|Genre(s)||Hard rock, heavy metal|
|Years active||1965 - present|
|Label(s)||Rhino, RCA, Mercury, EMI, Atlantic, WEA, BMG|
|See: List of former members|
Scorpions are a heavy metal/hard rock band from Hanover, Germany, probably best known for their 1980s rock anthem "Rock You Like a Hurricane" and their singles "No One Like You" and "Still Loving You". Hanover (i ( haˈnoːfɐ on the river Leine, is the capital of the federal state of Lower Saxony ( Niedersachsen Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe. A music genre is a categorical and typological construct that identifies musical sounds as belonging to a particular category and type of music that can be distinguished from other Hard rock (also referred to as heavy rock) is a variation of Rock music which has its earliest roots in mid-1960s garage and Psychedelic rock In the Music industry, a record label can be a Brand and a Trademark associated with the Marketing of music recordings and Music Rhino Entertainment Company is an American specialty Record label and production company owned by Warner Music Group. RCA Records (originally The Victor Talking Machine Company, then RCA Victor is one of the flagship labels of Sony Music Entertainment. Mercury Records is a Record label operating as a standalone company in the UK and as part of the Island Def Jam Music Group in the US and are both subsidiaries of The EMI Group is a British music company comprising the major record company EMI Music – which operates several labels and is based in Kensington in Atlantic Records ( Atlantic Recording Corporation) is an American Record label best known for its many recordings of Rhythm & blues, Rock Warner Music Group (WMG is the third-largest of the "big four" major record labels, the others being Sony BMG, EMI, and Universal Klaus Meine (born May 25, 1948) is a German Singer, best known as the frontman of the Hard rock / Heavy metal band Matthias Jabs (born 25 October 1955) is a German Guitarist and Songwriter. Rudolf Schenker (born August 31, 1948) is a German Guitarist and founding member of heavy metal band Scorpions. James Kottak (born December 26, 1962, Louisville Kentucky) is an American Drummer for the hard rock band Scorpions, which he joined Paweł Mąciwoda (ˈpavɛw ˌmɔŋt̠͡ɕiˈvɔda born on February 20, 1967) is a Polish Bass guitarist who joined the Scorpions in Scorpions are a heavy metal / Hard rock band from Hanover, Germany, probably best known for their 1980s rock anthem " Rock You Like a Hard rock (also referred to as heavy rock) is a variation of Rock music which has its earliest roots in mid-1960s garage and Psychedelic rock Hanover (i ( haˈnoːfɐ on the river Leine, is the capital of the federal state of Lower Saxony ( Niedersachsen Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe. The 1980s was the decade spanning from January 1 1980 to December 31 1989. " Rock You Like a Hurricane " is one of the most famous songs by the German Hard rock band Scorpions. " No One Like You " is a song by the German rock band Scorpions, written by band members Rudolf Schenker (guitar and Klaus Meine (vocals " Still Loving You " is a Power ballad and Signature song of Scorpions from their 1984 album Love at First Sting. The band has sold over 75 million albums worldwide  and were ranked #46 on VH1's Greatest Artists of Hard Rock program. VH1 (known as VH-1 Video Hits One from 1985 to 1994 and VH1 Music First until 2003) is an American Cable television 
Rudolf Schenker, the band's rhythm guitarist, launched the band in 1965. Rudolf Schenker (born August 31, 1948) is a German Guitarist and founding member of heavy metal band Scorpions. Year 1965 ( MCMLXV) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. At first, the band had beat influences and Schenker himself did the vocals. Things began to come together in 1969 when Schenker's younger brother Michael and vocalist Klaus Meine joined the band. Year 1969 ( MCMLXIX) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Michael Schenker (born January 10, 1955) is a German Hard rock and heavy metal Guitarist and former member of Klaus Meine (born May 25, 1948) is a German Singer, best known as the frontman of the Hard rock / Heavy metal band In 1972, the group recorded and released their debut album Lonesome Crow, with Lothar Heimberg on bass and Wolfgang Dziony on drums. Year 1972 ( MCMLXXII) was a Leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Lonesome Crow is the debut album of the German heavy metal band Scorpions produced by Conny Plank and released in 1972 During the Lonesome Crow tour, Scorpions opened for upcoming British band UFO. UFO are an English Hard rock band formed in 1969 UFO became a transitional band between early Hard rock and heavy metal and the New Near the end of the tour, the members of UFO offered guitarist Michael Schenker the lead guitar job; an offer which he soon accepted. Uli Roth, a friend of the Schenker brothers, was then called in temporarily to finish off the tour. Ulrich Roth (born December 18, 1954) also known as Uli Jon Roth, is a German electric Guitarist and along with Ritchie Blackmore
