Scorpions Release 'Dancing With The Moonlight' Unplugged Video
... (Classic Rock) To coincide with Scorpions
' new MTV Unplugged release today (December 2) in the UK, the band have leaked footage of new song Dancing With The Moonlight from the performance. Scorpions
were filmed at an open-air show in Athens, Greece, in September, where they played three shows in three nights at the city's Lycabettus Theatre. Frontman Klaus Meine says of the recording: "We played here many years ago. It is a beautiful place. I can remember that even back then the fans climbed on to the surrounding rocks. Of course we played some of the greatest classics this time, but we also performed a few new songs as well as material that we had never played live up to then. Those are songs which are very popular with the fans but which somehow never made it on to the set lists." MTV Unplugged: Scorpions
Live In Athens is available now on DVD, Blu-ray and CD. Watch the new video here. Classic Rock Magazine is an official news provider for antiMusic.com. Copyright Classic Rock Magazine- Excerpted here with permission. Scorpions
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The Scorpions premiere new MTV Unplugged video
... fans climbed onto the surrounding rocks. Of course we played some of the greatest classics this time, but we also performed a few new songs as well as material that we had never played live up to then. Those are songs which are very popular with the fans but which somehow never made it onto the set lists.' 'MTV Unplugged' by the Scorpions
is released on 2ND December 2013, available as double CD, DVD, Blu-ray and in various other digital and physical configurations Have Your Say Stay updated with your free Music News daily newsletter. Subscribe here now! The Scorpions
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Scorpions Preview Classic Song Performance From Unplugged Release
... (hennemusic) The Scorpions
have released a performance of their 1975 classic, "In Trance", as a preview of the forthcoming new package, "MTV Unplugged - Scorpions
Live In Athens." The band are joined by Hamburg-based singer CÄTHE for the title track to their third album. Due November 29 in Europe (January 21, 2014 in North America), the package features a mix of classic Scorpions
tracks and new songs. In September, the German rockers performed three MTV Unplugged concerts in Athens, Greece at the city's Lycabettus Theatre. "MTV Unplugged - Scorpions
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Rudolf Schenker (guitar)
Klaus Meine (vocals)
Matthias Jabs (guitar)
Francis Buchholz (bass) 1973-1992
Herman Rarebell (drums) 1977-1995
Ralph Rieckermann (bass) 1993-2003
Pawel Maciwoda (bass) 2003-
James Kottak (drums) 1996-
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The band is from Germany, but they've always recorded their songs in English, as their goal was always to conquer the United States.
In their early years, the band did most of the management and promotion themselves. They played gigs across Europe and in Japan because they had a deal with their record company that their albums would only be released in countries they toured.
When we spoke with Rudolf Schenker
in 2010, he explained that their background in classical music and outside perspective helped them achieve success in America. Said Schenker: "In the beginning of our career, we had a problem in Germany because nobody expects a German band to play rock music. With rock music, there are more bands from England or America, which are more exotic than the Scorpions, who are from Germany. But when we went to America in '79, we became the exotic ones. They said, 'Hey, what kind of crazy guys are these?' (laughs) We were already exotic, with a different view, and we also play our rock music with a little bit of an ethnic touch. You'll notice that Americans come from the blues side, whereas we come from the classical side, which is different."
Their song "Still Loving You
" was especially popular in France, and government data shows a baby boom coinciding 9 months after the peak of the song's popularity in that country. The Scorpions learned about this when they went on a French talk show.
When they finished making their 2010 album Sting in the Tail, the band decided it would be their last, as they were very pleased with the result and wanted to go out on top. They continued touring around the world, but stopped recording.
In 1988, they became the first hard-rock band to play in Russia, and their visit to that country the next year inspired their anthem "Wind Of Change
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