October 9, 2013
Rudy & Mat
It’s nice to imagine the Scorpions’ Rudolf Schenker and Matthias Jabs are playing “Holiday” or “When the Smoke is Going Down” in this Ovation ad. (Could happen, right?) At any rate, this ran around the time of the band’s album Face the Heat.
Scanned from Guitar for the Practicing Musician, September 1993.
October 9, 2013
I guess this is Rudolf Schenker for Kitty Hawk. That’s his face and presumably part of his signature; plus the ad dates to the period of the Scorpions (band name not mentioned) album Pure Instinct. Geez, why so cagey, Kitty Hawk?
Pulled from Guitar Player, January 1997.
July 6, 2012
Though the band is retiring from touring, Scorpions will continue to release music. Guitarist Matthias Jabs tells Billboard that the group is reexamining songs written and recorded during sessions for Blackout and Love at First Sting, but bringing the material up to date. From Billboard:
We’re doing it the way we are recording albums today but the basic ideas, the riffs, the feel, the way they were written and arranged, we try to keep as much from the old recordings as possible. Thirty years later no one would come up with these ideas we came up with when we were younger, so we want to keep that spirit in there.
Read more at Billboard.
June 1, 2012
“Putting a wall of these together has a punch like you wouldn’t believe.”
I don’t recall seeing that many Matthias Jabs endorsements back when. Did he really use a wall of Hughes & Kettner amps to promote Scorpions’ Face the Heat album? Who knows.
Scanned from Guitar for the Practicing Musician, July 1994.
June 25, 2010
Do I really need to introduce Michael Schenker? Probably not. If you’re a student of rock guitar you’ve heard his searing, distinctive playing on close to 40 years worth of recordings by Scorpions, UFO, and Michael Schenker Group. His two-tone Flying V is as iconic as any instrument in the field and his writing style has been an influence on the entire genre of hard rock. It is our distinct pleasure to present the rapid fire answers of the Mad Axeman himself:
What’s the last album you listened to?
MSG Live 30th Anniversary Album
What is one album you feel everyone should listen to?
Led Zeppelin 3
Who is one person, present or past, that you would love to collaborate/jam with?
Rod Stewart – Blues Rock Album
Who is one person outside of music that you admire and why?
My mother, because of her humbleness.
Do you read music?
Any other obsessions/passions besides music?
What was your first guitar, do you still have it?
Framus. No, I don’t have it anymore.
Special thanks to Felicitas Siegel for facilitating the above exchange.
January 25, 2010
Posted by dukewisdom under outbound
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While we were working on our album these past few months, we could literally feel how powerful and creative our work was – and how much fun we were still having, in the process. But there was also something else: We want to end the Scorpion’s extraordinary career on a high note.
Maybe this should’ve happened half way through Savage Amusement, then?
At any rate, the balding German legends have released a (grammatically questionable) statement.