MTV Unplugged - Live In Athens — Out Now

“MTV Unplugged” album by the Scorpions goes gold!

The Scorpions did it once again: The recording of their sensational MTV Unplugged in Athens cracked gold status! On September 11 and 12, 2013, Klaus Meine (vocals, guitar), Rudolf Schenker (guitar, vocals), Matthias Jabs (guitar), Pawel Maciwoda (bass), and James Kottak (drums) played the first open air MTV Unplugged session ever, delighting not only the fans at the Lycabettus Theater of Athens.

The presentation of the awards already took place in Füssen on August 29. Unfortunately, the long- time Scorpions manager Peter F. Amend was not able to attend the big success due to illness, and to everyone’s shock unexpectedly passed away a few days later. Apart from the band, the event was attended by the responsible representatives of Sony Music Germany, MTV Europe, RTL Music for Millions, the promoter of the German Scorpions “MTV Unplugged” tour Dieter Semmelmann, and the MTV Unplugged concert’s Greek promoter Tassos Alexopoulos.

Manfred Rolef (Vice President AOR Label Group GSA): “Everything the Scorpions touch turns to gold, just like their MTV Unplugged album now. We are happy to have reached gold status and are now heading towards platinum! We would also like to thank MTV Europe and the media group RTL Music for Millions for the great collaboration.”

Mara Ridder-Reichert (Director Talent & Music Northern Europe MTV, VIVA, VH-1, TMF) comments on behalf of MTV: “The collaboration of all parties involved in this exceptional MTV Unplugged project was very intense. MTV and the Scorpions both are worldwide brands, which managed to make the MTV Unplugged of a German band successful all over the world. We can build on this success now.” Her colleague Sebastian Kahlich (Head of Sales MTV and VIVA) adds: “The brand MTV Unplugged in Germany once again proved being a recipe for success. Thanks  to the Scorpions for the great collaboration, to Sony Music, and the colleagues at RTL.”

Uli Mücke (Music for Millions) states: “Being one of the first projects of the label, founded by media group RTL in 2013, Music for Millions is especially happy about this joint success with Sony Music and Viacom.”

“MTV Unplugged” by the Scorpions is available as 2CD, DVD, Blu-ray, vinyl, Limited Tour Edition, Limited Amazon Box, Limited Saturn Edition, iTunes Exclusive, and download.


From left to right.: Willy Ehmann (SVP Music Division GSA), Rudolf Schenker, Sebastian Kahlich (Head of Sales MTV und VIVA), Klaus Meine, Mara Ridder-Reichert (Director Talent & Music Northern Europe MTV, VIVA, VH-1, TMF), Matthias Jabs, Pawel Maciwoda, Manfred Rolef (VP AOR Label Group GSA) und Uli Mücke (Music for Millions).

Das gesamten Team

The entire team – from left to right in the front row: Pawel Maciwoda, Anne Zwirnlein (Manager International Exploitation), Ola Hjelm (Band), Willy Ehmann (SVP Music Division GSA), Tassos Alexopoulos (Greek Promoter Robin4Arts), PiTTi Hecht (Band), Jessica Collura (Manager Event Promotion & Artist Relations), Mara Ridder-Reichert (Director Talent & Music Northern Europe MTV, VIVA, VH-1, TMF) und Dany Dietz (Promotion Coordination dietz&das). From left to right in the back row: Manfred Rolef (VP AOR Label Group GSA), Dieter Semmelmann (CEO Semmel Concerts Veranstaltungs GmbH), Regina Maier (Manager Product Coordination), Martin Hansen (Scorpions Producer), Rudolf Schenker, Mikael Nord Andersson (Scorpions Producer), Sebastian Kahlich (Head of Sales MTV und VIVA), Klaus Meine, Ingo Powitzer (Guitar Tech Matthias Jabs), Matthias Jabs, Michael Gehrke (Scorpions Tour Manager), Hans Gardemar (Band), Uli Mücke (Music for Millions), Johan Franzon (Band), Giacomo La Tragna (Director Promotion & Media Cooperations AOR Label Group) und Susanne Schrader (Product Manager). Photos: Dominik Beckmann

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