In a career spanning 40 years, the most famous German band has sold over 100 million albums and received numerous awards, including two World Music Awards and several Echo Awards (the equivalent of the Mercury Prize in the UK). In France, their songs ‘Still loving you’ and ‘Wind of change’ spent several weeks at number 1 and remain timeless hits. You only needed to watch the band’s live performance on the TV show Taratata to realise that SCORPIONS remain a huge band who cut across generational gaps. The success of these ballads shouldn’t allow us to forget that SCORPIONS remain first and foremost a hard rock band who, in a set lasting over two hours, pump out a string of blistering numbers like ‘Rock You Like a Hurricane’, ‘Black Out’ and ‘Dynamite’. Their album Sting in the Tail was such a success that a special edition was released featuring numerous bonus tracks (including a duet with Tarja, the former Nightwish vocalist).