Monday, January 25, 2010

The End of a Legacy: Scorpions Call it Quits

Here is a press release from the Scorpions, which was released earlier today.

"Important message to our fans:

"It was always our pleasure, our purpose in life, our passion and we were fortunate enough to make music for you — whether it was live on stage or in the studio, creating new songs.

"While we were working on our album these past few months, we could literally feel how powerful and creative our work was — and how much fun we were still having in the process. But there was also something else: we want to end the SCORPIONS' extraordinary career on a high note.

"We are extremely grateful for the fact that we still have the same passion for music we've always had since the beginning. This is why, especially now, we agree we have reached the end of the road. We finish our career with an album we consider to be one of the best we have ever recorded and with a tour that will start in our home country Germany and take us to five different continents over the next few years.

"We want you, our fans, to be the first to know about this.

"Thank you for your never-ending support throughout the years!

"We uploaded the very first snippets from our new album for you here. And now… let's get the party started and get ready for a 'Sting in the Tail'!"

The Scorpions have always been one of my favorite bands and I do think it is respectable that they are going out on a high note. Humanity: Hour One is a solid CD for the aged band and hopefully the new one will also be great.

The Scorpions have managed to churn out a ton of hits, including the classic "Rock You Like a Hurricane" (which this host once infamously parodied as "Rock You Like a Titty Bar") and the lesser known epic tracks such as "Sails of Charon".

It's been a good ride for Scorpions and the band will be missed!

UPDATE: Sting in the Tail hits the US on March 23.

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