. "Over the Top" - (4:24) 11. "Life Goes Around" - (3:41) 12. "You and I" - (6:13) 13. "Mysterious" - (5:28) 14. "Hurricane 2000" - (6:02) 15. "‘Cause I Love You" - (3:44) 16. "Bad for Good" - (4:04)

Gold

123

Gold
Gold
Greatest hits album by Scorpions Released Genre Label April 25, 2006 Hard rock Hip-O Records

Gold is a compilation album by German hard rock band Scorpions, released in 2006. It is one of the band's few career-spanning sets, featuring their better-known Mercury Records material, as well as the earlier material with Ulrich Jon Roth.

Track listing
Disc one
1. "It All Depends" 2. "Speedy's Coming" 3. "In Trance" 4. "Pictured Life" 5. "Catch Your Train" 6. "Virgin Killer" 7. "Steamrock Fever" 8. "We'll Burn the Sky" 9. "Sails of Charon" 10. "Top of the Bill" (live) 11. "Loving You Sunday Morning" 12. "Holiday" 13. "Lovedrive" 14. "Zoo" 15. "Can't Live Without You" 16. "Dynamite" 17. "Blackout"

Disc two
1. "No One Like You" 2. "Rock You Like a Hurricane" 3. "Big City Nights" 4. "Still Loving You" 5. "Rhythm of Love" 6. "Believe in Love" 7. "I Can't Explain" 8. "Tease Me, Please Me" 9. "Don't Believe Her" 10. "Wind of Change" 11. "Send Me an Angel"

Gold 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. "Hit Between the Eyes" "Alien Nation" "Under the Same Sun" "Woman" "Over the Top" "Cause I Love You"

124

125

Videos
World Wide Live
World Wide Live is a 1985 live video by German heavy metal band Scorpions.

Track listing
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. "Coming Home" "Blackout" "Big City Nights" "Loving You Sunday Morning" "No One Like You" "Holiday" "Bad Boys Running Wild"

8. "Still Loving You" 9. "Rock You Like a Hurricane" 10. "Dynamite" 11. "I‘m Leaving You"

Crazy World Tour Live

126

Crazy World Tour Live
Crazy World Tour Live

Video by Scorpions Released Recorded Genre 1991 1991 Heavy metal

Crazy World Tour Live is a 1991 live video by German heavy metal band Scorpions. The concert was recorded in Berlin, Germany. 1. "Wind Of Change 2. "Bad Boys Running Wild" 3. "Tease Me Please Me" 4. "Hit Between The Eyes" 5. "Rhythm Of Love 6. "Rock You Like A Hurricane" 7. "Don‘t Believe Her " 8. "Big City Nights" 9. "Blackout " 10. "Dynamite " 11. "Lust Or Love " 12. "Crazy World " 13. "Send Me An Angel " 14. "Bad Boys Running Wild" 15. "Can‘t Live Without You"

Crazy World Tour Live

127

Personnel
Klaus Meine (vocals) Rudolf Schenker (guitar) Matthias Jabs (guitar) Francis Buchholz (bass guitar) Herman Rarebell (drums)

External links
• Crazy World Tour Live release [1]

References
[1] http:/ / www. the-scorpions. com/ english/ discography/ dvd_video/ crazy_world_tour_live. asp

Moment of Glory

128

Moment of Glory
Moment of Glory

Studio album by Scorpions Released Recorded Genre Length Label Producer August 29, 2000 January 2000 - April 2000 Hard rock, heavy metal, symphonic metal 61:14 EMI Records Scorpions & Christian Kolonovits Professional reviews • • Allmusic RockSomething [1] link [2] link

Scorpions chronology

Eye II Eye (1999)

Moment of Glory (2000)

Unbreakable (2004)

Moment of Glory is a 2000 album by German heavy metal band Scorpions with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. All titles were arranged by Christian Kolonovits. At first the English composer Andrew Powell was asked to provide arrangements. As they would have reduced the orchestra too much, being only a symphonic accompaniment, both the Philharmonics and the Scorpions regarded the arrangements not to be satisfying. As mentioned by Klaus Meine, Michael Kamen was designated next for the orchestral material. After his declining to collaborate with Metallica for the album S&M, finally the Austrian arranger Christian Kolonovits proved to be the right collaborator. See the interviews with Meine and Kolonovits and pages from Kolonovits’ scores Michael Custodis, Moment of Glory - The Scorpions und die Berliner Philharmoniker.[1]

Moment of Glory

129

Live performances
The Moment of Glory concert programme was first presented at the Hannover EXPO in 2000. Conductor was Christian Kolonovits. In 2001, this rock-symphonic show was taken on a seven-city tour to Russia and the Baltic countries. Christian Kolonovits and Scott Lawton alternated as orchestra conductors.

Track listing
1. "Hurricane 2000" – 6:04 2. "Moment of Glory" – 5:08 3. "Send Me an Angel" – 6:19 4. "Wind of Change" – 7:36 5. "Crossfire" (Instrumental) – 6:47[2] 6. "Deadly Sting Suite" (Instrumental) – 7:22 7. "Here in My Heart" – 4:20 8. "Still Loving You" – 7:28 9. "Big City Nights" – 4:37 10. "Lady Starlight" – 5:32 11. "Hurricane 2000" (Radio Edit) (Bonus Track)

Track notes
Its title track "Moment of Glory" was the official anthem of the EXPO 2000 in Hanover, Germany. "Hurricane 2000," the reworking of "Rock You Like a Hurricane," is the official theme song to Sabres Hockey Network broadcasts. The instrumental "Deadly Sting Suite" is based on two earlier Scorpions tracks, "He's A Woman, She's A Man" and "Dynamite".[3] Here in My Heart, written by Diane Warren, was recorded by Tiffany 10 years earlier for her album New Inside. The sixth track, "Crossfire" repeats the main theme of the Russian song Moscow Nights.[2]

Credits
• • • • • Klaus Meine - Lead vocals Matthias Jabs - Lead guitars, Backing vocals Rudolf Schenker - Rhythm guitars, Backing vocals Ralph Rieckermann - Bass, Backing vocals James Kottak - Drums, Percussion, Backing vocals

Guest musicians • Lyn Liechty - Vocals (Here in My Heart) • Ray Wilson - Vocals (Big City Nights) • Zucchero - Vocals (Send Me An Angel)

Moment of Glory

130

References
[1] Michael Custodis, chapter: Moment of Glory - The Scorpions und die Berliner Philharmoniker, in: Klassische Musik heute. Eine Spurensuche in der Rockmusik, Bielefeld transcript-Verlag 2009 ISBN 978-3-8376-1249-3 [2] http:/ / www. youtube. com/ watch?v=Rybuz1kEsGE [3] [ Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: The Scorpions - Moment of Glory (Live with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra) (http:/ / www. amazon. com/ Scorpions-Moment-Berlin-Philharmonic-Orchestra/ product-reviews/ B0000584ZL) "customer review by Rezaul Hasan Laskar"]. Amazon.com (http:/ / www. amazon. com). . Retrieved 2009-05-16.

Acoustica

131

Acoustica
Acoustica

Live album by Scorpions Released Recorded Genre Length May 14, 2001 February 8, 9 and 10, 2001 Rock 70:20 (CD) 109:19 (DVD) East West Records Warner Music Vision (DVD) Scorpions & Christian Kolonovits Professional reviews • Allmusic link [1]

Label

Producer

Scorpions live albums chronology

Live Bites (1995)

Acoustica (2001)

Singles from Acoustica 1. "When

Love Kills Love"

Released: 2001

Acoustica is a 2001 unplugged album by German heavy metal band Scorpions. Acoustica was recorded during three concerts, at Convento do Beato, Lisbon, Portugal, in February 2001.[1] It was a most unusual set for the band, as Klaus Meine comments on the DVD. The band was supported by backing vocalists, a percussionist, an extra guitarist and Christian Kolonovits (who had worked with the band as conductor and arranger on the Moment of Glory album) on keyboards. He also collaborated on rearranging the songs for the acoustic set. The band performed four new songs: "Life Is Too Short", "Back To You", "I Wanted To Cry" and "When Love Kills Love", which was released as single.[2] All the new songs were featured on the DVD, while "Back To You" was not included on the CD.

Acoustica Acoustica also contains cover versions of songs such as The Cars' "Drive", Kansas' "Dust In The Wind" and the Queen hit "Love Of My Life". The album attained gold status in Brazil, and the DVD attained platinum status.

132

CD track listing
All tracks by Rudolf Schenker and Klaus Meine, except where otherwise noted. 1. "The Zoo" - 5:49 2. "Always Somewhere" - 4:10 3. "Life Is Too Short" - 5:18 4. "Holiday" - 5:55 5. "You and I" (Meine) - 5:19 6. "When Love Kills Love" - 4:53 7. "Dust in the Wind" (Livgren) - 3:49 (Kansas cover) 8. "Send Me an Angel" - 5:24 9. "Catch Your Train" - 3:46 10. "I Wanted to Cry (But the Tears Wouldn't Come)" - 3:47 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. "Wind of Change" (Meine) - 5:34 "Love of My Life" (Mercury) - 2:26 (Queen cover) "Drive" (Ocasek) - 4:00 (The Cars cover) "Still Loving You" - 5:45 "Hurricane 2001" (Schenker/Meine/Rarebell) - 4:35

DVD Track Listing
1. "Loving You Sunday Morning" - 5:24 2. "Is There Anybody There" - 4:39 3. "The Zoo" – 7:15 4. "Always Somewhere" – 5:26 5. "Life Is Too Short" – 6:32 6. "Holiday" – 6:02 7. "You and I" – 5:23 8. "When Love Kills Love" – 5:10 9. "Tease Me Please Me" - 5:21 10. "Dust in the Wind" (original by Kansas) – 4:01 11. "Send Me an Angel" – 5:55 12. "Under The Same Sun" - 5:25 13. "Rhythm Of Love" - 5:22 14. "Back To You" - 4:57 15. "Catch Your Train" – 3:50 16. "I Wanted to Cry (But the Tears Wouldn't Come)" – 4:07 17. "Hurricane 2001" – 4:39 18. "Wind of Change" – 6:56 19. "Love of My Life" (original by Queen) - 3:00 20. "Drive" (original by The Cars) - 4:10 21. "Still Loving You" – 5:45

Acoustica

133

Personnel
• • • • • • • • • Klaus Meine - Vocals Rudolf Schenker - Acoustic Guitar Matthias Jabs - Acoustic Guitar James Kottak - Drums Ralph Rieckermann - Bass Guitar and Contrabass Christian Kolonovits - Piano and Hammond Johan Daansen - Acoustic Guitar Mario Argandona - Percussion Ariana Arcu - Cello

References
[1] Acoustica Tour 2001 @ www.the-scorpions.com (http:/ / www. the-scorpions. com/ english/ tourography/ acoustica_tour_2001. asp) [2] When Love Kills Love single @ www.the-scorpions.com (http:/ / www. the-scorpions. com/ english/ discography/ singles/ when_love_kills_love. asp)

External links
• Official DVD page, with Making Of video (http://www.the-scorpions.com/english/discography/dvd_video/ acoustica_dvd.asp) • "When Love Kills Love" video (http://www.the-scorpions.com/english/videos/wlkl.asp) • "Send Me An Angel" video (http://www.the-scorpions.com/english/videos/smaa_acoustic.asp) • "Hurricane 2001" video (http://www.the-scorpions.com/english/videos/hurricane_2001.asp)

Live at Wacken Open Air 2006

134

Live at Wacken Open Air 2006
Live at Wacken Open Air 2006

Live album DVD by Scorpions Released Recorded Genre Language Label February 12, 2008 Wacken Open Air, 2006 Hard rock, heavy metal English Sony Music Entertainment Discography chronology

Humanity: Hour I (2007)

Live at Wacken Open Air 2006 (2007)

Live at Wacken Open Air 2006 is a live DVD release by Scorpions. It was supposed to be released on December 18, 2007 but was delayed till February 12, 2008 for unknown reasons.

Wacken 2006 — this was a very special concert for us, exciting and challenging and — most important of all — a family reunion. We wanted our fans to participate, so in summer 2006 we put a set of 50 songs on our homepage for the community to vote. Many of the songs chosen we had on our setlist anyway, but there were also many surprises. Together with Michael Schenker, Uli Jon Roth and Herman Rarebell this show at Wacken gave us a great platform to journey through time — 35 years of SCORPIONS history! "A Night to remember" it was indeed, a night to remember with an audience of 60,000 die hard metal fans who celebrated with us that the SCORPIONS got the sting and rock you like a Hurricane! Thanks to everybody... Enjoy the Show!


[1]

—Scorpions

Live at Wacken Open Air 2006

135

Track listing
1. Coming Home 2. Bad Boys Running Wild 3. The Zoo 4. Loving You Sunday Morning 5. Make It Real 6. Pictured Life 7. Speedy's Coming 8. We'll Burn The Sky 9. Love 'em or Leave 'em 10. Don't Believe Her 11. Tease Me Please Me 12. Coast To Coast 13. Holiday 14. Lovedrive 15. Another Piece Of Meat 16. Kottak Attack 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. Blackout No One Like You Six String Sting Big City Nights Can't Get Enough Still Loving You In Trance Bolero Ready To Sting (Appearance of the Scorpion) Rock You Like A Hurricane

Omitted Songs
• • • • Dark Lady He's A Woman She's A Man In Search Of The Peace Of Mind Dynamite

Personnel
Musicians on Stage
• • • • • Klaus Meine (lead vocals) Matthias Jabs (lead guitar, backing vocals) Rudolf Schenker (rhythm guitar, backing vocals) Paweł Mąciwoda (bass, backing vocals) James Kottak (drums, percussion, backing vocals)

Live at Wacken Open Air 2006

136

Special Guests
• • • • Uli Jon Roth (guitar) on tracks 6,7,8 and 23, 24 Michael Schenker (guitar) on tracks 12,13,14,15 and 23, 24 Herman Rarebell (drums) on tracks 17,18 and 24 Tyson Schenker (guitar) on track 24

References
[1] Official site. Reported by (http:/ / www. the-scorpions. com/ ). Last accessed July 18, 2007

137

Tours
Blackout Tour
Blackout Tour Tour by Scorpions Start date End date Shows March 16, 1982 December 18, 1983 90 Scorpions tour chronology Animal Magnetism Tour (1980) Blackout Tour (1982-83) Love at First Sting Tour (1984-86)

The Blackout Tour was a concert tour by the heavy metal band Scorpions from March 16, 1982 to December 18, 1983. The North American leg of the tour was supported by Iron Maiden.[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6]

Tour dates
Date City Country Europe 24 April 1982 28 April 1982 29 April 1982 1 May 1982 London St. Austell London Amsterdam Netherlands North America 2 July 1982 3 July 1982 4 July 1982 6 July 1982 7 July 1982 9 July 1982 10 July 1982 11 July 1982 14 July 1982 16 July 1982 17 July 1982 18 July 1982 Chicago Buffalo East Troy Danville Cedar Rapids St. Louis Kansas City Des Moines Salt Lake City Seattle Anaheim Oakland United States Circus Pavilion Buffalo Memorial Auditorium Alpine Valley Music Theater David S. Palmer Arena Five Seasons Center Kiel Auditorium Kemper Arena Veterans Memorial Auditorium Salt Palace Hec Edmundson Pavilion Anaheim Stadium Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum United Kingdom Hammersmith Odeon Cornwall Coliseum Hammersmith Odeon Jaap Eden baan Venue

Blackout Tour

138
20 July 1982 21 July 1982 23 July 1982 24 July 1982 26 July 1982 27 July 1982 28 July 1982 30 July 1982 31 July 1982 1 August 1982 3 August 1982 4 August 1982 16 August 1982 1 September 1982 3 September 1982 4 September 1982 5 September 1982 7 September 1982 9 September 1982 11 September 1982 12 September 1982 Japan and Hawaii 23 September 1982 24 September 1982 September 1982 4 October 1982 Tokyo Kaikan-Kito Honolulu Tokyo United States Japan Japan Shibuya Public Hall Unknown Venue Neal S. Blaisdell Arena Tokyo Kōsei Nenkin Kaikan Victoria Vancouver Edmonton Calgary Regina Winnipeg Fargo Minneapolis Springfield Indianapolis Cleveland Columbus, Ohio San Antonio Long Beach Sacramento Oakland Reno Boise Seattle Portland United States Canada Victoria Memorial Arena Pacific Coliseum Kinsmen Field House Max Bell Arena Agridome Winnipeg Arena Bison Sports Arena Met Center Prairie Capital Convention Center Market Square Arena Richfield Coliseum Battelle Hall Hemisfair Arena Long Beach Arena Memorial Auditorium Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Lawlor Events Center BSU Pavilion Seattle Center Coliseum Memorial Coliseum

References
[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] http:/ / www. the-scorpions. com/ english/ tourography/ blackout_tour_1982. asp http:/ / www. ironmaidencommentary. com/ ?url=tour03_notb/ dates03_notb& lang=eng& link=tours http:/ / www. maiden-world. com/ live/ The_Beast_On_The_Road http:/ / www. maidenlive. com/ content/ view/ 20/ 12/ http:/ / maidenfans. com/ index. php?ACT=module& name=rwtourdates http:/ / www. ironmaidencommentary. com/ ?url=tour03_notb/ tour03_notb& lang=eng& link=tours

Eye to Eye Tour

139

Eye to Eye Tour
Eye to Eye Tour Tour by Scorpions Associated album Eye II Eye Start date End date Legs Shows 27 April 1999 6 September 1999 2 83 Scorpions tour chronology Pure Instinct Tour (1996-1997) Eye to Eye Tour (1999) Moment of Glory Tour (2000)

The Eye to Eye Tour was a concert tour by the German heavy metal band Scorpions which took place in 1999 in support of their album Eye II Eye.

