SCORPIONS: Video Footage From Paris Press Conference Available

A 10-minute video clip of SCORPIONS singer Klaus Meine and guitarist Rudolf Schenker answering questions at a Paris press conference for the band's new album, "Humanity - Hour 1", has been posted at YouTube.

As previously reported, a 30-minute audio interview with Klaus Meine, conducted by Nikos Mastorakis of Greece's Radio Gold 103.3, has been made available for download at this location (MP3, 6.78 MB). During the interview, Meine discusses the band's new album, "Humanity - Hour I", and addresses the possibility of the band retiring without releasing another studio CD.

"I'm very happy about this album," Meine says. "It's one of the best SCORPIONS albums in a long time. It could easily match with our best works out there along the way. And looking back, hopefully, in a couple of years we will say this is another milestone in the SCORPIONS career. . . I'll tell you something, making an album like this, and when you see what's going on in the world of music, and the music industry and the record companies, what's going on there, all the downloading, the Internet, all the new digital technology, it's hard to know what the future will bring. So I'm not saying this is our last album, but it could be our last album. You never know. It's just a statement — where do we go from here? Looking at some people doing this, either in sport or in music, you wanna try to find a moment when you're on the top — you don't wanna stop when you're on the ground. So, in that sense, this would be a great record [to retire with], because this will take us right to the top. But I'm not saying this is the last album — no way. Retirement — it's something we don't know how to spell. As long as the next generation ahead of us, called THE ROLLING STONES — they're still doing it. So how can we stop?"

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