Rudolf Schenker, The Scorpions interview – February 2015


I spoke to Rudolf Schenker, founder of legendary rock band The Scorpions, to talk about their new album “Return to forever” and their live shows including their first UK date in 8 years at this year’s Ramblin’ Man festival.

This year is the 50th anniversary of you founding The Scorpions. Fifty years without splitting is aI spoke to Rudolf Schenker, founder of legendary rock band The Scorpions, to talk about their new album “Return to forever” and their live shows including their first UK date in 8 years at this year’s Ramblin’ Man festival. This year is the 50th anniversary of you founding The Scorpions. Fifty years without splitting is a pretty amazing feat that very few bands have ever managed. Yes but you know when I started the band I was very much attracted by The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, The Kinks and all the British wave that came over and affected me in a way that as a naive person, a young kid, I saw four or five friends travelling around the world and making music, and I said “I want to do the same thing”. I was so affected by this friendship thing that I saw from afar (sometimes later on I found out things aren’t always like this) but with The Scorpions I tried to get this vibe throughout the years because I believe more in friendship than in ego and money. So I think this is the reason why the band is still standing and why the band […]

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