American Rock Band Scorpions Arrive in South Korea

D-Bo , Aug. 7, 2015, 8:41 a.m.


Legendary German soft rockers the Scorpions are in Korea for the first time in eight years to headline at the Pentaport Rock Festival in Incheon. The musicians held a press conference at Songdo in the port city on Thursday and said they are delighted to play new songs to a young audience here.

The Scorpions formed in 1965 in the provincial city of Hannover and have sold more than 100 million albums around the world so far. Three of them -- rhythm guitarist Rudolf Schenker, vocalist Klaus Meine and lead guitarist Matthias Jabs -- have been with the band since its heyday in the late 70s to the early 90s. 

Drummer James Kottak and bass guitarist Paweł Mąciwoda joined later. Despite or because of their often hokey rhyming lyrics and predictable riffs they were the most successful touring band of the 1980s, way ahead of superstars like Genesis or the Rolling Stones.

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