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Scorpions: Lovedrive

Review by Harry Doherty, Melody Maker, 10 March 1979

NOW THAT the new wave has been institutionalised and tamed by the Establishment, heavy metal is once more basking in a glorious and celebrated comeback, ...

Scorpions: Stateless and Fighting Back

Report and Interview by Harry Doherty, Melody Maker, 14 April 1979

German heavy metallurgists Scorpion, fronted by ex-UFO lead guitarist Michael Schenker, are set to conquer the world the English-speaking one, that is. HARRY DOHERTY talked ...

Monsters Of Rock (Polydor PD-1-6311); Motorhead: Ace of Spades (Mercury SRM-1-4011)

Review by Jim Green, Trouser Press, February 1981

HEAVY METAL at its stalest has few rivals in the all-time tedium stakes. Monsters of Rock, recorded live at Castle Donington in Britain, is not ...

The Scorpions: Lord of the Stings

Interview by Phil Bell, Sounds, 5 December 1981

PHILIP BELL makes buddies with Scorpions' skinsbeater HERMAN RAREBELL ...

The Scorpions: Boom! Boom! Out Go The Lights

Report and Interview by Pete Makowski, Sounds, 27 March 1982

HERE WE are in Spain – San Sebastian to be precise. Poli de Portivo is the name of the venue and the Scorpions have just ...

The Scorpions: Manchester Apollo

Live Review by Phil Bell, Sounds, 24 April 1982

APOLLO was clearly the operative term as German blitzkreig '82 style blasted off.   ...

Scorpions: Stinging Scorchers Or Virgin Killers?

Interview by Sylvie Simmons, Creem, August 1984

IF, AS JAH ROTH says, there's a little bit of Van Halen in everyone on a Saturday night, there's likely a whole lot of Scorpions ...

Deep Purple, The Scorpions, Meat Loaf et al: Knebworth Fayre, Knebworth, Hertfordshire

Live Review by Steffan Chirazi, Sounds, 29 June 1985

THIS IS the second Dark Age. It's gotta be. Either that or it's a farmyard. Either that or it's a British festival. Oh oh, it's ...

The Scorpions: From Europe To Video Domination

Interview by Jeff Tamarkin, Circus, 31 August 1985

AFTER SPENDING virtually all of 1984 on the road, rocking fans on four continents, you'd think Scorpions needed a break. So they did, and they ...

Sex and Schnapps and Rock 'n' Roll: Scorpions Shock Horror

Interview by Annene Kaye, Creem, October 1985

My Mind Told Me It Was Fate...My Editor Told Me It Was Due Friday! ...

Scorpions: Around the World

Interview by Jeff Tamarkin, Circus, 30 November 1985

IT TOOK THE Scorpions more than a dozen years to do it, but there now remains no doubt that the Hannover, West Germany-based rockers have ...

Scorpions get set to scorch

Interview by Howard Johnson, Kerrang!, 7 August 1986

THE SOUND remains the same! The clipped Teutonic tones winging their way across the wire from Germany herald the return of Germany's biggest, the Scorpions, ...

Scorpions: Savage Amusement (Mercury); Living Colour: Vivid (Epic)

Review by J.D. Considine, Musician, July 1988

ADMIT IT — most of you would no sooner listen to metal than volunteer for root canal work. Metal is nasty, noisy, brutish, the kind ...

The Scorpions' Rudolf Schenker: An Interview

Report and Interview by Joe Matera, Powerplay, 2002

One of metal's most enduring and successful bands, The Scorpions have been taking their German bred metal to the masses for over 35 years now. ...

The Scorpions: Can a power ballad change the world?

Retrospective and Interview by Ian Winwood, Daily Telegraph, 20 May 2020

A hit podcast investigates the theory that the German rockers' global smash was written by the CIA. But the truth is even more incredible. ...

see also UFO

see also Michael Schenker

see also Electric Sun


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