Personnel
• Klaus Meine: Lead Vocals, Guitar (On Coast To Coast) • Matthias Jabs : Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar (On Big City Nights, Still Loving You and Wind of Change), Talk box (On The Zoo), Backing Vocals • Rudolf Schenker: Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar (On Big City Nights, Still Loving You and Wind of Change), Backing Vocals • Ralph Rieckermann: Bass, Backing Vocals • James Kottak: Drums, Backing Vocals

Tour dates
Date City Country Europe 27 April 1999 28 April 1999 30 April 1999 1 May 1999 3 May 1999 4 May 1999 6 May 1999 7 May 1999 Nottingham London Deggendorf Suhl Frankfurt Stuttgart Nuremberg Prague Czech Republic Germany England Rock City London Astoria Eisstadion Congress Centrum Festhalle Schleyerhalle Frankenhalle Slavia Halle Venue

Eye to Eye Tour

140
8 May 1999 10 May 1999 11 May 1999 12 May 1999 14 May 1999 15 May 1999 17 May 1999 18 May 1999 19 May 1999 21 May 1999 22 May 1999 25 May 1999 26 May 1999 29 May 1999 31 May 1999 1 June 1999 3 June 1999 4 June 1999 6 June 1999 7 June 1999 9 June 1999 11 June 1999 12 June 1999 23 June 1999 26 June 1999 27 June 1999 St. Petersburg Nummirock Munich Kiel Munich Chemnitz Magdeburg Hamburg Halle Cologne Berlin Oberhausen Tilburg Leuven Wiesmoor Milan Winterthur Memmmingen Paris Lyon Toulouse Bilbao Strasbourg Spain France Luxembourg Germany Sweden Denmark Russia Finland Germany North America Netherlands Belgium Germany Italy Switzerland Germany France Germany Olympiahalle Eissporthalle Bördelandhalle Alsterdorfer Sporthalle Gerry Weber Stadion Kölnarena Arena Arena Club 013 Brabanthal Open Air Freilichtbühne Alcatrazz Eulachhalle Eissporthalle Le Zenith Halle Tony Garnier Le Zenith La Casilla Hall Rhenus Patinoire Ostseehalle Sweden Rock Festival Rock Under The Bridge Jubiley Hall Rock Festival Michael Jackson & Friends

Eye to Eye Tour

141
29 June 1999 30 June 1999 2 July 1999 3 July 1999 6 July 1999 7 July 1999 9 July 1999 10 July 1999 11 July 1999 13 July 1999 14 July 1999 16 July 1999 17 July 1999 18 July 1999 20 July 1999 21 July 1999 23 July 1999 24 July 1999 25 July 1999 27 July 1999 28 July 1999 30 July 1999 31 July 1999 1 August 1999 Columbia, Maryland Wantagh, New York Holmdel, New Jersey Hartford, Connecticut Boston, Massachusetts Camden, New Jersey Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Indianapolis, Indiana Columbus, Ohio Clarkston, Michigan Cincinnati, Ohio Cadott, Wisconsin Tinley Park, Illinois East Troy, Wisconsin Colorado Springs, Colorado Denver, Colorado Rapid City, South Dakota Casper, Wyoming Billings, Montana Pocatello, Idaho Boise, Idaho Portland, Oregon George, Washington Vancouver, British Columbia Canada United States Merriweather Post Jones Beach PNC Bank Arts Center The Meadows Tweeter Center Susquehanna Bank Center Starlake Amphitheater Deer Creek Music Center Polaris Amphitheater Pine Knob Music Theater Riverbend Music Center Rock Fest First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre Alpine Valley World Arena Red Rocks Amphitheatre Rushmore Plaza Civic Center Casper Events Center Metropark Holt Arena BSU Pavilion Rose Garden The Gorge Amphiteater GM Place

Eye to Eye Tour

142
3 August 1999 4 August 1999 6 August 1999 7 August 1999 8 August 1999 10 August 1999 11 August 1999 13 August 1999 14 August 1999 15 August 1999 17 August 1999 18 August 1999 20 August 1999 21 August 1999 22 August 1999 24 August 1999 25 August 1999 27 August 1999 28 August 1999 29 August 1999 31 August 1999 1 September 1999 3 September 1999 4 September 1999 5 September 1999 6 September 1999 Reno, Nevada San Francisco, California Chula Vista, California Bakersfield, California Fresno, California Salt Lake City, Utah Las Vegas, Nevada Universal City, California Devore, California Phoenix, Arizona Albuquerque, New Mexico El Paso, Texas Dallas, Texas San Antonio, Texas Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Nashville, Tennessee Atlanta, Georgia Biloxi, Mississippi Little Rock, Arkansas Houston, Texas Kansas City, Kansas St. Louis, Missouri Raliegh, North Carolina Charlotte, North Carolina Tampa, Florida West Palm Beach, Florida United States Lawlor Events Center Concord Pavilion Coors Amphitheatre Centennial Garden Selland Arena E-Center Mandalay Bay Events Center Universal Amphitheatre Blockbuster Pavilion Desert Sky Pavilion Tingley Coliseum Don Haskins Center Starplex Amphitheatre Freeman Coliseum All Sports Stadium First American Music Center Lakewood Amphitheater Mississippi Coast Coliseum Riverfront Amphitheater The Woodlands Pavilion Sandstone Amphitheater Riverport Amphitheater Alltel Pavilion at Walnut Creek Blockbuster Pavilion St. Pete Times Forum Coral Sky Amphitheatre

References
http://www.the-scorpions.com/english/tourography/eye_to_eye_tour_2000.asp

Scorpions Tour 2002

143

Scorpions Tour 2002
Scorpions Tour 2003 Tour by Scorpions Start date End date Legs Shows 7 March 2002 9 November 2002 5 72 31 in Europe 40 in North America 1 in Jamaica Scorpions tour chronology Acoustica Tour (2001) Scorpions Tour 2002 (2002) Scorpions Tour 2003 (2003)

The Scorpions Tour 2002 was a concert tour by the German based heavy metal band Scorpions. The performed in Europe, North America and Jamaica.

Tour dates
Date City Country Jamaica/Europe 7 March 2002 16 March 2002 18 March 2002 19 March 2002 20 April 2002 22 April 2002 23 April 2002 North America Montego Bay Lisbon Porto Vigo St. Petersburg Moscow Spain Russia Jamaica Portugal Unknown Atlantic Pavilion Coliseum Pabellon As Travesas Ledovy Hall Kremlin Palace Venue

Scorpions Tour 2002

144
31 May 2002 1 June 2002 2 June 2002 4 June 2002 5 June 2002 7 June 2002 8 June 2002 9 June 2002 11 June 2002 12 June 2002 13 June 2002 15 June 2002 16 June 2002 18 June 2002 19 June 2002 21 June 2002 22 June 2002 23 June 2002 25 June 2002 26 June 2002 28 June 2002 29 June 2002 30 June 2002 Las Vegas, Nevada Phoenix, Arizona Albuquerque, New Mexico Tucson, Arizona El Paso, Texas San Antonio, Texas Houston, Texas Dallas, Texas Indianapolis, Indiana Cincinnati, Ohio Detroit, Michigan Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Columbus, Ohio Nashville, Tennessee Atlanta, Georgia Charlotte, North Carolina Virginia Beach, Virginia Wantagh, New York Columbia, Maryland Boston, Massachusetts Gilford, New Hampshire Binghampton, New York Holmdel, New Jersey Europe Leg II 3 July 2002 5 July 2002 6 July 2002 8 July 2002 Berlin Germany North America Leg II Stuttgart Luxembourg City Germany Schleyerhalle United States Aladdin Theater Cricket Pavilion Journal Pavilion AVA Amphitheater Don Haskins Center Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Woodlands Pavilion Smirnoff Music Centre Verizon Wireless Music Center Riverbend Music Center DTE Energy Music Theatre Post Gazette Pavilion Polaris Amphitheater AmSouth Amphitheater Lakewood Amphitheater Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Jones Beach Amphitheater Merriweather Post Pavilion Tweeter Center Meadowbrook Farm Theater Summerstage PNC Bank Arts Center

Luxembourg Centre National Sportif et Culturel (Coque) Place Guillaume II (Knuedler) Gendarmenmarkt

Scorpions Tour 2002

145
10 July 2002 12 July 2002 13 July 2002 14 July 2002 16 July 2002 18 July 2002 19 July 2002 20 July 2002 22 July 2002 23 July 2002 25 July 2002 26 July 2002 28 July 2002 30 July 2002 31 July 2002 2 August 2002 4 August 2002 Cleveland, Ohio Chicago, Illinois Walker, Minnesota Milwaukee, Wisconsin Moline, Illinois Cadott, Wisconsin Kansas City, Kansas St. Louis, Missouri Colorado Springs, Colorado Denver, Colorado Salt Lake City, Utah Boise, Idaho Concord, California Reno, Nevada Kelseyville, California San Diego, California Los Angeles, California Europe 2 October 2002 4 October 2002 6 October 2002 8 October 2002 Ektarinburg Irkutsk Vladivostok Krasnoyarsk Novosibirsk Tomsk Omsk Ufa Perm Naberezhnye Chelny Nizhny Novgorod Samara Volgograd Rostov-on-Don Kharkov Dnepropetrovsk Odessa Minsk Vilnius Riga Warsaw Belarus Lithuania Latvia Poland Ukraine Russia Unknown Unknown Fesco Hall Unknown Unknown Unknown Omsk Arena Ufa Arena Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Kharkov Sports Palace Unknown Sport Palace Minsk Sports Palace Unknown Unknown Towar Hall United States Tower City Amphitheater Tweeter Center Moondance Jam Marcus Amphitheater MARK of The Quad Cities Cadott Rock Fest Sandstone Amphitheater UMB Bank Pavilion World Arena Red Rocks Amphitheater E Center Idaho Center Chronicle Pavilion Grand Sierra Resort and Casino Konocti Harbor Resort Coors Amphitheater Greek Theater

10 October 2002 11 October 2002 13 October 2002 15 October 2002 17 October 2002 19 October 2002 21 October 2002 23 October 2002 25 October 2002 27 October 2002 29 October 2002 30 October 2002 31 October 2002 5 November 2002 7 November 2002 8 November 2002 9 November 2002

Scorpions Tour 2003

146

Scorpions Tour 2003
Scorpions Tour 2003 Tour by Scorpions Start date End date Legs Shows 29 January 2003 6 September 2003 2 46 38 in North America 8 in Europe Scorpions tour chronology Scorpions Tour 2002 (2002) Scorpions Tour 2003 (2003) Unbreakable World Tour (2004-2006)

The Scorpions Tour 2003 was a concert tour headlining by the German heavy metal band Scorpions. The band played 38 show in North America and couple of show in Europe. Like the Scorpions Tour 2002 the band played most of their classic from the 80's. During the show in Tampa, Brian Johnson from AC/DC come on stage and sung Rock You Like a Hurricane with the band

Personnel
• Klaus Meine: Lead Vocals, Guitar (On Coast To Coast) • Matthias Jabs : Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar (On Big City Nights, Still Loving You and Wind of Change), Talk box (On The Zoo), Backing Vocals • Rudolf Schenker: Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar (On Big City Nights, Still Loving You and Wind of Change), Backing Vocals • Ralph Rieckermann: Bass, Backing Vocals • James Kottak: Drums, Percussion, Backing Vocals

Tour dates
Date City Country North America Venue

Scorpions Tour 2003

147
29 January 2003 31 January 2003 1 February 2003 2 February 2003 4 February 2003 5 February 2003 7 February 2003 8 February 2003 9 February 2003 Jacksonville, Florida West Palm Beach, Florida Fort Myers, Florida Tampa, Florida Pensacola, Florida Bossier City, Louisiana Grand Prairie, Texas San Antonio, Texas Austin, Texas United States Jacksonville Sports Complex Coral Sky Amphitheatre TECO Arena St. Pete Times Forum Pensacola Civic Center CenturyTel Center Next Stage at Grand Prairie Alamodome Frank Erwin Center Tingley Coliseum Don Haskins Center Cox Arena Mandalay Bay Events Center Centennial Garden HP Pavilion ARCO Arena Cricket Pavilion Universal Amphitheatre

11 February 2003 Albuquerque, New Mexico 12 February 2003 14 February 2003 15 February 2003 16 February 2003 18 February 2003 19 February 2003 21 February 2003 22 February 2003 23 February 2003 25 February 2003 27 February 2003 28 February 2003 2 March 2003 4 March 2003 5 March 2003 6 March 2003 8 March 2003 9 March 2003 11 March 2003 12 March 2003 14 March 2003 15 March 2003 16 March 2003 18 March 2003 19 March 2003 21 March 2003 22 March 2003 Denver, Colorado Minneapolis, Minnesota Chicago, Illinois Champaign, Illinois Erie, Pennsylvania Uniondale, New York Bethlehem, Pennsylvania Wallingford, Connecticut Boston, Massachusetts Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania Syracuse, New York Montreal, Quebec Toronto, Ontario Quebec City, Quebec London, Ontario Dayton, Ohio Grand Rapids, Michigan Detroit, Michigan Europea 31 May 2003 St. Petersburg Russia United States Canada El Paso, Texas San Diego, California Las Vegas, Nevada Bakersfield, California San Jose, California Sacramento, California Phoenix, Arizona Los Angeles, California

Magness Arena Target Center Allstate Arena Assembly Hall Erie Civic Center Nassau Coliseum Stabler Arena Oakdale Theatre Orpheum Theatre First Union Arena Oncenter Bell Centre Air Canada Centre Colisee Pepsi John Labatt Centre Hara Arena Van Andel Arena Cobo Arena

Place Unknown

Scorpions Tour 2003

148
2 August 2003 3 August 2003 9 August 2003 10 August 2003 13 August 2003 15 August 2003 6 September 2003 Rüsselsheim Helsinki Praia da Vitória Ponta Delgada Albufeira Lorca Moscow Spain Russia Germany Finland Portugal Opel-Premises ANKKAROCK 2003 Campo de Jogos Jacome Correia Place Unknown Lorca Rock Festival Red Square

References
• http://www.the-scorpions.com/english/tourography/tour_2003.asp

Unbreakable World Tour

149

Unbreakable World Tour
Unbreakable World Tour Tour by Scorpions Start date End date Legs Shows 17 April 2004 September 2006 12 136 74 in Europe 39 in North America 13 in Asia 8 in Latin America 2 in Middle East Scorpions tour chronology Scorpions Tour 2003 (2003) Unbreakable World Tour (2004-06) Humanity World Tour (2007-09)

The Unbreakable World Tour was a worldwide concert tour by the German heavy metal band Scorpions, in support of their latest album Unbreakable. The tour started April 17, 2004 in Hannover and ended on September 9, 2006 in Düsseldorf.

