Effective period / Period of releases: 1972 - 2017
Members: Michael Schenker, Curt Cress, Mikkey Dee, Luke Herzog, Klaus Meine, Lothar Heimberg, Wolfgang Dziony, Rudolf Schenker, Ulrich Roth, Francis Buchholz, Rudy Lenners, Jürgen Rosenthal, Herman Rarebell, Matthias Jabs, James Kottak, Werner Löhr, Paweł Mąciwoda Jastrzębski, Ralph Rieckermann, Achim Kirschning, Johan FranzonHard Rock band formed in 1965 in Hannover, Germany by Rudolf Schenker.
They are a band who experimented with many styles of Rock music including 1970's Hard Rock and 1980's Hair / Glam Metal (Heavy Metal).
Known for their 80's rock anthem, "Rock You Like a Hurricane," as well as other popular songs such as, "No One Like You", "Send Me an Angel", "Still Loving You", and "Wind of Change", Scorpions were ranked #46 on VH1's "Greatest Artists of Hard Rock" television program. "Rock You Like a Hurricane" is also #18 on VH1's list of the 100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs. On January 24, 2010, after 45 years of performing, the band announced that they would be retiring after touring in support of their new album "Sting In The Tail". However, after enjoying the tour they decided to continue. New songs were written and new albums were released. As well touring continued. The band sold over 100 million albums worldwide. Other sources even mention album sales in excess over 150 Million.