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    (1969- )
    Formed in Germany
    Klaus Meine (vocalist)
    Rudolf Schenker (rhythm guitarist)
    Michael Schenker (lead guitarist)
    Lothar Heimberg (bassist)
    Wolfgang Dziony (drummer)
    Additions and replacements include:
    Uli Jon Roth (guitarist)
    Francis Buchholz (bassist)
    Herman Rarebell (drummer)
    Matthias Jabs (lead guitarist)
    Recorded over ten albums
    Best known for the hits 'Rock You Like a Hurricane and 'Wind of Change'
    Their biggest hit, 'Rock You Like a Hurricane,' was released almost fifteen years after the band had formed.
    They never caught on in the United States.
    1976's 'Virgin Killer' was banned in the U.S. due to its graphic cover art.
    As musical tastes began to change in the early '90s, their pop-metal/hard rock sound was suddenly outmoded by 'grunge.'
    Their album 'Moment Of Glory,' performed with the Berlin Philharmonic, was met with mixed reviews.
    Scorpions (the animals) are not generally associated with Germany.
    The Scorpions became the first Western band ever to meet with a Russian leader at the Kremlin (December 14, 1991).
    They staged the largest peaceful rally in Germany's history.
    They are one of the most influential bands to come out of Germany.
    They have achieved much success in continental Europe.
    They have been called 'one of the most underrated hair bands of all time.'
    They have a cult following.
    They have sold over 22 million albums.

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