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by Justin Gaines – Sr. Columnist — 2016 sees the debut of Phantom 5, a bonafide supergroup featuring some of the brightest stars in the German Melodic Rock scene. The band was formed by vocalist Claus Lessmann (until recently the voice of Bonfire) and guitarist/singer/producer Michael [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher — Michael Schenker continues to enthrall music fans with his extraordinary guitar virtuoso skills. From his beginnings with the Scorpions to UFO, MSG, Schenker has provided fans an impressive body of recorded works. With studios albums, live releases on audio [...]
by Chris Baird – Photographer — May 6-8, 2016 at the Charlotte Motor City Speedway in Charlotte, N.C. — The Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion is back for 2016, this year the festival event was expanded to three days of music. The lineup featured rock icons Scorpions headlining the [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist — March 9, 2016 at Las Vegas Country Saloon in Las Vegas, NV. — The Ultimate Guitar Experience featuring Uli Jon Roth with special guests Jennifer Batten and Andy Timmons made a special stop in Las Vegas at the Las Vegas County Saloon on March 9th. [...]
by Christophe Pauly – Senior Photojournalist — June 19-21, 2015 at Val de Moine Sport Complex in Clisson, France — France’s annual music festival, known to the world as Hellfest, marked its 10th anniversary this year. Featuring musical acts from the Heavy Metal, Hard Rock, [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher — Uli Jon Roth is a guitar legend who continues building on his legacy, this time, revisiting the past and reinventing Classic Rock songs from his days spent with the Scorpions in the ‘70s. Aptly titled Scorpions Revisited, Roth offers fans a two-CD [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher — Legendary hard rock guitarist Michael Schenker’s notoriety begins with the Scorpions before taking over as the axeslinger for UFO. In 1972, at the age of 16, Schenker recorded the studio album Lonesome Crow, alongside his brother, Rudolph, with the [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher — Feb. 11, 2015 at The Scene K.C. Rock Bar in Kansas City, MO. — Following the release of his latest two-CD studio album, Scorpions Revisited, Uli Jon Roth arrived in Kansas City to perform a career-spanning set of music. With his last appearance in [...]
by Mark Allen – Senior Columnist — A one-line review of this German hard rock band would read: Unbreakable sound like the Scorpions. However, a writer who dared submit such a succinct review would probably find his fingers smashed by an irate editor. So in order to avoid fractured [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — Over the years there have been a handful of Dio tribute albums, but it’s always fun to hear new ones. Between the late, great heavy metal icon’s work with Black Sabbath, Rainbow and his solo band, there are so many great and [...]
by Jenn Carbaugh – Columnist — It’s been four years since we lost one of the most memorable voices of metal history to a battle with stomach cancer. Friends and musicians, who continue to have the upmost respect for Ronnie James Dio, have gathered together for a tribute album [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Columnist — In spite of their almost 50-year existence as a band (launched by the guitarist Rudolf Schenker as early as in 1965) and 40 years of recognition as a hard rock giant, the German group Scorpions somehow escaped the early/middle-‘90s MTV Unplugged [...]
by Craig Newman Guest Writer — June 22, 2012 at the Staples Center at Los Angeles, CA For four decades the Scorpions have given us quality rock music with love, relationships, party and politics in their music and lyrics with respect. The band is currently on their two year farewell tour, Get [...]
by Mark Allen Staff Writer — Back in 2010, Scorpions fans were stung by the announcement that Sting in the Tail would be the band’s final album, the accompanying tour the band’s farewell. As a swan song, the album expertly captured all the elements that made the Scorps a hard rock success [...]