I wanted to share this with all of you here FIRST...
As we all know , we see news about our boys elsewhere before we see it here first.
Not today...I will make good on my word, and share with you all here before posting on other various sites.
I am aware of the sunlight issue in the video..Couldnt be helped..I only had some much time for the interview.
I am also aware I will get positive and negative remarks..needless attacks are just ignorant, jealous and tasteless..please disregard those and take something positive with you...
I was honored to be allowed such access and blessed to be treated as awesomely as I was...
For that I say THANK YOU JESUS. "MY FINAL STING REVIEW"
THE FINAL STING
to MY FATHER IN HEAVEN,
ALL things are possible Through Christ Jesus who strengthens me.Special Thank you to Peter Amend and Eve Samuels for making this right...
To Rudi & Klaus for treating me like a Queen.
To Tina Martin ,Teri Stahl, Gemini Frias & Tonia Harris for believing in me.
To Dave Sulsona for the Video editing portion.
To Mark Reiser, All members got Mark Reisers POSTERS he so kindly donated...(more below)...&
Mitch Dixon for being a part of this project and your touching letter..
Which both Klaus & Rudi now have a copy in thier gift bags...
To Peter Maglia of "Saviour" & Fran Hackett for being my hosts and sponsors.
A Special Thx to Helene Finkle for the homecooked meals....pettings to the crew of 7.
This is how it all started...
I had been in collaborations with the Scorps Manager since a year ago..
Back then when I approached him with my pitch, he said get back to me closer to tour time.
SO I DID..
Exactly one month before the US tour started I got my final sting approval
for my interview with them for a publication i write for "IN THE SPOTLIGHT"
And now as a Wast Coast liason to "THE ROCK SHOP MAGAZINE"...
..I had initially submitted for press passes for the interview to take place in Mt.View CA..
Then the Promoter changed it to Reno..
THEN CHANGED IT BACK TO Mt.View!..only for it to not happen...
THANK YOU JOANNE for staying with me through this process!
Well needless to say, we worked it out and I was to fly to New York..
Then I ran into a snag, my sponsor for the flight to make this all happen said they couldnt furnish the airfare..
UGH! my heart sank!
But good thing I serve an AWESOME GOD!
He's My HERO!
The power of prayer ~+
WANTAGH NEW YORK-
There The interview was to be done at JONES BEACH THEATRE ..beautiful venue..Over looks the water...
I arrive and get my credentials...my photo pass and a gracious Band members "Local Crew Pass" THANK YOU!
i see the buses arrive, and get excited...
Well Pete and i are ushered backstage...we sit and wait few minutes...
We get taken to Rudi's Dressing room.
There i start the interview....set up cameras ,gift bags,posters.
Pete Maglia is my photograper/camera man...Thank you Pete.
I couldnt ask Matthias,James or Pawel questions it was just Rudi & Klaus...
We had a blast!...
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN I STUMPED KLAUS!
Yes I did!
You can see it all in the video footage I took...
I think I just might STUMP THE TRUNK with it one day..
ok after releasing the interview, I may not be able to stump him....but
KLAUS DIDNT COULDNT REMEMBER!!!!!..weeeeeeeeee!WHERE I GOT MY QUESTIONS:
The set of questions I assembled are from Facebook F.O.S.ers, and some other sources..
I wasn't an OFFICIAL WEBSITE forum member back when I did all of this,
so if you are wondering why I didnt get questions from there,that was why...moving on...
I kept the questions all short and not so IN THIER FACE about retiring...
NAMES OF FANS QUESTIONS I ASKED- I AM EXCITED FOR THEM!
The Following Fans Questions got answered: (other then msyelf)
Kristi Sadler - San Juan Bautista Ca.
Dawn Goff - Southern California
Tonia Harris - Ohio USA
Allison Cheshire, Calgary, Alberta
(HERE ARE THEIR QUESTIONS THEY SUBMITTED)- see video for answers
FINAL Q's for SCORPIONS Asked
Jones Beach NY 7/7/12First question
-( The video cuts into the interview due to a tiny glitch..but no worries it was delt with.) ` `
1). Rudi - Your Mark has clearly made an left an impact on the music industry,
do you or any Band members have any plans to do any (more)
book writing, screen, or Televison projects? Maybe some Shows?
THIS Q also pertained to :
Allison Cheshire, Calgary, Alberta..-
I was just wondering if you knew when Rudy's book might be going on sale. .
Has it in the states yet
2). KLAUS: In the song SEND ME AN ANGEL, the lyrics "HERE I AM",
does this refer to yourself or The Creator? ( as in I AM that I AM )
3). ( RUDOLF) There are many TRIBUTE bands out there, such as HURRIKANE, LOVEDRIVE, In Trance, and Savage Amusement
what would you say to those guys? and KLAUS, what advice would you give as far as voice preservation?.
