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Scorpions formed in Germany in the mid-’60s, but it wasn’t until 1978’s ‘Tokyo Tapes’ that they started to make some noise in other parts of the world. By the following year, they scored their first hit album, ‘Lovedrive.’ In 1982, they received their first blast of massive airplay with ‘No One Like You'; they repeated that two years later with their first Top 40 hit ‘Rock You Like a Hurricane.’ In 1991, they reached No. 4 with their all-time biggest hit, ‘Wind of Change.’ The band has gone through some lineup changes over the years, with singer Klaus Meine and guitarist Rudolf Schenker remain mainstays. They continue to release albums and tour 50 years later.

Mercury Records
Mercury Records

35 Years Ago: Scorpions Release Their Breakthrough Album, ‘Blackout’

Scorpions entered the early '80s poised for their worldwide breakthrough — but they came uncomfortably close to losing their singer in the bargain.

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Dominik Bindl / Daniel Boczarski, Getty Images

Scorpions and Megadeth Announce 2017 ‘Crazy World’ North American Tour

Scorpions and Megadeth will be playing a month's worth of arena shows across North America this fall.

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Brain

45 Years Ago: Scorpions Release Their Debut Album, ‘Lonesome Crow’

Germany's Scorpions have been rocking like a hurricane for so long now, there are actually legions of fans who know them only by their hit '80s albums.

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RCA
RCA

40 Years Ago: Scorpions Court Controversy With ‘Virgin Killer’

A scandalous cover overshadowed the music found on the Scorpions' 1976 album, 'Virgin Killer.'

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Facebook

Motorhead’s Mikkey Dee Joins Scorpions as New Drummer

Scorpions are making it official with Mikkey Dee. The former Motorhead drummer will take over full-time for James Kottak after subbing for the past few months.

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Robin Marchant / Chung Sung-Jun, Getty Images

Michael Schenker Accuses Scorpions of ‘Milking the Past’ for More Than 20 Years

Hell hath no fury like a Schenker scorned.

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Adam Berry / Joerg Koch, Getty Images

Motorhead’s Mikkey Dee to Play Drums on Scorpions’ U.S. Tour

Former Motorhead drummer Mikkey Dee will play drums for Scorpions when the veteran band performs in the U.S. next month.

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Photo credit: Marc Theis
Photo credit: Marc Theis

Watch Scorpions’ New Live Video for ‘We Built This House': Exclusive Premiere

The "tour edition" of Scorpions' Return to Forever LP is due in stores April 22, and the band's giving fans a first glimpse of a live version of "We Built This House."

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Dominik Bindl, Getty Images

Scorpions Reissuing ‘Return to Forever’ With Bonus Material

German rockers Scorpions have announced an upcoming reissue of their 2015 album Return to Forever on April 22.

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Mercury Records
Mercury Records

The History of Scorpions’ Breakthrough and Best Album, ‘Lovedrive’

Prior to recording their sixth studio LP, 1979's 'Lovedrive,' Scorpions had two main problems: Finding major success outside their native Germany and hanging onto a lead guitarist.

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