We’ve traveled nearly 5,000 miles to meet the German band on its Farewell World Tour, and we’re eager to catch up with guitarists Rudolf Schenker and Matthias Jabs and chat before they hang up their guitars for good. But for the time being, it’s just us and the local Romanian crew, who are huddled together, chain-smoking cigarettes and flashing us suspicious looks.
He's played with the Scorpions, UFO and MSG, struggled with alcohol and pills and was left nearly penniless in 2002 after an ugly divorce. But what Guitar World readers really want to know about the legendary shredder is…
Scorpions have posted a clip from their upcoming live CD/DVD, MTV Unplugged, which will be released January 21 through Sony International. The song features a guest appearance by a Hamburg-based singer named CÄTHE.
Cort Guitars has announced the second signature guitar from Scorpions guitarist Matthias Jabs — the Arena 1. The guitar features Scorpu pickups, which were designed by Jabs and made to his exact humbucker/single coil/humbucker specs.
When Tesla first set the rock world on fire with their debut album, 1986's Mechanical Resonance, Dave Rude was 8 years old. As fate would have it, in 2006, founding Tesla guitarist Frank Hannon came across The Dave Rude Band on MySpace and asked Rude to join his band as a rhythm guitarist. That eventually led to Rude joining Tesla.
Having sold more than 100 million records over the course of their 47-year career, German rock gods Scorpions will certainly be missed once the final note rings out at the last date of their two-and-a-half-year farewell tour later this year. But, as longtime guitarist Matthias Jabs explained in a recent interview with Guitarworld.com, the band doesn’t want to fall victim to an avoidable element that has tainted the legacies of so many groups before them: time.
When you think of albums from 1982, it's difficult not to think of that certain "biggest-selling album of all time." But, of course, that was a pop record, and although it contains one of guest guitarist Eddie Van Halen's most celebrated solos, Michael Jackson's Thriller isn't exactly what guitar fans gush over when they look back to 29 years ago.