Legendary Hard Rock/Metal writer, Martin Popoff has a new book out about the Scorpions called "Top of the Bill."
Martin has written 47 books on everyone from Megadeth, Ted Nugent and Deep Purple to Rush, Thin Lizzy and Iron Maiden. He's also penned compendiums on the topics of album cover art and the New Wave of British Heavy Metal. In Top of the Bill he tackles the entire history of the Scorpions, includes 380 photographs and, surprisingly, aside from Herman's memoir and Rudolf's book, this is the only book out there on the band.
Here's the back cover blurb:
"Blackout At The Zoo!
No question that Scorpions, Germany’s loudest and proudest rock band ever, have done much for heavy metal over the years, and it’s high time a book on them hit the shelves. Well, the wait is over with the arrival of Scorpions: Top Of The Bill, which looks at every song on every album the Teutonic tone-masters ever crafted, beginning with Lonesome Crow back in ‘72 through to the band’s triumphant "retirement" album Sting In The Tail (and beyond into Comeblack - long story!).
Speedy’s Coming, Dark Lady, Catch Your Train, Virgin Killer, Another Piece Of Meat, Animal Magnetism, Lovedrive, Holiday, The Zoo, Blackout, No One Like You, Rock You Like A Hurricane, Still Loving You, Wind Of Change... these are hits and deep album tracks built into the very fabric of heavy metal, and the stories of their making are all here.
Come join Martin as he embarks on conversation and analysis with all of the principals and beyond, including Klaus Meine, Uli Jon Roth, Herman Rarebell, Rudolf Schenker and Matthias Jabs, along with the likes of David Krebs, Ralph Rieckermann, Francis Buchholz and legendary manager David Krebs."
For more information go to: www.martinpopoff.com.
Many thanks for your time, everyone!
Please come back to Brazilllll <3
Before you finally leave the stage, please let us hear your Version of "desert moon", which would fit to your style and voices.
Bis nächsten Samstag in Brüssel. Wir freuen uns tierisch auf Euch
Proszę grajcie dalej.Nie odchodzcie. Kocham was
Hello, where can I find the playlist of the Scorpions concert in Brussels next week ?
When are you guys. Coming back to Hawaii!
Hello Scorpions, looking forward to your concert in Brussels on November 29. What do you think about meeting your fans in the Hard Rock Cafe Brussels after the concert? This would be an unbelievable evening, a night to remember;
We will visit you in Rotterdam 27 november. There is one song you will not find anywhere live. With that song you will make many people very happy.
The song is " Fly people Fly " and is on the album Fly to the rainbow.I bought that album in the 70's in Geneva. I am from holland. When i bought it i was 16 or 17 years old.Perhaps you could play this song for us?
I don't know a other way to ask you this.
Thanks in advance,
Hello my champions! And yes, you are my champions. You arrive in the third place after my future husband and my children. I love you. Big kisses of France where I miss you.
Hey guys your fans in western Canada would love to have you's play here. Lot of great bands have played here in Edmonton and it would be great for you's to join the list. Rock on from Canada eh
Guys I just wanted to let you know that the song "ALWAYS SOMEWHERE" is our wedding song. On July 27th 1981 we got married in Subic Bay Philippines. I was in the U.S. Navy at the time and after our honey moon I left on a 122 day deployment. so the song always somewhere had great meaning to me. I have it loaded on my I phone so I can listen to it and remember. so thanks for recording this song it means a lot to us. we have been married 33 years this past July.
Ukraine need you,we love you!!
Come to Lviv please, you should know that it is a safety comfortablr city:)
We are waiting you!!!
Hello! My name is Kiara :DD I'm only 17 years old, but you scratch my heart when you were in Hungary on the 'Concert of Freedom' at the Hősök tere :):)
My biggest dream is, that once I can meet with Klaus and the others :) Once I got a picks from Rudolf :)) and that is my lucky thing :D:D I hope,that we can meet once, and we can sing 2gether once :D I love you so so much, and you give me many strength, and I learn from you so many things! Klaus is my exemplar, and I'd like to be like Him! SO THANK YOU GUYS! :))))) I love you <3
Cheers Kitaa from HUNGARY
Was ist ? gut haben? ja! meine name ist Greg guten ja!
Hello my Scorpions! I think that we always are asking you for something. Then I ask you for nothing. I just tell you "thank you". For your music, your commitment during your shows , and your big heart . Where each of us has the place. Thank you. I love you.
SCORPIONS PLEASE!PLAY TOUR TO AMERiCA 2015! i still remember the Scorpions play KANSAS in the 80's Rudolph you rockstar & Mathias! LOVE to GERMANY! i LOVE RUSSiA FOREVER! UNiVERSE LOVE MUSIC!
Hello to all five ! I make you big kisses. I send you all my positive thoughts to realize your new album ! I look forward to it. As children wait for Christmas. I love you.
I LOVE YOU
Where is James? Hey Man you ain't got no place to go? You can come and hang out with me in my digs. I think all religions STINKS! Don't get snubby on U.S. SCORPIONS. Make Love, Not War.
Looking for a rock and roll boarder.