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Scorpions rocked us like a you-know-what (photos)

During the mid-60s, a young lad from Hannover, Germany named Rudolf Schenker had some serious musical aspirations. After joining forces with Klaus Meine in 1970, his band the Scorpions was unstoppable.
During the mid-60s, a young lad from Hannover, Germany named Rudolf Schenker had some serious musical aspirations.

After joining forces with Klaus Meine in 1970, his band the Scorpions was unstoppable.

Since the release of their first album in 1972, the band has staked their claim as one of the biggest metal/rock bands in the world and Germany's greatest musical export.

Current members Klaus Meine (vocals), Rudolf Schenker (guitar), Matthias Jabs (guitar), James Kottak (drums) and Pawel Maciwoda (bass) enlisted the talents of producer/songwriter Desmond Child for their 18th studio release, Humanity - Hour 1.

Child's list of credits include KISS, Bon Jovi, Ricky Martin, Alice Cooper, INXS and Robbie Williams.

The Scorpions' Tuesday night performance at Kewadin Casino showcased much of the band's new material including the title track, Humanity.

Old-school diehard fans were not disappointed with the inclusion of past hits like Big City Nights, No One Like You, Send Me and Angel, Tease Me Please Me and my personal favourite, The Zoo in the night's set list.

The sweltering temperature inside the theatre did nothing to diminish the crowd's enthusiasm especially when the band finally played Rock You Like a Hurricane to close out the evening.

59 year-old Schenker was a spitfire on stage during a continuous impressive display of energy that would put most musicians half his age to shame.

My jaw nearly hit the floor when Meine opened his throat to reveal a voice that has remained unchanged after more than 35 years in the business.

Kottak on drums, although hidden behind the kit for most of the evening, almost stole the show with a solo that proved why he was chosen to be a member of one of the biggest bands in the world.

This concert as a whole showed us why the Scorpions remain one of the biggest bands in the world.

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Donna Hopper

About the Author: Donna Hopper

Donna Hopper has been a photojournalist with SooToday since 2007, and her passion for music motivates her to focus on area arts, entertainment and community events.
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