Schenker / Meine talking new Scorpions album

Looks like powerhouse hard rockers Scorpions aren’t ready to pack it in just yet. In fact, if you’re holding out for a new albu, their guitarist Rudolf Schenker has some good news for you. Schenker confirmed to Scorpions News that the ball is rolling for new music by the band.

Schenker said that the songwriting process is underway, and if this comes to fruition, the new music would be the band’s firs release since 2017’s Born To Touch Your Feelings – Best Of Rock Ballads,’ which was an anthology of Scorpion’s new and classic the material.

In the interview, Schenker said, “I am in the studio, trying to find new ideas and get them together. But we don’t know yet whether we’re doing an album or not. It’s a question of inspiration.”

Schenker made it clear that the band wouldn’t move forward with new music unless it felt special: “When we do an album, it has to be inspired, and you have to get goosebumps to your own music.”

Scorpions‘ last full-length collection of new recordings was 2015’s ‘Return To Forever,’ which partially contained songs the band had in the vault from the ’80s. It was the final recorded appearance of Scorpions’ longtime drummer James Kottak, who was dismissed a year later and replaced by Mickey Dee, formerly of MOTÖRHEAD. Dee, in Schenker’s words, has been a source of new inspiration in the band.

Singer Klaus Meine told Scorpions Brazil last month that “there were plenty of ideas” when the band returned to the studio in April. “It was a really good vibe to work without big pressure or anything — just come back together, write a couple of songs, enjoy some time in the studio,” he said.

Meine went on to say, “there might be a new album out in 2020… It’s just a very positive experience, and it feels like such a great start with songwriting; we recorded some demos and stuff,” he said. “We’re in a good way to come up with something next year.”


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