Three years ago, Scorpions announced that they would be retiring after a final tour. Speaking to Classic Rock, however, front man Klaus Meine has revealed that the band will not be calling it a day after all:
"As the emotion built, it [not retiring] became a gradual decision. It's one thing to say, This is going to be the end of the Scorpions' and another to do it. Our 'Sting In The Tail' album  was such a success that a whole new generation of fans joined the party. It was amazing. And you know that with all the best parties it's sometimes hard to find the door?"
Meine even confirmed that the band is working on a new album, reworking material from the early 1980s that was never released:
"We started that over a year ago. It will be material that was never finished; songs with pure Scorpions DNA from a very exciting time. Once we close the book on the crazy touring schedule that's something we'll pick up again."
There may also be an album of all-new Scorpions material in the pipeline.
"At this point nothing is out of the question... When we said adios with SITT, our label, Sony Music, cried: No, no, no... what about this idea? What about that idea?' There are some offers you just can't refuse. I don't want to say too much right now but I can reassure you there is still life in those bloody old Scorpions."
"We'll just have to see what's realistic. We're working on a documentary movie about the band's history. We filmed the tour's big finale in Munich which was very emotional."
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