The departure of Michael Schenker led to the breakup of the band. In 1973, Uli Roth, who had helped the Scorpions complete the Lonesome Crow tour, was offered the role as lead guitarist, but turned the band down, preferring instead to remain in the band Dawn Road. Year 1973 ( MCMLXXIII) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar of the 1973 Gregorian calendar. Rudolf eventually decided that he wanted to work with Roth, but did not want to resurrect the last Scorpions lineup. He attended some of Dawn Road's rehearsals and ultimately decided to join the band, which consisted of Roth, Francis Buchholz (bass), Achim Kirschning (keyboards) and Jurgen Rosenthal (drums). Francis Buchholz (born February 19, 1954) is a German Bassist best known as a member of Scorpions. Scorpions are a heavy metal / Hard rock band from Hanover, Germany, probably best known for their 1980s rock anthem " Rock You Like a Jürgen Rosenthal is a German rock Drummer. He was a member of Uli Jon Roth 's band Dawn Road, but became a member of the Roth and Buchholz persuaded Rudolf Schenker to invite Klaus Meine to join, which he soon did. While there were more members of Dawn Road than Scorpions in the band, they decided to use the Scorpions name because it was well-known in the German hard rock scene and an album had been released under that name. 
In 1974 the new line-up of Scorpions released Fly to the Rainbow. Year 1974 ( MCMLXXIV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. Fly To The Rainbow is a 1974 album by German heavy metal band Scorpions. The album proved to be more successful than Lonesome Crow and songs such as "Speedy's Coming" and the title track began to establish the band's sound. Achim Kirschning decided to leave after the recordings. Soon after, Jürgen Rosenthal had to leave as he was being drafted into the army, joined German progressive rock band called Eloy in 1976 and recorded three albums with them. Jürgen Rosenthal is a German rock Drummer. He was a member of Uli Jon Roth 's band Dawn Road, but became a member of the For the Spanish footballer see José Olaya Prendes. For the city in Arizona see Eloy Arizona. Year 1976 ( MCMLXXVI) was a Leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. He was replaced by a Belgian drummer, Rudy Lenners.
In 1975 the band hit their stride with the release of In Trance, which marked the beginning of Scorpions' long collaboration with German producer Dieter Dierks. Year 1975 ( MCMLXXV) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. In Trance is a studio album by the German heavy metal band Scorpions released in 1975 Dieter Dierks (born in Stommeln near Cologne) is a German Record producer and mostly known for his collaboration with the Rock band Scorpions The album was a huge step forward for Scorpions and firmly established their hard rock formula, while at the same time garnering a substantial fan base, both at home and abroad. Cuts such as "Dark Lady", "Robot Man" and the title track are still considered classics by fans today.
In 1976, Scorpions released Virgin Killer. Virgin Killer is the fourth studio album by the German heavy metal band Scorpions. The album's cover featured a nude prepubescent girl covered with broken glass designed by the German branch of RCA Records, their label at the time. Nudity is the state of wearing no Clothing. The term' "nudity" can also occasionally be used to refer to wearing significantly less clothing than expected RCA Records (originally The Victor Talking Machine Company, then RCA Victor is one of the flagship labels of Sony Music Entertainment. The cover brought the band considerable criticism and was pulled or replaced in several countries. In spite of the controversy - in which lead singer Klaus Meine expressed shock at the inappropriate cover - the album itself garnered significant praise for its music from critics and fans alike.
