Meine: There’s still life in those bloody old Scorpions
Unfinished business: Scorpions (Klaus Meine centre)
Scorpions frontman Klaus Meine has explained why the veteran German band decided to abandon their retirement plans.
Three years ago the Scorps announced that they had decided to wind down their career; now they’ve changed their minds.
In an interview in the new issue of Classic Rock, Meine explained the volte-face as follows: “As the emotion built, it [not retiring] became a gradual decision. It’s one thing to say, ‘This is going to be the end of the Scorpions’ and another to do it. Our Sting In The Tail album  was such a success that a whole new generation of fans joined the party. It was amazing. And you know that with all the best parties it’s sometimes hard to find the door?”
There are plans for a new Scorpions album, featuring leftovers from the early 1980s.
“We started that over a year ago,” Meine confirmed. “It will be material that was never finished; songs with pure Scorpions DNA from a very exciting time. Once we close the book on the crazy touring schedule that’s something we’ll pick up again.”
There may also be an album of all-new Scorpions material in the pipeline.
“At this point nothing is out of the question,” Meine said. “When we said adios with SITT, our label, Sony Music, cried: ‘No, no, no… what about this idea? What about that idea?’ There are some offers you just can’t refuse. I don’t want to say too much right now but I can reassure you there is still life in those bloody old Scorpions.”
He concluded: “We’ll just have to see what’s realistic. We’re working on a documentary movie about the band’s history. We filmed the tour’s big finale in Munich which was very emotional.”
Read the full interview with Klaus Meine in the new issue of Classic Rock, on sale now.
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