SCORPIONS - New album not the end of the world! Page 4
by Martin Popoff

"The promoter who did the South American leg, Paulo Baron, came to us in Spain when we played there and explained to us, 'You know guys, there's this rainforest, Manaus; many people living there, two and a half or three million people, and it would be a fantastic idea, connected to Humanity Hour 1, where you can play to Manaus, in the rain forest, supported by Greenpeace, and let the people know that you have to be careful with the rain forest.' So we played there in front of 30,000 people, and we recorded everything with 13 cameras, and we will release this for a charity album for saving the rain forest."

Talk about relearning the old songs for the legendary set the band did at Wacken last year, joined by Uli Jon Roth, Michael Schenker and Herman Rarebell, leads to a final few words on the concept of the current album, specifically this idea of not repeating oneself.

"We were happy to work with other writers together, because it's good sometimes to really get fresh blood into your own way of working, to see how other people are working. Create with different tunings and everything, and different vibes... that's very important. With this album, we wanted to continue to be ready to give another spark to another album. You have to be ready. And you have to work your way through it. Really, it was the right moment in time - as well as the right way - to make this kind of music."