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SCORPIONS Guitarist RUDOLF SCHENKER: We Wanted To ‘Make Bridges With Our Music’

In a brand new interview with Headliner Chicago, SCORPIONS guitarist Rudolf Schenker spoke in regards to the band’s enduring business success. He stated (as transcribed by Phoosi): “I believe that we, as a result of we’re coming from Germany, have a whole completely different view [of] rock and roll. We weren’t born in England or America, the place rock and roll was actually born. We realized from our idols, and we stated to ourselves, in Germany we need to go and make bridges with our music, present that from Germany they don’t seem to be coming with tanks and making conflict; they’re coming with guitars, taking part in love, peace and rock and roll. And I believe this energy on this primary basis of this thought made the band very sturdy. We did not make rock and roll not just for enjoyable — after all for enjoyable, however with a deep message behind it. And that is the crucial level, and that is the rationale why we attempt to construct the best chemistry in all our years that we will dwell collectively and after we are on tour we now have enjoyable and we will speak nonetheless collectively and never solely on stage. And that is, I believe, a really optimistic level for the SCORPIONS and that is the rationale why we nonetheless are ‘rock believers.'”

SCORPIONS will return to North America on the “Rock Believer” world tour with particular visitors WHITESNAKE on the David Coverdale-fronted outfit’s farewell tour.

Recent off of their sold-out “Sin Metropolis Nights” Las Vegas residency, SCORPIONS will kick off a two-month-long Stay Nation-produced run of dates on August 14 in Toronto, with further live shows in Los Angeles, Detroit, Chicago, Dallas, and Denver, amongst others. Along with WHITESNAKE, Swedish band THUNDERMOTHER will likely be becoming a member of the tour.

SCORPIONS‘ newest album, “Rock Believer”, was launched on February 25. The album was recorded primarily at Peppermint Park Studios in Hannover, Germany and was blended on the legendary Hansa Studios in Berlin, Germany with engineer Michael Ilbert, who has earned a number of Grammy nominations for his combine work with producer Max Martin on albums by Taylor Swift and Katy Perry.

SCORPIONS initially meant to report the brand new album in Los Angeles with producer Greg Fidelman, whose earlier credit embrace SLIPKNOT and METALLICA. Nonetheless, due to the pandemic, a number of the preliminary work was carried out with Greg remotely, after which SCORPIONS opted to helm the recordings themselves with the assistance of their engineer Hans-Martin Buff.

SCORPIONS‘ new album marks their first launch since 2017’s “Born To Contact Your Emotions – Finest Of Rock Ballads”, which was an anthology of latest and basic materials.

SCORPIONS‘ earlier full-length assortment of latest recordings was the aforementioned “Return To Perpetually”, partially comprising songs the band had within the vault from the ’80s. It was the ultimate recorded look of SCORPIONS‘ longtime drummer James Kottak, who was dismissed from the band in September 2016. He has since been changed by Mikkey Dee, previously of MOTÖRHEAD.

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