scorpions in - CD Reviews, DVD Reviews, News

JUDAS PRIEST To Tour Europe With The SCORPIONS?

The U.K. leg of JUDAS PRIEST's upcoming European tour is rumored to include the SCORPIONS as special guests. There has been no official confirmation on the matter, although the SCORPIONS' official web site has already posted the U.K. dates (with no mention of JUDAS PRIEST). The following are believed to be all the currently known ...

Read more

Posted in: News

CAGE To Open For SCORPIONS in California

San Diego, California-based heavy metal band CAGE have been selected to support the SCORPIONS and TESLA at the Universal Amphitheater in Los Angeles, California on Friday November 26 and Saturday, November 27, 2004. CAGE will once again play the outdoors Sirius Satellite Radio Showcase Stage from 6:45pm-7:30pm for a 45-minute set of pure American heavy ...

Read more

Posted in: News

DEEP PURPLE Guitarist Checks In From The U.K.

DEEP PURPLE guitarist Steve Morse has posted the following message at this official web site: "We're getting near the end of the tour leg in the United Kingdom. This is home turf for the guys in the band, apart from me. Soccer on t.v. any time of the day, BBC programming, but some hotels carry ...

Read more

Posted in: News

THANATOS: Tour Dates Announced

Long-running Dutch death metal band THANATOS will play two shows in Greece in January 2005: January 15 at Mylos Club in Thessaloniki and January 16 at Gagarin205 Club in Athens. Also appearing on the bill will be ORPHANED LAND from Israel. In addition, THANATOS will embark on a short Dutch tour with PUNGENT STENCH in ...

Read more

Posted in: News

TESLA Guitarist's KALEIDOSCOPE To Play SCORPIONS After-Party

TESLA guitarist Frank Hannon's KALEIDOSCOPE will be performing for an after-show party immediately following the SCORPIONS concert in Sacramento at the Roadhouse. The show will start around 11:30 p.m. $10 cover. The Roadhouse is just down the road from Arco arena off I-80 and Raley Blvd. Bring your SCORPIONS concert ticket and get one complimentary ...

Read more

Posted in: News

SCORPIONS Guitarist Checks In

SCORPIONS guitarist Rudolf Schenker has posted the following message on the group's web site: "As you know, the last few months have been very arduous to us due to preparing for and completing our Asia tour. It was a very great and successful tour. "We flew approximately 50.000 km (31,000 miles). In addition to all ...

Read more

Posted in: News

SCORPIONS Ready For Mixed Crowds On Tour

The SCORPIONS kick off a U.S. tour Thursday (Oct. 21) in support of their latest album, which is called "Unbreakable", at the Everett Events Center in Everett, Washington. The dates also feature TESLA and KEITH EMERSON, and the SCORPIONS are expecting to see a wide age range in the audience. Singer Klaus Meine told Launch ...

Read more

Posted in: News

SLASH Picks His Ultimate Compilation Guitar Mix CD

Former GUNS N' ROSES and current VELVET REVOLVER guitarist Slash picked his ultimate compilation guitar mix CD in the November 2004 issue of Q magazine. The tracks he chose are as follows: 01. JIMI HENDRIX - Machine Gun 02. LED ZEPPELIN - No Quarter 03. AEROSMITH - Nobody's Fault 04. AEROSMITH/RUN DMC - Walk This ...

Read more

Posted in: News

ULI JON ROTH To Be Featured On GUITAR WORLD Instructional DVD

Legendary guitarist Uli Jon Roth was invited to the headquarters of Guitar World magazine on September 20. He was interviewed on camera and gave detailed insights about the guitar work on the SCORPIONS song "The Sails of Charon". For demonstration purposes, Uli opted to play with a completey undistorted, almost unamplified sound in order to ...

Read more

Posted in: News

SEX PISTOLS Frontman Is Wild For Bugs

According to Britain's the Sun newspaper, SEX PISTOLS frontman John Lydon (a.k.a. Johnny Rotten) has signed up to front a wildlife show all about insects. Lydon is already presenting two wildlife shows for Five about gorillas and sharks. Now he will be revealing his love of creepy-crawlies in a Discovery Channel documentary. During filming for ...