Tour dates
[1] Date City Country Europe 17 April 2004 28 April 2004 30 April 2004 9 May 2004 22 May 2004 28 May 2004 30 May 2004 31 May 2004 4 June 2004 10 June 2004 11 June 2004 25 June 2004 2 July 2004 3 July 2004 10 July 2004 Hannover Kiev Odessa Munich Ingolstadt Nicosia Athens Thessaloniki Halberstadt Sölvesborg Lichtenvoorde Vienna Zürich Oslo Mainz Germany Sweden Netherlands Austria Switzerland Norway Germany Cyprus Greece Germany Germany Ukraine Preussag Arena Kiev Sports Palace Odessa Sports Palace Circus Krone Saturn Arena GSP Stadium Mount Lycabettus PAOK Sports Arena Domplatz Sweden Rock Festival Arrow Rock Festival Donauinselfest Spirit of Music Festival Skanevik Bluefestival SWR3 Open Air Festival Venue

Unbreakable World Tour

150
San Sebastián Barcelona Murcia Tienen Cantanhede Crato Stockholm Tuuri Helsinki Asia Sweden Finland Belgium Portugal Spain Velodromo de Anoeta Razzmatazz Polideportivo Municipal Suikerrock Expofacic Festival do Crato Annexet Miljoona Rock Helsinki Ice Hall

20 July 2004 21 July 2004 24 July 2004 31 July 2004 1 August 2004 29 August 2004 2 September 2004 3 September 2004 4 September 2004

10 September 2004 12 September 2004 14 September 2004 16 September 2004 18 September 2004 20 September 2004 22 September 2004 23 September 2004 24 September 2004 26 September 2004 1 October 2004 2 October 2004 6 October 2004

Bangkok Kuala Lumpur Jakarta Medan Bali Tokyo Nagoya Osaka Fukuoka Tokyo Noumea

Thailand Malaysia Indonesia

Impact Arena Merdeka Stadium Senayan Indoor Stadium Sky Convention Hall Garuda Wisnu Kencana

Japan

Shibuya Public Hall Aichi Kinro Kaikan Zepp Citizen Hall Shibuya Public Hall

New Caledonia

Tjibaou Cultural Centre

Dubai

United Arab Emirates Europe II

Country Club

8 October 2004 10 October 2004

Bucharest Brno

Romania Czech Republic North America

Sala Polivalentă Hala Rondo

Unbreakable World Tour

151
Everett, Washington Portland, Oregon Boise, Idaho Salt Lake City, Utah Denver, Colorado Chicago, Illinois Detroit, Michigan Grand Rapids, Michigan Cedar Rapids, Iowa St. Paul, Minnesota Green Bay, Wisconsin St. Louis, Missouri Grand Prairie, Texas Houston, Texas Austin, Texas San Antonio, Texas Hidalgo, Texas El Paso, Texas United States Everett Events Center Memorial Coliseum Bank of America Centre E Center Magness Arena Allstate Arena Cobo Arena Van Andel Arena U.S. Cellular Center Xcel Energy Center Brown County Veterans Memorial Arena Scottrade Center Nokia Theatre at Grand Prairie Reliant Arena Frank Erwin Center SBC Center Dodge Arena Don Haskins Center Albuquerque Convention Center Cricket Pavilion Aladdin Theater Pima County Fairgrounds Cox Arena Save Mart Center Universal Amphitheatre

21 October 2004 23 October 2004 24 October 2004 26 October 2004 27 October 2004 29 October 2004 30 October 2004 31 October 2004 3 November 2004 4 November 2004 6 November 2004 7 November 2004 9 November 2004 10 November 2004 12 November 2004 13 November 2004 14 November 2004 16 November 2004

17 November 2004 Albuquerque, New Mexico 19 November 2004 20 November 2004 21 November 2004 23 November 2004 24 November 2004 26 November 2004 27 November 2004 28 November 2004 30 November 2004 1 December 2004 3 December 2004 4 December 2004 5 December 2004 7 December 2004 10 December 2004 Bakersfield, California Sacramento, California San Jose, California San Francisco, California Reno, Nevada Mexico City San Juan Mexico Puerto Rico Europe III Phoenix, Arizona Las Vegas, Nevada Tucson, Arizona San Diego, California Fresno, California Los Angeles, California

Rabobank Arena ARCO Arena HP Pavilion at San Jose Bill Graham Civic Auditorium Lawlor Events Center Auditorio Nacional Coliseo de Puerto Rico, José Miguel Agrelot

Unbreakable World Tour

152
London England Hammersmith Apollo (Special Guest for Judas Priest)

16 March 2005 17 March 2005 19 March 2005 21 March 2005 22 March 2005 24 March 2005 26 March 2005 27 March 2005 28 March 2005 31 March 2005 2 April 2005 21 May 2005 28 May 2005 3 June 2005 4 June 2005 1 July 2005 2 July 2005 5 July 2005 7 July 2005 12 July 2005 13 July 2005 16 July 2005 18 July 2005 20 July 2005 28 July 2005

Birmingham Manchester

NEC Arena (Special Guest for Judas Priest) Carling Apollo Manchester (Special Guest for Judas Priest)

Belfast Glasgow Newcastle upon Tyne Sheffield Plymouth Hertogenbosch Roeselare Jelling Freiburg Krefeld Kazan Bobital Paris Tel Aviv Estepona Talavera Vaasa Athens Thessaloniki Toulon

Northern Ireland Scotland England

Odyssey Arena (Special Guest for Judas Priest) S.E.C.C. Arena (Special Guest for Judas Priest) Metro Radio Arena (Special Guest for Judas Priest) Sheffield Arena (Special Guest for Judas Priest) Plymouth Pavilions (Special Guest for Judas Priest)

Netherlands Belgium Denmark Germany

Brabenthallenl Schwung Festival Jelling Festival Messehalle König Palast

Russia France

Tatneft Arena Festival des Terre Neuvas L'Olympia

Israel Spain

Bloomfield Stadium Plaza des Toros Campo de Futbol

Finland Greece

Rockperry Festival Karaiskaki Stadium Earth Theatre

France North America II

Les Voix du Gaou Festival

30 July 2005 31 July 2005

Phoenix, Arizona Costa Mesa, California

United States

Dodge Theatre Pacific Amphitheatre

Europe IV 29 August 2005 3 September 2005 6 September 2005 10 September 2009 7 October 2005 Kazan Sopot Kavarna Colmar Wolfratshausen Russia Poland Bulgaria France Germany South America 12 October 2005 14 October 2005 15 October 2005 São Paulo Vitória Porto Alegre North America III Brazil Estádio do Canindé Praca do Papa Gigantinho Tatneft Arena Sopot Festival Kaliakra Rock Fest Parc des Expositions Automeile

Unbreakable World Tour

153
Mexico City Guadalajara Chihuahua Middle East Mexico Auditorio Nacional Plaza des Toros Estadio Monumental Chihuahua

19 October 205 20 October 2005 22 October 2005

10 November 2005 17 November 2005

Doha Cairo

Qatar Egypt Europe V

Intercontinental Doha Giza Pyramid Complex

19 May 2006 27 May 2006 7 June 2006 13 June 2006 18 June 2006 23 June 2006

Amneville Dachau Hannover St. Petersburg Zaragoza Stara Zagora

France Germany

Galaxie Amneville Ludwigthomawiese Waterlooplatz

Russia Spain Bulgaria North America IV

Kirov Stadium Monsters of Rock Beroe Stadium

30 June 2006 1 July 2006 2 July 2006 3 July 20006 8 July 2006

Costa Mesa, California Las Vegas, Nevada Kelseyville, California Salinas, California Quebec City, Quebec

United States

Pacific Amphitheatre Hard Rock Hotel Konocti Harbor Amphitheater Salinas Sports Complex

Canada Europe VI

Festival d'été de Québec

13 July 2006 15 July 2006 19 July 2006 21 July 2006 23 July 2006 28 July 2006 29 July 2006 31 July 2006 3 August 2006 19 August 2006 26 August 2006 6 September 2006 9 September 2006

Moscow Torrelavega Athens Thessaloniki Limassol Malá Skála Dresden Ulaanbaatar Wacken Jæren Berlin Leon Düsseldorf

Russia Spain Greece Mercado Nacional de Ganados Karaiskaki Stadium Kaftanzoglio Arena Cyprus Czech Republic Germany Mongolia Germany Norway Germany Spain Germany Tsirion Stadium Areal Filmnächte am Elbufer Sükhbaatar Square Wacken Open Air Bryne Stadion Berliner Philharmonie (with Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra) Auditorio Ciudad Polo Rock Festival

Unbreakable World Tour

154

Songs performed
• • • • • • • • • • • • From Lonesome Crow: "In Search of the Peace of Mind" From Fly to the Rainbow: "Speedy's Coming" From In Trance: "Dark Lady", "In Trance" From Virgin Killer: "Pictured Life" From Taken by Force: "We'll Burn the Sky", "He's a Woman - She's a Man" From Lovedrive: "Loving You Sunday Morning", "Another Piece of Meat", "Always Somewhere", "Coast to Coast", "Can't Get Enough", "Lovedrive", "Holiday" From Animal Magnetism: "Make It Real", "The Zoo", "Animal Magnetism", "Hey You" From Blackout: "Blackout", "No One Like You", "Dynamite", "Arizona", "When the Smoke Is Going Down" From Love at First Sting: "Bad Boys Running Wild", "Rock You Like a Hurricane", "Coming Home", "Big City Nights", "Still Loving You" From Crazy World: "Tease Me Please Me", "Don't Believe Her", "Wind of Change", "Hit Between the Eyes", "Send Me an Angel" From Pure Instinct: "You and I" From Unbreakable: "New Generation", "Love 'em or Leave 'em", "Deep and Dark", "Blood Too Hot", "Someday Is Now", "Through My Eyes", "This Time", "She Said", "Remember the Good Times"

References
[1] http:/ / www. chmetal. info/ Scorpions_tourdates3. htm

Humanity World Tour

155

Humanity World Tour
Humanity World Tour [[file:Humanity+World+Tour+scorpions poster.jpg Tour by Scorpions Associated album Start date End date Legs Shows Humanity: Hour I 2 March 2007 6 December 2009 12 161 106 in Europe 27 in North America 23 in Latin America 3 in Asia 3 in India Scorpions tour chronology Unbreakable World Tour (2004-2006) Humanity World Tour (2007-2009) Get Your Sting and Blackout World Tour (2010-2012) alt=]]

The Humanity World Tour was a worldwide concert tour by German heavy metal band Scorpions. The tour began on March 2, 2007 and finished on December 6, 2009.

Personnel
• • • • • Klaus Meine: Lead vocals Matthias Jabs: Lead guitar, Backing vocals Rudolf Schenker: Rhythm guitar, Backing vocals Paweł Mąciwoda: Bass, Backing vocals James Kottak: Drums, Percussion, Backing vocals

Special guests in Latin America tour 2008 • • • • • • • Andreas Kisser - Lead guitar and Acoustic guitar Mikael Mutti - Keyboard and Percussion Daniela Aguiar - Backing vocals Flávia Mendonça - Backing vocals Ana Oliveira - Backing vocals André Reis - Percussion Elbermário - Percussion

Tour dates

Humanity World Tour

156

Date

City

Country Europe

Venue

2 March 2007 6 April 2007 7 April 2007 10 April 2007 13 April 2007 11 May 2007 12 May 2007 14 May 2007 16 May 2007 18 May 2007 19 May 2007 2 June 2007 8 June 2007 9 June 2007 14 June 2007 16 June 2007 18 June 2007 22 June 2007 23 June 2007 30 June 2007 7 July 2007 14 July 2007 21 July 2007 28 July 2007 29 July 2007 30 July 2007 3 August 2007

Moscow Riga Vilnius Kiev Almaty Puertollano La Nucia Paris Nantes Dijon Rouen Milan St. Petersburg Sölvesborg Ostrava Bratislava Athens Koprivnica Kaliningrad Biddinghuizen Karlovy Vary Tuuri Augsburg Pentrich Manchester London Klaksvik

Russia Latvia Lithuania Ukraine Kazakhstan Spain

Kremlin Palace Arena Riga Siemens Arena Kiev Sports Palace Almaty Sports Palace El Cerro Mediatic Festival

France

Le Zénith Le Zénith Le Zénith Le Zénith

Italy Russia Sweden Czech Republic Slovakia Greece Croatia Russia Netherlands Czech Republic Finland Germany England

Gods of Metal Economic Forum Sweden Rock Festival ČEZ Aréna Incheba Expo Center Karaiskaki Stadium Drava Rock Fest XI Bike Show Arrow Rock Festival Fotbalový Stadion Miljoona Rock Messe Augsburg Rock and Blues Festival Manchester Apollo Hammersmith Apollo

Faroe Islands South America

Summarfestivalurin

9 August 2007 11 August 2007 14 August 2007

Manaus Recife São Paulo

Brazil

Sambódromo Chevrolet Hall Credicard Hall

North America 17 August 2007 18 August 2007 19 August 2007 21 August 2007 22 August 2007 Monterrey Puebla León Hermosillo Mexico City Mexico Arena Monterrey Siglo XXI Poliforum León Expo Forum National Auditorium

Humanity World Tour

157
Quebec City, Quebec Toronto, Ontario Ottawa, Ontario Montreal, Quebec Chicoutimi, Quebec Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan Detroit, Michigan Edmonton, Alberta Calgary, Alberta Canada United States Canada Quebec City Summer Festival Molson Amphitheatre Ottawa Bluesfest Quai Jacques-Cartier Vieux Port Kewadin Casino DTE Energy Music Theatre Shaw Conference Centre Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium Pacific National Exhibition Forum United States Konocti Harbor Resort & Spa Gibson Amphitheatre Fantasy Springs Resort Casino Anselmo Valencia Tori Amphitheater Journal Pavilion The Joint Grand Sierra Resort and Casino Beacon Theatre Chevrolet Theatre Orpheum Theatre Asia

25 August 2007 26 August 2007 28 August 2007 30 August 2007 1 September 2007 4 September 2007 6 September 2007 9 September 2007 10 September 2007

12 September 2007 Vancouver, British Columbia 14 September 2007 15 September 2007 16 September 2007 18 September 2007 19 September 2007 21 September 2007 22 September 2007 26 September 2007 28 September 2007 29 September 2007 Kelseyville, California Los Angeles, California Indio, California Tucson, Arizona Albuquerque, New Mexico Las Vegas, Nevada Reno, Nevada New York City, New York Wallingford, Connecticut Boston, Massachusetts

26 October 2007 28 October 2007 31 October 2007

Seoul Busan Shibuya

South Korea

Olympic Gymnasium Kyungsung University

Japan Europe II

Shibuya-AX

10 November 2007 28 November 2007 29 November 2007 30 November 2007 4 December 2007 6 December 2007

Sibiu Bordeaux Toulouse Clermont Lisbon Guimaraes

Romania France

Piata Mare Patinoire de Mériadeck Le Zénith Le Zénith

Portugal

Pavilhão Atlântico Pavilhão Multiusos

Asia II 12 December 2007 14 December 2007 16 December 2007 Shillong Mumbai Bangalore Europe III 9 March 2008 Bremen Germany AWD Dome India Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium Bandra Kurla Complex Bangalore Palace

Humanity World Tour

158
St. Petersburg Rostov-on-Don Samara Ekaterinburg Novosibirsk Kemerovo Krasnoyarsk Vladivostok Khabarovsk Komsomolsk-na-Amure Kazan Moscow Madrid Almeria Ostrow Dubai Kiev Greifswald Tampere Liestal Lipetsk Poland United Arab Emirates Ukraine Germany Finland Switzerland Russia Spain Russia Ice Palace Palace of Sports MTL Arena Yekaterinburg Sports Palace Ice Sports Palace Sibir Khimik Stadium Yarygin Arena Fesco Hall Platinum Arena Metallung Arena Tatneft Arena Kremlin Palace Multiusos La Cubierta Palacio Juegos Mediterraneos Miejski Stadion Dubai Festival City Evropeyskaya square Volksstadion Sauna Open Air Metal Festival 9 Stadion Stage 1 Metallurg Stadion

10 April 2008 12 April 2008 13 April 2008 14 April 2008 16 April 2008 17 April 2008 18 April 2008 20 April 2008 21 April 2008 23 April 2008 25 April 2008 26 April 2008 7 May 2008 10 May 2008 17 May 2008 22 May 2008 23 May 2008 30 May 2008 7 June 2008 24 June 2008 29 June 2008 30 June 2008 4 July 2008 25 July 2008

Bobital Kotka

France Finland North America II

Festival des Terre Neuvas Maritime Festival

1 August 2008 2 August 2008 3 August 2008 5 August 2008 8 August 2008 9 August 2008 10 August 2008

Kelseyville, California Mountain View, California Costa Mesa, California Tucson, Arizona Minneapolis, Minnesota Sparta, Wisconsin Chicago, Illinois

United States

Konocti Harbor Resort & Spa (with Sammy Hagar) Shoreline Amphitheatre (with Sammy Hagar) Pacific Amphitheatre (with Sammy Hagar) Anselmo Valencia Tori Amphitheater (with Sammy Hagar) Myth Nightclub Fort McCoy Army Base Charter One Pavilion

Europe IV 22 August 2008 24 August 2008 Istanbul Wolpertshausen Turkey Germany South America II (Electro-Acoustica) Parkorman Hohenlohe Airfield

Humanity World Tour

159
Rio de Janeiro Goiânia Belém Manaus São Paulo Recife Belo Horizonte Ponta Grossa São Paulo Ribeirão Preto North America III (Electro-Acoustica) Brazil Praça da Apoteose Goiânia Arena Cidade Folia Amadeu Teixeira Arena Credicard Hall Chevrolet Hall Mineirinho Centro de Eventos Credicard Hall Centro de Eventos

30 August 2008 31 August 2008 3 September 2008 4 September 2008 6 September 2008 7 September 2008 10 September 2008 12 September 2008 13 September 2008 14 September 2008

17 September 2008 19 September 2008 20 September 2008 21 September 2008 28 September 2008

Guadalajara Queretaro Mexico City Monterrey Port of Spain

Mexico

Telmex Auditorium Plaza des Toros de Queretaro Foro Sol Arena Monterrey

Trinidad and Tobago Europe V

Queen's Park Savannah

26 September 2008 12 October 2008 13 October 2008 15 October 2008 16 October 2008 18 October 2008 19 October 2008 23 October 2008 25 October 2008 2 November 2008 4 November 2008 6 November 2008 7 November 2008 10 November 2008 19 November 2008

Schupfart Newcastle Glasgow Manchester Southampton London Wolverhampton Craiova Strasbourg Tallinn Riga Vilnius Minsk Yaroslavl Estoril

Switzerland England Scotland England

Schupfart Fesstival O2 Academy Newcastle Carling Academy Glasgow Manchester Apollo Guildhall Hammersmith Apollo Wolverhampton Civic Hall

Romania France Estonia Latvia Lithuania Belarus Russia Portugal Europe VI

Nicolae Romanescu Park Le Zénith Saku Suurhall Arena Arena Riga (with Orchestra) Utenos Pramogu Arena (with Orchestra) Minsk Sports Palace Arena 2000 Casino Estoril (Acoustica Show)