The following year, Rudy Lenners resigned due to health reasons and was replaced by Herman Rarebell. Herman 'The German' Rarebell (born November 18, 1949 as Hermann Erbel is a German Drummer, best known for his time in the band Scorpions
For the follow-up Taken by Force, RCA Records made a determined effort to promote the album in stores and on the radio. Taken By Force is the fifth studio album by German heavy metal band Scorpions that was released in 1978 The album's single, "Steamrock Fever", was added to some of RCA's radio promotional records. RCA also supervised the album cover design avoiding any controversy by including introduction-type photographs that included the names of each member under individual photos. Roth was not happy with the commercial direction the band was taking. Although he performed on the band's Japan tour, he departed to form his own band, Electric Sun prior to the release of the resultant double live album Tokyo Tapes. Electric Sun was a music group formed by Uli Jon Roth after his departure from the Scorpions in 1978 Tokyo Tapes is a Live album by German heavy metal band Scorpions, released in Europe in 1978 and the US in 1979 Tokyo Tapes was released in the US and Europe six months after its Japanese release. By that time in mid 1978, after auditioning around 140 guitarists, Scorpions recruited new guitarist Matthias Jabs. Year 1978 ( MCMLXXVIII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar) Matthias Jabs (born 25 October 1955) is a German Guitarist and Songwriter.
Following the addition of Jabs, Scorpions left RCA for Mercury Records to record their next album. Just weeks after being evicted from UFO for his alcohol abuse, Michael Schenker also returned to the group for a short period during the recordings of the album, giving the band three guitarists (though Schenker's contribution to the final release was limited to only three songs). The result was Lovedrive, an album which some critics consider to be the pinnacle of their career. Lovedrive is a studio album by the German heavy metal band Scorpions, released in 1979  Containing such fan favorites as "Loving You Sunday Morning", "Always Somewhere", "Holiday" and the instrumental "Coast to Coast", the 'Scorpions formula' of hard rock songs mixed with melodic ballads was firmly cemented. The album's provocative artwork was named "Best album sleeve of 1979" by Playboy magazine but was ultimately changed for American release. Playboy is an American Men's magazine, founded in Chicago Illinois, by Hugh Hefner and his associates which has grown into Playboy Lovedrive peaked at #55 on the US charts proving that Scorpions were gathering an international following. After the completion and release of the album, the band decided to retain Michael in the band, thus forcing Jabs to leave. However after a few weeks of the tour, Michael, still coping with alcoholism, missed a number of gigs and at one point collapsed on stage and Jabs was brought back to fill in for him on those occasions when he couldn't perform. In April, 1979, during their tour in France, Jabs was brought in permanently to replace Michael. April holidays and events National Poetry Month - in United States National Sexual Assault Awareness Month - in United Year 1979 ( MCMLXXIX) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1979 Gregorian calendar)
In 1980, the band released Animal Magnetism, again with a provocative cover showing a girl kneeling in front of a man. Year 1980 ( MCMLXXX) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar) Animal Magnetism is a studio album by the German heavy metal band Scorpions that was released in 1980 Animal Magnetism contained classics such as "The Zoo" and "Make It Real". Soon after the album's release, Meine began experiencing throat problems. He required surgery on his vocal cords and there were doubts as to whether he would ever sing again.
