Scorpions is a German hard rock band from Hanover. Their first album was released in 1972. The band enjoyed worldwide prestige - especially from the 1980s - thanks to hard rock tracks such as No One Like You in 1982 or Rock You Like a Hurricane in 1984 and ballads like Still Loving You (1984) or Wind of Change (1990)> and Send Me an Angel in 1990 , songs with great commercial success. The media decline came from the 1990s, the protagonists turned to new experiences, including the album "Moment of Glory" Berlin Philharmonic), "Acoustica (live acoustic album) but return to their traditional recipes in 2010 with the album Sting in the Tail.
In 2010, the group lists more than one hundred million albums sold worldwide. On January 23, 2010, the group announced on its official website that, after their world tour accompanying the release of the new album, they will end their career. The group, however, comes back on its decision at the end of 2012, explaining not to make big tours after the release of their future studio albums.
In 1965, Rudolf Schenker, a young 17-year-old guitarist, formed an amateur band in Hannover called "The Scorpions", with Wolfgang Dziony on drums, Karl- Heinz "Katty" Vollmer on solo guitar and Achim Kirchhoff on bass, replaced in 1970 by Lothar Heimberg>. On vocals are Rudolf Schenker and Wolfgang Dziony. They were playing mainly pieces of the British charts, especially the songs of The Beatles. He chooses The Scorpions as his name because he can be understood in several languages.
In 1969, two members of the Copernicus group joined the band: Klaus Meine on vocals and Michael Schenker (Rudolf's younger brother) on guitar. The band takes the name Scorpions (without the tea) and decides to go professional on the first day of the year 1971. In 1972, the band released a first album entitled Lonesome Crow , produced by Conny Plank>. This is an album classified in the category psychedelic rock. It is successful in Germany but goes unnoticed in the rest of the world. During the tour that follows the release of the album, the band begins to make a name for itself through its 136 concerts across Germany and the first part of the concerts of the English group UFO. But at the end of 1972, Michael Schenker decided to leave Scorpions after the UFO members, impressed by his talents as a guitarist, invited him to join the band. Heimberg and Dziony leave Scorpions, leaving Klaus Meine and Rudolf Schenker alone. The two then attempt to merge the Scorpions and the Dawn Road group, which is headed by the talented guitarist Ulrich Roth (more commonly known as Uli Jon Roth), nicknamed the "German Jimi Hendrix" . The latter accepts the idea of merging the two groups.