Watch a Clip From Scorpions’ ‘Forever and a Day’ Documentary: Exclusive Video Premiere
Scorpions will release the DVD, Blu-ray and digital versions of their documentary, Forever and a Day, this Friday. But we have an exclusive peek at one of the scenes from the film, which you watch above.
In the video, guitarist Rudolf Schenker discusses the band's over-the-top approach to performing. "We could have gone there with a loudspeaker on the left and right, and just played," he says. "But we didn't want to do that. When we go over there, we gotta have something bombastic so people really see what rock music is about."
That quote is followed by about a minute-and-a-half of concert footage, after which singer Klaus Meine says, "That was a lot of fun." At the post-show meal, a member of their crew notes that audiences at shows are getting younger.
Forever and a Day takes fans inside the 2011-12 Final Sting tour, which was originally intended to be their farewell performances.But the group realized along the way, and in front of director Katja von Garnier's cameras, that it wasn't quite ready to quit and called off retirement plans. As Schenker points out on the Blu-ray, "You have to say goodbye to see how welcome you are."
Scorpions renewed their commitment this year with the release of a new CD, Return to Forever. They are currently in the last few weeks of the European leg of a world tour in honor of their 50th anniversary, and will return to the road in mid-February with the intention of hitting the U.S. in May. To see the band's current tour itinerary, visit its website.
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