3 April 2009 21 April 2009 23 April 2009 4 June 2009

Montbéliard Budapest Košice Gdańsk

France Hungary Slovakia Poland

L'Axone Syma Sport and Events Centre Steel Arena Gdańsk Shipyard

Humanity World Tour

160
St. Petersburg Rostov-on-Don Ekaterinburg Novosibirsk Khabarovsk Vladivostok Krasnoyarsk Moscow Kavarna Mitilini Athens Larisa Chania Porto Singen Xanthi Hötensleben Carcassone Juan-les-Pins Tuuri Colmar Ludwigsburg Essen Basel Zabrze Switzerland Poland Finland France Germany Portugal Germany Greece Germany France Bulgaria Greece Russia SCC Peterburgsky SKA SKVO Stadium Yekaterinburg Sports Palace Spartak Stadium Platinum Arena Avangard Stadium Central Stadium Olimpiysky Arena Kaliakra Rock Fest Mitilini Castle Karaiskaki Stadium Alcazar Stadium Perivolia Stadium Festival Marés Vivas Hohentwielfestival Xanthi Ground Rock am Denkmal Festival Des Deux Cités Pinède Gould Miljoona Rock Parc des Expositions Arena Ludwigsburg Grugahalle Festsaal Messe House of Music and Dance

15 June 2009 16 June 2009 18 June 2009 20 June 2009 22 June 2009 24 June 2009 26 June 2009 28 June 2009 2 July 2009 4 July 2009 6 July 2009 8 July 2009 11 July 2009 17 July 2009 18 July 2009 24 July 2009 25 July 2009 28 July 2009 30 July 2009 1 August 2009 9 August 2009 1 October 2009 2 October 2009 23 October 2009 5 December 2009 6 December 2009

Songs played
• • • • • • • • • • From Fly to the Rainbow: "Speedy's Coming", "Fly to the Rainbow" From In Trance: "Dark Lady", "In Trance", "Life's Like a River", "Robot Man" From Virgin Killer: "Pictured Life", "Catch Your Train", "Backstage Queen", "Polar Nights" From Taken by Force: "We'll Burn the Sky", "He's a Woman She's a Man" From Tokyo Tapes: "Kōjō no Tsuki" From Lovedrive: "Loving You Sunday Morning", "Another Piece of Meat", "Always Somewhere", "Coast to Coast", "Is There Anybody There?", "Lovedrive", "Holiday" From Animal Magnetism: "Make It Real", "The Zoo", "Hey You" From Blackout: "Blackout", "No One Like You", "You Give Me All I Need", "Dynamite", "When the Smoke Is Going Down" From Love at First Sting: "Bad Boys Running Wild", "Rock You Like a Hurricane", "I'm Leaving You", "Coming Home", "Big City Nights", "Still Loving You" From Savage Amusement: "Rhythm Of Love", "Believe in Love"

Humanity World Tour • From Crazy World: "Tease Me Please Me", "Don't Believe Her", "Wind of Change", "Hit Between the Eyes", "Send Me an Angel" • From Face the Heat: "Alien Nation", "No Pain No Gain", "Under the Same Sun" • From Pure Instinct: "You and I" • From Eye II Eye: "Moment in a Million Years" • From Unbreakable: "New Generation", "Love 'Em or Leave 'Em", "Deep and Dark" • From Humanity: Hour I: "Hour I", "The Game of Life", "We Were Born to Fly", "You're Lovin' Me to Death", "321", "Humanity"

161

Songs played in Electro-Acoustica part
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. "Hour 1" "Coming Home" "Bad Boys Runnig Wild" "The Zoo" "No Pain, No Gain" "Coast to Coast" (with Andreas Kisser) "Always Somewhere" (with Brazilian musicians) [Acoustic]

8. "Send Me an Angel" (with Brazilian musicians) [Acoustic] 9. "Holiday" (with Brazilian musicians) [Acoustic] 10. "Dust in the Wind" (with Brazilian musicians) [Acoustic] 11. "Loving You Sunday Morning" (with Brazilian musicians) [Acoustic] 12. "Tease Me, Please Me" (with Brazilian musicians) [Acoustic] 13. "Cidade Maravilhosa" (only in Rio de Janeiro) or "Aquarela do Brasil" (with Brazilian musicians)[Acoustic] (only in Brazilian shows) 14. "Wind of Change" (with Brazilian musicians) [Acoustic] 15. "Rhythm of Love" (with Brazilian musicians) [Acoustic] 16. "Kottak Attack [James Kottak drum solo]" 17. "321" 18. "Blackout" 19. "Big City Nights" 20. "Still Loving You" 21. "Humanity" 22. "Rock You Like a Hurricane" (with Brazilian musicians) 23. "When the Smoke Is Going Down" or "A Moment in a Million Years" (with Brazilian musicians [Acoustic])

External links
• http://www.the-scorpions.com/english/tourography/humanity_tour.asp • http://www.the-scorpions.com/english/tourdates.asp • http://www.scorpsnews.com/tourDatesPast.php

Get Your Sting and Blackout World Tour

162

Get Your Sting and Blackout World Tour
Get Your Sting and Blackout World tour by Scorpions Associated album Start date End date Legs Shows Sting in the Tail 15 March 2010 Ongoing 8 (current) 132 (current) 79 in Europe 38 in North America 12 in Latin America 3 in Asia Scorpions tour chronology Humanity World Tour (2007-2009) Get Your Sting And Blackout World Tour (2010-2012)

Get Your Sting and Blackout World Tour is a worldwide concert tour by German heavy metal band Scorpions. It follow the release of the album Sting in the Tail. The European dates were followed by dates in the United States, South America and Asia.[1] According to the band members, this will be their last tour before a retirement.[2]

Personnel
• • • • • Klaus Meine – lead vocals Matthias Jabs – lead guitar, backing vocals Rudolf Schenker – rhythm guitar, backing vocals Paweł Mąciwoda – bass, backing vocals James Kottak – drums, percussion, backing vocals

Tour dates
Date City Country Europe 15 March 2010 18 March 2010 10 April 2010 22 April 2010 29 April 2010 7 May 2010 8 May 2010 12 May 2010 14 May 2010 15 May 2010 Prague Moscow Mons Ostrava Minsk Leipzig München Frankfurt Stuttgart Longirod Switzerland [3] O2 Arena Megasport Arena Power Prog & Metal Festival Prokešovo Náměstí Minsk Arena Leipzig Arena Olympiahalle Festhalle Frankfurt Schleyerhalle Long 'I' Rock Music Open Air Venue

Czech Republic Russia Belgium Czech Republic Belarus Germany

Get Your Sting and Blackout World Tour

163
Paris Lievin France L'Olympia Stade Couvert Régional Le Zénith Germany O2 World Arena Zwickau Stadthalle TUI Arena Greece Zosimades Stadium Makedonikos Stadium Pampeloponnisiako Stadium Germany North America Stadtgarten am Festspielhaus

19 May 2010 21 May 2010 22 May 2010 29 May 2010 30 May 2010 1 June 2010 5 June 2010 7 June 2010 9 June 2010 12 June 2010

Strasbourg Berlin Zwickau Hannover Ioannina Thessaloniki Patras Recklinghausen

18 June 2010 19 June 2010 22 June 2010 23 June 2010 25 June 2010 26 June 2010 27 June 2010 1 July 2010 2 July 2010 5 July 2010 6 July 2010 8 July 2010

Holmdel, New Jersey Columbia, Maryland Wantagh, New York Gilford, New Hampshire Quebec City, Quebec Montreal, Quebec Toronto, Ontario Detroit, Michigan Milwaukee, Wisconsin Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Cleveland, Ohio Sarnia, Ontario

United States

PNC Bank Arts Center Merriweather Post Pavilion Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre Meadowbrook Amphitheatre

Canada

Pavillon de la Jeunesse Bell Centre Molson Amphitheatre

United States

DTE Energy Music Theatre Summerfest Trib Total Media Amphitheatre Time Warner Cable Amphitheater

Canada

Sarnia Bayfest

Get Your Sting and Blackout World Tour

164
United States Bridgestone Arena Mud Island Amphitheater Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park Bayfront Park Amphitheater Ford Amphitheatre Mahalia Jackson Theater Nokia Theatre at Grand Prairie AT&T Center Zoo Amphitheater Journal Pavilion Dodge Theatre Citizens Business Bank Arena Nokia Theatre Sleep Train Pavilion Thomas & Mack Center Raley Field Douglas County Fairgrounds The Amphitheatre at Clark County Canada Jubilee Auditorium Shaw Conference Centre United States Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Montana State Fair USANA Amphitheatre 1stBank Center iWireless Center Rosemont Theatre Latin America

10 July 2010 11 July 2010 14 July 2010 16 July 2010 17 July 2010 19 July 2010 21 July 2010 23 July 2010 24 July 2010 26 July 2010 27 July 2010 29 July 2010 31 July 2010 1 August 2010 3 August 2010 4 August 2010 6 August 2010 7 August 2010 9 August 2010 10 August 2010 13 August 2010 14 August 2010 16 August 2010 17 August 2010 20 August 2010 21 August 2010

Nashville, Tennessee Memphis, Tennessee Atlanta, Georgia Miami, Florida Tampa, Florida New Orleans, Louisiana Grand Prairie, Texas San Antonio, Texas Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Albuquerque, New Mexico Phoenix, Arizona Ontario, California Los Angeles, California Concord, California Las Vegas, Nevada Sacramento, California Roseburg, Oregon Portland, Oregon Calgary, Alberta Edmonton, Alberta Sturgis, South Dakota Billings, Montana Salt Lake City, Utah Denver, Colorado Moline, Illinois Chicago, Illinois

4 September 2010 7 September 2010 9 September 2010 11 September 2010 13 September 2010 14 September 2010 16 September 2010 18 September 2010 19 September 2010 21 September 2010 22 September 2010 24 September 2010

Monterrey Mexico City Bogotá João Pessoa Buenos Aires Santiago La Paz São Paulo

Mexico

Arena Monterrey Palacio de los Deportes

Colombia Brazil Argentina Chile Bolivia Brazil

Simón Bolívar Park Sun Rock Festival Luna Park Movistar Arena Estadio Hernando Siles Credicard Hall

Curitiba Brasilia São Luis

Expotrade Arena Ginásio Nilson Nelson Centro Histórico

Get Your Sting and Blackout World Tour

165
Europe

2 October 2010 4 October 2010 14 October 2010 17 October 2010 19 October 2010 20 October 2010 22 October 2010 25 October 2010 27 October 2010 2 November 2010 4 November 2010 10 November 2010 12 November 2010 13 November 2010 19 November 2010 21 November 2010 25 November 2010 27 November 2010

Istanbul Tel Aviv Chişinău Amneville Dijon Clermont-Ferrand Nantes Sofia Athens Kiev Odessa Zürich Mannheim Cologne Hamburg Esch-sur-Alzette Nuremberg Dortmund

Turkey Israel Moldova France

Maçka Küçükçiftlik Park Nokia Arena Zimbru Stadium Galaxie Amneville Le Zénith Le Zénith Le Zénith

Bulgaria Greece Ukraine

Akademik Stadium Peace and Friendship Stadium International Expo Center Odessa Sports Palace

Switzerland Germany

Hallenstadion SAP Arena Lanxess Arena O2 World

Luxembourg Germany

Rockhal Nuremberg Arena Westfalenhalle

Asia 10 February 2011 Bangkok Thailand Europe 7 April 2011 15 April 2011 12 May 2011 14 May 2011 15 May 2011 17 May 2011 19 May 2011 20 May 2011 22 May 2011 24 May 2011 26 May 2011 30 May 2011 3 June 2011 4 June 2011 6 June 2011 9 June 2011 10-11-12 June 2011 Crans-Montana Saarbrücken St. Petersburg Krasnodar Rostov-on-Don Krasnoyarsk Novosibirsk Magnitogorsk Omsk Kazan Moscow Vilnius Ostrava Bratislava Budapest Bucharest Donington Park Lithuania Czech Republic Slovakia Hungary Romania England Switzerland Germany Russia Caprices Festival Saarlandhalle Ledovi Dvorets Dvorets Sporta Olymp Dvorets Sporta Don Dvorets Sporta Yarygina Ice Sports Palace Sibir Magnitogorsk Arena Omsk Arena Tatneft Arena Olimpiyskiy Arena Siemens Arena Bazaly Stadium Incheba Expo Arena Papp László Sportaréna Zone Arena Download Festival Impact Arena

Get Your Sting and Blackout World Tour

166
Oberursel Clisson Freiburg Dessel Germany France Germany Belgium Germany Poland England Asia Hessentag Hellfest Summer Open Air Neue Messe Freiburg Graspop Metal Meeting NDR 2 Papenburg Festival Stadion Mościce Hop Farm Festival

17 June 2011 18 June 2011 22 June 2011 24 June 2011 25 June 2011 1 July 2011 2 July 2011

Papenburg Tarnow Paddock Wood

6 July 2011 7 July 2011

Jbeil

Lebanon

Byblos Festival

Europe 11 July 2011 14 July 2011 16 July 2011 17 July 2011 23 July 2011 26 August 2011 4 November 2011 14 November 2011 16 November 2011 17 November 2011 19 November 2011 20 November 2011 22 November 2011 23 November 2011 25 November 2011 26 November 2011 Berlin Carhaix Schweinfurt Bielefeld Tuuri Ayia Napa Geneva Lyon Toulon Toulouse Bordeaux Montpellier Tours Paris Rouen Brussels Belgium Finland Cyprus Switzerland France Germany France Germany Classic Open Air 2011 Vieilles Charrues Festival Willy-Sachs-Stadion Ravensberger Park Miljoona Rock Festival Ayia Napa Youth Festival SEG Geneva Arena Halle Tony Garnier Zenith Omega Le Zénith Patinoire de Mériadeck Arena Montpellier Parc des Expositions Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy Zenith Rouen Forest National

Songs performed
• From Virgin Killer: "Pictured Life" • From Taken by Force: "We'll Burn the Sky", "He's a Woman She's a Man" • From Lovedrive: "Loving You Sunday Morning", "Another Piece of Meat", "Always Somewhere", "Coast to Coast", "Is There Anybody There?", "Holiday" • From Animal Magnetism: "Make It Real", "The Zoo", "Animal Magnetism" • From Blackout: "Blackout", "No One Like You", "Dynamite", "Arizona", "When the Smoke Is Going Down" • From Love at First Sting: "Bad Boys Running Wild", "Rock You Like a Hurricane", "Big City Nights", "Still Loving You" • From World Wide Live: "Six String Sting" • From Crazy World: "Tease Me Please Me", "Wind of Change", "Send Me an Angel" • From Humanity: Hour I: "321" • From Live at Wacken Open Air 2006: "Kottack Attack"

Get Your Sting and Blackout World Tour • From Sting in the Tail: "Raised on Rock", "Sting in the Tail", "The Good Die Young", "The Best Is Yet to Come"

167

Guest appearances
• 19 June 2010 - Vince Neil for "Another Piece of Meat" • 24 July 2010 - Michael Schenker for "Another Piece of Meat" and Herman Rarebell for "No One Like You" • 4 August 2010 - Jeff Keith from Tesla and Stephen Pearcy from Ratt for "Rock You Like a Hurricane" and Warren DeMartini and Bobby Blotzer from Ratt for "No One Like You" • 21 August 2010 - Michael Schenker for "Another Piece of Meat" and Carmine Appice for "No One Like You" • 11 September 2010 - Andreas Kisser from Sepultura for "Rock You Like a Hurricane" • 21 November 2010 - Herman Rarebell for "No One Like You"

Cancelled/Postponed dates
• 20 April 2010 - Minsk, Belarus - Minsk Arena (Postponed due to flight problems for drummer James Kottak, rescheduled to April 29) • 30 June 2010 - Columbus, Ohio - Lifestyle Communities Pavilion (Cancelled due to illness to Klaus Meine) • 6 October 2010 - Athens, Greece - Peace and Friendship Stadium (Postponed due to illness to Klaus Meine, rescheduled to October 27) • 9 October 2010 - Sofia, Bulgaria - Akademik Stadium (Postponed due to illness to Klaus Meine, rescheduled to October 25)

References
[1] "Scorpions Official Website" (http:/ / www. the-scorpions. com/ english/ ). The-scorpions.com. 2010-04-11. . Retrieved 2010-05-12. [2] Scorpions: 'We Have Reached The End Of The Road' (http:/ / www. roadrunnerrecords. com/ blabbermouth. net/ news. aspx?mode=Article& newsitemID=133950) [3] "Scorpions Tourdates" (http:/ / www. the-scorpions. com/ english/ tourdates. asp). The-scorpions.com. 2010-04-11. . Retrieved 2010-05-12.

168

Related articles
The Wall – Live in Berlin
The Wall - Live in Berlin

Original 1990 cover Live album by Roger Waters Released 10 September 1990 23 June 2003 (reissue) 21 July 1990 Progressive rock Mercury Records Roger Waters Nick Griffiths Professional reviews • Allmusic link [1]

Recorded Genre Label Producer

Roger Waters chronology

Radio K.A.O.S. (1987)

The Wall - Live in Berlin (1990)

Amused to Death (1992)

Alternative cover

The Wall – Live in Berlin

169

Reissued 2003 cover

The Wall – Live in Berlin was a live concert performance of the Pink Floyd studio album, The Wall, held in Berlin, Germany, on 21 July 1990, to commemorate the fall of the Berlin Wall eight months earlier. A live album of the concert was released in September 1990. A video of the concert was also commercially released.

History
The concert was staged on vacant terrain between Potsdamer Platz and the Brandenburg Gate, a location that was part of the former "no-man's land" of the Berlin Wall. The Wall was written by Waters when he was a member of Pink Floyd in 1979 with a tour following in 1980 and 1981. The show had a sell-out crowd of over 250,000 people, and right before the performance started the gates were opened which enabled another 100,000 people to watch.[2] Fifty-two countries broadcast the two-hour event.

The concert at a strip of land between the Brandenburg Gate and Leipziger Platz.

