Some of the fans had questions for Matthias. Here they are with his answers. Oh, he also said he hoped we enjoyed them.
I'm not sure if I can get more from him, but MAYBE JUST MAYBE, if he is agreeable and wants to answer more from his fans, then I will surely post them for you.
SO, WHAT ARE SOME UNIQUE QUESTIONS THAT YOU HAVE, THAT WE HAVE NOT SEEN BEFORE? No guarantees, mind you.
Q: When are you starting your book? You had mentioned something in an interview, but laughed.
Matthias: I don`t feel like writing a book at all at this point. I feel far too young to write a biography. It would be incomplete anyway, because I have still lots to do and a lot to accomplish in my life.
Q: Would you ever open up your home again to a magazine like you did in the 80's or a videographer like Wolfgang? I realize you are kind of a private person, but maybe you could do this for your website, (or where ever), to show your recording studio/practice/jamming room and give a tour showing your guitar collection and set up, etc. I'm sure it's different in your home than what you have at the store. It's not necessary to show us your kitchen and so forth, unless you want to. Hahaha!
Matthias: I am a very private person, even when I am on the road. Being a guy who is getting a lot of public and media attention, I feel that I have to protect my private life for a good balance overall. I do have a very nice home, with a built in studio and believe it or not, a brand-new and stunning looking kitchen!
Q: How does it feel when you're on stage and you're so physically excited, but have to play nevertheless?
Matthias: Playing on stage and moving around while playing, comes most natural to me. The guitar feels like a part of my body and my soul. With a guitar in my hands I feel complete and I can express myself.
Q: Can you give us your thoughts on America's music and how it's killing rock? And is that why we aren't hearing rock here much lately other than reunited hair bands; is it dying here?
Matthias: When rock music started to happen, it was new and exciting to almost everyone. Throughout the years it became established and generic and a bit boring too, since a lot of the 80ies bands concentrated more on their stage presence and their hair, instead of the musical content. Some bands were able to create a signature sound of their own and wrote songs that will last for a very long time, if not forever. Those are the ones who are still able to create new music today. The fans feel that too and follow the bands that are true. We as the Scorpions have a younger audience today than 20 years ago. Every generation is looking for their own music, but that doesn`t necessarily mean, that it is different from the previous generation.
Q: What do you do for fun or anything else you would care to share, when you are not on tour or at the store?
Matthias: I love to spend time with my family.
Q: Do you do humanitarian work? If so, would you mind sharing what kind?
Matthias: I support 5 different humanitarian organizations since more than 30 years.
Q: Are there ever any Scorpions' songs that are written AROUND what you come up with? If so, where do you get your inspiration from?
Matthias: There are a lot of unfinished songs in the drawers of every band member. Some of them were finished lately, as you will hear on the upcoming Scorpions MTV unplugged project which will be released this year or on the CD of unreleased songs of the eighties which comes out next year.
Q: Are you ever going to increase your merchandise line with more goodies such as key chains and hats?
Matthias: The main idea of my store is selling guitars, amps and accessories, obviously. But the fans are asking for merchandise, which inspires me to come up with cool ideas for shirts, jewelry etc.