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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.

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Scorpions Share the Story Behind ‘Wind of Change’

"Wind of Change" was the perfect song at the perfect moment for Scorpions — a lighter-waving ballad whose lyrics captured the zeitgeist at a time of immense political upheaval, and became an anthem for the end of the Cold War in the bargain.

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

Here's an exclusive behind-the-scenes look into the Scorpions' new album 'Return to Forever.'

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35 Years Ago: Judas Priest, Scorpions + More Play the First Monsters of Rock Festival

The inaugural Monsters of Rock Festival took place at Castle Donington on Aug. 16, 1980.

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Scorpions Announce U.S. Release Date for New ‘Return to Forever’ Album

The latest Scorpions album is finally getting a U.S. release, just in time for the band's next North American tour.

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35 Years Ago: Scorpions Charge Into the ’80s With ‘Animal Magnetism’

After steadily growing from strength-to-strength through the '70s, Germany's Scorpions confidently charged into the new decade on March 31, 1980, with their seventh studio album, Animal Magnetism.

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31 Years Ago: Scorpions Finally Hit Jackpot With Their Ninth Album, ‘Love at First Sting’

Not too many bands enjoy the greatest success of their career with their ninth studio album.

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Scorpions Welcome Back Drummer James Kottak After Rehab

Scorpions drummer James Kottak endured some rough times in 2014, including a stint in a Dubai jail and a trip to rehab, but it's all behind him now.

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Scorpions Announce North American Tour

The Scorpions' 50th anniversary tour will bring them to North America in September.

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Scorpions Preview Songs From New ‘Return to Forever’ Album

We're just days away from the European release of the new Scorpions album, Return to Forever — but impatient fans can get a taste of the record now, thanks to a streaming player recently unveiled by the band.

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Matthias Jabs Says Scorpions Were Having ‘Too Much Fun’ to Retire

Two years ago, the Scorpions announced that they were canceling their plans to retire.

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