Scorpions Cancel Retirement Plans

Scorpions front man Klaus Meine has revealed that the band will not be calling it a day after all.

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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 [2010] 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."

Pleased with Meine's announcement, or think that the band should have called it a day? Let us know in the comments.

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    yes, because the guys who write such political lyrics as "so give her inches and feed her well" are definately sporting a Nazi agenda.
    Yes the 'inches' refers to the size of the artillery rounds. 'Feed her well' well obviously drop as many bombs as possible...ok I got nothing.
    don't get me wrong, i love the scorpions as much as the next guy, but i totally saw this coming lol. i hate "farewell tours"
    I too love the Scorpions and have one of the largest collections of their music on the planet to prove it! But, to quote Mr. Paul (Starchild) Stanley from years ago regarding the planned and subsequently aborted retirement of KISS as a band: "We're retiring now while people are asking WHY are you retiring? Than to stick around and people ask why DON'T you retire? Metal bands don't wear the senior citizen banner well and shouldn't stay past their expiration date like the Rolling Stones have done for the last decade or two.
    i already knew this i thought it was known, btw yea dream theater pic lol
    You guys do know "The Nature Boy" Ric Flair? He said once "I will never retire!!!" It's the same Stuff with classic Rock Bands like the Stones, Aerosmith, Kiss and the Scorpions. These guys will never have enough.
    I just noticed... Dream Theater's pic on this article on the news page... on the subject, Musicians don't retire, I guess. Look at Motorhead.
    Seems like they're up to a lot of stuff. An album, a documentary movie and a big tour. Can't wait!
    I called it three years ago. Anytime a musician gets PAID its good thing! Its not that glamorous.