Reunion Mania

Called it! Scorpions Not Breaking Up After All

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Photo by Carlos Delgado; CC-BY-SA
Photo by Carlos Delgado; CC-BY-SA


More than four years ago, the Scorpions announced that they were recording their final album and embarking upon their final tour, and I, in all my infinite wisdom, was basically like, “Uh-huh, sure, that’ll happen.”

So, least shocking news ever of the day: vocalist Klaus Meine tells Deutsche Welle that the band has decided to continue rocking fans like a hurricane:

“When you start a three-year farewell tour, you know you’ve got a long time ahead of you. But that long period went by much faster than we imagined. The closer we got to the goal – Munich in December 2012 – the stronger the feeling was that we hadn’t come to the end at all. There were so many images in our minds and so many emotions in our hearts. Everything we experienced between 2010 and 2012, the 200 concerts – it was all so powerful. You stand on stage, look down and see so many fans – including the younger generation, who are really getting into it and saying: ‘Guys, this is so cool. We’re seeing you for the first time. When will you be back?’ It’s so motivating and inspiring to play for three generations. We’re all having too much fun to put down the guitars.”

“Is it hard being right all the time, Axl?” you ask. Well, I tell ya, it can be a bit of a burden, but it’s a burden I’m willing to bear for you, our beloved readers. I happily accept thanks in the form of PayPal donations to MetalSucks and marijuana. You’re all welcome.

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