SCORPIONS To Receive Lifetime Achievement ECHO

German hard rock veterans SCORPIONS will receive a lifetime achievement award at this year's ECHO German Music Awards. The band, whose international career began 40 years ago in Hanover, is the most successful German rock group of all time. With over 75 million recordings sold and countless platinum and gold albums, it has influenced generations of rock musicians. The SCORPIONS will accept their ECHO in person on February 21 at Berlin's O2 World and perform an exclusive medley before 10,000 fans.

With albums such as "Blackout" and "Love At First Sting", and hit singles like "Still Loving You" and "Rock You Like a Hurricane", the SCORPIONS not only made German rock history; the group is an international hard rock pioneer and has influenced bands like IRON MAIDEN, BON JOVI and METALLICA. The "SCORPS" are one of today's great, legendary global acts and still enjoy huge success — whether in Russia, India, Japan, Brazil, France, Britain or the USA. During their acclaimed "Humanity - Hour 1" world tour last year they played to over 150,000 fans at concerts in South America, and campaigned massively with Greenpeace for protecting the world's rainforests.

Professionally filmed video footage of SCORPIONS' September 7, 2008 concert in Recife, Brazil can be viewed below. The show originally aired on Brazilian TV.

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