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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.

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

Scorpions Animal Magnetism
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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’

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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

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Dominik Bindi, Getty Images

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

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Dominik Bindl, Getty Images

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

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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

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

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Uli Jon Roth Returns to His Past on ’Scorpions Revisited’

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On March 10, Uli Jon Roth, who served as the Scorpions’ lead guitarist from 1973-78, will release ‘Scorpions Revisted,’ a 19-track set of newly recorded versions of songs that he first cut with his former band.

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Scorpions Tour Manager Michael Gehrke Dies at 58

Michael Gehrke
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Michael 'Commander' Gehrke worked for the Scorpions for more than 30 years.

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Scorpions Reveal ‘Return to Forever’ Album Details

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Were you taken aback when you read news of another full-length album from the Scorpions years after they announced their retirement plans?

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Scorpions Announce New Album, ‘Return to Forever,’ and Single, ‘We Built This House’

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Not too long ago, it looked like the Scorpions were ready to call it quits. But nearly two years after officially canceling their retirement, they are back with a new album. Today (Dec. 20), they ann

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