German rock band Scorpions pose for a photocall for the 11th Mawazine World Rhythms international music festival in Rabat May 23, 2012. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal (MOROCCO – Tags: ENTERTAINMENT) – RTR32IWB NEW YORK – You can't stop the Scorpions. The longtime German masters of metal ("Rock You Like a Hurricane," "Blackout," "Wind of Change") are marking their 50th anniversary with new album “Return to Forever,” which will be released Stateside on September 11, right as the 100-million-album-selling band begins a 16-city U.S. tour. (“Forever” has been available internationally since February.) We caught up with founding Scorpions rhythm guitarist Rudolph Schenker, 66, and lead guitarist Matthias Jabs, 59, to get das Wort (i.e., the word) on the band's legacy, creating indelible metal anthems, and continuing to break cultural barriers by touring Russia today after first going there in the '80s. FOX411: Celebrating 50 years as a band is mighty impressive — you've now joined The Rolling Stones and The Beach Boys in terms of longevity. Did you ever think when you started the Scorpions all those years ago in Germany that you'd stand the test of time? Rudolph Schenker: Yeah, that's a long time, isn't it? When I started the band, I… Read full this story
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