The event was produced and cast by British impresario and producer Tony Hollingsworth. It was staged partly at Waters' expense. While he subsequently earned the money back from the sale of the CD and video releases of the album, the original plan was to donate all profits past his initial investment to the Memorial Fund for Disaster Relief, a UK charity founded by Leonard Cheshire. However, audio and video sales came in significantly under projections, and the trading arm of the charity (Operation Dinghy) incurred heavy losses. A few years later, the charity was wound up, and the audio and video sales rights from the concert performance returned to Waters. The production was designed by Mark Fisher and Jonathan Park[3] [4] [5] . The stage design featured a 550-foot-long (170 m) and 82-foot-high (25 m) wall. Most of the wall was built before the show and the rest is build progressively through the first part of the show. The wall is then knocked down at the end of the show.[6] Waters had stated on the first airing of the making of The Wall on In the Studio with Redbeard in July 1989 that the only way he was to resurrect a live performance of The Wall was "if the Berlin Wall came down". Four months later the wall came down. Initially, Waters tried to get guest musicians like Peter Gabriel, Bruce Springsteen and Eric Clapton but they were either unavailable or turned it down. Both Rod Stewart, who was to sing "Young Lust", and Joe Cocker were

The Wall – Live in Berlin originally confirmed to appear but when the original planned concert date was put back both found themselves unavailable[7] . Also, on the same 1989 interview with Redbeard, Waters also stated that "I might even let Dave play guitar." On June 30, 1990 backstage at the Knebworth Pink Floyd performance at Knebworth '90, during a pre-show interview, David Gilmour responded to Roger's statement on an interview with Jim Ladd by saying that "he and the rest of Pink Floyd (Nick Mason and Rick Wright) had been given the legal go-ahead to perform with Roger but had not been contacted." Two days later, on July 2, 1990 Waters appeared on the American rock radio call-in show Rockline and contradicted his Gilmour invite by saying, "I don't know where Dave got that idea". In the end, Hollingswoth (with Waters assisting) brought in guest artists including Rick Danko, Levon Helm and Garth Hudson of The Band, The Hooters, Van Morrison, Sinéad O'Connor, Cyndi Lauper, Marianne Faithfull, Scorpions, Joni Mitchell, Paul Carrack, Thomas Dolby and Bryan Adams, along with actors Albert Finney, Jerry Hall, Tim Curry and Ute Lemper. Leonard Cheshire opened the concert by blowing a WWII whistle. This performance had several differences from Pink Floyd's original production of The Wall show. Both "Mother" and "Another Brick in the Wall, Part II" (like in the 1980/81 concerts) were extended with solos by various instruments and the latter had a cold ending. "In The Flesh" (also like the 1980/81 concerts) has an extended intro, and "Comfortably Numb" featured dueling solos by the two guitarists as well as an additional chorus at the end of the song. "The Show Must Go On" is omitted completely, while both "The Last Few Bricks" and "What Shall We Do Now?" are included ("The Last Few Bricks" was shortened). Also, the performance of the song "The Trial" had live actors playing the parts, with Thomas Dolby playing the part of the teacher hanging from the wall, Tim Curry as the prosecutor, and Albert Finney as the Judge. The show ended with "The Tide Is Turning", a song from Waters' solo album Radio K.A.O.S. The Wall - Live in Berlin was released as a live recording of the concert, although a couple of tracks were excised from the CD version, and the Laserdisc video in NTSC can still be found through second sourcing. A DVD was released in 2003 in the USA by Island/Mercury Records and internationally by Universal Music (Region-free). Hollingsworth's company Tribute, a London-based "good causes" campaign company, sold worldwide television rights, with 52 countries showing the two-hour event. Twenty countries showed up to five repeats of the show and 65 countries broadcast a highlights show. There was also distribution of a double music CD and post-production VHS videotape by Polygram.

170

Set list
• • • • • • • • • • • • "In the Flesh?" by Scorpions "The Thin Ice" by Ute Lemper & Roger Waters & the Rundfunk Orchestra & Choir "Another Brick in the Wall (Part 1)" by Roger Waters; sax solo by Garth Hudson "The Happiest Days of Our Lives" by Roger Waters "Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2)" by Cyndi Lauper; guitar solos by Rick DiFonzo & Snowy White, synth solo by Thomas Dolby "Mother" by Sinéad O'Connor & The Band; accordion by Garth Hudson, vocals by Rick Danko & Levon Helm; acoustic instruments by The Hooters. "Goodbye Blue Sky" by Joni Mitchell & the Rundfunk Orchestra & Choir ; flute by James Galway "Empty Spaces/What Shall We Do Now?" by Bryan Adams & Roger Waters & the Rundfunk Orchestra & Choir "Young Lust" by Bryan Adams, guitar solos by Rick DiFonzo & Snowy White "Oh My God - What a Fabulous Room" by Jerry Hall (intro to "One of My Turns") "One of My Turns" by Roger Waters "Don't Leave Me Now" by Roger Waters

• "Another Brick in the Wall (Part 3)" by Roger Waters & the Rundfunk Orchestra & Choir • "The Last Few Bricks" • "Goodbye Cruel World" by Roger Waters

The Wall – Live in Berlin • "Hey You" by Paul Carrack • "Is There Anybody Out There?" by The Rundfunk Orchestra & Choir; classical guitars by Rick DiFonzo & Snowy White • "Nobody Home" by Roger Waters & the Rundfunk Orchestra & Choir, guitar solos by Snowy White • "Vera" by Roger Waters & the Rundfunk Orchestra & Choir • "Bring the Boys Back Home" by The Rundfunk Orchestra & Choir & the Group of Soviet Forces in Germany song and dance ensemble • "Comfortably Numb" by Van Morrison, Roger Waters & The Band & the Rundfunk Orchestra & Choir, guitar solos by Rick DiFonzo & Snowy White • "In the Flesh" by Roger Waters, Scorpions , the Rundfunk Orchestra and Choir • "Run Like Hell" by Roger Waters, Scorpions • "Waiting for the Worms" by Roger Waters, Scorpions and the Rundfunk Orchestra and Choir • "Stop" by Roger Waters • "The Trial" by The Rundfunk Orchestra and Choir, featuring: • Tim Curry as the Prosecutor • Thomas Dolby as the Teacher • Ute Lemper as the Wife • Marianne Faithfull as the Mother • Albert Finney as the Judge • "The Tide is Turning (After Live Aid)" by the Company (lead vocals by Roger Waters, Joni Mitchell, Cyndi Lauper, Bryan Adams, Van Morrison and Paul Carrack.) & the Rundfunk Orchestra & Choir.

171

Personnel
The Company • Roger Waters: Vocals, bass guitar, acoustic guitar on "Mother", rhythm guitar on "Hey You." • Scorpions: • Klaus Meine: Vocals. • Rudolf Schenker: Guitar. • Matthias Jabs: Guitar. • Francis Buchholz: Bass guitar. • Herman Rarebell: Drums. Ute Lemper: Vocals. Cyndi Lauper: Percussion, vocals. Thomas Dolby: Synthesizer, vocals. Sinéad O'Connor: Vocals. The Band:

• • • • •

• Rick Danko: Vocals. • Levon Helm: Vocals. • Garth Hudson: Accordion, soprano saxophone. • The Hooters: • Eric Bazilian: Guitar. • Rob Hyman: Keyboards. • John Lilley: Guitar. • Fran Smith Jr.: Bass guitar. • David Uosikkinen: Drums. • Joni Mitchell: Vocals.

The Wall – Live in Berlin • • • • • • • • James Galway: Flute. Bryan Adams: Guitar, vocals. Jerry Hall: Vocals. Paul Carrack: Vocals. Van Morrison: Vocals. Tim Curry: Vocals. Marianne Faithfull: Vocals. Albert Finney: Vocals.

172

The Bleeding Heart Band • • • • • • • • Rick Difonzo: Guitars. Snowy White: Guitars. Andy Fairweather-Low: Bass guitar, guitar, backing vocals. Peter Wood: keyboards, organ, synthesizers. Nick Glennie-Smith: Keyboards, organ, synthesizers. Graham Broad: Drums, electronic percussion. Stan Farber: Backing vocals (credited as Jim Farber). Joe Chemay: Backing vocals.

• Jim Haas: Backing vocals. • John Joyce: Backing vocals. Others • The Rundfunk Orchestra, directed by Michael Kamen. • The Rundfunk Choir. • Group of Soviet Forces in Germany song and dance ensemble (alternatingly credited on the 2003 reissue DVD as The Military Orchestra of the Soviet Army and as The Marching Band of the Combined Soviet Forces in Germany) • Paddy Moloney (member of The Chieftains. Listed in album credits, but contribution is unknown.)

Performance notes
• Before the beginning of the show, brief performances by The Hooters, The Band and The Chieftains (with guest James Galway) were held, but none of these songs were ever officially released. • In the actual concert on live television, the second song, "The Thin Ice" and part of the third song, "Another Brick in the Wall (Part 1)", were disrupted when a circuit breaker tripped. It was reset, but immediately tripped again so they had to rewire some equipment. Those two songs had to be re-recorded for the issue of the videotape. After 'The Thin Ice' was interrupted, the original, live American broadcast of the show said: "This is radio-aid live in Berlin. If you're wondering what's happening, is, a production involving some thousands of people, has stopped. And when that has to happen, Roger walked out in front of the crowd, sort of waved to them and said, 'Oh well, this happened a couple of times during rehearsal' - in fact, if you were lucky enough to have seen 'The Wall' in L.A., when it was performed, I think, the second night, there was a curtain that caught fire, some very similar situation has happening [sic] here. They have to back up tapes, they have to re-cue lighting, get everybody ready, and then they're gonna roll it. He's actually kind of jovial about the whole thing, he's walking across the stage and just kinda went 'Aw, shucks,' and the crowd is laughing, they know what happened, that somebody missed a cue and they're gonna rewind, uh, get everything going again, and take the film back...because this is what happens with The Wall...is so tall...they end up using it as a kind of like a drive-in movie projector - uh, screen, rather they project images on it and everything, so there's a lot of things that have to be re-wound, re-cued...and then they're gonna re-start it and then they're gonna come back to it....You're listening to 'The Wall, Live from Berlin' on the Global Satellite Network. And the reason we're here is for the 'Memorial Fund for Disaster Relief.' And if

The Wall – Live in Berlin you'd like to help out, they're trying to get together and - unless you can write a check for $800 million - they're trying to get together some money that will be in a permanent account, and this money will then go whenever there's a disaster, whenever it's needed, somewhere in the world. And you can send your check into for 'the Memorial Fund for Disaster Relief' P.O. Box 4383 Hollywood, California 90078 - and i think we're doing the show again! Let's go back live to the stage! 'The Wall, Live from Berlin'" • The live performance of "Mother" was also hounded by a power failure. Roger Waters tried to get Sinéad O'Connor to sing her parts anyway, or mime the song, while the error was being fixed. Offended by being asked to mime, she didn't return after the show to re-record the performance (which is how "The Thin Ice" was saved for the CD/Video release.) Instead, the release version of "Mother" comes from the dress rehearsal on the previous night before the concert. Consequently, the large projection of Gerald Scarfe's mother character that was projected on the screen during the concert cannot be seen on the video or DVD versions. • Film director Ian Emes was hired to shoot live footage originally intended to be included in the program. Emes devised a film around the character of Pink, performed by Rupert Everett, and of Pink's mother, played by Marianne Faithfull, and shot the sequences in East Berlin during the concert preparations. Only a small segment of the film was used in the performance. • Bryan Adams appeared to be miming his guitar-playing in Young Lust, and the Scorpions appear to be doing the same on all their instruments during the fascist rally sequence, as can be observed on the video. The only one who don't seem to be miming guitar playing are Rick Difonzo and Snowy White • The vocals that are heard through the megaphone in Waiting for the Worms are supposed to be coming through a rolled piece of cardboard (imitating a megaphone) that Roger Waters is singing to. However, in the beginning of the solo, the vocals that come through the megaphone are heard although Roger Waters was still picking up the paper megaphone from the floor, so it was obvious that the megaphone vocals are lipsynced. • The Wife's part of "The Trial" was reshot at London's Brixton Academy after the original sequence was deemed to be of insufficient quality due to camera shake. What is seen in the video issue is a close-up of Ute Lemper, shot against a dark background, lip-syncing to the original live sound[7] . • Shot on Potsdamer Platz, the no man's land between East and West Germany, the producers didn't know if the area would be filled with mines - no one did. Before setting up, they did a sweep of the area and found a cache of munitions and a previously unknown SS Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler bunker. The Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler started as Hitler's elite personal bodyguard but were later diverted to Eastern and Western fronts. There is a misconception probably due to the SS division's name that the bunker found was the Führerbunker or the place were Adolf Hitler committed suicide which is false. The Führerbunker was in another location.[8] • At the request of the concert producers, part of the Berlin Wall was kept in place as a security fence behind the stage. • Paddy Moloney, bandleader for The Chieftains, is listed as a guest performer in the show. Although The Chieftains played a daytime set before the concert, his solo contribution to the main show remains a mystery. • During the final chanting of "Tear down the wall!" in the Trial sequence, the wall has a projection of a concrete and graffiti marked semblance of the Berlin Wall, just before it is torn down. • At the beginning of "Bring The Boys Back Home", a section of the Vietnam War Memorial was projected onto the wall, producing a chilling cross-image of Vietnam War lost American soldiers, Pink Floyd's album, and the Berlin Wall itself, sections of which were still standing near the concert site. These comments are from someone that attended the show. • The live Van Morrison version of "Comfortably Numb" is used in the Martin Scorsese film The Departed. It is later used in HBO's 'The Sopranos'. Morrison also performed this version on his 2008 concerts. • Rights in the event are held by Tribute Inspirations Limited.

173

The Wall – Live in Berlin

174

References
[1] http:/ / www. allmusic. com/ album/ r650256 [2] According to Roger Waters' recollections in the documentary supplied with the DVD release of the film: "They stopped charging people when we got to 250-260,000, and like another 100,000 people came in..." [3] Rock Sets: the astonishing art of rock concert design: the works of Fisher Park / Sutherland Lyall. London: Thames and Hudson, 1992 [4] http:/ / www. stufish. com/ pink-floyd/ the-wall-berlin/ reality. html [5] http:/ / www. rogerwaters. org/ about_berlin. html [6] Schaffner, p. 308 [7] "The Wall Live In Berlin" 2003 DVD edition documentary and liner notes [8] Hitler's bunker (http:/ / www. den-uijl. nl/ bunker. html)

Links
• Mark Fisher's "The Wall in Berlin" gallery (http://www.stufish.com/pink-floyd/the-wall-berlin/reality.html) • The Wall: Live in Berlin (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0244296/) at the Internet Movie Database