4). (KLAUS/RUDI) There was an article released in REAL ROCK NEWS, back on March 30th,
that stated a new UNPUBLISHED Cd is in the works & set to be released in Sept of 2012....any truth to that ?
( since September has already passed, that release date is T.B.D. ) -
I left this question in anyways cuz they go into more details.
5). Kristi Sadler..SJB CA... Rudi - What was a major turning point in your life or career?
6). Kristi Sadler , SJB, CA.- KLAUS - Did you ever just want to QUIT? What made you stay?
7). Dawn Goff I would like to ask the Scorps why there is no "Live" version of the song "Hold Me Tight" from the Animal magnestism album.
I LOVE this song and everyone says there is no live version. The collectors say that Matthias did not like this song and so they never played it.
It was written way ahead of it's time and could be a #1 smash hit today too!!
. Tonia From OHIO - I was curious as to what music they listen too?
9). MOVIE QUESTIONS: Am I correct in you're doing BIG CITY NIGHT's 3D Movie ?...
Is It titled "BIG CITY NIGHTS"?
10). ( Rudy/Klaus ) Where do you see your FINAL FINAL STING concert to take place In 2012?
Of course we all know this has changed, It will be corrected in the video.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~MY STORY with THE SCORPIONS -
The mood was cheerful, as it was my first National Interview.
I felt nervous, yet the guys had a way of keeping that smile on my face at all times..
My Camera man Peter Maglia was in awe the whole time.He was having a WAYNES WORLD MOMENT. He got stung.
The time flew, but it no matter how short it was it was an honor to be in the presence of two of Rock N Rolls Icons.
I couldnt have felt more at home..the time spent was far beyond anything I expected..
I am truly grateful for all I was given access to that night.
After the interview, Rudi came to me and said PAULA PLEASE GO SAY HI TO MR AMEND...So I did,...he was eating, so I waited.
Kind Kind man, his first question to me was, "did I take care of you?"
I said "Yes you did! Thank You."
He then gave us some Meal vouchers...I saved mine as a souvenier...SO KIND!..wow..My local crew pass made feel like Family!
The Meet and Greet was taking place while i was with Peter,
I didnt get to see James and Pawel, Matthias was busy talking with some folks...missed you guys!
I saw Ingo when I entered before the interview..we said HI...
Well I saw Matthias' Guitar tech Ingo again after talking to Peter...
I asked him if I can go get pics of the new FA2 Guitar..
I had finished my initial task..so
When I asked for permission to take pics of the Fireaxe2.
It was graciously granted by Matthias, and off I went..
THANK YOU MATTHIAS!!!!..DANKE DANKE!
I was on stage snappin pics...
Then I got to hold that bad boy! (scroll down for pics)
Yes, its as sweet as it sounds....ahhhhhhh ( angels singing )
what an honor!
I smiled and smiled...I felt like a Queen and was treated as such.
Thnx for the handful of guitar picks, I gave a few away, I just felt I had to pay it FWD somehow. DANKE INGO!
(side note: one was to a father and son that were waiting by the gate to see who walked by...
when i left the interview, they asked me of i can get them to come over there...
I said no. but instead I gave the dad a Matthias guitar pick,an he instantly gave it to his son...
I felt so moved he did that, that I reached for the passes around my neck, pulled out an old 1990-1991 Scorps Backstage pass and handed it to the Dad..
He loved it!..it was a sounvenier, it was the least I can do.) back to the story..
Pete and I are in the backstage area and the meet and greet was taking place .
The M&G line was hanging out...if i dont get approaced by other FOS fans, I cant say hi, or Hand out the POSTER I had as a gift.
I managed to have an F.O.S poster made that was handed out at the shows I attended and Gathered with other FOS fans..
Artist MARK REISER
This man is amazing..I knew of Mark through Uli Jon Roth, I did merch sales for Uli back in Feb. and Got his info there.
He had made Uli's posters for his tour.
I contacted him and we worked out a poster ...It was great working with him..He was more then kind to donate this time and energy to such a project.
I was honored to show your work to The Scorpions ..The posters Mark made for each band member are AWESOME. They were in their gift bags.
