Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Scorpions honored with European Culture Prize

The Scorpions were honored with the European Culture Prize during an August 28 gala at the Bonn Opera House in Bonn, Germany.

The prize is awarded to personalities, initiatives, artists, politicians or institutions for outstanding services and achievements about Europe and its people.

Singer Klaus Meine and guitarist Rudolph Schenker were on hand to represent the Scorpions at the event, which saw German writer and singer Heinz Rudolf Kunze declare that the band had “earned their popularity with indomitable will, perseverance and hard work.”

Meine performed the 1990 Scorpions classic, “Wind Of Change”, with the Beethoven Orchestra Bonn as part of the evening’s entertainment.

"What an honour to receive the wonderful European Culture Award 2021 in Bonn, Germany,” shared the Scorpions on social media. "Thank you so much… it was truly a night to remember."

Formed in Hanover, Germany by Rudolf Schenker in 1965, the Scorpions released their debut, “Lonesome Crow”, in 1972, as the first of 18 studio albums; the band have reportedly sold more than 110 million records worldwide during their career.

The Scorpions – who have been recording a new album during the pandemic – recently shared rehearsal video of a new track from their studio in Hanover.

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