Article Sources and Contributors

175

Article Sources and Contributors
Scorpions  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?oldid=424047973  Contributors: -Lemmy-, -Majestic-, 24ip, 2tuntony, 75pickup, ACSE, Acidedge76, Acnijdam, Airplaneman, Ajshm, Aka, Akriasas, Alerthence, AlexR, Alexandru Busa, Alexis Mane, Allstarecho, Altenmann, AmericanBang, Amoruso, Andre Engels, Andrzejbanas, Anger22, Arielo, Arjayay, Aryasanyal, AstarothCY, Avjoska, BWDuncan, Babomb, Bahar101, Barracuda1187, Barrygibb, Bearcat, Bearingbreaker92, Blackless, Bladeskaft, Bobo192, Born Again 83, Branddobbe, BreakerLOLZ, Bretonbanquet, Brugsma, BulsaraAndDeacon, Butsuri, C'est moi, C628, Cancun771, CanisRufus, Canterbury Tail, Caoanroad4800, Cassandraleo, Chris83, Clamticore, Cmdrjameson, Colonies Chris, Cometstyles, Constantijn09, Corpx, Cousin Kevin, Cubs Fan, DCEdwards1966, Daddyede, Dan1216, David A McIntee, DavidWBrooks, Dawgmeat, Dcach, De728631, Debresser, Deelnemer8, Delpino, Derek Ross, Diego Grez, Discospinster, DocWatson42, Dog Man311, Doomsdayer520, Dynamax, E-Kartoffel, Echad, Egressio, Electric00, Eliyahu S, Elkman, Elmondo21st, Emeraldcityserendipity, Entirelybs, Escape Orbit, EugeneZelenko, Excirial, FMAFan1990, Fair Deal, Fdg812000, Fil usa, Floydian, FotoPhest, Foxxygirltamara, Frank6, Freedguy, Frschoonover, Funky Monkey, Furry Roadkill, Fxhomie, Gadfium, Gague, Garyms1963, Gerhard51, Ghaag, Gigamaligabyte, GlassCobra, GoingBatty, Gringo300, Groggy Dice, Gtmo, GunsNRoses1908, Gustobean, Gwandoya, Hailey C. Shannon, Hammer Raccoon, Hatto, Hchrishicks, Headbomb, Heavymetalis4ever, Helldjinn, Hephaestos, History-in-Rock, Hondo77, Hydrogen Iodide, IL7Soulhunter, ISD, Ianjdickson2, IceWeasel, Ich, Ilikeeggs1, Intrance, Iridescent, IrishPete, Irishrichy, Iromek1234, J Milburn, J.delanoy, Janadore, Japanese Searobin, Jeanpatrice, Jeffreybh, JetsLuvver, Jfriedman11746, Jgrthdehfdhdhdfhdf, Jkelly, Jknobull, Jm51, Jmscott, Joelasaurus, Jogers, John, John Burkov, Joseph Solis in Australia, Julesd, Kbdank71, Kevinbrowning, Kingboyk, Kintetsubuffalo, Koavf, Korey Pyne, Kyral, Lapskingwiki, Lew19, Lewismaster, Luigiacruz, Luk, Lumpy m, Luph25, Lurulu, MER-C, Mab987, Makele-90, Malcolmxl5, Marauder09, Marcos.mayorga, Marcus Brute, Markoff Chaney, Martarius, Master Deusoma, Materialscientist, May Cause Dizziness, Mdriver1981, MegX, Metal Michelle, Mgard7331, MightyJordan, Mike Garcia, Mild Bill Hiccup, Mindtofind, Mk5384, Monixbieber, Monkbel, MordredKLB, Mr Pyles, Mr. Brain, Mr. Metal Head, Mtcv, Mushroom, Myanw, Nabla, NawlinWiki, Nephron, Nestor12a, Nestor16, Netnuevo, NgKyNam, Nick, Niteowlneils, Nlsanand, No such user, Norum, Nymf, OddMNilsen, Oliver202, Olivier, Oni Ookami Alfador, Orioane, Orphan Wiki, Oscar776, Oxymoron83, Palaeozoic99, Patstuart, Paulofthebakers, Peter Fleet, Petropoxy (Lithoderm Proxy), Phbasketball6, Pi.1415926535, Pietaster, Pigsonthewing, Pillsbur, Progrockerfan, Prolog, PurplePlatypus, Qermaq, Quadell, Quadpus, Quebec99, Quendus, Ramirez72, Reaper7, Red Winged Duck, RedWolf, Rich Farmbrough, Robhmac, Rocker93-En, Rockerachilles, Rockgod333, Rockk3r, Rtrooperw, Rumping, Russavia, S.serous, Saint-Paddy, Scarian, SchmuckyTheCat, Scieberking, Scorpionstribute, Sdornan, Secretlondon, Sillywebby, SimonP, Skysmith, Slaya Ain't Dead!, Smb1001, Sn0wflake, Solino, Some jerk on the Internet, Someoneinmyheadbutit'snotme, Spike Wilbury, Sportsnut, SqueakBox, Sry85, Steamrockfever77, Steevo816, Stillnotelf, Sue Wallace, Sumarokov-Elston, Sundar1, Superastig, Supercoop, Sveter, Synergy radio, T, Taliandr, Tamon, Tancrede, Tarpon123, Tasc, Tassedethe, Thanandyr, ThatRockMetalGuy, The Blade of the Northern Lights, The Chicken, The Squicks, Tim Smith, Tohru Honda13, Tom, Tommy2010, Tr1ckydr1v3r, Travelbird, Trinya, Trusilver, Uncle Dick, Uncle Milty, Undead warrior, Undergünther, Unyoyega, Useight, V111P, VSistine, Vantey, Vkem, Vkt183, Vl'hurg, Volcanoguy, Vorash, Vrenator, WJetChao, Walshga, Wasted Time R, Wayne Slam, We hope, Weatherman90, Wether B, Wiki libs, Wizardman, Woipatinger, Woohookitty, Xnux, Y2kcrazyjoker4, Yoshinatsu, Zachary, Zagmac, ZakKwYlDe97, Zauggb, Zddoodah, Zytsef, 901 anonymous edits Klaus Meine  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?oldid=422940618  Contributors: *Kat*, 1928thompson, Abce2, Alai, Anger22, Angry Shoplifter, Arjayay, Arouck, Ashadeofgrey, Bahar101, Bwhack, Caerwine, Chlorellatt, Colchester121891, Contains Mild Peril, Cory pratt, Cs-wolves, Deelnemer8, Derek R Bullamore, Deriobamba, Dinertime444, Doggmeister, Dynamax, Eastpaw, Enigmaman, Ethelh, Freakofnurture, Gene Nygaard, Georgia guy, Gianluca19, Greg D. Barnes, Gringo300, Hatto, Headbomb, Icairns, Ignacio Bibcraft, JP Watrin, Janadore, Japo, Jimmy0704, John, Kappa, KatiaRoma, Kevinbrowning, Lumpy m, Mattjuge, Mike Selinker, Olivier, OmegaXmutantX, PL290, Pkeets, Rgoodermote, Rivazza, Schmiteye, Shadowjams, Shimmera, SlayerXTT, Snowdog, Someoneinmyheadbutit'snotme, The Chicken, Tim Long, Tobias1983, UrielSoriano, Vkt183, Vlad, Wether B, Wic2020, Wiki libs, Yt95, Zedutchgandalf, Zombie433, Zzyzx11, 76 anonymous edits Matthias Jabs  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?oldid=415044528  Contributors: Anger22, Bahar101, Believer 2005, Bender235, Brossow, Buckner 1986, Cubs Fan, Dan1216, Deelnemer8, Derek R Bullamore, Dlchambers, Enigmaman, Evgenia scorpions, Fair Deal, Fheidener, FlyingAnt666, GreyCat, GuruzMedia, Haxinorirrá, Headbomb, Hede2000, Icairns, JacksonESP, Janadore, Jetman, Kevinbrowning, Kudret abi, Luke4545, Metal Michelle, Mike Selinker, Nymf, Olivier, Pearle, Pietaster, Practiceman, Rjwilmsi, RottweilerCS, Someoneinmyheadbutit'snotme, StephenBuxton, Tassedethe, ThatRockMetalGuy, The Chicken, Vmatikov, Volcanoguy, 62 anonymous edits Rudolf Schenker  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?oldid=423181046  Contributors: AndrewHowse, Aryasanyal, Bahar101, Bjørn Clasen, DCEdwards1966, Darz Mol, David.Monniaux, Enigmaman, Fingers-of-Pyrex, Fromgermany, Hatto, Headbomb, Hervegirod, HexaChord, Hmaxey, Janadore, Jerky Chid, Kevinbrowning, KingPie01, Kudret abi, Latin Guy, Le van Klink, LeeHunter, Lumpy m, MattTM, Mboverload, Mike Selinker, Miwasatoshi, Mosca, Mr. Brain, Nextrevsonoma, Nymf, Olessi, Olivier, Pietaster, RandyRhoadsRonnieDio, ReToOcS, Regemet, Rjwilmsi, RottweilerCS, Shadowjams, Strat0master14, Tancrede, TheParanoidOne, VSistine, Waacstats, Wiki libs, 76 anonymous edits Paweł Mąciwoda  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?oldid=418764045  Contributors: Alcuin, Alexey.tses, Aspects, Bahar101, Deelnemer8, Heavymetalis4ever, J04n, Janadore, Joyous!, Kwamikagami, Kölscher Pitter, Marauder09, MattTM, Mike Selinker, Naive cynic, Olivier, Paul A, Rechta, Regan1973, Ringbang, Rjwilmsi, Shadowjams, Starbucks95905, Stardust8212, Visor, Waacstats, Woohookitty, 20 anonymous edits James Kottak  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?oldid=424078020  Contributors: Acdixon, Alex 101, Bahar101, Cookfan, Deelnemer8, Garyseven, Geevee, GentlemanGhost, Gota 93, Gringo300, Hekerui, Hu Gadarn, JYOuyang, Janadore, Jaxl, Jazzytina, Mallaccaos, Martarius, MattTM, Metal Head 4 life, Mike Selinker, Misterpomp, Olivier, Pietaster, RottweilerCS, Shadowjams, Stevietheman, Svick, TenPoundHammer, Utcursch, Waacstats, WarthogDemon, Wjsandman, Чръный человек, 44 anonymous edits Michael Schenker  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?oldid=424249360  Contributors: 109rob, 21655, Aardark, Acnijdam, Adeli, Aeternus, Ahunt, Anger22, Araucaria, Arno, AssaultAttack, Attila zsolt, Aussie Ausborn, Bahar101, Beardo, Betacommand, Brian Patrie, CardinalDan, CatherineMunro, Chaser, Clicketyclack, Cubs Fan, CyberSkull, D6, DCEdwards1966, Dan1216, DarthBrandon45, Derek R Bullamore, Dima6, Drmies, Duyntje3, Fair Deal, Future Perfect at Sunrise, Gary cumberland, GentlemanGhost, Gringo300, Guest9999, Gwendibbley, Hatto, Hdxstunts1, Headbomb, Hermeneus, Hondo77, Horz, Inaniae, IrishPete, Island, JIP, Janadore, Jevansen, Jkortsch, Jncraton, John, JulesH, Kevinbrowning, Kinneyboy90, Kirrages, Kizor, Kudret abi, Kuru, Limelight05, Mackenzie42, Majestic122, MarshallStack, Martarius, Max von O, MegX, Megan1967, Melon9999, Metal Head 4 life, Metal Michelle, Mike Selinker, Mikeblas, MordredKLB, Multichill, Name13552, Nanami Kamimura, Natrajdr, Nymf, O3scotto, Olivier, Olmer, Oscarthecat, Paulus 2, Proxy User, Quercusrobur, RedWolf, Regemet, Rjwilmsi, RottweilerCS, Saviour of rock, Scarian, Schenkermsg, Screwfacexxx, Serte, Sesu Prime, Showninner, Snoilog, Steve Ignorant, Tassedethe, Theripper28, Tikiwont, Tkalayci, Tony1, Toodiesel, Vai85, Vairulz66, Wether B, Wiki libs, Wildmark, Xnux, Zoe, Zoicon5, Zombiyaic, 229 anonymous edits Ulrich Roth  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?oldid=424407156  Contributors: Aeternus, Andrewself, Anger22, Araucaria, BasiSupeGa, Cheungie, Chuckiesdad, Cobain, Csurla, Dan1216, Eff i g, Francs2000, Fratrep, GOATSE, GlassCobra, GripTheHusk, Gtaniwha, Headbomb, Hede2000, Ignacio Bibcraft, Iridescent, JBse, Janadore, Japanese Searobin, John, Kevinbrowning, Kirkjohnson, Komodo123, Kudret abi, Lexein, Limelight05, MER-C, Malemusician, Mboverload, Metal Michelle, Mike Selinker, Nocat50, Nomanzero, Norum, Nymf, OS2Warp, Olivier, Pakaraki, Peace and Passion, Prari, R'n'B, R. fiend, ReToOcS, Rjwilmsi, RottweilerCS, Serte, Snigbrook, Strike63, Tassedethe, Tedmich, ThaddeusB, Theda, TutterMouse, Twsx, Wackymacs, Weetjesman, Werdnawerdna, Wi 800, Wiki libs, 147 anonymous edits Francis Buchholz  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?oldid=421306148  Contributors: Alai, Bearcat, Binksternet, Caerwine, Feydey, GravySpasm, Janadore, Kevinbrowning, Mike Selinker, Nymf, Olivier, Paul A, Rich Farmbrough, Rjwilmsi, Waacstats, Wiki libs, Xanderer, 24 anonymous edits Herman Rarebell  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?oldid=424289152  Contributors: Alai, Bearcat, Betacommand, Caerwine, Cuddlyopedia, D6, David Gerard, Drivinrain, Drpickem, DrunkenSmurf, Fractalchez, Huckleberry10mm, Janadore, Kevinbrowning, Krautmaster, Lewismaster, Marauder09, Mike Selinker, Olivier, Otrfan, Richlen99, Rjwilmsi, Saintrico, Sandstein, Sgroupace, Sunnywulf, Technopat, Teritroub, Thorrium, Tromla, Vux, Wrathchild, Чръный человек, 29 anonymous edits Jürgen Rosenthal  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?oldid=402309713  Contributors: -Lemmy-, Backtable, D-Rock, Dan1216, Furyo Mori, ITshnik, J04n, Janadore, KnightMove, Mike Selinker, OddMNilsen, Otisjimmy1, ReToOcS, Studerby, 3 anonymous edits Wolfgang Dziony  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?oldid=415044843  Contributors: ITshnik, Kevinbrowning, Malcolmxl5, Michal Nebyla, Ocean567, Pink floyd and the scorpions, Rich Farmbrough, Scarian, 3 anonymous edits Barry Sparks  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?oldid=424170776  Contributors: 8th Ohio Volunteers, Clash1984, Drivenapart, Fratrep, Gringo300, Gweeba, Headbomb, ITshnik, J04n, Jfduncan13, Jknobull, Katherine, Metal Head Dave, Paul A, Qr, Rich Farmbrough, Rock Soldier, ShelfSkewed, Studerby, Tassedethe, 曖, 13 anonymous edits Discography  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?oldid=423678369  Contributors: Andrzejbanas, Are1981, Aspects, Big music fan, Chadwholovedme, CoasterKev2000, Courcelles, Drbreznjev, ESkog, Edward box, Europe22, Fair Deal, Feydey, Florian Blaschke, Fourthords, Gadfadher, Headbomb, Janadore, Jbruin152, JimboV1, Jknobull, Jogers, Josephabradshaw, Kai81, Kbdank71, Kissfan1996, Koavf, Lazowik, Lightmouse, Lockebox, Luigiacruz, Mar bells87, Metropolitan90, Muhandes, OddMNilsen, Odin's Beard, Oscar.dm, Ozcam, P.B. Pilhet, Pink floyd and the scorpions, Piriczki, QotSA, Revenge2000, Rich Farmbrough, Scarian, Tancrede, Tassedethe, Tim Smith, Tommy2010, Undermedveten, Varbas, We Will Rise Again, Wizardman, 169 anonymous edits

