I agree 120% with what was said. I listen to one of their cd's everyday. Why not in the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame? from what i heard about it once, to be eligible for the Hall of Fame, 25 years has to pass from the release of a band or artist's first big hit. Obviously the Scorpions have done that in spades. But there is minor criteria, unfortunately the world media is different than before. The Hall is very American-centric, the Beatles are there (i think) because of their works, contribution to Rock, and media touted them as the biggest thing. Had the popular media now, resemble that of the 50's and 60's. the scorpions would have :many billboard 100 #1 hits in America, and possibly a special award for all that they have contributed to Rock. Rock music isn't just about the music, its about the lives you touch, the lives you can change. Rock music today doens.t move people, or motivate them like it did back then. Rock music today is filled with whiners, complainers, who only go to a charitable function for a photo op. The Scorps' are not like that. Besides going hand in hand of supporting charities, they write songs for them too. Besides giving a concert at the Hanover Expo Center, they are promoting great music, even classical orchestra to the masses.
We need to get the publicity out. I know a lot of people who like the Scorps, not die hard fans, but they like the quality of the music. We need to be more vocal, because we are not going to get it from the media. Much of what I learned of the band was from here. I wish there was more videos Wolfgang, its okay, but i've seen more videos here than on television nonetheless. If signing a scrapbook is one way to let Klaus and co. know we appreciate them, then we should try to do it. Write to the Hall of Fame, find out the criteria, ask why not the Scorpions? Up on stage, there are 5 guys who sing passionately about love, honor, relationships, peace, current events, and the world's needy and poor. Look at the following both at the concerts and here in the site. Now think about that. 5 men trying best to make the world a better place for everyone. Now imagine what the even larger Family of Spiders can accomplish.