While Meine made a full recovery, the band began working on their next album, Blackout in 1981. Blackout is a studio album by the German heavy metal band Scorpions that was released in 1982 Year 1981 ( MCMLXXXI) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Don Dokken was brought in to provide guide and backing vocals so that Meine could let his vocal cords completely heal. Donald Maynard Dokken (born June 29, 1953) is a singer most famous for being the lead singer and founder of the band Dokken.  Meine eventually healed completely and was able to finish the album. Blackout was released in 1982 and quickly became the band's best selling to date, eventually going platinum. Year 1982 ( MCMLXXXII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar) Meine's voice showed no signs of weakness and critical response to the album was good. Blackout spawned three hit singles: "Dynamite," "Blackout" and "No One Like You". " No One Like You " is a song by the German rock band Scorpions, written by band members Rudolf Schenker (guitar and Klaus Meine (vocals
It was not until 1984 and the release of Love at First Sting that the band finally cemented their status as rock superstars. Year 1984 ( MCMLXXXIV) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar) Love at First Sting is the ninth studio album by the German heavy metal band Scorpions, released in 1984 (see 1984 in music) Propelled by the single "Rock You Like a Hurricane", Love at First Sting went up the charts and went double platinum in the USA a few months after its release. " Rock You Like a Hurricane " is one of the most famous songs by the German Hard rock band Scorpions. However, Scorpions did manage to stir up controversy once again with their provocative album cover. This time it was a boy kissing a girl and at the same time planting a tattoo on her naked thigh. Some shops refused to sell the album, mimicking a gag from the satire movie This Is Spinal Tap that came out the same year. This Is Spın̈al Tap (officially spelled with a non-functional umlaut over the letter 'n' and dotless 'i' is a 1984 mock Rockumentary MTV gave the album's videos "Rock You Like a Hurricane", "Bad Boys Running Wild", "Big City Nights", and the power ballad "Still Loving You" significant airtime, greatly contributing to the album's success. MTV ( Music Television) is an American Cable television network based in New York City. The term " power ballad " is a Colloquialism used to describe a type of Song performed (but not necessarily written by a Hard rock or " Still Loving You " is a Power ballad and Signature song of Scorpions from their 1984 album Love at First Sting. The channel even supplied Scorpions with the nickname "The Ambassadors of Rock". The band toured extensively behind Love at First Sting and decided to record and release their second live album, World Wide Live in 1985. World Wide Live is a Live album by German heavy metal band Scorpions released in 1985 produced by Dieter Dierks. Year 1985 ( MCMLXXXV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar) Recorded over a year-long world tour and released at the height of their popularity, the album was another success for the band, peaking at #14 in the charts in the US and at #18 in the UK.
After their extensive world tours, the band finally returned to the studio to record Savage Amusement. Savage Amusement is a studio album by the German heavy metal band Scorpions, released in 1988 Released in 1988, four years after their previous studio album, Savage Amusement represented a more polished pop sound similar to the style Def Leppard had found success with. Year 1988 ( MCMLXXXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar) The album sold well, but was considered somewhat of a critical disappointment. British heavy rock magazine Kerrang! did award the album 5 K's out of 5 though. Kerrang! is a weekly rock Magazine published by Bauer Consumer Media in the United Kingdom.
On the Savage Amusement tour in 1988, Scorpions became only the second Western group to play in the Soviet Union (the first being Uriah Heep in December, 1987), with a performance in Leningrad. The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR was a constitutionally Socialist state that existed in Eurasia from 1922 to 1991 Uriah Heep are an English rock band formed in December 1969 when record producer Gerry Bron invited keyboardist Ken Hensley (previously Events in December Union Day of Romania (1 December World AIDS Day ( December 1) National Day of Year 1987 ( MCMLXXXVII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar) Saint Petersburg ( tr: Sankt-Peterburg,) is a city and a federal subject of Russia located on the Neva River The following year the band returned to perform at the Moscow Music Peace Festival. The Moscow Music Peace Festival was a one-time gathering of high-profile Hard rock acts who put on a Concert for the people in Moscow, Soviet Union As a result, Scorpions developed a strong Russian fan base and still return regularly to perform throughout the area. 