HERE ARE THE IMAGES:
RUDI-http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n74/ ... rfixed.jpg
MATTHIAS-http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n74/ ... arks-1.jpghttp://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n74/ ... rmarks.jpg
KLAUS-http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n74/ ... rMarks.jpg
JAMES -http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n74/ ... poster.jpg
PAWEL-http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n74/ ... poster.jpgAlso was a poster for my on going project
Getting the SCORPIONS or KOTTAK on the ELLEN DEGENERES show..( poster to be revealed at a later date)
They both got a copy of the ELLEN poster and Rudi took the Petition I had circulating,
you will see Rudi & Klaus holding the petition during the interview at one point )
Rudi and Klaus talked about my Call to the Ellen show back in 2007..Rudi pointed to me and said THAT WAS YOU?
..I smiled.and said Yessss!
Much of the conversations we had are on the video , you can enjoy the full version brought to you by ,
"IN THE SPOTLIGHT" & "THE ROCK SHOP MAGAZINE"
Covering Coast to Coast..All ©rights reserved 2012
My Heart is full and Hope the fans feel they get represented accordingly.
I do it to the best of my ability..Its the music that drives me.
Its about ALL of us...I do it for the passion of the music and doing my small part...Marks Work/Posters covey that.
The Scorpions have brought us such a power house of guitars, rockin drums, premium vocals and mass energy for many decades,
You feel the sting when you see them live, whether you've been a SCORPIONS fan of the early years,or the recent stuff,
you will be stung no matter what era you love them in.
Live,They sting you at every turn..getting pics of Rudolf was tough because he was soooo all all over the stage..His Rock Aura was off the radar!
That man knows how to ROCK HIS LIFE!
the venue is filled with Humid air and and the guys know how to command a stage.
The crowd is Rockin, and you can't help but dance dance dance.
The night was booked somewhat at Jones Beach, yet down the road was the Roger Waters show...made for a wierd attendance..
they moved a few fans lower..not many though.
I didnt mind,
( I saw Wolf after the show when i turned around to leave.,that was cool!, gave him a poster.. )
I was at the rail ready to snap away with my Photo Pass...I was able to snap all night long with my LOCAL CREW PASS, other wise
i would have only shot still pics for the first three songs,and no flash...Pete was on Matthias' end of the stage.
He was only able to take the three song still shots..he had to return to his seat.
I NEVER went back to my seat...sweeeet,perks!
I rocked out on Pawels side, Rudolf and Klaus came and gave me some real nice shots..Klaus handed me a drum stick, Rudy handed me a Guitar pick.
I DANCED, HEADBANGED, ROCKED OUT..wow! fun!
James is such a sweetheart, he came over and gave me a few killer poses, handed me his black drumstick,
the only one he handed out that night, he bit down on it before handing it to me.
Its all black in metallic red SCORPIONS lettering and his signature...
I love you buddy!..You just lit up on stage when you saw me at the rail...we had a blast! GRACIAS~!
Matthias' FIREAXE2 sounded amazing!..
Boris outdid himself...GREAT WORK MY FRIEND~!
Its always a pleasure to promote/advertise your work...DANKE~!
please visit his site....
I have known Boris Dommenget Personally for a few years now.
I had the pleasure of babysitting the SCORPIONS GUITARS at NAMM one year. ..It was a honor to do so...
I have since made friends for life.
Boris has given me the ok to promote him..
If you know his guitar tech, Ingo, you'd know he's a classy guy...
He let me get close up pics of the COMEBLACK guitar and the FIREAXE2.
I was in la la land..Boris does such awesome work....
I cant thank Boris enough for his hard work to make Matthias sound so sweet..
His professionalism is top notch and Matthias is one lucky man.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED © ON THESE IMAGES..2012http://www.guitarmaker.de
~CUSTOM GUITARS BY BORIS DOMMENGET~
THE FIREAXE2:http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n74/ ... hotbkt.jpghttp://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n74/ ... 7712NY.jpghttp://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n74/ ... REAXE2.jpg
THE COMEBLACKhttp://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n74/ ... 7712NY.jpghttp://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n74/ ... rBORIS.jpg
FIRAXE2 Funhttp://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n74/ ... eaxe21.jpghttp://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n74/ ... eaxe2b.jpgI want to Thank ...
Peter Amend for making this happen.
Thank You Matthias for the special permission.
Thank You Ingo for the handful of guitar picks,a tour of the guitars and stage.
SPECIAL THANK YOU TO BORIS DOMMENGET
TYJ for this exclusive opportunity.
``````````````They no doubt left me speechless, I can't say enough about how much they took care of me and my last show with them.
I was living a dream and never wanted to wake up.
Not only did they deliver an awesome show, they will no doubt finish thier final tour with a bang!
The Scorpions have been such a huge part of my life since the age of 15 when I first heard them with my one of my childhood best friends Suzy...
May she RIP. she passed last November, I honor her with this interview...
CLICK THE LINK TO SEE FULL VIDEO INTERVIEWhttps://vimeo.com/51090630