Article Sources and Contributors
Lonesome Crow  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?oldid=415045953  Contributors: Anger22, Black Eagle, Born Again 83, Carfax, Cfailde, Chairman S., Cristinelroman, DONOVAN, Dan1216, E-Kartoffel, Elf, Emeraude, Fritz Saalfeld, Gringo300, GripTheHusk, Inx272, Island, Janadore, Jeffreybh, LeeHunter, Lerdsuwa, Lotje, Mab987, Mairi, Mike Garcia, Modbear, Nahnite, Nutellaebaodimaisdacontaso, Olivier, Peripitus, PhilKnight, Rich Farmbrough, Someoneinmyheadbutit'snotme, Spiritia, Stevbro72, Sveter, Swanrizla, Tripscale, Vankorkemal, Wanhamies, Wiki libs, Woohookitty, Ximmerman, 76 anonymous edits Fly to the Rainbow  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?oldid=423857837  Contributors: Born Again 83, CanisRufus, Carfax, Chairman S., Cristinelroman, Cyberdiablo, Dan1216, Death2, Doomsdayer520, Emeraude, Entirelybs, Florian Blaschke, Headbomb, Iliank, Interiot, Inx272, Jaakonam, Janadore, Jeffreybh, Lerdsuwa, Lurulu, Metal Michelle, NotAnExpert, Olivier, ReToOcS, Rich Farmbrough, S.serous, Schenkermsg, Smorse, Someoneinmyheadbutit'snotme, Spearhead, Stevbro72, Sveter, Vankorkemal, Waacstats, Wiki libs, Woohookitty, Xndr, 61 anonymous edits In Trance  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?oldid=424560967  Contributors: AS, Acnijdam, Alfalo, Born Again 83, Dan1216, Death2, Doomsdayer520, Emeraude, Entirelybs, HaeB, IllaZilla, Interiot, Intrance, J'onn J'onzz, Janadore, Jeffreybh, Martarius, Materialscientist, Metal Michelle, Mira, MrTaco, Nite spawn, Nouse4aname, Nymf, OddMNilsen, Olivier, Ouzo, Pink floyd and the scorpions, Rich Farmbrough, Rmarques, S.serous, Spearhead, Spiritia, Steamrockfever77, Sveter, Tainter, Vankorkemal, Waacstats, Wiki libs, Woohookitty, 52 anonymous edits Virgin Killer  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?oldid=424492702  Contributors: 2tuntony, 7 Tinne, AEMoreira042281, AS, Acer, Adambro, Adw uk, Aladdin Sane, Alansohn, AlisonW, Amalthea, Amatulic, Anetode, Ang7880, Anger22, Angusmclellan, AnotherSolipsist, Antandrus, Arthur Rubin, Aspects, Aunt Entropy, AzaToth, Backslash Forwardslash, BanyanTree, Baqqu, Bardin, Barek, Be 82, Bender235, Blood Red Sandman, Bob A, Born Again 83, Bretonbanquet, Broowew, Buie 77, Build water, C777, CP\M, CR4ZE, CWQ, Carcharoth, Carfax, Carnopod, Chairman S., CharlesDexterWard, Chillum, Chowbok, Chzz, Closedmouth, Coldmachine, Conti, Cool Hand Luke, Cristinelroman, Crystallina, Cuvv1y, Cyde, DCEdwards1966, Dan1216, Dareka, DaveGorman, Davidwr, Decltype, Dekisugi, Dendodge, Denn 95, DerHexer, Dexze, Discospinster, Dismas, Doeiau, Doiur, Dontbiteit, Drehheh, Drrun, Drumiongh, DuuQ, Ed g2s, Eoar, Equazcion, Eraserhead, Erik9, Excirial, EyeSerene, FCYTravis, FT2, FTFoxxe, Fibonacci, Fish and karate, FisherQueen, Flominator, Fordmadoxfraud, Fourthords, Freakofnurture, Fritz Saalfeld, Fruue, GB fan, Gan4yy, Garion96, Garyzx, Geni, Geniac, Gmaxwell, Gogo Dodo, GoneAwayNowAndRetired, Grandmasterneft, Gseuio, Gurch, HaeB, Hairy Dude, Happy-melon, Harami2000, Hev Voy, HexaChord, Hmwith, Hucz, ILDuceMas, IRP, Ianmacm, IllaZilla, Indopug, Iota, Iridescent, Irishrichy, Ixfd64, J.delanoy, Jaard, Janadore, JasonAQuest, Jeffreybh, Jmundo, JoanneB, John, Juffe, Jxaq, K!roman, Karppinen, Katt Ye, Kau V, Kehhikk, KeybladeSephi, Kivilig, Knoeoll, KyraVixen, L0b0t, LeaveSleaves, Lihaas, Lotje, Lpellel, LtPowers, Luemrae, Luk, Makemi, Mareino, Marek69, Marzipan dog, Masked Hoody, MattTM, Maxim, Mayalld, Mbertsch, Mike Garcia, Mike R, Mindmatrix, Mindspillage, MinorContributor, Mlamme, Moni3, Mosquitopsu, Motherof9k, Mr.Z-man, MrTeroo, Mybraintrust, Myteqq, Nahald, NawlinWiki, Nirgiv, Njuuton, Nkeu, NorwegianBlue, Nufy8, Nv8200p, Olivier, OsirisV, Ozcam, P198, Papa November, PasabaPorAqui, Paul Magnussen, Peace and Passion, Peg3dd, PetraSchelm, Pontificalibus, Postlewaight, Privatemusings, Prodego, Prolog, Protonk, Puffyrock2, Pwnage8, Pyyx, QEQQ, Queen of the Dishpan, R. Baley, RGH 12, RMHED, RTG, RZQ, Ragesoss, Rama, Reddva, Redfarmer, Redvers, Rer TT, RexNL, Rich Farmbrough, Rjwilmsi, Rloyiz, RockMFR, Rockfang, Rodeosmurf, Ron Ced, Ron Wyen, Rosu Qq, RoyBoy, Rraxy, Rumiton, Ry0r0ku, Ryulong, Ryya, SL4H, SPUI, Scott bolger2001, Secret Saturdays, Seraphim, Skier Dude, Skinnyweed, Skomorokh, Sladen, Slakr, Slowking Man, Sor Enne, SpaceFlight89, Spiritia, Squash, SqueakBox, Stormwatch, Str1977, Sunray, Sveter, Syrys, TR4RT, Tabercil, Taestell, Tancrede, Tarc, TenPoundHammer, Tezero, The Blade of the Northern Lights, The Parting Glass, The Rambling Man, The Thing That Should Not Be, TheAllSeeingEye, Thehelpfulone, ThinkingTwice, TigerShark, TimVickers, Tkynerd, To8ee, Tresiden, Tujk, Tukkep, Tyciol, Unschool, VZZ, Val Yi, Vale banks, Vector Potential, Verbal, Ves Seer, Vikiler, Vilkerre, Vilkivve, ViperSnake151, VirKi, VirKil, VirgKi, Visokor, VivviV, W3ez, WAS 4.250, Wafulz, Wahoofive, Waox, We58us, Wes 197, Whaldu, Wiki alf, Wiki libs, Willerror, Wizardman, Woohookitty, Wysprgr2005, XTZZ, Xenus, Zagmac, Zara1709, Zer0431, Zyyx, ‫ 49 ,ןריל‬anonymous edits Taken by Force  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?oldid=415220619  Contributors: AS, Acnijdam, Anger22, Barracuda1187, Bjones, Born Again 83, Cacapepe, Calidore Chase, Cheeselord5, Colonies Chris, Dan1216, Death2, Deelnemer8, HaeB, Headbomb, Hede2000, Interiot, Janadore, Jaydec, Jeffreybh, JukoFF, L3th4l, Marcos.mayorga, Martarius, Matt Gies, Metal Michelle, MikeGogulski, Mild Bill Hiccup, Mr. Metal Head, Nymf, Olivier, Ozcam, Peter Fleet, Rich Farmbrough, Soviet Guy, Spearhead, Spiritia, Stor stark7, Sveter, Vankorkemal, Waacstats, Wiki libs, Zagmac, 66 anonymous edits Lovedrive  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?oldid=422408832  Contributors: AS, Anger22, Arjayay, AstarothCY, Born Again 83, Brequinda, Carfax, Carnopod, Crystallina, Dan1216, DaveGorman, Death2, Deepred6502, Dhartung, Entirelybs, Freekee, Grandmasterneft, Grendelkhan, Headbomb, Janadore, JasonAQuest, Jeepday, Jeffreybh, Londonsista, Mab987, Marcos.mayorga, Melaen, Metal Michelle, Mr. Metal Head, Nymf, OddMNilsen, Olivier, Pigsonthewing, Prolog, Raine r pierre, Reinhardheydt, Rich Farmbrough, Slysplace, Solonyc, Spiritia, Sveter, Tripscale, Trivialist, Tsemii, Usnerd, Vankorkemal, Wiki libs, Willerror, Woohookitty, 51 anonymous edits Animal Magnetism  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?oldid=419225258  Contributors: Acnijdam, Alan Liefting, Anger22, Ary29, Az29, Born Again 83, Dan1216, Death2, Deelnemer8, Doomsdayer520, Enigmaman, Entirelybs, Freekee, Gianluca19, Headbomb, Janadore, Jeffreybh, Jogers, MaulYoda, Mick foley, Nixeagle, Nymf, OddMNilsen, Olivier, Ourai, Pan's purple, Pcg13, Rich Farmbrough, Slysplace, Someoneinmyheadbutit'snotme, Sveter, Thorrium, Tripscale, Tsemii, Vankorkemal, VictorAnyakin, Waacstats, Walshga, Wiki libs, Witchwooder, Xanderer, 43 anonymous edits Blackout  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?oldid=416712442  Contributors: AS, Acnijdam, Anger22, Bbasketballstr11, Born Again 83, Cafe Nervosa, CanisRufus, Carfax, Chairman S., Clq, Conscious, Dabbler, Dan1216, Death2, Deelnemer8, Doomsdayer520, Enigmaman, Entirelybs, Fritz Saalfeld, Grendelkhan, Ikespirit, Interiot, Janadore, Jeffreybh, Jogers, Kadellar, Martarius, Mild Bill Hiccup, Mutante96, Nick Number, Nymf, Olivier, Otrebla86, Pcg13, RedWolf, Rich Farmbrough, RottweilerCS, Sillywebby, Solonyc, Someoneinmyheadbutit'snotme, Supercoop, Sveter, Tainter, Thunderboltification, Tripscale, Tsemii, Waacstats, Wiki libs, 55 anonymous edits Love at First Sting  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?oldid=415457505  Contributors: Anger22, Born Again 83, Chairman S., DONOVAN, DanielMrakic, DaveGorman, Deelnemer8, Doomsdayer520, DuoDeathscyther 02, Enigmaman, Entirelybs, EpiC, Foxwarrior140, Friginator, Fritz Saalfeld, Grendelkhan, Gringo300, Headbomb, Hgfernan, ILDuceMas, Ihotten, Ikespirit, Ikiroid, Janadore, Jeffreybh, Jogers, Lew19, MarshallStack, Martarius, Matt-san, MegX, Metal Michelle, Mr. Metal Head, Mr. Yooper, Nickersonl, Nouse4aname, Nymf, Olivier, Owen, Pcg13, Plato, Pred, Radiopathy, RedWolf, Reinhardheydt, Rich Farmbrough, RottweilerCS, RyanH559, Smorse, Someoneinmyheadbutit'snotme, Strat0master14, Supercoop, Sveter, SweetNeo85, Tancrede, Thoroe, Tim Long, Tripscale, Wiki libs, WikiWikingerX, Wolfer68, Zagmac, 78 anonymous edits Savage Amusement  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?oldid=419739950  Contributors: A Looker, Anger22, Barracuda1187, Born Again 83, Brian0918, Conscious, Death2, Deelnemer8, DefLeppardVanHalen, Dk pdx, Doomsdayer520, Enigmaman, Entirelybs, Grm wnr, Hede2000, Janadore, Jeffreybh, Jogers, Mark Lungo, Mrceleb2007, Neofelis Nebulosa, Nymf, Olivier, Otrfan, RASAM, RedWolf, Rich Farmbrough, RoyBoy, Scarian, Supercoop, Sveter, Swilk, Tancrede, The Chicken, Tripscale, Utan Vax, Waacstats, Wiki libs, Xiong Chiamiov, 38 anonymous edits Crazy World  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?oldid=402197870  Contributors: Abhilash005, Acnijdam, Areaseven, Ary29, Born Again 83, Celebrion, DONOVAN, Death2, DefLeppardVanHalen, ESkog, Enigmaman, Entirelybs, Felix37, GreenStork, Greenwaka, Headbomb, ILDuceMas, Icairns, Ilion2, Interiot, Janadore, Jeffreybh, Kissoffire, Mark Lungo, Martarius, Mysdaao, Neofelis Nebulosa, Nymf, Olivier, Peter Fleet, Raymasaki, Rich Farmbrough, Rubiobarga, Scarian, Sveter, Swanrizla, Tancrede, Tim Smith, Tvarnoe, Twsx, Undersmoke, Utan Vax, Wiki libs, Woohookitty, Zagmac, 66 anonymous edits Face the Heat  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?oldid=419934316  Contributors: Abhilash005, AlphaOkami, Areaseven, Born Again 83, Buf7579, Carfax, Crystallina, DaveGorman, Death2, Demetrio99, Dliauchuk, DropDeadGorgias, ESkog, Entirelybs, GeorgeBills, Grm wnr, Headbomb, Hslayer, JHGorton, JamesAM, Janadore, Jeffreybh, Jogers, Mike Garcia, Multimath, Neofelis Nebulosa, Olivier, Omdfg, Rich Farmbrough, RobinCarmody, Scarian, Someoneinmyheadbutit'snotme, Swanrizla, Tony Sandel, We Will Rise Again, Wiki libs, Woohookitty, Xihix, 52 anonymous edits Pure Instinct  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?oldid=421344016  Contributors: Acnijdam, Born Again 83, Dan1216, Danil P, Death2, Deelnemer8, Doomsdayer520, Entirelybs, Erlandinho, Gits (Neo), Gurch, Headbomb, Interiot, Janadore, Jeffreybh, Martarius, Nymf, Olivier, PHANTOM89, Queenmomcat, Rich Farmbrough, Rivazza, RottweilerCS, S.serous, Scarian, Spearhead, Thiagoweb, We Will Rise Again, Wiki libs, Xihix, 23 anonymous edits Eye II Eye  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?oldid=402198077  Contributors: Acnijdam, Backtable, Born Again 83, Cmi80, Dan1216, Death2, Deelnemer8, Dima6, ESkog, Entirelybs, Gits (Neo), Headbomb, ILDuceMas, Interiot, Janadore, Jeffreybh, JoeD80, Mab987, Martarius, MindW, Multimath, Olivier, Pauldrach, Rich Farmbrough, RottweilerCS, S.serous, Scarian, Spearhead, Thorrium, We Will Rise Again, Wiki libs, Zagmac, 28 anonymous edits Moment of Glory  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?oldid=415046709  Contributors: Acnijdam, Born Again 83, CharlotteWebb, DONOVAN, Daniel Olsen, Death2, ESkog, Headbomb, Hede2000, Ianis G. Vasilev, Inachen, Interiot, JMyrleFuller, Janadore, Jogers, Johann Wolfgang, Koavf, Martarius, Nahum Reduta, Olivier, Pauldrach, Rich Farmbrough, Robertwalton, S.serous, Saxtus, Scarian, Spearhead, Tancrede, Tassedethe, Warpozio, We Will Rise Again, Wiki libs, 48 anonymous edits Unbreakable  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?oldid=416792982  Contributors: Ary29, Bongdentoiac, Born Again 83, Brequinda, Chester704, Crystallina, Dan1216, Death2, Deelnemer8, Dliauchuk, Dragonfly888, ESkog, Ebertek, Ebw1997, Electric00, Gits (Neo), Headbomb, HotXRock, Janadore, Jknobull, Josemanimala, Kauczuk, Martpol, Mattbrundage, Mike Garcia, Olivier, Pauldrach, Pietaster, Quentar, RedWolf, Retromies, Rich Farmbrough, S.serous, Smorse, Someoneinmyheadbutit'snotme, TheSickBehemoth, Thiagoweb, We Will Rise Again, Wiki libs, Xorx77, 31 anonymous edits

