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Scorpions

Band
1965 / Present
Germany Germany

Overview

Members

Rudolf Schenker (guitar, background vocals)
1965 - Present
Klaus Meine (lead vocals)
1969 - Present
Matthias Jabs (guitar, background vocals)
1979 - Present
Paweł Mąciwoda (bass guitar, background vocals)
2004 January - Present
Mikkey Dee (drums)
2016 - Present
James Kottak (drums)
1996 - 2016
Barry Sparks (bass guitar)
2004 - 2004
Ingo Powitzer (bass guitar, background vocals)
2004 - 2004
Ralph Rieckermann (bass guitar, background vocals)
1993 - 2002
Ken Taylor (bass guitar, background vocals)
2000 - 2000
Herman Rarebell (percussion, drums, background vocals)
1977 - 1996
Curt Cress (percussion, drums)
1996 - 1996
Francis Buchholz (bass guitar, background vocals)
1973 - 1992
Michael Schenker (guitar, background vocals)
1969 - 1973, 1978 - 1979
Uli Jon Roth (lead vocals, guitar, background vocals)
1973 - 1978
Rudy Lenners (percussion, drums)
1975 - 1977
Joe Wyman (percussion, drums)
1977 - 1977
Hans-Jürgen Rosenthal (percussion, drums, background vocals)
1973 - 1975
Achim Kirschning (keyboard)
1973 - 1974
Lothar Heimberg (bass guitar, background vocals)
1965 - 1973
Wolfgang Dziony (percussion, drums, background vocals)
1965 - 1973
Karl-Heinz Vollmer (guitar, background vocals)
1965 - 1970

Discography

Studio Album

1972
Album has 13 releases
1974
Album has 7 releases
1975
Album has 7 releases
1976
Album has 9 releases
1977
Album has 7 releases
1979
Album has 14 releases
1980
Album has 15 releases
1982
Album has 13 releases
1984
Album has 14 releases
1988
Album has 9 releases
1990
Album has 5 releases
1993
Album has 5 releases
1996
Album has 7 releases
1999
Album has 5 releases
2000
Album has 4 releases
2004
Album has 4 releases
2007
Album has 4 releases
2010
Album has 5 releases
2011
Album has 5 releases
2015
Album has 10 releases

Single

1979
Album has 1 releases
1979
Album has 2 releases
1980
Album has 1 releases
1984
Album has 1 releases
1990
Album has 4 releases
1990
Album has 1 releases
1990
Album has 2 releases
1995
Album has 1 releases
1996
Album has 1 releases
1996
Album has 1 releases
2000
Album has 1 releases

History

Scorpions is a rock band from Hannover, Germany that was formed in 1965. Internationally acclaimed for their 1984 rock anthem "Rock You Like a Hurricane" as well as other popular singles such as "Big City Nights", "No One Like You", "Send Me an Angel", "Still Loving You", and "Wind of Change", the band has sold over 100 million records worldwide. Along with metal contemporaries such as Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Metallica, Whitesnake, and others, Scorpions is one of the most successful acts in heavy metal and hard rock in history as well as, by far, the most successful German rock band in the U.K. and the U.S.

Rudolf Schenker, the band's rhythm guitarist, once explained in an interview with Songfacts that: "In the beginning of our career, we had a problem in Germany because nobody expects a German band to play rock music. With rock music, there are more bands from England or America, which are more exotic than the Scorpions, who are from Germany. But when we went to America in '79, we became the exotic ones. They said, 'Hey, what kind of crazy guys are these?' We were already exotic, with a different view, and we also play our Rock music with a little bit of an ethnic touch. You'll notice that Americans come from the blues side, whereas we come from the classical side, which is different."

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