Posts Tagged ‘scorpions’

By Metal Dave Like a lot of American heavy metal kids, I was first introduced to the Scorpions by way of their 1982 breakthrough album, “Blackout” and its now-classic smash single, “No One Like You.” As they ripped across the Alabama airwaves, the Scorpions sounded positively earth-shaking alongside the likes of Blue Oyster Cult and […]

Scorpions: A Fantastic Farewell!

Posted: 24th July 2010 by admin in Reviews
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To put it politely, the Scorpions F$#@&*! kicked ass Friday night in San Antonio. If this indeed is a final farewell tour and not a prolonged goodbye KISS (although KISS continues to be stellar in concert), then the Scorps left me floored. “Make it Real,” an obscure gem from 1980 and one of my all-time […]

The Scorpions bring their final farewell tour to San Antonio’s AT&T Center tomorrow (Friday, July 23) for one last must-see blowout (blackout?). A revamped Ratt opens the show. The Scorps are promoting a fine swan song of a new album titled “Sting in the Tail” and will, of course, take you by force with a […]

After going round and round in the quest for a second guitarist (Michael Schenker, John Corabi, Kerri Kelly, Alex Grossi and even Tracii Guns for one hot minute), Ratt seems to have made the perfect choice in former Quiet Riot six stringer, Carlos Cavazo. A formidable talent who replaced the late, great Randy Rhoads in Quiet […]

Scorpions Tales

Posted: 18th July 2010 by admin in Uncategorized
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Just got off the phone with Scorpions guitarist Rudolf Schenker. He was registered under an interesting alias at a Nashville hotel room (I’m sworn to secrecy, so don’t ask!) and had PLENTY to talk about. Rudy is one of those interviews who takes off running before you get the question out of your mouth. Fortunately, […]

Scorpions Rising

Posted: 18th July 2010 by admin in Uncategorized
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Got welcome word today that Scorpions guitarist Rudolf Schenker will be calling this weekend for an interview. Hard to believe it’s been 11 years since I last spoke to the Flying V killer. As you should know, the band is on its final farewell tour in support of new album “Sting in the Tail.” The album […]