Scorpions: It’s Over… But It Isn’t!
They might have just announced they’re splitting up, but it’s far from the end for The Scorpions.
Talking to Billboard, guitarist Rudolf Schenker said that the band have enormous amounts of unreleased live footage, including film that goes back to their early days. And they are planning to put together a series of DVDs.
“We will sit together after we take a vacation and make a list and then come out with different (releases). We’ll make a plan, and then come out year by year with some surprise kind of stuff.”
The band’s final studio album, A Sting In The Tail, will come out in March, following which they’ll start a two-year world tour, turning ze spotlights on ze pipple one last time; this will be filmed and recorded.
“You can’t think about Scorpions at 70, not moving on stage, playing Rock You Like a Hurricane,” says Schenker of the decision for the band to split up. “But, it’s a very small wind. There’s no stinger, and that’s not good. You’re going back down hill, from big hall to small hall, small hall to club…Everything has its end; the question is it a good end or bad end? In this case we want to do these things and make it a good end.”
Schenker also says he has plans to work with his brother Michael, and that Scorps singer Klaus Meine might be involved.
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