A lot of younger fans do not realize how big of an influence Scorpions are on modern metal. Countless players from bands like Metallica, Megadeth, Arch Enemy, etc. all point to one or multiple guitarists that have played with the band as one of their main influences. But, popularity sometimes splinters a band’s fanbase, and for classic rock radio and the casual fan, Rock You Like A Hurricane or Winds Of Change are the only tracks ever released by the band. Although the band has always taken chances and changed with the times, this is Scorpions at the height of their popularity, when they were rubbing elbows with Iron Maiden and Judas Priest, vying for the top spot in all of metal. The band is still headlining festivals world wide, but this them in 84.
Check out the band’s latest album Return To Forever, pick it up from Amazon.