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Scorpions Reveal How They Named ‘Return to Forever': Exclusive Video

We’ve got an exclusive behind-the-scenes look into Scorpions‘ new album Return to Forever. In the above video, singer Klaus Meine, rhythm guitarist Rudolf Schenker and lead guitarist Matthias Jabs discuss how they arrived at a title for the project.

Schenker’s comments resonate in particular, especially in light of the band’s decision to un-retire from the music business. “Return to Forever means now the Scorpions will stay forever,” he explains.

Return to Forever, which is their 18th studio album, evolved over time, beginning life as an album that was designed to clear the archives. Then, as Jabs explains, their muse took over. “There had been quite a few unused songs over the years that were really good, but in the end didn’t make the cut back then due to the limited space on vinyl,” he says. “We focused on eight songs, which were partly finished which we then recorded from scratch.

“During the work, new song ideas were added,” he continues. “We were having so much fun we suddenly found ourselves in the middle of the songwriting process once again. And in the end, it turned out to be a brand-new Scorpions album after all.”

The video also includes lots of exclusive backstage scenes and personal footage from a band that remains vital and engaged, even though they’ve been together, in one form or another, for five decades. “There is no end in sight,” Jabs says in the clip. “Music goes on forever. Hopefully, we will be remembered – maybe not forever, but for a long time.”

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