German hard rock veterans SCORPIONS have chosen the title track of their new album, "Sting In The Tail", to be the CD's next single. The song, which goes for radio adds on June 21, is all about attitude. Lead singer Klaus Meine wails "I'm driving out of town, just follow my heart/I think I'm gonna be a rock 'n' roll star/The girls would go mad, I'd give 'em all I can give/If I had a cheap guitar and one dirty riff."
SCORPIONS are currently out on their "Get Your Sting And Blackout" farewell world tour and will hit the states Friday, June 18 to kick off the North American leg in Holmdel, New Jersey. The German rockers will be bring their heavy, full-on, electrically charged energy to major cities across the U.S., including Detroit, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Atlanta, Miami, Phoenix, Los Angeles, Denver and many more as they celebrate the success of their latest and final album. Special guests on the tour will include VINCE NEIL, CINDERELLA, GREAT WHITE, DOKKEN, RATT and TESLA supporting along the way.
After a triumphant tour kick-off and a gold album from their home country Germany for "Sting in the Tail", the rockers were honored anew: the SCORPIONS received the World Music Award at the Monte Carlo Sporting Club on May 18 in presence of Prince Albert II of Monaco.
Back in 1992 and again in 1994, the band proudly accepted the award for "Best International Selling Artist from Germany." However, this time, Klaus Meine, Rudolf Schenker, Matthias Jabs, Pawel Maciwoda and James Kottak were awarded with the World Music "Rock Legend Award" for their outstanding contribution to rock music. The show was aired in over 160 countries around the world, including Japan and China. More than 100 million viewers were said to have tuned in.
The event was a logistical challenge for the SCORPIONS: after performing in front of sold-out crowds in Germany and Switzerland, all five members of the band accepted the award, right before they had to depart for a concert in Paris.