176

Article Sources and Contributors
Humanity: Hour I  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?oldid=418996056  Contributors: Aspects, Backtable, Batman144, Born Again 83, Deathawk, Donsoxx, Electric00, Enigmaman, Entirelybs, Gringo300, Gustobean, HentaimanXT, ITshnik, Iliank, Janadore, Jaxijin, Jknobull, Lerdsuwa, Lumpy m, Martarius, Mr. Metal Head, Nymf, Owl Jolson, Pichpich, Qrystal, RPrinter, Redxx, Scaion, SlayerXT, SlayerXTT, SouthFerryRoad, Sposato, Swanrizla, Tony lion, Werideatdusk33, Wiki libs, Wiki4U, Wizardman, Woohookitty, 115 anonymous edits Sting in the Tail  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?oldid=419485305  Contributors: Aniruddh85, Bovineboy2008, Brandmeister, Canada Hky, ChattyPancake, Darkwind, Elfast, Enigmaman, FAURA, FateForger, Florian Blaschke, FotoPhest, Gab.Turunen, Hazahitsu, Headbomb, Ilikeeggs1, IllaZilla, Jkspawn, Joaquin008, Kai81, Katieh5584, Kiloi6, Kito0104, Kngofroc, Krem12, Mainerd, Martarius, Mikeom01, Mk5384, Mr. Metal Head, Muhandes, Nick Number, Nymf, Pierre2010, Pvae, Rehevkor, Rockshocker, Skagz, ThatRockMetalGuy, TheSickBehemoth, Themfromspace, Toonboy799, Vegan4Life, Wiki libs, 97 anonymous edits Tokyo Tapes  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?oldid=424627170  Contributors: ACSE, AS, Acnijdam, Born Again 83, BulsaraAndDeacon, Chris the speller, DAJF, Dan1216, Death2, Doomsdayer520, Drmies, ESkog, Entirelybs, Headbomb, Iliank, Interiot, Janadore, Jeffreybh, Klippdass, Koavf, Lurulu, Metal Michelle, Mr. Metal Head, Nymf, Olivier, Pillsbur, Rich Farmbrough, Spearhead, Sveter, Waacstats, Wiki libs, 42 anonymous edits World Wide Live  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?oldid=415047245  Contributors: Acnijdam, Born Again 83, BulsaraAndDeacon, Clq, Dan1216, Death2, ESkog, EivindJ, Enigmaman, Ikespirit, Interiot, Janadore, Jeffreybh, Koavf, Mr. Metal Head, Nymf, Olivier, Pcg13, Rich Farmbrough, Slysplace, Spearhead, Stewprime, Sveter, Tancrede, Tripscale, Tsemii, Wiki libs, 30 anonymous edits Live Bites  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?oldid=415047702  Contributors: Born Again 83, BulsaraAndDeacon, Cmi80, Deelnemer8, Headbomb, Janadore, Koavf, LuciferMorgan, Olivier, Rich Farmbrough, RobbyRob de, Scarian, Tancrede, We Will Rise Again, Wiki libs, 30 anonymous edits Acoustica  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?oldid=415047575  Contributors: Acnijdam, Avenged Evanfold, Bouchecl, BulsaraAndDeacon, Colonies Chris, Death2, Deelnemer8, ESkog, HMFS, Interiot, JP Watrin, Janadore, Jogers, Kauczuk, Kaushik s, Koavf, Moskvax, Nk, OffsBlink, Olivier, Pauldrach, Rich Farmbrough, SD6-Agent, Sander123, Sean D Martin, Seilacei, SilentShout666, Spearhead, TenPoundHammer, The Chicken, Tim Smith, Tony lion, Wiki libs, Woohookitty, 32 anonymous edits The Best of Scorpions Vol. 1  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?oldid=415048931  Contributors: Born Again 83, BulsaraAndDeacon, CBM, Headbomb, Intgr, Janadore, Jeffreybh, Koavf, LuciferMorgan, Mr. Metal Head, Ozcam, Sebras, Skier Dude, 14 anonymous edits The Best of Scorpions Vol. 2  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?oldid=415048507  Contributors: Ary29, BulsaraAndDeacon, Gene Nygaard, Headbomb, Janadore, Koavf, 6 anonymous edits Best of Rockers 'n' Ballads  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?oldid=423872556  Contributors: AllanDeGroot, BulsaraAndDeacon, C628, Elagatis, Headbomb, Janadore, KaragouniS, Koavf, Mark753, Mutante96, NgKyNam, Oakshade, SilentShout666, Solonyc, Tancrede, Twsx, Waacstats, Wiki alf, Xnux, 20 anonymous edits Still Loving You  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?oldid=397505481  Contributors: Bubba hotep, BulsaraAndDeacon, CanisRufus, Carfax, Chase me ladies, I'm the Cavalry, E-Kartoffel, FMAFan1990, Janadore, Jeffreybh, John Cardinal, Koavf, Madbaron, MattyW Wiki, Olivier, RicardoFachada, Rich Farmbrough, SampaBrazil, Solonyc, Someoneinmyheadbutit'snotme, Spearhead, Suntag, Tassedethe, Thanandyr, Utcursch, Vasya Pupkin, 9 anonymous edits Deadly Sting: The Mercury Years  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?oldid=402197937  Contributors: AllanDeGroot, Born Again 83, BulsaraAndDeacon, Cookfan, Elagatis, FMAFan1990, Headbomb, Janadore, Jeffreybh, Jogers, KaragouniS, Koavf, Maymay, Nouse4aname, Oakshade, OceanSized, Redxx, Tancrede, Tim Smith, 6 anonymous edits Big City Nights  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?oldid=421015816  Contributors: Cloudz679, Dog Man311, Fisherjs, Janadore, Jjjazzj4, Koavf, Lumpy m, Mab987, OddMNilsen, Tancrede, Thekittybomb, W guice, 5 anonymous edits Bad for Good: The Very Best of Scorpions  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?oldid=401151861  Contributors: Aneliq111, BulsaraAndDeacon, C628, Janadore, Koavf, Martarius, Mruiz9, NgKyNam, PolarisSLBM, Rich Farmbrough, Tancrede, Tim Smith, Volcanoguy, Zidane tribal, 4 anonymous edits Box of Scorpions  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?oldid=402179700  Contributors: Artium, BulsaraAndDeacon, Janadore, Jogers, John of Reading, KaragouniS, Koavf, Pauldrach, Rich Farmbrough, Zidane tribal, 9 anonymous edits Gold  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?oldid=371567216  Contributors: Abeyi76, Ary29, Audirs8, Cloudz679, Dog Man311, Fisherjs, Koavf, OverlordQ, Pietaster, Tassedethe, Ttc817, W guice, Waacstats, 1 anonymous edits World Wide Live  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?oldid=363172072  Contributors: BulsaraAndDeacon, Gadfadher, Janadore, Jogers, Koavf, Milton Stanley, Nabla, Oakshade, Pegship, Woohookitty Crazy World Tour Live  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?oldid=400502671  Contributors: BulsaraAndDeacon, Doomsdayer520, Emeraude, Koavf, Lainagier, Pharaoh of the Wizards, Woohookitty Moment of Glory  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?oldid=415046709  Contributors: Acnijdam, Born Again 83, CharlotteWebb, DONOVAN, Daniel Olsen, Death2, ESkog, Headbomb, Hede2000, Ianis G. Vasilev, Inachen, Interiot, JMyrleFuller, Janadore, Jogers, Johann Wolfgang, Koavf, Martarius, Nahum Reduta, Olivier, Pauldrach, Rich Farmbrough, Robertwalton, S.serous, Saxtus, Scarian, Spearhead, Tancrede, Tassedethe, Warpozio, We Will Rise Again, Wiki libs, 48 anonymous edits Acoustica  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?oldid=415047575  Contributors: Acnijdam, Avenged Evanfold, Bouchecl, BulsaraAndDeacon, Colonies Chris, Death2, Deelnemer8, ESkog, HMFS, Interiot, JP Watrin, Janadore, Jogers, Kauczuk, Kaushik s, Koavf, Moskvax, Nk, OffsBlink, Olivier, Pauldrach, Rich Farmbrough, SD6-Agent, Sander123, Sean D Martin, Seilacei, SilentShout666, Spearhead, TenPoundHammer, The Chicken, Tim Smith, Tony lion, Wiki libs, Woohookitty, 32 anonymous edits Live at Wacken Open Air 2006  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?oldid=423509171  Contributors: BulsaraAndDeacon, Dreadstar, E-Kartoffel, Funeral, Jimmy0704, Jknobull, Koavf, Mdumas43073, Pink floyd and the scorpions, Underwaterbuffalo, Wiher, 13 anonymous edits Blackout Tour  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?oldid=418707845  Contributors: Aspects, Imagi-King, Sparklewand, Tassedethe, Woohookitty, 15 anonymous edits Eye to Eye Tour  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?oldid=415049769  Contributors: Aspects, Chzz, Download, Koavf, Rocker93-En, Ulric1313, Welsh, 17 anonymous edits Scorpions Tour 2002  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?oldid=415050023  Contributors: Aspects, Auntof6, David Eppstein, Ilikeeggs1, Malcolmxl5, 6 anonymous edits Scorpions Tour 2003  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?oldid=415050057  Contributors: Aspects, Auntof6, Drilnoth, GoingBatty, Ilikeeggs1, Martarius, Paralympic, Rocker93-En, ハニカチ王子, 12 anonymous edits Unbreakable World Tour  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?oldid=424427355  Contributors: Andrwsc, Aspects, BsaPR1996, David Eppstein, Deanb, Headbomb, Ilikeeggs1, JaGa, John of Reading, ShelfSkewed, Starbois, Symposiarch, Uhanu, Woohookitty, 17 anonymous edits Humanity World Tour  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?oldid=424557097  Contributors: 205ywmpq, ACSE, AndrewHowse, Arjayay, Aspects, BD2412, Bender235, Bretonbanquet, Colonies Chris, D7maj, Deaflympic, Deanb, Drpickem, Eeekster, Icarusgeek, Ilikeeggs1, IllaZilla, JustAGal, Lurulu, Rocker93-En, SoWhy, Woohookitty, Yonosoymuggle, ハニカチ王子, ラーコカコ, 京葉車両センター, 68 anonymous edits Get Your Sting and Blackout World Tour  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?oldid=424480928  Contributors: Aspects, Danil P, Deanb, Diwas, FAURA, Fratrep, Gavia immer, Headbomb, Ilikeeggs1, JustAGal, Koavf, Marquin, Mgard7331, Mr. Metal Head, Mr.dadm, Nick Number, Pmrobert49, Rocker93-En, Ssrat7, WikHead, Woohookitty, ウルトラ大不況, 178 anonymous edits The Wall – Live in Berlin  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?oldid=424569372  Contributors: APPER, Afri, Agadant, Alandeus, Alvabass, AndrokleSasser, Are1981, BGC, BeautifulFlying, Bluorangefyre, Bojars, Cassandraleo, Cdl obelix, Chris the speller, Classic rocker, Cleethorpes, Da Joe, Daniel Olsen, Deusnoctum, Din Ycae, Dismas, Doc Strange, DrGeoduck, EKindig, Ed Fitzgerald, Editor510, Egon beeblebrox, Egpetersen, Fred the Oyster, Friginator, Funky Monkey, Gif32, Gisse, GoingBatty, Graham87, GrahamHardy, Hoops gza, Ian emes, Im.a.lumberjack, Imdwalrus, InTheFlesh?, Insertwackynamehere, Iridescent, JamesAM, Jerome Charles Potts, Jesuitson, Jfiling, JoeD80, Jogers, John, Julianreynoso, Kaare, Kauczuk, Kbdank71, Kchishol1970, KelleyCook, Killing sparrows, King Tarkus, Kitch, Koavf, Lancer9910, LilHelpa, MajorB, Mattbrundage, Mboverload, MegX, Mike Selinker, Mk5384, Monkeynutter, Mr. Manu, Mutante96, Nick Number, NotTheRealMikeLove, Olivier, Oneiros, Panchoytoro, Paulintheflesh, Peter Elman, Philgp, Pigsonthewing, Pjennings424, ProhibitOnions, ProveIt, RPrinter, RedCoat10, RedWolf, Rjwilmsi, Roch Mściwój, Rotring, RuM, Rybak, Secret Saturdays, SilentShout666, SlubGlub, SouthFerryRoad, Sposato, StefanB sv, Str1977, Swanrizla, Tassedethe,

177

Article Sources and Contributors
Teiladnam, TheLH, Tomkurts, Tyrano, Wasted Time R, Wulf Isebrand, 135 anonymous edits

178

Image Sources, Licenses and Contributors

179

Image Sources, Licenses and Contributors
File:Scorpions (10).JPG  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:Scorpions_(10).JPG  License: Public Domain  Contributors: HeavyMezza89 Image:Scorpions-29.jpg  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:Scorpions-29.jpg  License: Creative Commons Attribution 2.0  Contributors: FlickrLickr, FlickreviewR, Frank C. Müller, Jkelly Image:Scorpions (9).JPG  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:Scorpions_(9).JPG  License: Public Domain  Contributors: HeavyMezza89 File:KlausMeine.jpg  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:KlausMeine.jpg  License: Creative Commons Attribution-Sharealike 2.0  Contributors: Jacqueline Sanfilippo File:Matthias Jabs - Scorpions (Ostrów Wielkopolski).jpg  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:Matthias_Jabs_-_Scorpions_(Ostrów_Wielkopolski).jpg  License: Creative Commons Attribution-Sharealike 2.5  Contributors: user:Szczepan1990 File:Rudolfschenker.jpg  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:Rudolfschenker.jpg  License: Creative Commons Attribution-Sharealike 2.0  Contributors: Andreas Gugau File:Paweł Mąciwoda, 2010.JPEG  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:Paweł_Mąciwoda,_2010.JPEG  License: Public Domain  Contributors: User:Regan1973 File:James Kottak.jpg  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:James_Kottak.jpg  License: Creative Commons Attribution-Sharealike 2.0  Contributors: José Goulão from Lisbon, Portugal File:Michael schenker dean.jpg  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:Michael_schenker_dean.jpg  License: GNU Free Documentation License  Contributors: Original uploader was Elwedritsch at de.wikipedia File:Michael schenker.jpg  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:Michael_schenker.jpg  License: unknown  Contributors: Alex Spade, CasinoKat, Ejflores, GreyCat, ITshnik, Rottweiler File:HermanRarebell.jpg  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:HermanRarebell.jpg  License: unknown  Contributors: Benutzer:Tromla File:LonesomeCrowOriginalFront.jpg  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:LonesomeCrowOriginalFront.jpg  License: unknown  Contributors: Jeffreybh, 1 anonymous edits File:Star full.svg  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:Star_full.svg  License: Public Domain  Contributors: User:Conti, User:RedHotHeat File:Star empty.svg  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:Star_empty.svg  License: Creative Commons Attribution-Sharealike 2.5  Contributors: User:Conti, User:RedHotHeat File:Scorpions-Fly To The Rainbow.jpg  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:Scorpions-Fly_To_The_Rainbow.jpg  License: unknown  Contributors: Cristinelroman, Jeffreybh, Mushroom, Skier Dude File:Star half.svg  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:Star_half.svg  License: Creative Commons Attribution-Sharealike 2.5  Contributors: User:Conti File:InTrance.jpg  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:InTrance.jpg  License: unknown  Contributors: Jeffreybh file:ScorpionsInTrance.jpg  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:ScorpionsInTrance.jpg  License: unknown  Contributors: Death2, Fisherjs, Jeffreybh, Peripitus File:Virgin Killer.jpg  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:Virgin_Killer.jpg  License: unknown  Contributors: Alex.muller, Alex43223, Anomie, AzaToth, Bencmq, Bretonbanquet, Carcharoth, DepartedUser4, E-Kartoffel, Face, Flobble, Fran Rogers, Garion96, Gurch, Happy-melon, Ianmacm, Ipatrol, J Milburn, Junglecat, Kaiba, Karppinen, Kelly, Mayalld, NrDg, Pascal.Tesson, Prodego, Prolog, Rambo's Revenge, Redfarmer, Slakr, SqueakBox, Suntag, Tarc, Tauwasser, Tiptoety, ViperSnake151, Zscout370, 15 anonymous edits file:Virgin Killer alternate cover.jpg  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:Virgin_Killer_alternate_cover.jpg  License: unknown  Contributors: Geniac, Stormwatch, 3 anonymous edits File:Scorpionsalbum222.jpg  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:Scorpionsalbum222.jpg  License: unknown  Contributors: Skier Dude, Soviet Guy file:takenbyforcealternate.jpg  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:Takenbyforcealternate.jpg  License: unknown  Contributors: E-Kartoffel, Jeffreybh, Metal Michelle, Robina Fox File:Scorpions-album-lovedrive.jpg  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:Scorpions-album-lovedrive.jpg  License: unknown  Contributors: DaveGorman, E-Kartoffel, Feydey, Fourthords, Jeffreybh, ScudLee, Skier Dude file:Scorpions_Lovedrive_alt.jpg  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:Scorpions_Lovedrive_alt.jpg  License: unknown  Contributors: Carnopod, E-Kartoffel, Feydey, Fourthords, Jeffreybh, 2 anonymous edits File:ScorpionsAnimalMagnetism.jpg  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:ScorpionsAnimalMagnetism.jpg  License: unknown  Contributors: Death2, Fisherjs, Jeffreybh File:Scorpions_Backout.png  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:Scorpions_Backout.png  License: unknown  Contributors: BChulmers77, Cafe Nervosa, E-Kartoffel, Jeffreybh, Polly, Skier Dude, 1 anonymous edits File:The_Scorpions_LatFS.jpg  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:The_Scorpions_LatFS.jpg  License: unknown  Contributors: User:RedWolf file:LoveAtFirstStingBandCover.jpg  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:LoveAtFirstStingBandCover.jpg  License: unknown  Contributors: Jeffreybh File:ScorpionsSavageAmusement.jpg  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:ScorpionsSavageAmusement.jpg  License: unknown  Contributors: Death2, Fisherjs, Jeffreybh File:ScorpionsCrazyWorld.jpg  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:ScorpionsCrazyWorld.jpg  License: unknown  Contributors: Abhilash005, Skier Dude File:ScorpionsFacetheHeat.jpg  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:ScorpionsFacetheHeat.jpg  License: unknown  Contributors: Abhilash005, Skier Dude File:ScorpionsPureInstinct.jpg  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:ScorpionsPureInstinct.jpg  License: unknown  Contributors: Death2, Fisherjs, Jeffreybh file:PureInstinctUS.jpg  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:PureInstinctUS.jpg  License: unknown  Contributors: Jeffreybh File:EyeToEye.jpg  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:EyeToEye.jpg  License: unknown  Contributors: Jeffreybh File:Moment of Glory - Scorpions.jpg  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:Moment_of_Glory_-_Scorpions.jpg  License: unknown  Contributors: Pauldrach File:Unbreakable - Scorpions.jpg  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:Unbreakable_-_Scorpions.jpg  License: unknown  Contributors: Jeffreybh, Pauldrach File:Scorpions - Humanity- Hour I.jpg  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:Scorpions_-_Humanity-_Hour_I.jpg  License: unknown  Contributors: GentlemanGhost, Jknobull, Skier Dude File:Scorpions - Sting in the Tail.jpg  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:Scorpions_-_Sting_in_the_Tail.jpg  License: unknown  Contributors: Jkspawn File:TokyoTapes.jpg  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:TokyoTapes.jpg  License: unknown  Contributors: Jeffreybh file:tokyotapesalternate.jpg  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:Tokyotapesalternate.jpg  License: unknown  Contributors: Jeffreybh, Metal Michelle, 1 anonymous edits File:WorldWideLive.jpg  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:WorldWideLive.jpg  License: unknown  Contributors: Jeffreybh, Melesse, Polly File:Live_Bites.jpg  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:Live_Bites.jpg  License: unknown  Contributors: AWeenieMan, LuciferMorgan File:Acoustica - Scorpions.jpg  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:Acoustica_-_Scorpions.jpg  License: unknown  Contributors: Pauldrach File:BestOfScorpions.jpg  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:BestOfScorpions.jpg  License: unknown  Contributors: Jeffreybh file:BestOfScorpionsDual.jpg  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:BestOfScorpionsDual.jpg  License: unknown  Contributors: Drilnoth, Jeffreybh, Killiondude File:Best of Rockers n' Ballads Scorpions.jpg  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:Best_of_Rockers_n'_Ballads_Scorpions.jpg  License: unknown  Contributors: Jeffreybh, NgKyNam File:Scorpions-stilllovingyouep1.jpg  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:Scorpions-stilllovingyouep1.jpg  License: unknown  Contributors: Skier Dude, Solonyc File:Deadlysting.jpg  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:Deadlysting.jpg  License: unknown  Contributors: Chrislk02, Jeffreybh, KaragouniS file:DeadlyStingClean.jpg  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:DeadlyStingClean.jpg  License: unknown  Contributors: Jeffreybh File:Album_Bad_for_Good_cover.jpg  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:Album_Bad_for_Good_cover.jpg  License: unknown  Contributors: NgKyNam File:Box of Scorpions - Scorpions.jpg  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:Box_of_Scorpions_-_Scorpions.jpg  License: unknown  Contributors: Jeffreybh, Pauldrach, Sfan00 IMG File:Scorpions_crazyworldlive.jpg  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:Scorpions_crazyworldlive.jpg  License: unknown  Contributors: Doomsdayer520 File:Scorpions - Live At Wacken Open Air 2006.jpg  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:Scorpions_-_Live_At_Wacken_Open_Air_2006.jpg  License: unknown  Contributors: E-Kartoffel, Jknobull, Melesse File:RWTheWall90.jpg  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:RWTheWall90.jpg  License: unknown  Contributors: BGC, Friginator file:RWTheWall03.jpg  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:RWTheWall03.jpg  License: unknown  Contributors: BGC, Friginator

Image Sources, Licenses and Contributors
Image:Bundesarchiv Bild 183-1990-0722-402, Berlin, Aufführung der Rockoper "The Wall".jpg  Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:Bundesarchiv_Bild_183-1990-0722-402,_Berlin,_Aufführung_der_Rockoper_"The_Wall".jpg  License: unknown  Contributors: Roeske, Robert

180

License

181

License
Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported http:/ / creativecommons. org/ licenses/ by-sa/ 3. 0/

You're Reading a Free Preview

Download
scribd
/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->