Wishing to distance themselves from the Savage Amusement style, the band separated from their long-time producer and "Sixth Scorpion," Dieter Dierks, replacing him with Keith Olsen when they returned to the studio in 1990. Dieter Dierks (born in Stommeln near Cologne) is a German Record producer and mostly known for his collaboration with the Rock band Scorpions Year 1990 ( MCMXC) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar) Crazy World was released that same year and displayed a less polished sound. Crazy World is a studio album by the German heavy metal band Scorpions released in 1990 The album was a hit, propelled in large part by the massive success of the ballad "Wind of Change". The Wind of Change speech was a historically important address made by British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan to the Parliament of South Africa The song muses on the socio-political changes that were occurring in Eastern Europe and in other parts of the world at the end of the Cold War. Eastern Europe is a general term that refers to the Geopolitical region encompassing the easternmost part of the European continent. Cold War is the state of conflict tension and competition that existed between the United States and the Soviet Union (USSR and their respective allies from the On July 21, 1990 they joined many other guests for Roger Waters' massive performance of The Wall in Berlin. Events 356 BC - Herostratus sets fire to the Temple of Artemis in Ephesus, one of the Seven Wonders of the World Year 1990 ( MCMXC) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar) George Roger Waters (born 6 September 1943 in Great Bookham, Surrey) is an English rock musician The Wall is a Rock opera presented as a Double album by the English Progressive rock band Pink Floyd, released in late Berlin is the capital city and one of sixteen states of Germany. Scorpions performed both versions of "In the Flesh" from The Wall. " In the Flesh " is a song by the English Progressive rock band Pink Floyd. After the Crazy World tour Francis Buchholz, the band's long-serving bassist, left the group. Crazy World is a studio album by the German heavy metal band Scorpions released in 1990
In 1993 Scorpions released Face the Heat. Year 1993 ( MCMXCIII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar) Face the Heat is a studio album released by the German heavy metal band Scorpions in 1993 Bass playing was handled by Ralph Rieckermann. Scorpions are a heavy metal / Hard rock band from Hanover, Germany, probably best known for their 1980s rock anthem " Rock You Like a For the recording process, Scorpions brought in producer Bruce Fairbairn. Bruce Earl Fairbairn ( December 30, 1949 - May 17, 1999) was Canadian Rock music producer who was prominent during The album's sound was more metallic than melodic and divided the band's fan base somewhat. Many "headbangers" responded positively to the album while many long-time fans were put off. Neither the hard rock single "Alien Nation" nor the ballad "Under The Same Sun" came close to matching the success of "Wind of Change". The Wind of Change speech was a historically important address made by British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan to the Parliament of South Africa Face the Heat was a moderate success.
In 1995, a new live album, Live Bites, was produced. Year 1995 ( MCMXCV) was a Common year starting on Sunday. Events of 1995 The disc documented live performances from their Savage Amusement Tour in 1988, all the way through the Face the Heat Tour in 1994. Year 1988 ( MCMLXXXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar) Year 1994 ( MCMXCIV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar) While the album had a much cleaner sound in comparison to their best-selling live album, World Wide Live, it was not as successful.
Prior to recording their 13th studio album, 1996's Pure Instinct, drummer Herman Rarebell left the band to set up a recording label. Year 1996 ( MCMXCVI) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar) Pure Instinct is a 1996 album by German heavy metal band Scorpions. Curt Cress took charge of the drumsticks for the album before Kentucky-born James Kottak took over permanently. James Kottak (born December 26, 1962, Louisville Kentucky) is an American Drummer for the hard rock band Scorpions, which he joined Many feel Pure Instinct is a response to the complaints levied against Face the Heat. The album had many ballads. Still, the album's singles "Wild Child" and the soothing ballad "You and I" both enjoyed moderate success.
1999 saw the release of Eye II Eye and a significant change in the band's style, mixing in elements of pop and techno. Year 1999 ( MCMXCIX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar) Eye II Eye is a 1999 album by German heavy metal band Scorpions. While the album was slickly produced, fans were unsure what to make of the band, responding negatively to almost everything from pop-soul backup singers to the electronic drums present on several songs. The video to the album's first European single, "To Be No. 1", featured a Monica Lewinsky look-alike which did little to improve its popularity. Monica Samille Lewinsky (born July 23, 1973) is an American woman with whom then- United States President Bill Clinton admitted to
The following year, Scorpions had a fairly successful collaboration with the Berlin Philharmonic that resulted in a 10-song album named Moment of Glory. The Berlin Philharmonic (in German: Die Berliner Philharmoniker) is an Orchestra based in Berlin, Germany. Moment of Glory is a 2000 album by German heavy metal band Scorpions with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. The album went a long way towards rebuilding the band's reputation after the harsh criticism of Eye II Eye. Eye II Eye is a 1999 album by German heavy metal band Scorpions. Still, critics accused them of following on the coattails of Metallica's similar collaboration (S&M) with the San Francisco Symphony which had been released the previous year. Metallica is an American heavy metal band that formed in 1981 in. S&M is a live album by the American heavy metal band Metallica, recorded live with the San Francisco Symphony on April 21-22 The San Francisco Symphony ( SFS) is a leading Orchestra based in San Francisco California. However, the orchestra had first approached Scorpions with the idea back in 1995.
