Rudolf Schenker


Rudolf Schenker: "Scorpions soundtracked the most peaceful revolution on Earth"

Over 50 years since he formed Scorpions in Hanover, guitarist Rudolf Schenker is still waving the flag proudly for hard rock and heavy metal. His band have released 19 studio albums, played to millions of fans around the world (including iconic events like Rock In Rio) and written some of rock's most iconic anthems in the form of Winds Of Change, Rock You Like A Hurricane and The Zoo.
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Scorpions' Rudolf Schenker on his relationship with his brother Michael: "I think, sooner or later, we will play together again"

For the entirety of their near six-decade existence, German hard rock legends Scorpions have been anchored by electric guitar player Rudolf Schenker. Before he embarked on a stellar career of his own – first with UFO and later with a number of his own groups – Rudolf's younger brother, Michael, was also a Scorpion. Michael played on the band's very first album, 1972's Lonesome Crow, and made significant contributions to the band's influential 1979 effort, Lovedrive.

The 10 best Scorpions albums, chosen by Rudolf Schenker

With over a half century of rockin' like a hurricane behind them, Scorpions may have slowed down a little, but the band who help shaped the template of modern mainstream metal with albums like Lovedrive, Animal Magnetism, Blackout and Love At First Sting are still a considerable force in and out of the studio.

Why I ❤️ Steely Dan's The Royal Scam, by Rudolf Schenker

I found out about Steely Dan from Erwin Musper [who has been involved in the production of Scorpions albums from the 1990s onwards]. We have never played on the same bill as Steely Dan, but I did once meet [guitarist] Jeff ‘Skunk’ Baxter. And he was a great guy, as well as also playing with the Doobie Brothers.