Halfway through the Scorpions press conference at the Hard Rock Cafe, guitarist Matthias Jab remarked – “We play like we live today”.
It was a declaration of relevance for a band that is celebrating their 51st anniversary, although strictly speaking only rhythm guitarist and founder Rudolf Schenker remains from that original 1965 incarnation.
Along the way, the band picked up vocalist Klaus Meine, lead guitarist Matthias Jabs, bassist Paweł Mąciwoda & drummer Mikkey Dee and have gone on to sell 100 million records worldwide!
The quintet came across as affable gentlemen, assured in their status as rock legends but self-aware enough to understand the importance of humility and a public connection with fans and the media.
They fielded a variety of questions that focused very much – quite naturally – on their longevity and the challenges associated with the same.
Meine – like his colleagues – expressed common sense in many of his answers. He stressed the importance of friendship within the band and of course, the pleasure of playing music.
The conference really came to life when the band began recounting the craziest experiences whilst on tour – basically the lengths to which fans would go to, to show their love of Scorpions.
From a fan running around the stage with a ‘stolen’ bass guitar to a fan crying profusely in the mosh pit to a scissor-armed fan jumping the stage to cut Dee’s locks to a man-mountain pinning Meine down, the Scorpions have seen it all!
Can’t guarantee that things will be as crazy tonight when Scorpions take the stage at the Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre but it is certain to a rocking show. Don’t miss this!!
Tickets available from SISTIC.
Thanks to LAMC Productions for making this possible.
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