In 2001, Scorpions released Acoustica, a live unplugged album featuring acoustic reworkings of the band's biggest hits, plus new tracks. Year 2001 ( MMI) was a Common year starting on Monday according to the Gregorian calendar. Acoustica is a 2001 Unplugged album by German Hard rock band Scorpions. While appreciated by fans, the lack of a new studio album was frustrating to some, and Acoustica did little to return the band to the spotlight.
In 2004, the band released Unbreakable, an album that was hailed by critics as a long awaited return to form. "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " Unbreakable is the 15th studio album by the German heavy metal band Scorpions, released in 2004 The album was the heaviest the band had released since Face the Heat, and fans responded well to tracks such as "New Generation", "Love 'em or Leave 'em" and "Deep and Dark". Whether a result of poor promotion by the band's label or the long time between studio releases, Unbreakable received little airplay and did not chart. Scorpions toured extensively behind the album, and played as special guests with Judas Priest during the 2005 British tour. Judas Priest are an English heavy metal band formed in 1970 in Birmingham. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.
In early 2006, Scorpions released the DVD 1 Night in Vienna that included 14 live tracks and a complete rockumentary. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. The term rockumentary is a Neologism denoting a program on Television or movie documentary about Rock music or its In LA, the band spent about 4 months in the studio with producers James Michael and Desmond Child working on their new concept album titled Humanity - Hour I, which was released in the second half of May, 2007. Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West Desmond Child (born October 28, 1953 in Miami Florida) is an American musician Songwriter, and producer In Popular music, a concept album is an Album which is "unified by a theme which can be instrumental compositional narrative or lyrical" Humanity Hour I is a Concept album by the German heavy metal band Scorpions, which was released in Europe on May 14 MAY ( also known as: Mei メイ 메이 is a Korean singer well known in South Korea for singing the song "Miracle" Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century.  Followed by the "Humanity World Tour".
In 2007, the band saw 2 of their signature tracks featured in the popular video game series, "Guitar Hero. " "No One Like You" was featured on the "Rocks the 80's" version of the game while "Rock You Like A Hurricane" was released on "Guitar Hero 3:Legends of Rock. "
On May 14, 2007, Scorpions released Humanity - Hour I in Europe. Events 1264 - Battle of Lewes: Henry III of England is captured in France making Simon de Montfort the Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Humanity - Hour I became available in the U. S. on August 28, 2007 on New Door Records, entering the Billboard charts at number #63. Events 475 - The Roman General Orestes forces western Roman Emperor Julius Nepos to flee his Capital Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Universal Music Group (UMG is the largest Business group and family of Record labels in the Recording industry. See Billboard (Turkish magazine Billboard is a weekly American Magazine devoted to the Music industry
In a September 2007 podcast interview, Meine said the new album wasn't so much a "concept album" as it was a collection of songs with a common theme. "We didn't want to make another record with songs about boys chasing girls. I mean, come on, give me a break," Meine said. 
When asked if the band plans to release a Humanity - Hour II, Meine replied:
|“||That is what everybody is asking. There might be. Who knows? Right now we are at the beginning of the world tour. It is exciting to play the new songs and they go very well with the classics. It is exciting that there is a whole new audience out there. There are many longtime fans but there are a lot of young kids. We just played in London and in Paris and there were young kids rocking out to songs that were written way before they were born. It is amazing. I don’t want to think about Hour II right now because Hour I is so exciting. It is very inspiring to see how much the audience enjoys this new music.||”|
— Klaus Meine
Current members of the Scorpions