Thursday, January 28, 2010

The Winds of Change Are Here

Loyal reader ST sends us news that may not really count as news...
The Scorpions, the German metal band whose biggest hits include "Rock You Like a Hurricane" and "Wind of Change," will no longer be stinging.

The band, which has been together in one combination or another for more than 40 years, announced Sunday it will be breaking up. They're in no rush to go, however: besides a new album, "Sting in the Tail," due out in March, the band is embarking on a three-year world tour.

"We want to end the Scorpions' extraordinary career on a high note," the band said in a message on its Web site. "We are extremely grateful for the fact that we still have the same passion for music we’ve always had since the beginning. ... 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."

The Scorpions' current lineup consists of Rudolf Schenker - who founded the group in 1965 - Klaus Meine, Matthias Jabs, Pawel Maciwoda and James Kottak.
I don't know what's more amazing:

1. That they've been around since 1965;
2. That they're still together; or
3. That anyone cares.

And yes, an annoying song post is coming. I'm just not sure which Scorpions hit will be the subject. I think most of my five readers share the same interest in '80's music, so feel free to add a suggestion in the comments.

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