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Scorpions

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Band Scorpions

Overview

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."
Formation and early history (1965-1973)

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Members

Rudolf Schenker (guitar, background vocals)
1964 - Present
Klaus Meine (lead vocals)
1968 - Present
Matthias Jabs (guitar, background vocals)
1978 - Present
Paweł Mąciwoda (bass guitar, background vocals)
2003 sys/date/month_1 - Present
Mikkey Dee (drums)
2015 - Present
James Kottak (drums)
1995 - 2015
Barry Sparks (bass guitar)
2003 - 2003
Ingo Powitzer (bass guitar, background vocals)
2003 - 2003
Ralph Rieckermann (bass guitar, background vocals)
1992 - 2001
Ken Taylor (bass guitar, background vocals)
1999 - 1999
Herman Rarebell (percussion, drums, background vocals)
1976 - 1995
Curt Cress (percussion, drums)
1995 - 1995
Francis Buchholz (bass guitar, background vocals)
1972 - 1991
Michael Schenker (guitar, background vocals)
1968 - 1972, 1977 - 1978
Uli Jon Roth (lead vocals, guitar, background vocals)
1972 - 1977
Rudy Lenners (percussion, drums)
1974 - 1976
Joe Wyman (percussion, drums)
1976 - 1976
Hans-Jürgen Rosenthal (percussion, drums, background vocals)
1972 - 1974
Achim Kirschning (keyboard)
1972 - 1973
Lothar Heimberg (bass guitar, background vocals)
1964 - 1972
Wolfgang Dziony (percussion, drums, background vocals)
1964 - 1972
Karl-Heinz Vollmer (guitar, background vocals)
1964 - 1969

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Discography

Studio Album

1971
Album has 13 releases
1973
Album has 7 releases
1974
Album has 8 releases
1975
Album has 10 releases
1976
Album has 7 releases
1978
Album has 17 releases
1979
Album has 17 releases
1981
Album has 17 releases
1983
Album has 21 releases
1987
Album has 13 releases
1989
Album has 7 releases
1992
Album has 7 releases
1995
Album has 8 releases
1998
Album has 5 releases
1999
Album has 5 releases
2003
Album has 5 releases
2006
Album has 4 releases
2009
Album has 6 releases
2011
Album has 6 releases
2015
Album has 11 releases

Single

1978
Album has 2 releases
1978
Album has 1 releases
1979
Album has 1 releases
1983
Album has 1 releases
1989
Album has 2 releases
1989
Album has 1 releases
1989
Album has 6 releases
1994
Album has 1 releases
1995
Album has 1 releases
1995
Album has 1 releases
2000
Album has 1 releases