Iron Fist Magazine


Ever since Scorpions released special editions of ‘Taken By Force’, ‘Tokyo Tapes’, ‘Lovedrive’, ‘Animal Magnetism’, ‘Blackout’, ‘Love At First Sting’, ‘World Wide Live’ and ‘Savage Amusement’ earlier this month, we’ve had very little on the turntables over at Iron Fist HQ. From blues jams to unreleased live tracks and raw demo versions of much-loved songs the bonus material is worth re-buying these classics alone, but the fact that the albums are available again on CD and LP for a new generation has made guitarist Matthias Jabs – who joined the band in 1979 for the ‘Lovedrive’ album – a very happy chap. We spoke to him about listening to LPs until they were scratched, almost working with Andy Warhol and how a duck was nearly the star of the artwork for ‘Blackout‘…

The last time we talked was in the run-up to the release of 2013’s ‘MTV Unplugged’ album and back then you talked so excitedly about plans for the band’s 50th Anniversary, which seemed like ages away. Now we’re almost at the end of the celebrations, where did the time go? “Isn’t it like that in general? Time flies when you’re having fun. So many things have happened since then, … Read More

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