Read more

Posted in: News

SCORPIONS To Perform Acoustic Set On 'Rockline'

Veteran German hard rockers SCORPIONS will be the featured guests on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" airing Wednesday, October 20. The live show begins at 8:30 p.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. ET, and fans are encouraged to call in with questions during the program at (800) 344-ROCK (7625). In addition to taking questions from ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Islamic Party Seeks To Ban 'Youth-Corrupting' SCORPIONS Concert

HindustanTimes.com is reporting that Islamic fundamentalists urged the Malaysian government on Wednesday (Sept. 8) to bar a concert by the German rock group SCORPIONS, claiming the band would corrupt Malaysian youths. "Concerts like these are the catalysts for hedonism and vice in society," Salahuddin Haji Ayub, a youth leader of the Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party, said ...

Read more

Posted in: News

ULI JON ROTH: Special Guests Confirmed For 'Rock Meets Renaissance' Concert

Legendary guitarist ULI JON ROTH (ex-SCORPIONS) and his SKY ORCHESTRA will be joined by several very special guests during their performance at the Renaissance castle Schloss Beck in Bottrop-Kirchhellen, Germany on October 9. Performing several pieces with SKY ORCHESTRA will be Doro Pesch, Victor Smolski (RAGE) and Liz Vandall. The program will last for approximately ...

Read more

Posted in: News

SCORPIONS: Complete U.S. Itinerary Released

German hard rock veterans SCORPIONS have released the complete itinerary for their upcoming U.S. tour. Support on the trek will come from TESLA and KEITH EMERSON. The dates are as follows: Oct. 21 - Seattle, WA (Everett) @ @ Arena Oct. 23 - Portland, OR @ Coliseum Oct. 24 - Boise, ID @ Bank Of ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Guitarist AMY SCHUGAR Pens Track For Wrestler HAVOK

Acclaimed female guitarist/songwriter Amy Schugar has finished writing and recording an all-instrumental track for an Arizona-based wrestler named Havok. "This song is a customized, personalized song just for him," Amy writes on her web site. "When he walks out on to the stage (all 6 foot 7 of him), this song pumps up the crowd!! ...

Read more

Posted in: News

EVERGREY To Support SCORPIONS In Stockholm

Swedish progressive dark metallers EVERGREY will support German hard rock veterans SCORPIONS at Annexet in Stockholm, Sweden, on September 2. As previously reported, EVERGREY will be filming a hometown show in Gothenburg, Sweden on October 9 for an upcoming DVD. The band released their most recent studio album, "The Inner Circle", in April through InsideOut ...

Read more

Posted in: News

ULI JON ROTH: German Open-Air Concert To Be Filmed For Upcoming DVD

Legendary guitarist ULI JON ROTH (ex-SCORPIONS) and his SKY ORCHESTRA will perform an open-air concert at the Renaissance castle Schloss Beck in Bottrop-Kirchhellen, Germany on October 9. The program will last for approximately three hours (with intermission) and will include a complete rendition of "Metamorphosis Of Vivaldi's IV Seasons" as well as many pieces from ...

Read more

Posted in: News

ZO2 In Talks With Major Label

Brooklyn, NY-based trio ZO2, who recently came off a support slot on the KISS/POISON "Rock the Nation" U.S. tour, are rumored to be negotiating a deal with Atlantic Records. The band, who are currently promoting their debut album, "Tuesdays & Thursdays", released independently on their own Splivey Cool Entertainment Inc. label, are also said to ...

Read more

Posted in: News

No ULI JON ROTH On MICHAEL SCHENKER's European Tour

Legendary ex-SCORPIONS guitarist ULI JON ROTH will NOT be sharing the bill with MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP (MSG) on Schenker's upcoming European tour. A previous posting on Schenker's official web site indicating that Roth would be part of the European trek has since been removed. As previously reported, MSG and ULI JON ROTH will be embarking ...

Read more

Posted in: News

ULI JON ROTH: Touring Keyboardist And Rhythm Guitarist Announced

According to a posting on his official web site, legendary guitarist Uli Jon Roth (ex-SCORPIONS) will be joined by keyboardist Oliver Palotai and rhythm guitarist John Boswell on his upcoming North American tour with MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP (MSG). Rehearsals will take place in Los Angeles just prior to the tour, which is scheduled to kick ...

Read more

Posted in: News